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Sony HDR-FX7E

The Sony FX7E marks the first ever use of 3ClearVid CMOS Sensor technology. ClearVid CMOS Sensor is an innovative technology that uses a new pixel dis...

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Excellent

ProHDMI, Manual Settings, Large LCD Screen, Quality s...

ConsNo XLR Input, Battery charges on camera

OVERVIEW As anyone that has read any of my other reviews will probably know, I am very much interested in photography and video editing. After upgrading my digital stills camera to a digital SLR, the next thing on my agenda was my video camera. Since 2001 I've been using the Sony VX2000E camera...

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“GOOD STARTER CAMERA”

published 10/11/2009

ProAdaptable to wide range of lighting situations

ConsAudio - mini jack input only

As a video artist I wanted to find a camera that could deliver great audio and visual quality for a cheap price. I have to be honest and say I couldnt be happier with my purchase. The camera has great HD capabilities and works well in most lighting. It performs highest when lighting is used...

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Good

“Prosumer Camera”

published 18/05/2007

ProHDTV output

ConsNo XLR output. Small CMOS size.

I have lately tried this camera on a event filming project and find it not as good as I have expected. It's simply a upgraded product from sony aiming at high-end consumer or smei-prosumer market. Here are a few weakness I found on the camera: 1/4'' 3CMOS Lense. It's not even as good as FX1E's...

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Product Information : Sony HDR-FX7E

Manufacturer's product description

The Sony FX7E marks the first ever use of 3ClearVid CMOS Sensor technology. ClearVid CMOS Sensor is an innovative technology that uses a new pixel distribution to achieve higher resolution and increased sensitivity (4 lux minimum), boosting resolution, sensitivity and colour accuracy compared with conventional sensors. By rotating pixels at a 45 degree angle, ClearVid CMOS Sensor doubles the area of each individual pixel while retaining the same pixel pitch as a conventional pixel layout. With a resolution of 1,120,000 total pixels, the 3ClearVid CMOS Sensor used in the Sony HDR-FX7E takes this technology a step further, using a prism to direct light onto three independent imagers: one for each primary colour (RGB).

Product Details

Lens System / Optical Zoom: 20 x

Optical Sensor / Optical Sensor Type: CMOS 3ClearVID, 3CCD

Lens System / Max Focal Length: 0.0748

Digital Zoom: 30 x

LCD Display Size: 3.5

Manufacturer: Sony

Product Description: Sony Handycam HDR-FX7E - camcorder - Mini DV (HDV), Sony HDR-FX7E - camcorder - Mini DV (HDV), Sony Handycam HDR-FX7 - camcorder - Mini DV (HDV)

Product Type: Camcorder - 1080i - widescreen

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio, S-Video

Lens System: Carl Zeiss 20 x zoom lens - 3.9 - 78 mm - f/1.6-2.8, Carl Zeiss 20 x zoom lens

Effective Sensor Resolution: Video: 1.04 Mpix - Photo: 1.2 Mpix, Video: 1.04 Mpix, Video: 1.037 Mpix - Photo: 1.037 Mpix

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo card, Memory Stick Duo card

Dimensions (WxDxH): 14.5 cm x 32.2 cm x 15.6 cm

Display: LCD display - 3.5"

Viewfinder: Electronic - 0.54" - colour

Image Stabiliser: Optical (Super Steady Shot)

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Sensor Resolution: 1.12 Mpix

Supported Battery: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 2200 mAh ( included )

Weight: 1.4 kg

Media Type: Mini DV (HDV)

Optical Sensor / Optical Sensor Size: 1/4

Optical System / Image Stabiliser: Optical

Recording Format: Mini DV

Remote Control: With remote control

Colour: Charcoal

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty

Exposure & White Balance

Built-in ND Filters: 1/4, 1/16

Min Shutter Speed: 1/3 sec, 1/4 sec

Max Shutter Speed: 1/10000 sec

White Balance Presets: Indoor, outdoor

White Balance: Custom, automatic, presets

Exposure Modes: Automatic, manual

Min Illumination: 4 lux

Dimensions & Weight

Weight: 1.4 kg

Height: 15.6 cm

Depth: 32.2 cm

Width: 14.5 cm

Battery

Details: 1 x Li-ion rechargeable battery - 2200 mAh ( included )

Battery Type: Sony NP-F570

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Lens hood, lens cap, power adapter, USB cable, audio / video cable, component video cable, IR remote control

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x HDMI output ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output ¦ 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire/i.LINK) ¦ 1 x component video output ¦ 1 x composite video/audio output ¦ 1 x S-Video output ¦ 1 x USB ¦ 1 x microphone ¦ 1 x headphones ¦ 1 x Control-L (LANC) ¦ 1 x DC power input

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo card, Memory Stick Duo card

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode: Stereo

Display

Display Features: Rotating

Resolution: 211,000 pixels

Type: 3.5" LCD display

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Electronic

Viewfinder Colour Support: Colour

Viewfinder Diagonal Size: 0.54"

Viewfinder Resolution: 252,000 pixels

Additional Features

Additional Features: Built-in speaker, backlight compensation, digital noise reduction, display brightness control, PictBridge support, histogram display, accessories hot shoe, takes photos while film recording

DV input: Yes

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Lens System

Zoom Adjustment: Motorised drive, manual

Focus Adjustment: Automatic, manual

Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera: 37.4 - 748mm

Type: Carl Zeiss 20 x zoom lens - 3.9 - 78 mm - f/1.6-2.8, Carl Zeiss 20 x zoom lens

Features: ELD (Extraordinary Low Dispersion) glass

Filter Size: 62 mm

Memory / Storage

Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo card, Memory Stick Duo card

Supported Memory Cards: Memory Stick Duo, Memory Stick PRO Duo

Image Storage: JPEG 1440 x 810 ¦ JPEG 1080 x 810

General

MPN: HDRFX7E.CEH, HDR-FX7E, HDRFX7E.CEE, HDRFX7

Product Type: Camcorder - 1080i

Image Recording Format: JPEG

Auto Focus: TTL contrast detection

Image Stabiliser: Optical (Super Steady Shot)

Faders: White fader, black fader

Video Recording Modes: SP, LP

Optical Zoom: 20 x

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio, S-Video

Audio Signal Format: MPEG1 Audio Layer II, PCM

Optical Sensor Size: 1/4"

Optical Sensor Type: 3 ClearVid CMOS

Camcorder Media Type: Mini DV (HDV)

Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Effective Photo Resolution: 1.2 Mpix, 1.037 Mpix

Effective Video Resolution: 1.04 Mpix, 1.037 Mpix

Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 1.12 Mpix

Digital Video Format: MPEG-2, DV, HDV

Enclosure Colour: Charcoal

Environmental Parameters

Max Operating Temperature: 40 °C

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - parts - 1 year ¦ Limited warranty - labour - 90 days

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

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