Sony Handycam HDR-TG7VE reviews: Flash storage Full HD camcorder

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This camcorder is a good all rounder.

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8.5 out of 10 based on 110 reviews.
Sony Handycam HDR-TG7VE: Vertically held, 10x optical zoom camcorder using Memory Stick card. See full product description

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pip, Reading Just point and shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use, very good build quality, small enough to carry about.
A beautifully crafted unit.
Bad points:
None
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 27 Jan 2012

Dharmesh, Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
So easy to use. Crisp picture and sound quality.
Bad points:
AVCHD video format: You cannot do simple things like connecting this to an iPad to download and edit videos. Files must be converted first where you will lose quality.
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 8.0
Image quality 9.0
Features 8.0
Sound quality 8.0
Battery life 6.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 8.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Mar 2013

james, edinburgh Keen amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Style, size and shape. Can slip into pocket and not know it's there. Brilliant
Bad points:
Still camera MP limit is too low in this day and age and let's it down in otherwise brilliant device.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 22 Jun 2011

Herbie, Swaffham, Norfolk Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Its easy to carry around and easy to use
Bad points:
I find it almost impossible to use in sunlight
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 6.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 21 Jul 2011

Ged, Sheffield Just point and shoot

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
Very easy to use,
compact handy size,
instant power for immediate use,
Brilliant quality of HD Video or Photos,
Bad points:
Can be confusing if you need to do more via menu, not straight forward, need to read up, trial and error.
UNABLE TO GET WIDE ANGLE LENS, special to this model
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 7.0
Value for money 7.0
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Confirmed purchase: 19 Oct 2011

Mike, Surrey Experienced amateur

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
The best small HD camcorder on the market.
Bad points:
Menus are better on the Panasonic SD10
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 7.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 17 Jul 2011

Derek, Enfield Professional videographer

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Beautifully engineered, has a lovely quality feel when handled, very good in low light, easy to use.
Have so far only used SD, due to my lack of HD edit facility, but am upgrading the PC soon, so look forward to
that , but even SD quality is better than my other Handycam (PC109) under low light conditions, due to much less
visible noise.
Bad points:
Lens field of view needs to be wider, as camera lends itself to indoor use, parties etc.,quite a lot.
Cannot think of much else to complain about.!!
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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Confirmed purchase: 11 Jun 2011

This Sony Handycam HDR-TG7VE is reviewed on Expert Reviews

Product Features

Resolution quality Full HD
Resolution (Pixels) 1920x1080
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 10
Media format Flash
Connections USB
Type of memory card Memory Stick
Shape of camcorder Vertically held
Digital zoom ratio 120
Type of image stabiliser Electronic
Widescreen recording Yes
Hard disk capacity (Gigabytes) 16
Shortest shutter speed (Fractions of a second) 1/1000
Weight (g) 230
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Maximum aperture telephoto 2.3
Maximum aperture wide 1.8
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 53
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 621
Type of chip CMOS
Release date 2009-05-27

Also known as: Sony HDR-TG7E

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Manufacturer's Description

Ultra-compact, light and stylish
Incredibly small and light with stylish titanium body. Full HD recording on internal memory, plus GPS, Smile Shutter, Face Detection and SteadyShot image stabilization.

Small and light enough to keep with you
With less size and weight to carry, it’s easy to slip your camcorder into a pocket or bag: you can be sure it’s always with you, wherever you go.

More smiles every time
Wouldn’t it be great having a photographer by your side, capturing great still pictures of happy faces while you’re shooting video of a party or another special event? Smile Shutter automatically shoots still photos whenever your subject smiles, without interrupting video recording.

Know where you are… And were you’ve been
GPS tracks your position as you travel. See the exact location of your clips and still images with maps on the LCD screen. Then review your journey when you’re back home with online Google Maps on your PC

Anyone can make their own movies
Once you’ve shot a lot of footage with your camcorder, it takes time and effort to edit the results together and produce your own ‘mini movies’. The camcorder automatically picks and assembles clips together, adding professional-looking transition effects and a music soundtrack.

Have more fun with your video collection
It’s easy to manage your video clips and photos with Picture Motion Browser for your PC – included free with your camcorder. Sort, search and browse through all your clips and photos in an instant. Burn them to disc, email to friends or upload to social networking sites with a few clicks.


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