Feeds
85%
Sony HDR-TG7VE

Sony HDR-TG7VE

Full HD point and shoot perfection?

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration

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

Build a business case: developing custom apps

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
Nice computers don’t need to go to the toilet, says Barclays
Bad computers might ask if you are Sarah Connor
4K video on terrestrial TV? Not if the WRC shares frequencies to mobiles
Have your say with Ofcom now, before Freeview becomes Feeview
PEAK LANDFILL: Why tablet gloom is good news for Windows users
Sinofsky's hybrid strategy looks dafter than ever
YES, iPhones ARE getting slower with each new release of iOS
Old hardware doesn't get any faster with new software
You didn't get the MeMO? Asus Pad 7 Android tab is ... not bad
Really, er, stands out among cheapie 7-inchers
Apple winks at parents: C'mon, get your kid a tweaked Macbook Pro
Cheapest models given new processors, more RAM
VMware builds product executables on 50 Mac Minis
And goes to the Genius Bar for support
Leaked Windows Phone 8.1 Update specs tease details of Nokia's next mobes
New screen sizes, dual SIMs, voice over LTE, and more
Microsoft stands on shore as tablet-laden boat sails away
Brit buyers still not falling for Windows' charms
prev story

Whitepapers

7 Elements of Radically Simple OS Migration
Avoid the typical headaches of OS migration during your next project by learning about 7 elements of radically simple OS migration.
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.
Solving today's distributed Big Data backup challenges
Enable IT efficiency and allow a firm to access and reuse corporate information for competitive advantage, ultimately changing business outcomes.
A new approach to endpoint data protection
What is the best way to ensure comprehensive visibility, management, and control of information on both company-owned and employee-owned devices?