Sony HDR-CX700V Review

(Camcorder with Still Image Function)
Sony HDR-CX700V

Above average (B) 5 reviews 07/2011
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Product specification:
  • HD Standard: Full HD
  • Special Features: GPS function, …
  • Display diagonal: 3"
  • Optical zoom: 10x
  • Digital zoom: 14x
  • Weight: 395 g … more information
Single test
7 out of 10 points

The huge internal memory allows for up to 40 hours of HD recordings and the Sony HDR-CX700V has touch tracking focus for locking the subject in and professional feeling advanced focus and exposure adjustment such as zebra and peaking. say that the night shooting mode turns everything green, which they didn't like. They also dislike the the lack of Mac compatibility.

Magazine 6/2011
“Very good” (92.5%)

“Best buy (features)”

“Likes: internal memory, 50p-recording, viewfinder, integrated GPS-sensor. Dislikes: no manual audio level control, doesn’t come with an accessory shoe as standard.”

Magazine 4/2011
“very good” (150 out of 200 points)

“... If you can manage without helpful features (such as a histogram or the option to adjust picture settings) and want to have a camera with a very good automatic mode, this model offers you a great deal of technology at a reasonable price. However, Sony has unintentionally forced ambitious film makers, who like to have more control over the settings, to turn to the competition. The range of cameras on offer in 2011 can give them more choice in terms of manual operation.”

Magazine 4/2011
“very good” (73 out of 100 points)

Value for money: “very good”, “Best Buy”

“The main strength of the Canon model is practically this Sony’s only weakness. Aside from that, this is a device which offers the same brilliant picture quality as well as special features such as a GPS receiver and a very generous read-only memory. If you add all this up the difference in price to its predecessor doesn’t seem all that big, which is why the 700 model was awarded our best buy rating.”

without final score

“With its HDR-CX700 model, Sony has once again come up with a camera with a set of hardware features that are most definitely a rare sight in this price range. The only thing we didn’t like was that although the display has been reduced in size, this hasn’t resulted in the camera becoming any lighter or any more compact. ...”

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