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Sony HVRZ7U

68

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Sony HVRZ7U

$3,999.99
Sony HVR-Z7
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A good spec but only average value for money 12x optical zoom 3840 x 2160 pixels resolution camcorder
12x 3840 X 2160 (4K) Pixels 1.12MP 1" Jul 2013
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Sony HVR-Z7 Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Sony HVR-Z7 number 205 across all camcorders.
56
Value for Money
Average
77
Features
Good Features
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

It has brilliant user reviews with an average user rating of 100%.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
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

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and at $3,999.99 it is more expensive than 91% of video cameras.

Cheaper Price Found in the United Kingdom

We found a cheaper price for the Sony HVR-Z7 of £370.80 ($370.80) in the United Kingdom. That's a saving of $3,629.19.

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Features

Smaller Than Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of video cameras range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The Sony HVR-Z7's total megapixels of only 1.12MP is very small compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 4% of all camcorders when ordered 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. This Sony camcorder also has a max video resolution of 3840 x 2160 (4K) pixels. The resolution of all video cameras ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 6528 x 3672 pixels (best).

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the Sony HVR-Z7 of 0.333" is pretty standard compared to most other video cameras. It is larger than 42% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The Sony HVR-Z7's weight of 2.4kg is heavier than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is heavier than 95% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The weights of video cameras range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Sony HVR-Z7's optical zoom of 12x is relatively standard compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 53% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HVR-Z7 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Sony HVR-Z7 supports HDMI. 70% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Larger Than Average Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of camcorders is 1.3", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 3". The Sony HVR-Z7's display diagonal of 3.2" is larger than 75% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Lower Than Average Effective Megapixels (movie)

The effective megapixels (movie) of camcorders range from 0.41MP to 17MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 4.7MP. The Sony HVR-Z7's effective megapixels (movie) of only 1.04MP is in the lowest 4% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony HVR-Z7 has an interchangeable lens, unlike 93% of camcorders which do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

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

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Full HD

Full HD

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

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Has a Microphone in

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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony mrc1ek, sony hvrz7e

Barcodes:

04905524485158

Sony HVRZ7U

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