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Sony HVR-Z7

75

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Sony HVR-Z7

£370.80
Sony HVR-Z7
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A good spec and low cost 12x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution video camera
12x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 1.12MP 1" Jul 2013
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Used - Sony HVR-Z7E CMOS Black hand-held camcorder - camcorders (CMOS, 25.4 / 3mm (1 / 3"), 12x, 39.5 - 474 mm, 7.2 cm, HDV)
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Refurbished - Sony HVR-Z7E CMOS Black hand-held camcorder - camcorders (CMOS, 25.4 / 3mm (1 / 3"), 12x, 39.5 - 474 mm, 7.2 cm, HDV)
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Sony HVR-Z7 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very good features, we have ranked the Sony HVR-Z7 number 47 across all camcorders and number 99 in best selling camcorders.
83
Value for Money
Very Good
77
Features
Good Features
61
Age
4 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has brilliant user reviews with an average user rating of 100%. Looking across the entire GoPro video camera range, the average reviews for all GoPro camcorders are also excellent.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
Customers report it is easy to use.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
3840 x 2160 pixels resolution
Has an image stabilizer
New flexibility, new features, new opportunities
NEW interchangeable lens system
NEW 1/3inch clearvid CMOS processor
NEW selectable 25p progressive modes
Smaller than average total megapixels
Heavier than average

Sony HVR-Z7 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good Video Camera Reviews

Based on 9,795 expert and user reviews (including 3,082 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its camcorders. 90% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report That it is Easy to Use

Three people who reviewed it concluded that it was easy to use.

Value For Money

Good Value for Money

The product has average features and is over 6 months old but at £370.80 it is cheaper than 65% of video cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony HVR-Z7 and the United Kingdom price of £370.80 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $3,999.99 (£5,557.99).

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the HVR-Z7 in July 2013.

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Features

Smaller Than Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the Sony HVR-Z7 of only 1.12MP is smaller than 96% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Video cameras have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the Sony HVR-Z7 of 0.333" is fairly typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 58% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The Sony HVR-Z7's weight of 2.4kg is in the heaviest 5% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The lightest camcorder is 50g , the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 580g.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Sony HVR-Z7 of 12x is relatively average compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 54% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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3840 X 2160 Pixels Resolution

The highest maximum video resolution of the Sony HVR-Z7 is 3840 x 2160 pixels. That's over four times the resolution of the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. In addition, this Sony camcorder has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. Across all video cameras the best resolution is 6528 x 3672 pixels and the worst is 320 x 240 pixels.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HVR-Z7 has an image stabilizer. 69% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Sony HVR-Z7 supports HDMI, as do 69% of video cameras.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

Across all the camcorders the display diagonals range from 1.3" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 3". The display diagonal of the Sony HVR-Z7 of 3.2" is larger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is larger than 75% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony HVR-Z7 has an interchangeable lens, which is unusual. 93% of video cameras do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has a Microphone in

The Sony HVR-Z7 has a microphone in. 75% of camcorders do not have a microphone in.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HVR-Z7 is Full HD. 70% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony HVR-Z7 has a handheld remote control. 92% of camcorders do not have a handheld remote control.

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Lower Than Average Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of the Sony HVR-Z7 of only 1.04MP is very low compared to most other video cameras. It is in the lowest 4% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras is 0.41MP, the highest is 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.8MP.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony mrc1ek, sony hvrz7e

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04905524485158

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