For the first time ever, record high definition directly to Memory Stick PRO Duo media. The compact size of this camcorder combined with its miniscule recording media make the HDR-CX7 high definition Handycam camcorder a joy to use.
Ultra-lightweight and easy to carry, it features a professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens and Super SteadyShot optical image stabilization for stunningly sharp high definition video. The large, 2.7" wide Clear Photo LCD Plus display featuring touch panel SwivelScreen technology makes it simple to view what you're recording.
Record and play back both high definition (HD) and standard definition (SD) video recorded on standard 3" (8cm) DVD media. Capture and display nearly twice as many (1.8x) viewable colors than other camcorders can, for a more vivid, accurate color range and more natural, lifelike images.
Enjoy excellent viewing clarity with improved resolution. The 211K pixel LCD screen shows sharp detailed imagery, and rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles during shooting or playback. Widescreen format makes it easy to compose shots in 16:9 mode.
Slow motion made simple. Capture and slow down fast-moving subjects with ease. By increasing the record rate from standard 60 fields per second (fps) to 240 fps for 3 seconds, you stretch the action over media space. Play it back at standard speed and you've 12 seconds of smooth slow-mo.
Capture still images with up to 2848 x 2136 resolution directly onto Memory Stick PRO Duo media for easy transfer to PCs. Perfect for E-mailing, printing or sharing with Memory Stick-compatible devices. Capture vibrant, high quality still images. For versatility and convenience, capture a 4.6 megapixel pictures directly to Memory Stick Duo media even while shooting video.
|Imaging Device||1/3" ClearVid CMOS Sensor|
|Recording Media||Memory Stick PRO Duo Media|
|Recording Time||When using 4 GB Memory Stick PRO Duo Media:
High Definition: XP = up to 30 min., HQ = up to 55 min., SP = up to 65 min., LP = up to 85 min.
Standard Definition: HQ = up to 55 min., SP = up to 80 min., LP = up to 160 min.
|Video Actual||2280K Pixels (16:9), 1710K Pixels (4:3)|
|Still Actual||2280K Pixels (16:9), 3040K Pixels (4:3)|
|35mm Equivalent||40-400mm(16:9 Camera Mode), 49-490mm (4:3 Camera Mode), 40-400mm (16:9 Memory Mode), 37-370mm (4:3 Memory Mode)|
|Aperture||f/1.8 - f/2.9|
|Exposure||Touch Panel (24 steps)|
|Focal Distance||5.4-54mm; Telemacro - 450mm|
|Focus||Full Range Auto/Manual (Dial, Touch Panel)|
|Progressive Shutter Mode||Not available from Manufacturer|
|Shutter Speed||Auto, 1/2 - 1/500 (Scene Selection Mode)|
|Analog-to-Digital Converter||Not available from Manufacturer|
|Format(s) Supported||AVCHD 5 (HD), MPEG2-PS (SD)|
|Video Signal System||NTSC color, EIA standards|
|LCD||2.7" (211K Pixels) Wide4 (16:9) Touch Panel Clear Photo LCD Plus Display|
|Lens Type||Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T|
|Docking Station||Yes; Handycam Station cradle|
|Microphone||Yes (Built-in 5.1 Channel)|
|Viewfinder||Not available from Manufacturer|
|Analog Audio/Video Input(s)||Not available from Manufacturer|
|Analog Audio/Video Output(s)||Yes (Multi A/V)|
|USB Port(s)||2.0 High Speed (Handycam Station)|
|Digital Audio/Video Input(s)||Yes (via USB2.0)|
|Digital Audio/Video Output(s)||Yes (via USB2.0)|
|HDMI Connection Output(s)||Yes (Mini)|
|Component Video (Y/Pb/Pr) Output(s)||Yes|
|Headphone Jack||Not available from Manufacturer|
|Microphone Input||Not available from Manufacturer|
|S-Video Input(s)||Not available from Manufacturer|
|Remote Jack||Not available from Manufacturer|
|S-Video Output(s)||Yes (via optional accessory)|
|USB Streaming||Not available from Manufacturer|
|SteadyShot Image Stabilization||Yes (Super; Optical)|
|Accessory Shoe||Yes, Active Interface Shoe|
|White Balance||Auto/Outdoor/Indoor/One Push|
|Memory Stick PRO Media Compatibility||Tested to support up to 4GB media capacity; does not support high speed transfer function; does not support Access Control security function.|
|Still Image Mode(s)||JPEG|
|Low Light Capability||Super NightShot Infrared System|
|Minimum Illumination||2 Lux (0 Lux with Super NightShot Infrared System)|
|Fader Effects||Black, White|
|Multiple Language Display||Yes|
|Slide Show Mode||Yes|
|Titling||Not available from Manufacturer|
|Scene Mode(s)||Beach, Candle, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Sports Lesson, Spotlight, and Sunrise & Sunset|
|Picture Effect(s)||Monotone, Pastel, Sepia|
|Digital Picture Effect(s)||Old Movie|
|Power Consumption||4.4W - HD|
|Battery Type||Info-Lithium with AccuPower Meter System (NP-FH60)|
|Supplied Software||Picture Motion Browser ver. 2.0|
|Recording Format||Dolby Digital 5.1|
|Dimensions (Approx)||2 3/4" x 2 3/4" x 5 1/4" (69 x 67 x 129mm)|
|Weight (Approx)||15oz. (450g) with supplied battery|
|Warranty||Sony 1 Year Parts and 90 Days Labor Warranty|