When we talked to Sony about this issue, representatives said that while they don’t include Sony-branded software with the camcorder, consumers will be able to find HD software and that such software is becoming more readily available. You have the best of both worlds; automatic control function for moments when you want to capture a simple shot, and full control functions for when you need to manually adjust camera controls to achieve a unique effect. 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! So far, I have no complaints! More defined digital HD images are achieved through a 3CCD Camera System which separates light that enters the lens into the 3 primary colors of red, green and blue. When I would zoom in and focus manually, and then zoomed out, it was way soft. Rated 2 out of 5 by Anonymous from Do Not Recommend This Camera I’ve owned this camera for 3 years and was very pleased with the results initally.

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With interlaced lines of resolution – the highest resolution udv x lines of any prosumer camcorder. Small and Lightweight The FX7 has shaved off a few pounds in comparison to its big brother, the FX1, weighing snoy at less than 4 lbs! The quality is absolutely great i. If you were hesitant to buying the camera, I fully recommend it. It’s not too hard to operate. In both our talking-head clip and in our action clip, we found superb dynamic range, realistic color, and very few artifacts or aberrations.


Carl Zeiss 20x Vario-Sonnar T Don’t be fooled by the disguise; the HDR-HC1 is the first consumer high-definition HD camcorder, and this is a watershed moment in home video.

The results after editing the video and mastering it on Blu-ray are nothing less than stunning. Even more, it is located above and in front of the handle, which has it placed on the same eye-level as the viewfinder for even greater ease. Simply hook the camera up to your HDTV via this interface and view all your footage the way it was meant to be seen: The Real Time HD Codec Engine provides you versatility in format handling and truer images for increased viewing pleasure.

We simply loved the way the camera captured crisp details and textures. Become a fan of PCMag. Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T 4.

Sony HDR-FX7 3CMOS HDV i Camcorder HDR-FX7 B&H Photo Video

Rated 5 out of 5 by thevideoguy from Very nice camera. In addition to testing the HD quality of the video, we also captured the video in standard definition SD using a popular video editor Pinnacle Studio 9.

No software included for HD video editing. The picture quality is great! Cinematic Features Cinematic features alter the visual characteristics of the footage by configuring how the camera responds to lighting, changes in focus, and the rate at which frames are displayed. To do so, we also needed to make sure that the camera’s “down convert” function was turned on, otherwise the software would have failed to recognize and capture the footage.

Sony HDR-FX1 HDV i Camcorder HDRFX1 B&H Photo Video

Be the first to review this item. When we captured the footage, burned a DVD, and played it on a computer as well as in a DVD player, the results were excellent, even though the footage was standard definition. If you’re marketing a soony to pros, then you can expect that they’ll read white papers and do research on what the requirements are for working with HD content.


Again, withpixels of resolution, you can view the fine details of your video subjects. All of this, combined with Sony’s reputation for durability and reliability, makes the HDR-FX7 a perfect solution for news and event videography. The features provide the control that you would expect of a professional siny camcorder, opening up a whole realm of possibilities. And in the labs, we could clearly make out the subtlest textures and patterns in various tests, from the fine lines and even the lint on our model’s shirt to the delicate surfaces in various still-life objects we filmed.

Sony Handycam HDV 1080i Hdr-hc1 Camcorder – Black

The LCD is crystal clear in both record and playback modes. Rated 4 out of 5 by Claus from Problem 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.

We were unable to test its boot-up time, but we found that the camcorder had a slow 5. The FX1 eony wonderful HD and wonderful Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Shot Transition Allows for a smooth automatic scene transition.