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Turn your memories into masterpieces with the HDR-FX7 Handycam camcorder. Record videos and stills in stunning true high-definition

Shoot like a pro with the HDR-FX7 High Definition Handycam camcorder. Capture amazing video and still images in high definition with the first HDV 1080i 3 CMOS sensor consumer-level camcorder and player in the world.

The three - 1/4-inch ClearVID CMOS Sensors provide stunning detail and precision, while a 20x Optical Zoom Carl Zeiss Lens maintains image clarity. S

ince the HDR-FX7 records video in high-definition, you can dual record still images at the same time. So no matter what the occasion, the HDR-FX7 is the perfect camcorder for the situation.

Three -1/4-inch ClearVID CMOS Sensors - Three -1/4-inch ClearVID CMOS Sensors with 1,120K (effective) pixels provides stunning detail and clarity with exceptional video (up to 1080 lines of resolution - HD) and still image performance. The Megapixel technology enhances your digital videos and digital still (1037K -16:9 mode) photography performance.

HDV Recording Format - The HDR-FX7 camcorder is the world''s first HDV1080i consumer level camcorder and player to include 3 CMOS Sensors. Now you can record all your memories in true high-definition video.

Switchable HDV/DV Format Recording - The HDR-FX7 is capable of recording and playing back both High Definition and Standard Definition video recorded on standard MiniDV cassettes.

Real-time HD Codec Engine - A Sony developed Real Time MPEG Encode/Decode system with reduced energy consumption and compact size to fit inside a personal camcorder. This provides efficient MPEG2 compression, and recording and playback of clear HD images at the same bit rate of the DV format, so that High Definition video can be recorded on the same cassettes as are used for MiniDV recording.

20X Optical Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* Lens - From the authority in lens technology, the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens provides a high-quality 20x optical zoom which maintains image clarity and color while reducing glare and flare.

Digital Extender - The Digital Extender mode is available at all zoom points and will digitally enhance the zoom up to 1.5 times the current position.

3.5-inch Wide (16:9) Hybrid Clear Photo LCD plus Display (211K Pixels) - Provides excellent viewing clarity with improved resolution. The 211K pixel LCD display makes images sharp and detailed during playback or when monitoring recording. The Hybrid LCD Screen provides accurate viewing in sunlight or bright light, virtually eliminating the washout common with traditional LCD Screens.

Super SteadyShot Optical Stabilization System - The HDR-FX7 features an advanced form of Sony''s SteadyShot Image Stabilization system that controls an even higher range of shake and vibration frequencies. This optical stabilization system achieves an even higher level of smoothness without degradation of video like some digital stabilization systems.

Manual Zoom and Manual Focus Ring - Dual independent zoom and focus rings provide precise and detailed control over the amount of zoom and the overall focus of the image with just a turn of the rings. Fast, intuitive framing when zooming, and finely detailed focusing is easy with the natural feel of the rings.

Exposure/Iris Control - Easily adjust the amount of light entering the lens by adjusting exposure brightness in accordance with the iris and gain. The Iris control allows the volume of light to be adjusted (shutter speed and gain are adjustable).

Expanded Focus Indicator - The camera''s LCD image is magnified, temporarily, up to 4X its original size without any loss of distortion. This allows the user more finite control while focusing the camera for greater detail and clarity.

Picture Profile - This feature allows the user to set manual adjustments for a scene (color, sharpness, white balance, etc) into any one of six presets, so they can be called up at just the touch of a button. Useful when shooting under the same conditions repeatedly?you don''t have to reset the options each time. Settings for various shooting conditions are offered as defaults.

Assignable Buttons - Six buttons on the exterior of the camcorder are user-assignable so that they can be set to the options most commonly utilized, for ease of recording.

i.LINK2 HDV/DV Interface (IEEE1394) - A high speed bi-directional digital video/audio communication between two compatible devices equipped with an IEEE1394 interface, including camcorders, digital VCRs, and PCs.
i.LINK is a trademark of Sony used only to designate that a product contains an IEEE 1394 connector. All products with an i.LINK connector may not communicate with each other.

Shot Transition - Allows for a smooth, automatic scene transition. Settings for focus, zoom, iris, gain, shutter, and white balance can be set to the Assignable Buttons 1, 2 and 3 which will create a smooth transition and will take place according to the set time and transition. This function enables the focus to gradually shift from the front of the screen to a deeper part of the screen. Thus the iris enables a smooth change of depth of field.

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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4 stars
(based on 1 review)
 
Worth every penny
By BryceKPVerified Reviewer from Santa Ana, CA on 5/19/2007
Describe Yourself:
Starting Out
Pros:
Durable, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile
Cons:
Uncomfortable
Best Uses:
Extreme Sprots, Travel
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Sony HDR-FX7 High Definition Handycam Camcorder:

Most everything was great abot this camera. The one aspect I thought was bad was the weight balancing out more to the back, making the camera harder to keep steady or pointing the exact direction just by using the handle. Other then that, this camera is the real deal.

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