Sony HDR-FX7E "PAL" 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder

Sony HDR-FX7E "PAL" 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder, 16:9

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Sony HDR-FX7 overview

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The Sony HDR-FX7E is a lightweight "PAL" 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 3 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 has upped the ante by incorporating this into the 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 from in comparison to its big brother. This feature rich camera weighs in at less then 4 lbs! Not only will users be able to take this camera almost anywhere, it will also save arm strain, resulting in longer shoots.
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Sony HDR-FX7E "PAL" 3CMOS HDV 1080i Camcorder, 16:9
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    Sony HDR-FX7 specs

    Signal System PAL/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 N/A
    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 PROTM
    Shutter Speed Auto: 1/60-1/2000
    Manual: 1/4-1/10000
    Gain Selection 0-18 dB
    Tape Format MiniDV
    Tape Speed 18.812 mm/s
    Signal-to-Noise Ratio Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Maximum Recording Time 60 min
    Audio Dynamic Range Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Audio Signal Format HDV: MPEG, Stereo
    DV: PCM
    Audio Frequency Response Not Specified By Manufacturer
    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)
    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)

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