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Sony Full HD Flash Handycam Black Camcorder - HDR-CX700V

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1920x1080 Full HD 60p Recording With 12MP Still Image Capture/ 96GB Embedded Flash Memory For Up To 40 Hours Of Recording/ Manual Control (Iris/Shutter/Exposure/White Balance)/ CinemaTone Presets And 24p Recording/ Wide Angle G Lens/ Back-Illuminated "Exmor R " CMOS Sensor/ Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization With Active Mode/ 14x Extended Zoom/ 3 " Touch-Screen Xtra Fine LCD Display (921K) With TruBlack Technology/ Color EVF (0.27 " 201K)/ 5.1ch Surround Microphone/ Geotagging With Built-In GPS Receiver And NAVTEQ Maps/ Direct Copy To External HDD Without PC/ Built-In USB Cable/ Intelligent Auto (90 Different Scene Combinations Possible)/ Built-In Flash/ Black Finish
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Sony Full HD Flash Handycam Black Camcorder, Model HDRCX700V

With its "Exmor R" CMOS sensor, the HDR-CX700V Handycam® camcorder delivers superior low-light capabilities. Enhanced manual controls and 24p/60p recording options provide the precision you need for shooting professional-quality HD videos. CinemaTone technology lets you capture stunning videos with deeper, more film-like color tones.

Features:

  • 1920x1080 Full HD 60p Recording w/12MP still image capture
    The Sony® HDR-CX700V offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution letting you record your memories in exceptional Full High Definition quality. Capable of 60p recording and playback via HDMI™ and compatible HDTV4 providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed and smoother playback of your memories
  • 96GB embedded Flash Memory for up to 40 hours of recording
    The built-in 96GB1 embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 40 hours of high definition video footage (HD LP mode)
  • Manual Control (Iris/Shutter/Exposure/White Balance)
    Get the most out of your camcorder with enhanced manual controls. The assignable dial allows for control of focus, exposure, white balance, iris, and shutter speed
  • CinemaTone presets and 24p recording for cinematic quality video
    For extra control over image expression, CinemaTone technology is used to deepen the color and recreate film-like color tones. Combined with 24p recording, you’ll have some of the tools you need to fulfill your need for cinematic expression
  • Advanced controls with expanded focus, zebra, and peaking
    The HDR-CX700V provides advanced capture and control features that are often considered the domain of professional cameras including expanded focus for precise manual focus control, zebra and peaking for precision focus and exposure adjustments
  • Wide Angle G lens to capture everything you want
    Experience the pinnacle of Sony® lens technology with the professional-quality G Lens. Engineered for superior optical performance, Sony G lenses deliver brilliant, accurate color reproduction and sharp, amazingly detailed images. In addition, the 26.3mm focal length offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting
  • Back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor for superb low-light video
    Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony’s back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the "Exmor R" sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions
  • Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Active Mode
    Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization with Active Mode compensates for greater degrees of camera shake to deliver stunningly smooth video from wide angle to full telephoto shooting. In addition, innovative 3-Way Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother video capture
  • 14x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
    Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 10x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality
  • 3.0” touch-screen Xtra Fine LCD™ display (921K) w/TruBlack™ technology
    The 3.0” (16:9) Xtra Fine LCD™ screen (921K) displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily -- even outdoors, while enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene. TruBlack™ technology brings remarkably higher contrast delivering more natural, realistic colors and easier viewing in bright conditions by reducing glare
  • Color EVF (0.27” 201K) crisp clear video monitoring
    A color EVF (electronic view finder) provides clear crisp representation of your video allowing for proper framing, battery conservation, and increased stability
  • Tracking Focus follows selected subjects
    Tracking Focus works as an extension of Face Detection to allow you to select an object with a touch of the LCD and have the focus follow the selected object
  • 5.1ch Surround mic for vivid and dynamic surround sound
    Dolby® Digital 5.1 channel recording captures active sounds coming from all directions, so you can experience your home movies the way you experienced them while recording
  • Wind noise reduction for clear voice recording
    Wind Reduction reduces noise and interference that is produced when wind passes over the microphone, giving you a clearer and more enjoyable sound experience
  • Expanded recording/monitoring with mic/headphone jack
    Features dedicated mic and headphone inputs for expanded audio recording options and convenient monitoring of audio with headphones (external microphones and headphones sold separately)
  • Active Interface Shoe to attach intelligent accessories
    The Active Interface Shoe lets you mount Intelligent Accessories, such as external lights and microphones, which can help extend the capabilities of your camcorder
  • Event Browse groups photos/videos for you for easy reference
    Event Browse conveniently groups your images and videos together for easier viewing. The date range that Event Browse groups your pictures and videos is easily adjusted to suit your needs. When used with the Highlight Playback feature, making and sharing a highlight reel from your event is easy and fun
  • Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you
    Why spend hours editing your movies when you can let your camcorder do it for you? Highlight Playback identifies and compiles key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions. You can even pinpoint the exact scene you want to include in the highlight reel
  • Clear Phase stereo speakers for true and dynamic sound
    Bring your video alive with Clear Phase stereo speakers. Drawing on Sony’s high-end audio expertise, renown S-Master™ digital amplifier technology is utilized to produce more true-to-life sound
  • Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ® maps
    A built-in GPS receiver makes the HDR-CX700V an ideal choice for travelers. The receiver gives you the ability to view your current location on the LCD map display, as well as "tag" your shooting locations. Tagged videos and still images can be reviewed and played back using the Map Index function on the camcorder or once downloaded to your PC using the supplied PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software. Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your camcorder's clock to the proper time zone
  • Direct Copy to external HDD without PC
    Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive (sold separately), all without a computer. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV, allowing you to utilize the camcorder’s handy playback features
  • Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
    The high-speed, built-in USB 2.0 cable allows for easy connection to your computer for charging or file transfer without having to remember separate cables. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it’s out of the way until you need it
  • Intelligent Auto (90 different scene combinations possible)
    Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes (90 different combinations possible): Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Low light, Macro, Portait, Baby, Walk, Tripod
  • Golf Shot
    Building on the slow-motion capture capabilities of Smooth Slow Record, Golf Shot captures a few seconds of motion as a sequence of up to 22 still images, which can be viewed/printed individually or as a composite “sequence shot” image, perfect for analyzing the nuances of a golf swing, tennis serve, and other fast action
  • Built-in Flash
    The built-in flash will help you shed light on your subjects when shooting still images, giving you more flexibility when capturing memories

Specifications:

Camera

  • Camera Type: Digital HD Video Camera Recorder

Imaging Sensor

  • Imaging Sensor: 1/2.88" (6.2mm) Back-illuminated "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor
  • Processor: BIONZ™ Image processor
  • Pixel Gross: Approx. 6650K pixels
  • Effective Picture Resolution: Approx. 6140K pixels (16:9)
  • Color Filter System: ClearVid™ array

Recording

  • Media Type: Internal Flash Memory; Memory Stick PRO Duo ™ (Mark 2); Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo ™; SD/ SDHC/ SDXC Memory Card (Class 4 or Higher)
  • Still Image Mode: JPEG
  • Still Image Max Effective Resolution: 12.3 megapixels
  • Still Image Size 16:9: Movie mode: 12.3 megapixels 16:9 (4672x2628); Photo mode: 12.3 megapixels 16:9 (4672x2628)
  • Still Image Size 4:3: Movie mode: 9.2 megapixels 4:3 (3504x2628); Photo mode: 9.2 megapixels 4:3 (3504x2628)
  • Video Format: HD: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD format compatible (1080/60p:original format); STD: MPEG2-PS
  • Video Mode: HD PS: Approx. 28Mbps / FX: Approx. 24Mbps / FH: Approx. 17Mbps / HQ: Approx. 9Mbps / LP: Approx. 5Mbps; STD HQ: 9Mbps
  • Video Resolution: HD: 1920x1080/60p (PS), 24p, 60i (FX, FH), 1440x1080/60i (HQ, LP); STD: 720x480/60i
  • Video Actual (Pixel): Approx. 6140K pixels (16:9), Approx. 4600K pixels (4:3)
  • Video Signal: NTSC color, EIA standards
  • Recording and Playback Times: HD PS: Approx. 7h55m (Approx. 7h55m); HD FX: Approx. 9h20m (Approx. 9h20m); HD FH: Approx. 12h45m (Approx. 12h45m); HD HQ: Approx. 22h40m (Approx. 17h10m); HD LP: Approx. 39h45m (Approx. 32h30m); STD HQ: Approx. 23h40m (Approx. 21h45m)
  • Photo Capture from Movie: 2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080); 307K pixels 4:3 (640x480); 230K pixels 16:9 (640x360)
  • Dual Record: 12.3 megapixels 16:9 (4672x2628); 9.2 megapixels 4:3 (3504 x 2628)
  • Audio Format: Dolby® Digital 5.1ch, Dolby® Digital 5.1Creater; Dolby® Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator
  • Microphone/Speaker: Built-in Zoom Microphone; Clear Phase Stereo Speaker
  • Internal Media: Flash Memory 96GB
  • Mic Level Control: Yes (2steps)
  • Recording and Playback Times (in Internal Media)(5.1ch): HD PS: Approx. 7h50m; HD FX: Approx. 9h15m; HD FH: Approx. 12h35m; HD HQ: Approx. 22h15m; HD LP: Approx. 38h20m; STD HQ: Approx. 23h00m
  • Still Image File Format: DCF Ver. 2.0 compatible, Exif Ver. 2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
  • Wind Noise Reduction: Yes (Off /On)
  • Wind Position: Yes (Auto)

Optics/Lens

  • Lens Type: G Lens™
  • Lens Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot™ Image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
  • Aperture: F1.8-3.4
  • Optical Zoom: 10x
  • Digital Zoom: 120x
  • Focal Length (35mm equivalent): Movie Mode: 26.3mm - 263mm (16:9), 32.2mm-322mm (4:3); Photo Mode: 26.3mm - 263mm (16:9), 32.2mm-322mm (4:3)
  • Filter Diameter: 37mm
  • Minimum Focus Distance: Approx. 1cm (Wide), Approx. 80cm (Tele), Approx. 32cm (Tele Macro)
  • Aperture Blade: 6 blades
  • Extended Zoom: 14x
  • Focal Distance: f = 3.8mm - 38mm; f = 5/ 32inch - 1 1/2inch
  • Steady Shot Mode: Active: 27.4mm - 383mm (16:9)

Viewfinder

  • Type: 0.5cm (0.2") / Color 201,600dots equivalent
  • Diopter Adjustment: Yes
  • Field of View: 1

LCD Display

  • LCD Type: 3.0" Xtra Fine LCD™ display (921K) w/ TruBlack™ technology
  • Angle Adjustment: Opening Angle: max. 90 deg., Turning Angle: max. 270 deg.
  • Brightness Control: Yes (Menu)
  • Coverage: 1
  • Live View: Yes
  • Grid Display: Guide Frame
  • Touch Panel: Yes

Focus Control

  • Focus System: Contrast AF
  • AF Modes: Auto / Manual (Touch Panel / Dial)
  • Focus Area: Full range Focus / Spot Focus
  • Manual Focus Assist: Magnified display for precise manual focus; Peaking Display
  • Focus Features: Tracking Focus
  • AF Illuminator: Yes

Exposure System

  • Metering Modes: Multi-segment / Spot
  • Exposure Compensation: AE Shift (Dial / Touch Panel)
  • Exposure Settings: Auto; Flexible Spot (Touch Panel); Manual (Dial)
  • Scene Mode(s): Auto / Twilight / Twilight Portrait (Photo Mode only) / Sunrise & Sunset / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait / Spotlight / Beach / Snow
  • D-Range Optimizer: Yes
  • Noise Reduction: Yes
  • White Balance Mode: Auto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor
  • Minimum Illumination: Standard: 11 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed); Low Lux: 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed); NightShot: 0 lux (1/60 Shutter Speed)
  • Auto Iris Control: F1.8 - F9.6
  • Backlight Compensation: Yes (Auto)
  • Gain Control: Auto
  • LOW LUX Mode: Yes
  • Manual Exposure Assist: Zebra Pattern Display
  • Manual Iris Control: F1.8 - F9.6 (11steps)
  • WB Shift: Yes

Drive System

  • Drive Mode: Photo Mode: Single-shot / Self-timer
  • Shutter Speeds: Self-timer: Approx. 10sec. (Still Image/ Golf Shot); Shutter Speed (Standard): 1/60 - 1/1500; Shutter Speed (Manual lris Control): 1/60 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed (Manual Shutter): 1/8 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed Auto Control Range: 1/8 - 1/1500; Shutter Speed (Smooth Slow Rec): 1/250 - 1/1500 (Standard); Scene Selection: 1/8 - 1/1500; LOW LUX: 1/30 - 1/1500; Manual lris Control (Photo Mode): 1/60 - 1/725; Manual Shutter Control (Photo Mode): 1/8 - 1/250

Flash

  • Flash Type: Built-in Flash
  • Flash Metering System: Pre-flash TTL
  • Flash Modes: Auto / Forced / Prohibited
  • Flash Compensation: Yes (3 steps)
  • Flash Coverage: Approx. 0.3m - 1.5m

Convenience

  • Quick On: Yes (Power On by LCD)
  • Manual / Auto Lens Cover: Auto
  • S/S & Zoom button on LCD: Yes (Touch Panel)
  • Red-Eye Reduction: Yes (On / Off)
  • Fader Effect(s): White / Black
  • Date / Time Stamp: Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info, Coordinates)
  • Erase/Protect: Yes / Yes
  • Media/Battery Indicator: Yes (recordable time, free and used media space) / Yes (recordable time, remaining capacity)
  • Power Save Mode: Auto Shut-off (5minutes)
  • Still Image Playback Options: Slide Show
  • Video Playback Options: Highlight Playback (HD Movie Only); Highlight Playback Save and Share (Translate into STD quality); Highlight Scenario (Save/Playback/Erase); Highlight BGM (Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
  • Built-in USB Cable: Yes (USB Charge Available)
  • Multiple Language Display: English; Simplified English; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French; Latin American Spanish
  • One Touch Disc Burn: Yes (Menu)
  • View & Index: Event / MAP

Advanced

  • Assignable Dial: Yes (Focus / Exposure / Iris / Shutter Speed / AE Shift / WB Shift Set)
  • Embedded GPS: Yes (Current Position Display (Your Location))
  • Face Detection: Yes
  • Smile Shutter™ technology: Dual Capture / Always On / Off
  • Golf Shot: Yes
  • Image Stabilization: Optical SteadyShot™ Image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
  • Intelligent Auto: Portrait / Baby / Tripod / Backlight / Landscape / Spotlight / Twilight / Macro / Low light
  • NightShot® Infrared System: Yes
  • CinemaTone Gamma/Color: Yes
  • x.v.Color™: Yes
  • Audio Level Display: Yes
  • Priority Setting (for Face Detection): Auto / Child Priority / Adult Priority
  • S-Master: Yes
  • Smooth Slow Rec: Yes

Interface

  • Memory Card Slot: Memory Stick PRO Duo™ and SD/ SDHC/ SDXC media compatible
  • SD Output: Composite Video Out (A/V connecting cable (supplied)); Component Video Out (Component A/V cable (supplied)); S Video Out (A/V connecting cable with S Video (sold separately))
  • HD Output: HDMI Out (mini) (sold separately); Component Video Out (Component A/V cable (supplied))
  • USB Port(s): TypeA, mini-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
  • BRAVIA® Sync™: Yes
  • PhotoTV HD: Yes
  • DVDirect: Yes (DVDirect Express, DVD Writer supported (sold separately))
  • Headphone Jack: Stereo Minijack
  • Microphone Input: Stereo Minijack
  • Remote Jack: Integrated into A/V Remote terminal
  • Remote Commander: Yes
  • Direct Copy: Yes
  • Accessory Shoe: Yes (Active Interface Shoe)
  • A/V Remote Terminal: Video / S Video / Audio / Component Out / Remote
  • DC IN: Yes
  • HDMI Terminal: Yes (mini)

Power

  • Battery Type: InfoLITHIUM® with AccuPower™ Meter System (NP-FV50)
  • Power Requirements: 7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
  • Power Consumption (in Operation): HD: 3.2W; STD: 3.0W
  • Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation): HD: 3.0W; STD: 2.8W
  • Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation): HD:3.0W
  • Power Consumption (in View Finder Operation): STD:2.8W

Software

  • Supplied Software: PMB Ver. 5.5 Supports Windows XP Service Pack3 (SP3) (32bit), Windows Vista Service Pack2 (SP2) (32bit/ 64bit), Windows 7. PMB software is not supported by Mac OS.
  • Operating System Compatibility: Windows XP SP3 * /Windows Vista SP2 ** /Windows7 * 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. The Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver. 2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs. ** Starter (Edition) are not supported. Standard installation is required. Operation is not assured if the above OS has been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 3-1/8"
  • Width: 3-5/8"
  • Depth: 6-7/8"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit: 14 oz
  • Shipping: 2 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturer Warranty (authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor

Footnotes:

  1. 96GB equals 96 billion bytes. A portion of the total storage is used for system management and/or application files. Actual Capacity is approximately 95.2GB after removing 300MB demo video
  2. HD viewing requires compatible HDTV and HDMI™ cable, both sold separately
  3. NAVTEQ® map detail on the camcorder is limited in some areas. By using a compatible PC, a broadband Internet connection, and supplied Picture Motion Browser software, your photos and videos can be shown on an online map service. The online map service is currently provided courtesy of Google, and is subject to change or termination without notice
  4. Requires Microsoft® Windows® XP SP3/ Windows Vista® SP2/Windows 7. PMB software is not supported by Mac® OS
  5. Requires via VMC-UAM1 cable (sold separately), AC power for camcorder, and hard drive formatted in FAT-32. USB-hub not supported. External HDD/USB media should be less than 2TB (Terabytes)
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Storage TypeFlash Memory/HD
LCD Screen Size (inches)3"
ViewfinderYes
Total Pixel Count6650K
Effective Pixel Count6140K
Manual FocusingYes
Optical Zoom10x
Digital Zoom120x
Night ModeNo
Image StabilizationYes
White BalanceAuto / Onepush / Outdoor / Indoor
Built In Video LightNo
Mic InputNo
Max Recording Time With BatteryNone
Digtial Still CameraYes
Still Image FormatsJPEG
Computer ConnectivityYes
Included Removeable MemoryNo
Weight With Battery (pounds)1 lbs
Width (inches)2.5"
Height (inches)2.75"
Depth (inches)5.625"
Parts Warranty1 Year
Labor Warranty1 Year
  

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Sony Full HD Flash Handycam Black Camcorder
 
4.6

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (3)

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Pros

  • Great picture quality (3)

Cons

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Best Uses

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(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

For me, this is perfect product

By 

from vacaville, ca

About Me Semi-pro Videographer

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy to Use
  • Good Image Stabilization
  • Good in Low Light
  • Great Picture Quality
  • Great Sound
  • Large Clear LCD

Cons

  • Limited Zoom

Best Uses

  • HD Shooting
  • Indoors/Low Light
  • Travel

Comments about Sony Full HD Flash Handycam Black Camcorder:

this sony HDRCX-700V work greating

Service and delivery comments:

everythings are good condition

  • Was this a gift?:
  • No

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

My reaction to the HDR-CX700V

By 

from Plymouth, Michigan

Pros

  • Great Resolution
  • Many options

Cons

  • Lacks intermittent recording
  • no Mac support thus the GPS cannot be activated
  • telescoping viewfinder loses it setting

Best Uses

    Comments about Sony Full HD Flash Handycam Black Camcorder:

    I just purchased the HDR-CX700v as a replacement for my DCR-HC90 HandyCam [insurance claim money]. The CX700 lacks the intermittent recording that was so great to record changing cloud formations, people boating on a lake, stormy weather or just moving people. Another difference was its lack of software support for the Macintosh platform. That is a major disappointment and almost a deal breaker. Although the retailer I purchased this from insists Sony supports Mac a phone call to a very helpful service center at Sony said otherwise. To activate/enable the GPS to work you need to install something from the enclosed DVD that is not Mac compliant. Therefore the GPS does not work for us Mac users. However, the resolution is spectacular. The zoom is smooth and easy to control. There are many new features and upgrades. The screen although brilliant in sunlight is slightly awkward to use. The previous HC-90 allowed me to create a personal screen of functions I used most often. The CX700 does not [I miss that]. The CX-700 body is smaller than the HC-90 to handle. I would have preferred something larger for my hand [6 ft stature] and fingers. My greatest negative issue though with this CX-700V model is the viewfinder. The diopter setting you set when using the viewfinder does NOT hold or stay when telescoping the viewfinder to a closed and then open position. It must be reset every-time. This is also a criticism posted by another reviewer somewhere on this web page. The viewfinder was one of the selling features when compared to the 550 model. I chose this 700 model because it was Sonys best in its class camcorder. I had my choice of the entire market for camcorders. Although these are my criticisms the DCR-HC90 is no longer available causing me to find the best of the new models out there. I have purchased various Sony products for decades and am a loyal user. However the competition is becoming stronger and better.

    (1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    4.0

    Beware Viewfinder

    By 

    from Nambour Qld Australia

    Pros

    • good battery life.
    • Picture Quality

    Cons

    • Viewfinder not viable

    Best Uses

      Comments about Sony Full HD Flash Handycam Black Camcorder:

      I agree if you want to use viewfinder you must refocus micro diopter wheel EVERY Time.
      It really lowers the quality of this camera.

       
      4.0

      Great Camcorder - Beware Viewfinder

      By 

      from Langhorne PA Marco Island FL

      Pros

      • Ease of Use
      • Picture Quality
      • Weight

      Cons

      • Viewfinder not viable

      Best Uses

        Comments about Sony Full HD Flash Handycam Black Camcorder:

        Love every aspect of this camera except viewfinder. Diopter adjust wheel is floppy loose. Everytime you pull out viewfinder, focus changes. I have tried repeatedly to see if it's user error or what, but nothing works. Spoke to SONY. They said techs would have to look at unit. Ordered replacement from Amazon instead. Exactly the same. This is not an issue on my 2008 SR11. Sooo, story is; if you want to use viewfinder you must refocus micro diopter wheel EVERY Time. Further, the slightest jar knocks wheel out of focus. I am seriously considering returning again and getting model without viewfinder. Doesn't seem right to pay for something you can't use.

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good Camera!!

        By 

        from New York, NY

        Pros

        • 24p Mode
        • 60p Mode
        • Portability
        • Small
        • Stabilization
        • Vivid Colors

        Cons

        • Not too much Manual control

        Best Uses

          Comments about Sony Full HD Flash Handycam Black Camcorder:

          Love It!!!! Put it through heavy testing and it does a great job. No way to burn 60p video to BLU-RAY but you can always convert to 30p or 24p then burn till they make a way to burn 60p. Colors are great, stabilization is unreal, sound is really good too. I would however say that taking pictures with this thing is bad but I don't intend to use this for picture taking just home videos mostly. Great for those who like to walk and record a lot. Type kevmaninc on youtube if you want to see some test video in NYC.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          My wife already took it from me!

          By 

          from Alaska

          Pros

          • Crisp
          • Sharp
          • Video. Compact
          • well thought out controls. Takes great pictures as well

          Cons

          • My wife already took it from me says its hers.

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony Full HD Flash Handycam Black Camcorder:

            I was surprised as to how compact this camcorder is is light weight and fits my hand very well has loads of really good features.. the design is well thought out with handy manual controls.. the touch screen controls are very well thought out and easy to use as well the video is incredible! The LCD Screen is extremely sharp and clear the small pull out view finder is color, looks great, and has quick response... the bundled software does work with Windows 7 64 bit operating system so I dont know why it says it doesnt.

            (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            finally 1080/24p camcoder from sony.

            By 

            from teneessee

            Pros

            • exellent picture and sound.

            Cons

            • None.

            Best Uses

              Comments about Sony Full HD Flash Handycam Black Camcorder:

              wait is over-true 1080/24p cam from sony.amazing picture quality with 12 MP.shots.

               
              5.0

              The Perfect First HD Camcorder

              By 

              from Canada

              Pros

              • Everything

              Cons

              • none

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony Full HD Flash Handycam Black Camcorder:

                I just received my first hd camcorder today and I have been having a lot of fun playing with it. I figured out most of the settings and how to use it just from playing with it. Everything was extremely simple and hassle free. Barely even needed to use the manual at all. It is everything I expected and more. I would not hesitate to recommend this camcorder to anyone who was looking for one..

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