In creating home videos, you need a camcorder that records high quality videos but not as expensive as the high-end ones. For this reason, you have to choose Sony HDR-CX700V. It records HD videos and high resolution still pictures, making your home a lot better than others. Moreover, it features great zoom, GPS, touch screen capability, and a built-in flash, and others.
1. Full HD and 60 or 24p Video Recording
HDR-CX700V records 1920 x 1080 full HD videos that you can watch in full detail in your HDTV. You can appreciate more your memories because you can watch them clearly. Aside from that, the video recording has a wide range of frame rates. You can use the 60 frames per second for smoother slow motions and the 24p for a film look style.
2. High Resolution Image Capture
You can take high resolution still image using HDR-CX700V. It captures up to 24.1-megapixel photos.
3. Image Stabilization with Active Mode
Using Balance Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode, HDR-CX700V minimizes camera shake up to 13 times. Furthermore, it reduces the distortions and vignetting of videos and photos.
4. Manual Set Up Controls
Bring your videos to the next level by using HDR-CX700V manual controls. You can take artistic shots using the camcorder’s shutter speed, white balance, focus, iris, and exposure controls.
5. Large Space for More Video Storage
With 96 GB memory storage that can contain up to 38 hours of HD footage, you could hardly run out of space for your video shooting.
6. Wide Touch Screen LCD Display
Using a 3-inch Xtra Fine LCD screen, you can see the shots clearly so you can compose them better. The LCD uses TruBlack technology for more contrast and color realism. Through this technology, you can also view the LCD screen even under the bright sunny day outdoors.
7. 10X Optical Zoom
With 10X optical zoom capacity, you can shoot faraway subjects in HD quality.
8. Quality Sound Recording
HDR-CX700V uses 5.1ch Surround mic so you can record sounds clearly. It also uses Dolby Digital 5.1 channel that records the sounds coming from many directions. With a wind noise reduction, you can avoid the interference that is happening when it is windy.
For better audio recording, HDR-CX700V has mic and headphone inputs. This is very useful in capturing and monitoring host talking, while you’re shooting a documentary.
9. Built-in GPS Receiver
If you love traveling, HDR-CX700V is very ideal for you. This is because it comes with a built-in GPS receiver that you can use to geo-tag your videos and photos.
10. Built-in Flash
During dark conditions, you can use the built-in flash to lighten your subject.
11. Intelligent File Transfer
You can transfer the photo and video files from HDR-CX700V to a hard drive directly, without the use of a computer. You can then plug the hard drive to your HDTV and watch the clips.
Using USB 2.0 cable, you can quickly transfer your photos and videos from HDR-CX700V to your computer. This is the only cable you need for transfering files.
Not so Great Features
1. Heavier Than Usual Handycameras
This camcorder is small but it is heavier than other handycameras. It’s a bit tiring to hold it for long hours of shooting. The use of a tripod is highly recommended.
2. Relatively Expensive
Due to great features, the price is higher than other camcorders on the same level.
3. Battery Dies Easily
The battery life gets low right away so always bring a spare.
Sony HDR-CX700V is the best home video camcorder, featuring a lot of things in a small size. Though it is not as expensive as the high-end camcorders, the price is more expensive than other home video handycameras.