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Sony HDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder

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Product Highlights
  • 3CMOS ClearVID Sensors
  • miniDV Cassette
  • 1080i
  • 16:9
  • 20x Carl Zeiss Zoom
  • 3.5" LCD Display
  • Focus Assist
  • HDMI Output

The Sony HDR-FX7 is a lightweight camcorder capable of delivering 1080i video via MiniDV tapes using the HDV format. This camera bears some resemblance to the Sony HDR-FX1 in both form and function, but boasts a few changes sure to entice consumers, enthusiasts and professionals alike.

The camera comes equipped with three CMOS sensors. These sensors are arranged in the same manner as the more prevalent 3CCD cameras, one for each color channel. Sony's CMOS ClearVID technology helps increase resolution and image clarity while keeping the camera compact enough to take almost anywhere.

Additionally, the camera features both HDMI (High Definition Media Interface) output, along with optical image stabilization. All of this, combined with Sony's reputation for durability and reliability, makes the HDR-FX7 a perfect solution for news and event videography.

High Definition on MiniDV Tapes with HDV
The HDV format used in the HDR-FX7 allows high definition recording on standard MiniDV tapes! This is accomplished by using the very popular MPEG-2 compression technique used in many applications, including DVDs.
ClearVID 3CMOS Technology
Sony's ClearVID sensors are positioned at a 45° angle. Since each pixel is positioned at this angle the result is far clearer diagonal lines. Images will appear crisper, without the apparent "jaggies" that often plague video signals.
HDMI Output
Many consumer products are adopting High Definition Media Interface (HDMI) connections for transmitting uncompressed digital HD video signals. Sony incorporates this into an already extensive array of video output choices on the FX7. Simply hook the camera up to your HDTV via this interface and view all your footage the way it was meant to be seen: purely digital!
Small and Lightweight
The FX7 has shaved off a few pounds in comparison to its big brother, the FX1, weighing in at less than 4 lbs! Not only will users be able to take this feature-rich camera almost anywhere, the reduced arm strain enables longer shoots.
Optical Stabilization
Sony has incorporated the sophisticated Super SteadyShot® optical stabilization system on the HDR-FX7. This technology helps users achieve glass-smooth shots even when conditions are less than forgiving.
Expanded Focus Assist
Focusing high definition can be very difficult on smaller LCDs. Their size makes it very hard to discern whether a scene is completely in focus or not. Sony's answer to this phenomenon is to give users the ability to zoom in; by localizing a segment of the frame, verifying focus becomes worlds easier.
20x Carl Zeiss Lens
The 20x lens fitted to the FX7 can be very useful when subjects are further away, such as when shooting live events and sports.
Precision Focus and Zoom Controls
The FX7 features both a zoom and focus ring capable of making precise adjustments while having the tactile feeling of manual controls.
Highly Customizable
Buttons can be mapped to a variety of different functions on the outside of the unit, allowing users to customize the camcorder for their specific needs. This can be very useful, especially if different situations demand several user-defined controls being readily available.

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Signal System NTSC/HDTV
HDV, DV
Image Device 1/4" 3CMOS, 16:9, 1080i Capture
Lens Carl Zeiss 20x Vario-Sonnar T
37.4-748mm, f/1.6-2.8
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
Horizontal Resolution 1080 Lines
Minimum Illumination 4 Lux
Vertical Smear Not Specified by Manufacturer
Built-in Filters ND 1/4, 1/16
LCD Monitor 3.5"
Viewfinder Color, 252,000 Pixels (16:9)
Scan Matching Yes
Different Ranges for Different Record Modes
Memory Card Slot Memory Stick PRO
Shutter Speed Auto: 1/60-1/2000
Manual: 1/4-1/10000
Gain Selection 0-18 dB
VTR
Tape Format MiniDV
Tape Speed 18.812 mm/s
Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
Maximum Recording Time 60 min
Audio
Audio Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
Audio Signal Format HDV: MPEG, Stereo
DV: PCM
Audio Frequency Response Not Specified by Manufacturer
General
Input and Output Connectors Analog A/V: RCA Composite (x1 Output)
Digital A/V: i.LINK/FireWire, USB (x1 Input, x1 Output)
Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) (x1 Output)
Headphone Jack: Stereo Mini
Microphone Input: Stereo Mini
HDMI (x1 Output)
LANC: 2.5mm Mini (x1 Input)
Power Requirements 7.2 VDC (Battery Pack)
8.4 VDC (AC Adapter)
Power Consumption HDV: 5.9W (VF/LCD)
DV: 5.7W (VF/LCD)
Operating Temperature 32° to 104° F
0° to 40° C
Dimensions (WxHxD) 5.8 x 6.2 x 12.8" (14.5 x 15.6 x 32.2 cm)
Weight 3.6 lb (1.6 kg)
Sony HDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder
  • AC-L15A AC Adapter
  • RMT-831 Remote Control
  • NP-F570 L-Series Info-Lithium Battery (7.2v, 2200mAh)
  • Lens Hood
  • USB Cable
  • Composite A/V Cable
  • Component Cable
  • 1-Year Parts Warranty
    90-Day Labor Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    SonyHDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder
     
    4.6

    (based on 121 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (83)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (28)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (2)

    97%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Zoom range/performance (97)
    • Great picture quality (94)
    • Easy to use (66)
    • Large clear LCD (61)
    • Image stabilization (59)

    Cons

    • Poor in low light (16)
    • Poor sound (9)
    • No external mic input (5)
    • Poor still image (5)
    • Complicated to operate (4)

    Best Uses

    • HD shooting (75)
    • Documentaries (59)
    • Movies/short films (55)
    • Weddings (47)
    • Travel (45)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Semi-pro (43), Pro videographer (33), Enthusiast (25), Casual user (7)
      • Was this a gift?:
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    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Sony FX7

    I Received the FX7 after reading and visiting Sony Web. sight and B&H people reviews. I am pleased with the Camera.And many people come up to me with how do you like...Read complete review

    I Received the FX7 after reading and visiting Sony Web. sight and B&H people reviews. I am pleased with the Camera.And many people come up to me with how do you like it.I really like it.And I tell them I have used B&H for past 15 years to buy items.I will say I started with a Sony Handycam CCD TR3300 High 8.Then a Canon Optura XI 1CCD.It was a good improvement fron HI 8 to dital 8 Quality.But didn't like the small viewfinder.The larger 2.7 LCD was what I used.I was also not fond of 12X Optical. I was used to 20x.So I used that for 3 years. And HD has changed our world.Now about the FX7 plug it into A 42" Plasma Hithchi TV.Bang! WOW !.I use it for Varsity Football.Large EYE Cup and Viewfinder is so great to focus and see all the Action and to zoom out on kickoffs from telophoto and the 20X lens just right from press box.Side line sooting wounderfull low light no problems.I use the viewfinder over the LCD even though it is large enought and certainly bright enought outdoos as well with out the sony LCD shade.The mic does well from box office as well. I did buy the Rode NTG-2 shotgun mic. Used it and didn't make enought a difference for me. Bought the sony wireless UMP Package and put a guy on side lines and a home made paraoblic Dish.Better then shotgun mic and still picks up announcer but more sideline chatter and football sound. I think it's a better ballance it's not like having several mics on the field.I do burn to DVD and qualiys is so much better that Canon 1ccd and color brighter and Action Images sharper due to 3ccd. I will be Investig in software for HD to DVD And I'm told that BluRay to get the HD. But people don't want to spend the money for BluRay Disk.Next is Basketball. So next season for HD.Like always I'm sure that larger CCD 1/3 Z5U and 1/2 CCD even better. But I got a bang for my buck and I was looking at Canon but check it out for yourself SONY Got It.Now their will be others that may have better Video Cameras and better Equipment more knowledge. However Good quility clear focus steady shots not full of unwanetd footage and simple editing not showing off you special effects skills.And I still have to read the Manual its been 7 weeks of Football filming and DVD Burning. Go get it if you been thinking about it!!! I also Had the Charger from My Sony and batteries so If you Zoom in and out and shootin football games or events allways have plenty of power. Get the laregr (Sony) batteries & Charger ? Hope I have helped.

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    Do Not Recommend This Camera

    I've owned this camera for 3 years and was very pleased with the results initally. I've noticed this last year the recorded image was looking as though it was out of focus. I sent...Read complete review

    I've owned this camera for 3 years and was very pleased with the results initally. I've noticed this last year the recorded image was looking as though it was out of focus. I sent it in for repair and was told this is a common issue for this camera. The problem is with the lens deck degrading in a short period of time and they do not recommend repairing as the cost is almost that of the camera new today. Very disspapointing to only get 2 years use from what was a [$] investment.

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    5.0

    HDR-FX7

    By Kathy

    from California

    About Me Pro Videographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy to Use
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • Good in Low Light
    • Great Picture Quality
    • Great Sound
    • Great Zoom
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Zoom range/performance

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • HD Shooting
      • Sporting Events

      Comments about Sony HDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder:

      This is my 4th camera of this type and I have had excellent success with all of them. They retain their value. I use them hard and in the elements and then move them along and purchase a new one.
      I love that they can take pictures as they film, where the older models did either/or. The quality of the photos is not as good as a 35mm camera would be. That would be my only complaint.
      They are real workhorses and I highly recommend them

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      4.0

      Best value for the money

      By DHVideo

      from Dallas, TX

      About Me Pro Videographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to Use
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • Great Picture Quality
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Documentaries
        • HD Shooting
        • Movies/Short Films
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Sony HDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder:

        I use this camcorder for church video production as well as other one-time jobs. This was a replacement for a Sony HDR-HC9 I had been using over 5 years, but which developed some problems after a fall. The FX7 is a nice upgrade, with the 20x lens and more controls on the body instead of in the menu, though there are still plenty of those. It seems more rugged, too, metal construction vs. the hard plastic I had before. I did a lot of research before buying the FX7, and it was the best value for the money. The lowest priced 3 CCD camcorder - new - I could find. While some might find its miniDV format a problem, for me that was a selling point. I prefer to shoot and archive on tape, seeing as 90 minutes of full quality recording costs just $2. I don't have to shell out hundreds at a time for new hard drives, just the two bucks per tape which I can easily cover from each job. One thing about the zoom: it doesn't ramp up and feather off as well as my old HC9. Kind of surprising, that.

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        5.0

        Good for all

        By King Solomon

        from Delta state, nigeria

        Comments about Sony HDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder:

        It's a nice camera, good for all kind of production, both broadcast & open field coverage, but prefer in open field with a long range capture. But too high in price & 1 thing I don't know is that if it record on memory card.

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        4.0

        Good camera with issues

        By Steve H

        from Carrollton, Texas

        About Me Semi-pro Videographer

        Verified Reviewer

        Pros

        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Zoom
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Zoom range/performance

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • HD Shooting
          • Indoors/Low Light

          Comments about Sony HDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder:

          I have 3 of these cameras which we use for live streaming at my church. All 3 have had problems with the F-stop adjustment dial and 1 has had a back focus problem.
          Overall it is a good camera.

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          1.0

          Look Elsewhere

          By Phil the Teacher

          from Normal, IL

          About Me Semi-pro Videographer

          Pros

          • Easy to Use

          Cons

          • Poor In Low Light

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony HDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder:

            I have two of these for my high school media courses and have consistant problems with both. This biggest problem is that they will NOT connect to computers to download footage. I have to use an older JVC to transfer from tape to the computer to edit. This is apparently a known problem judging from some forums on these and Sony will gladly fix them for me for $500 each.
            Terrible service, support, or ANY help from Sony. Looking for new cameras now that are not MiniDV and Sony is NOT on my list of possible choices. They have been so rude that I doubt I will ever buy another Sony product again, and I have over a dozen Sony electronic items in my home!

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            5.0

            great video quality

            By JW PRODUCTIONS

            from Maryland

            About Me Pro Videographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Good in Low Light
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Great Sound
            • Great Zoom
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Zoom range/performance

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Broadcast
              • Documentaries
              • HD Shooting
              • Home Movies
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Movies/Short Films
              • Travel
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Sony HDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder:

              The sony fx7 is great for short films,documentary's,and wedding video's.

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              5.0

              great camera for the price

              By Brice

              from Nebraska

              About Me Video Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good in Low Light
              • Great Sound
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Zoom range/performance

              Cons

              • Limited Zoom

              Best Uses

              • Documentaries
              • Home Movies
              • Travel

              Comments about Sony HDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder:

              Works as described, very lightweight

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              5.0

              Great Semi-Pro Camera

              By David L.

              from Laredo, TX

              About Me Video Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy to Use
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • Great Picture Quality
              • Great Zoom
              • Large Clear LCD
              • Zoom range/performance

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • HD Shooting
                • Home Movies
                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Streming
                • Weddings/Events

                Comments about Sony HDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder:

                I bought this camera for my church and use it for live streaming via Ustream this camera was perfect for that is really simple to use if you have used any sony video camera before, is really intuitive, I really like the controls for the zoom and the focus it gives you a really good control on that, the camera has 3 kind of zoom the big switch for fast zooming a little switch that can be configured for fast or slow zooming and the one in the lens that can be used for manual zooming and it has it own lens focus for manual focus to, it is really configurable and I like the quality of the video it gives it really gives you a professional touch with more simplicity. another thing that I loved is the big screen (3.5") because you can see what is on it even from distance.

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                3.0

                Not so super steady shot

                By The Bear

                from Western NY

                About Me Video Enthusiast

                Pros

                • Easy to Use
                • Great Picture Quality
                • Great Sound
                • Great Zoom

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Home Movies
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sony HDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder:

                  I ordered it on a Wednesday afternoon from B&H and it was at my door Friday afternoon, with free shipping! The overall picture quality is great but...I take videos of trains, I have a SONY DCR VX1000 and it is rock solid compensating for vibrations, with the HDR FX7 if there is vibration, it shows on the video no matter which of the 3 steady shot settings I use. For me it only rates 3 stars because of the steady shot, otherwise its a 5 star. For someone that just wants to shoot the kids or vacations, its fine.

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                  5.0

                  Rugged camera great for documentary!

                  By Cruce the documentary filmmaker

                  from Rural Michigan

                  About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                  • No External Mic Input

                  Best Uses

                  • Documentaries
                  • HD Shooting
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sony HDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder:

                  I use this camera for filming my documentaries on rural michigan. I've beat this camera up and it can take it. Images are great! I use it for timelapes and it's great. You can really control the image. It's light and small and great for travel. Coming from smaller Sony cameras, this wasn't TOO complicated. After a couple months I was completing accustomed to it. Built in ND filters are awesome too! I use it with a cheap shoulder support and it's great. Nothing really to complain about!

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                  5.0

                  So far so good

                  By Anthonyi804

                  from New York city

                  About Me Video Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Great Sound

                  Cons

                  • No External Mic Input

                  Best Uses

                  • HD Shooting
                  • Home Movies
                  • Travel

                  Comments about Sony HDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder:

                  I had a Sony DCR-VX1000 for many years but it stopped working, and the part that I needed was no longer being made by Sony. So I purchased this camera and could not be happier. I do some video work on the side and the cam fits the bill. When played back on my HD TV the picture is amazing.

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                  4.0

                  Good Camera if You Know How To Use It

                  By murdock

                  from atlanta,ga,usa

                  About Me Pro Videographer

                  Verified Reviewer

                  Pros

                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Great Zoom

                  Cons

                  • Poor In Low Light

                  Best Uses

                  • Documentaries
                  • HD Shooting
                  • Movies/Short Films

                  Comments about Sony HDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder:

                  Really solid camera, great use with good lighting. This is not the best camera for low -light, but serves its purpose in many other situations. I use this camera for documentary style production, music videos, and many other types of video production.

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                  5.0

                  Great Camera

                  By Rick

                  from Weslaco, Texas

                  About Me Pro Videographer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Easy to Use
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Good in Low Light
                  • Great Picture Quality
                  • Great Sound
                  • Great Zoom
                  • Large Clear LCD
                  • Zoom range/performance

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • HD Shooting

                    Comments about Sony HDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder:

                    I roam the neighorhoods doing 'people' stories for our ABC affiliate TV station. The camera is great. Very versitile and lets me get into the smallest and biggest of homes and offices.

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                    4.0

                    Good for amateur and semi-pro

                    By victorinho

                    from salt lake city, UT

                    About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Zoom range/performance

                    Cons

                    • Poor In Low Light
                    • Poor Sound

                    Best Uses

                    • HD Shooting
                    • Home Movies
                    • Movies/Short Films
                    • Travel
                    • Weddings/Events

                    Comments about Sony HDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder:

                    i use this camera for wedding videos and it works pretty well, i do recommend to always use an on camera light for any low light situation, video quality is great, and overall a good camera specially if you are in a [$] budget.

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                    5.0

                    HDR-FX7

                    By Mr BLUE VIDEO

                    from Dallas, TX

                    About Me Pro Videographer

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy to Use
                    • Good Image Stabilization
                    • Good in Low Light
                    • Great Picture Quality
                    • Great Sound
                    • Great Zoom
                    • Large Clear LCD
                    • Zoom range/performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Documentaries
                      • HD Shooting
                      • Movies/Short Films
                      • Weddings/Events

                      Comments about Sony HDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder:

                      5 Stars for this Sony HDR-FX7Im a videoproducer and I will use this full HD to film corporate videos.This is better than my HDR-FX1.The image colors are excellant and the picture quality is even better because this camera can record in HD or mini DVHaven't seen the results of HD on MiniDV tapes yet but the transition between 4:3 & 16:9 and SD & HD appears to be simple. The 20x optical zoom is amazing and works great in the outdoors. AND IS BETTER THAN THE 12X OPTICAL ZOOM OF MY HDR-FX1.[...]

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                      1.0

                      JUNK - Buyer BEWARE!

                      By WingersMedia

                      from Atlanta, GA

                      About Me Pro Videographer

                      Verified Reviewer

                      Pros

                      • Easy to Use
                      • Good in Low Light

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Documentaries
                        • HD Shooting
                        • Home Movies
                        • Indoors/Low Light
                        • Weddings/Events

                        Comments about Sony HDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder:

                        First major issued occurred during the video shoot. This system's auto lock- hold wouldn't allow you to "unlock" so I wasn't able to change the exposure setting AND the focus wasn't sharp either. That started a few weeks before. So I called Sony and I ended up having to send it to a repair center in Texas. The warranty had expired by a month but they did reduce the repair cost to $600. Then about a year later I opened the compartment to insert a minidv... now the compartment won't close. And the camera is giving me an error message. Remove the mini-dv , nothing happened. The door still won't close. Press the reset button. Nothing changes. It's not worth it anymore. I had a Sony VX2000 before this one. It's got audio issues. Sony had let me down too many times. And it's unfortunate since I used to love them. I still have one of their digital high 8mm videocameras, and I love it. It still works. I use it to transfer customers home movies to dvd. It will be a LONG time before I trust Sony again. I have two other brands that I trust now.

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                        5.0

                        love this camera

                        By MJ

                        from Los Angeles, CA

                        About Me Pro Videographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Documentaries
                            • HD Shooting
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Movies/Short Films
                            • Weddings/Events

                            Comments about Sony HDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder:

                            As a video artist and educator, I've had access to this camera for a few years through the college I teach at and finally got one myself.

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                            4.0

                            A little more than I expected

                            By Topbunk

                            from Burlington, NJ

                            About Me Pro Videographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy to Use
                            • Good Image Stabilization
                            • Great Picture Quality
                            • Great Zoom
                            • Large Clear LCD
                            • Zoom range/performance

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Sony HDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder:

                              I needed a dedicated event camcorder as I use DSLR for movies and music videos. This seem to be the best cam in this price range. There are more manual controls than I expected. It is a step down from the Canon XH-A1 I recently sold, but I am happy with the purchase. I really like the 3.5" LCD screen. On the down side, it definitely could be a little better in low light situations. The only reason I wouldn't buy another is because HDV and tape are rapidly being replaced by AVCHD and SDHC/SDXC.

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                              5.0

                              GREAT CAMERA!!

                              By jmano33

                              from New Hampshire

                              About Me Semi-pro Videographer

                              Verified Reviewer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • Great Picture Quality
                              • Great Sound
                              • Great Zoom
                              • Large Clear LCD
                              • Zoom range/performance

                              Cons

                              • Poor In Low Light

                              Best Uses

                              • Documentaries
                              • HD Shooting
                              • Home Movies
                              • Movies/Short Films
                              • Travel
                              • Weddings/Events

                              Comments about Sony HDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder:

                              Use it for filming all across the East Coast...Awesome Camera!

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                              5.0

                              Great product for the price.

                              By Videowise

                              from Jarrettsville, MD

                              About Me Pro Videographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy to Use
                              • Good Image Stabilization
                              • Great Picture Quality
                              • Great Zoom
                              • Large Clear LCD

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • HD Shooting
                                • Weddings/Events

                                Comments about Sony HDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder:

                                We use the product for Dance Recitals, Weddings, etc. Love the ability to set your own presets. For the prices you get a lot of bang for your buck.

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                                Required item: Recording media is not included. A memory card is required to record your footage.

                                Sony -  DVM-60PR Premium Mini DV Cassette (60 Minute)
                                • You Pay: $2.09
                                 

                                Batteries & Power Adapters

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                                Always keep a spare battery handy so you won't get caught without power.

                                Sony -  NP-F970 L-Series Info-Lithium Battery Pack (6300mAh)
                                • You Pay: $119.00
                                 
                                Watson -  NP-F975 Lithium-Ion Battery Pack (7.4V, 7800mAh)
                                • You Pay: $59.99
                                Back-ordered i This item is backordered by the manufacturer. Order now and we'll deliver when available. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item
                                 

                                Lenses & Lens Adapters

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                                Capture your desired angle of view with a quality conversion lens.

                                Raynox -  DCR-2025PRO 2.2x Telephoto Lens
                                • You Pay: $249.95
                                 
                                Raynox -  HD-7062PRO 62mm 0.7x Wide Angle Lens
                                • You Pay: $199.95
                                Usually ships in 7-14 business days i Estimated arrival at B&H is 7-14 business days. Your order will only be charged at time of shipment.
                                 

                                Microphones & Audio Adapters

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                                Focus your sound with a high-quality microphone. Audio quality can make or break your video.

                                Rode -  VideoMic with Rycote Lyre Suspension System
                                • You Pay: $149.00
                                 

                                Bags & Cases

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                                Carry, organize and protect your investment with quick access to your gear.

                                Pearstone -  Digital Video Camcorder Bag
                                • You Pay: $74.95
                                 

                                Rod Supports & Rig Systems

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                                Revo -  SR-1500 Dual Grip Shoulder Support Rig
                                • You Pay: $159.95
                                 
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