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10 Reasons For
Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews
Video cameras manufactured by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all video cameras (not just video cameras) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.
Has an Interchangeable Lens
The PXW-FS7 has an interchangeable lens. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as the PXW-FS7 do not have an interchangeable lens.
Has an HDMI Port
The Sony PXW-FS7 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the PXW-FS7 do not have an HDMI port.
2160p Video Mode
The Sony PXW-FS7 has a 2160p video mode which is better than most comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it have a 720p video mode.
A 2160p video mode is in fact the best video mode amongst all camcorders of this spec and age.
Amongst similar types of video camera the worst video mode is 540p.
3840 X 2160 Pixels Video Resolution
This camcorder supports a video resolution of 3840 x 2160|4096 x 2160 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.
Has a Built-In Display
Like most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the PXW-FS7, the PXW-FS7 has a built-in display.
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SD Memory Card
SD cards are by far the most common type of memory card. They are compatible with the majority of digital cameras. The worst memory card type of all video cameras of a similar type and age to the PXW-FS7 is MicroSD (Transflash) and the best is SDXC.
4096 X 2160 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution
The PXW-FS7 has a 4096 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than the 3840 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution found on most comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year.
A 4096 x 2160 pixels maximum video resolution is actually the best maximum video resolution amongst all similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the PXW-FS7.
A 640 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution is the worst maximum video resolution amongst similar types of video camera.
200 ISO Sensitivity
This camcorder has 2 and 000 ISO sensitivities, which is the most frequently found ISO sensitivity on camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.
Supports One Audio Format
The PXW-FS7 has a greater number of audio formats than most camcorders of a similar type and age to it. The most frequently supported audio format is PCM, but this audio format is not supported by this video camera. The audio formats LPCM are also supported by this Sony video camera.
7 Reasons Against
Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser
Like most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year, the Sony PXW-FS7 does not have an image stabiliser.
Not Full HD
Like most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year, the PXW-FS7 is not Full HD.
Does Not Have a Night Mode
Most camcorders of this type and age do not have a night mode. The Sony PXW-FS7 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.
Does Not Have a Built-In Projector
The PXW-FS7 does not have a built-in projector, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the PXW-FS7 also do not have a built-in projector.
+4 More reasons against
Not 3D Compatible
Like most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the PXW-FS7, the Sony PXW-FS7 is not 3D compatible.
The Sony PXW-FS7 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year are also not waterproof.
The heights of comparable spec camcorders that were released more than a year ago range from 62mm to 240mm. When compared to other comparable spec video cameras that were released one year ago that we have assessed the height of, the PXW-FS7's height of 239 millimeters is one of the biggest.
4 Other reasons to consider the Sony PXW-FS7
Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when this camcorder was released.
Average Screen Size
At 3.5 inches, the Sony PXW-FS7 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the PXW-FS7.
At 2 kilograms, the PXW-FS7 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the PXW-FS7.
If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Ricoh Theta M15 (£177.60) (95g) which is also cheaper.
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MOS Sensor Type
This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras that came out around the same time as it.
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Internal 4K recording with a super 35mm sensor
14 stops dynamic range in SLo 3
Superb ergonomics, fully operational out of the box
Records from 1 to 180 frames per second
Very Poor menu design and functionality
The LCD monitor is mounted with cheap plastic, eyepiece adapter is even cheaper
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