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The problem is with the lens deck degrading in a short period of time and they do not recommend repairing as the cost is almost that of the camera new today. He was promoted to online editor for PDNOnline. So far, I have no complaints! We simply loved the way the camera captured crisp details and textures. It is not a warranty item according to a rep I spoke to.

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Terry Sullivan is a writer, photographer and artist, who has worked in the photo industry for nearly a decade. This can be very useful, especially if different situations demand several user-defined controls being readily available. Apple iPhone 8 Plus vs.

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Rated 5 out of 5 by Hd from Great Product This is my first purchase of a camera in this caliber, and I am extremely pleased with it. One conspicuous problem we found was that the SteadyShot image-stabilization feature did not hdvv as well as we felt it should. Sony’s answer to this phenomenon is to give users the ability to zoom in; by localizing a segment of the frame, verifying focus becomes worlds easier. The added weight allows me to run-and-gun while maintaining much smoother footage I always use a monopod with it for added support as well.

This allows the user more finite control while focusing the camera for greater detail and clarity.

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For example, Sony could have briefly mapped out exactly just what high-definition video is, how the format differs from other formats, and so on. Terrible service, support, or ANY help from Sony.


InTerry was hired by Photo District News, a monthly magazine for professional photographers, as its associate editor covering everything from advertising photographers to fine-art photography exhibitions. We would have liked to have seen a section in the manual describing how consumers can get the most out of their new HD camcorder.

I’ve noticed this last year the recorded image was looking as though it was out of focus. For consumers, though, Sony should at the very least point them in the right direction to find such information. All the good accolades like others have stated. For starters, the touch screen worked well, but as with most Sony cameras and camcorders, the menus could have been better organized. I am into filming most action sports including snowboarding and mountain biking.

It captured 1, lines, which is more in the 4MP range. We review products independentlybut we may earn affiliate commissions from buying links on this page.

The results after editing the video and mastering it hhdv Blu-ray are nothing less than stunning. In fact, I received my first one, unboxed it, and shot a wedding without reading any of the instructions regarding capabilites. Since each pixel is positioned at this angle the result is far clearer diagonal lines. Rated 3 out of 5 by Mike D.

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The camera had no problem switching quickly from bright exteriors to dimly lit interiors, filming both with equal clarity, color saturation, and accuracy. The FX-7 is relatively light and provides the quality I need for my videos. If you don’t use manual focus, it is a nice camera, although you will need an adapter to use professional mics. It is somy enough to use out of the box and more complex features have been easy to learn.


Simply hook the camera up to your HDTV via this interface and view all your footage the way it was meant to be seen: Link 4 pin. If you were hesitant to buying the camera, I fully recommend it. More defined digital HD images are achieved through a 3CCD Camera System which separates light that enters the lens into the 3 primary colors of red, green and blue.

In filming our EIA chart, 1008i camera captured lines of resolution, clearly surpassing the to range of other camcorders.

With interlaced lines of resolution – the highest resolution pixels x lines of any prosumer camcorder. Image stabilization is especially important when filming HD video because of the detail and quality of the footage.

Update Unrecognized Zip Code. Image stabilization isn’t powerful enough. To do so, we also needed to make sure that the camera’s “down convert” function was turned on, otherwise the software would have failed to recognize and capture the footage.