Feeds
85%
Sony HDR-TG7VE

Sony HDR-TG7VE

Full HD point and shoot perfection?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Application security programs and practises

In terms of operation, it couldn't be simpler - point it at something you want to capture and hit record. The 10x optical zoom can take a little getting used to - as it's a circle it can take some time to remember which way is zooms in and out, but with a little practice it's not too hard to master.

Sony HDR-TG7VE

No power switch, just flip open the screen to turn it on

In bright surroundings the footage was excellent and even in low light conditions, you could still make out what you were shooting. The auto focus is fast and accurate in daylight, although if you're filming in near darkness it can take some time to get a lock occasionally.

Verdict

If you're shopping for a proper camcorder - and have got a budget to match - then the Sony HDR-TG7VE is an excellent choice. It's quick to fire up, ensuring you won't miss the shot, and incredibly easy to use. The extras such as GPS and Smile Shutter are nice inclusions and the footage it captures is decent, even if you're not in the brightest of surroundings. ®

More Camcorder Reviews...


Toshiba
Camileo P30

Sanyo Xacti
VPC-HD2000

Pure Flip
Mino HD

Ten of the Best...
Pocket Camcorders

The Power of One Infographic

85%
Sony HDR-TG7VE

Sony HDR-TG7VE

Point and shoot simplicity, combined with excellent results and fun extras.
Price: £630 RRP

More from The Register

next story
iPad? More like iFAD: We reveal why Apple fell into IBM's arms
But never fear fanbois, you're still lapping up iPhones, Macs
You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
Really, er, stands out among cheapie 7-inchers
Sonos AXES support for Apple's iOS4 and 5
Want to use your iThing? You can't - it's too old
BEST BATTERY EVER: All lithium, all the time, plus a dash of carbon nano-stuff
We have found the Holy Grail (of batteries) - boffins
Cheer up, Nokia fans. It can start making mobes again in 18 months
The real winner of the Nokia sale is *drumroll* ... Nokia
Microsoft confirms secret Surface will never see the light of day
Microsoft's form 8-K records decision 'not to ship a new form factor'
prev story

Whitepapers

Implementing global e-invoicing with guaranteed legal certainty
Explaining the role local tax compliance plays in successful supply chain management and e-business and how leading global brands are addressing this.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
How modern custom applications can spur business growth
Learn how to create, deploy and manage custom applications without consuming or expanding the need for scarce, expensive IT resources.
Securing Web Applications Made Simple and Scalable
Learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.