'novice-friendly Easy button'
'The lighter-colored noise in the Sony is more apparent to the eye.'
'Good selection of outputs including USB2.0, Firewire, Component, HDMI.'
'nice little lens hood'
'On the left side of the body sit a few, slightly difficult to feel, controls: backlight compensation, display, and video light, plus a manual focus toggle and somewhat loose focus dial.'
'It's relatively big, weighing 1 pound, 5.4 ounces, though it fits into a large, loose jacket pocket'
'A high-end Leica lens provides excellent detail and color, and the flash that sits behind the lens can swivel into place when needed'
'The mini wired remote, with its own record, zoom, and photo buttons, is a welcome bonus for lefties.'
'The hinge is thin, flexible, and could easily hyper-extend or even snap off if not handled with care.'
'The new Sony HD HDR-HC7 is bound to spark interest among beginning or casual shooters looking for their first HDV camcorder and even serious hobbyists looking for an unobtrusive second camcorder.'
'Annoying touch screen interface'
'Sony has attempted to improve colour shooting under low-light conditions with a 'color slow shutter', but this isn't perfect, with a juddery effect.'
'Supports manual focus, which helps savvy users to tape in hard-to-focus situations.'
'Unfortunately, like its competition, the PV-VM202 makes a lousy still camera.'
'Supports manual focus'
'it's harder to achieve a slow zoom with the variable zoom control'
'While you're not likely to convert Elura footage to film'
'This classic design was used in the first digital camcorders and is now coming back into popularity.'
'its menu-based manual controls are so cumbersome that responsiveness becomes moot'
'The camera is large with a slightly cumbersome frame and is also relatively heavy.'
'"Great all around recorder."'
'it offers an electronic image stabilizer to correct hand movement while filming'
'with desaturated greens and over-saturated reds; even in ‘Vivid' colour mode -- is complemented with a lot of noise.'
'Flash memory is convenient'
'Poor low-light video quality'
'Images were slightly noisy'
'one definite button placement issue'
'the zoom control is very small and it makes it hard to use.'
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