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Sony HVR-Z7 / Z7E / Z7U

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 reviews of Sony HVR-Z7 / Z7E / Z7U. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and zoom. The portability and usability also get good feedback, but the color and price get negative reviews.

size, usability, portability, zoom, reliability

price, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HVR-Z7 / Z7E / Z7U is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HVR-Z7 / Z7E / Z7U

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony HVR-Z7 / Z7E / Z7U from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the portability and durability. The zoom and usability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed views about the reliability. Some have doubts about the price.

size, usability, zoom, durability, portability

price

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HVR-Z 7 E Profi, HVRZ7ESony HVR-Z 7 E Profi, HVRZ7E

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HVR-Z7 / Z7E / Z7U

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of Sony HVR-Z7 / Z7E / Z7U from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the portability and durability. The zoom and usability also get good comments. Many are critical about the color and price, while there are some mixed views about the reliability.

size, usability, zoom, durability, portability

price, color

45% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HVR-Z7U HDV Professional Video CamcorderSony HVR-Z7U HDV Professional Video Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: drakom.wirt (productreview.com.au)

Sony should be ashamed.

 

I payed over $12,000 for this camera with a few accessories, and from the first time I used it this camera had issues, one of the main issues this camera has is the pixelation of footage in dark events with strobes and camera flashes going, the picture...

Great design, easy to carry.

A bit heavy on the hand after a while if holding it.

Feb, 2014

Product Specifications

Audio

Sound:Stereo

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camera

Minimum illumination:1.5

Connections

Composite Output: Yes
Firewire in (IEEE 1394): Yes
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): Yes
HDMI Connection: Yes
Headphone Jack: Yes
LANC or Control-L port: Yes
USB Connection: No

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:8.13
Display Resolution:921600 x 921600
Screen Resolution:921600 pixels
Screen Size:3.2 inch
Screen Type:LCD

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Progressive Photo
Effective mega pixels:1.03 Megapixels
Progressive Scan for Photos: Yes
Total MegaPixels:1.12 Megapixels

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3
Sensor Type:CMOS

Lens System

Filter Size:7.2
Focal length range (f-f):39.5 - 474
Optical Zoom:12

Lens/Zoom

Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:0 x
Filter Size:72 mm
Manual Focus: Yes
Optical Zoom:12 x
Shutter speeds:1/50-1/1750 seconds
White Balance:Auto, one-push auto, outdoor, Manual

Measures

Weight:2400 grams
Weight (lb):5.29 lb

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):6.8
Power requirements:DC 7.2 V, DC 8.4 V

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: Yes

Power source

Battery Type:NP-F570 infoLITHIUM rechargeable battery

Sensor

Sensor Size:1/3 inch
Sensor Type:CMOS

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/3 - 1/10000

Storage

Built-in Memory: No
Built-in Storage Size:0 GB
Camcorder tape type:HDV
External Memory Type:CompactFlash
Extra Memory Support: Yes
Max Supported Memory Size:4096 MB

Video

HD Recording:HD 1080i
Recordable File/Disc Formats:M2T, AVI, DV
Recording Format:HDV

Viewfinder

Viewfinder:1226880
Viewfinder screen size:0.44

Viewfinder, display

Viewfinder Colour:Color
Viewfinder resolution:1226880 pixels
Viewfinder Size:0.45

Weight & Dimensions

Weight:2.4

White balance

Indoor white balance: Yes
Onepush white balance: Yes
Outdoor white balance: Yes