Sony CX7

Rental Rate $175.00 per day

The Sony HDR-CX7 is a lightweight camcorder capable of delivering 1080i video via Memory Stick PRO Duo memory cards, using the AVCHD format. This is Sony’s first camcorder that allows you to record HD and SD video as well as still images directly to a memory stick.

The camera comes equipped with a large CMOS sensor. Sony’s CMOS ClearVID technology helps increase resolution and image clarity while keeping the camera compact enough to take almost anywhere.

Additionally, the camera features both HD Component and HDMI (High Definition Media Interface) output, along with optical image stabilization. All of this, combined with Sony’s reputation for durability and reliability, makes the HDR-CX7 a great way to break into HD video recording.

• AVCHD Direct To Memory Sticks
The HDR-CX7 records HD and SD video as well as still images directly onto Memory Stick PRO Duo Media for easy transfer to PCs for emailing, printing or sharing with other compatible Memory Stick PRO Duo devices

• ClearVID CMOS Technology
Sony’s ClearVID sensors are positioned at a 45° angle. Since each pixel is positioned at this angle the result is far clearer diagonal lines. Images will appear crisper, without the apparent “jaggies” that often plague video signals.

• Accessory Hot Shoe
Plug in a microphone, light or headphones to the hot shoe and the camcorder will instantly supply the accessory with power.

• Dual Record
The Dual Record function allows you to snap a photo as you are filming video.

• HDMI Output
Many consumer products are adopting High Definition Media Interface (HDMI) connections for transmitting uncompressed digital HD video signals. Sony has upped the ante by incorporating this into the already extensive array of video output choices on the FX7. Simply hook the camera up to your HDTV via this interface and view all your footage the way it was meant to be seen: purely digital!

• Small and Lightweight
The HDR-CX7’s lightweight body not only enables users to take this camera almost anywhere, it also produces far less arm strain, resulting in longer shoots.

• Optical Stabilization
Sony has incorporated the sophisticated Super SteadyShot® optical stabilization system on the HDR-CX7. This technology helps users achieve glass-smooth shots even when conditions are less than forgiving.

• Expanded Focus Assist
Focusing high definition can be very difficult on smaller LCDs. Their size makes it very hard to discern whether a scene is completely in focus or not. Sony’s answer to this phenomenon is to by giving users the ability to zoom in; by localizing a segment of the frame, verifying focus becomes worlds easier.

• Precision Focus and Zoom Controls
The HDR-CX7 features both a zoom and focus ring capable of making precise adjustments while having the tactile feeling of manual controls.

• Highly Customizable
Buttons can be mapped to a variety of different functions on the outside of the unit, allowing users to customize the camcorder for their specific needs. This can be very useful, especially if different situations demand several user-defined controls being readily available.

• 10x Carl Zeiss Lens with Tele-Macro Mode
The 10x lens fitted to the HDR-CX7 can be very useful when subjects are further away, such as when shooting live events and sports.

Tele Macro function is great for those close-up shots, images shot in the Tele Macro mode will have the subject properly focused with the background unfocused so that the subject stands out.

Camera
Sensor
1/3″ CMOS Sensor (3200K Pixel)
Lens
Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T
Focal Distance: 5.4-54mm, Telemacro: 450mm
Aperture: f/1.8-2.9
Zoom
10x Optical
20x Digital
Filter Size
37mm
Image Stabilization
Optical
Lux
2 lux (0 lux with NightShot mode)
Recording
System
NTSC
Format
HD Video: AVCHD
SD Video: MPEG2
Still Images: JPEG
Audio
Dolby Digital 2/5.1 Channel
Time Code
Not Specified By Manufacturer
Date & Time
Yes
A/V Dubbing
No
Display
Viewfinder
N/A
LCD Monitor
2.7″ Wide LCD Display
Conveniences
Manual Controls
Focus
Built-in Light
Yes
Built-in Mic
Yes
Built-in Speaker
Yes
Accessory Shoe
Yes, Active Interface “Hot” Shoe
Titler
Not Specified By Manufacturer
Digital Effects
Yes
Fader
White and Black fader
Tape Loading
No, Memory Card Stick PRO Duo
Digital Still Mode
Resolution
6.1 Megapixel (2848 x 2136)
Card Slot
Memory Card Stick PRO Duo
Built-in Flash
Yes
Input/Output Connectors
Line In Recording
No
Inputs
USB
Outputs
HDMI
A/V
Component
USB
Edit Protocol
Not Specified By Manufacturer
Microphone Input
No
Headphone Jack
No
General
Power Requirements
7.2 VDC (Battery Pack)
8.4 VDC (AC Adapter)
Power Consumption
HD: 4.4W
SD: 3.8W
Dimensions (WxHxD)
2.8 x 2.8 x 5.3″ (6.9 x 6.7 x 13.1 cm)
Weight
15 oz (450 g)


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