The TG7 is the world’s smallest Full 1080HD camcorder*, packing some serious image technology into a tiny, stylish design that’s great to look at, and easy to carry. Its ultra–compact titanium body not only offers an improved grip, it’s also tough, resistant to scratches and weighs in at just 230g. Flip open the large clear LCD touchscreen and you’re ready to start recording in full HD 1080, or tap the screen to access easy–to–use menus and settings. Choose from a range of auto functions like Face Detection and Smile Shutter for all the help you need getting the best out of your subjects, whatever conditions you’re shooting in. Sony has achieved a world first by introducing GPS technology to a select number of camcorders, including the TG7. Geotagging means you’ll be able to see the exact location of your clips. Then, when you feel like looking back over some of your favourite moments, automatic indexing takes all the effort out of searching for a particular scene.
With a 16GB internal memory offering up to 6 hours’ recording time, and the option of boosting that with a Memory Stick, the TG7 is the perfect companion for every occasion, from spontaneous get–togethers to long–planned travels.
Detail and colours taken care of
The TG7 gives you the option of recording in Full 1080HD for five times more detail, or ‘resolution’, than ordinary standard definition images. That’s enhanced by x.v.Colour technology, which almost doubles the range of colours that can be accurately reproduced on screen. Playback on any HD ready TV or PC, and you’ll see how closely your clips match real life. That goes for sound too: 2.1 Dolby channel surround sound recording with zoom microphone captures crisp, clear audio, adding an extra dimension of realism to your videos.
Flexibility and convenience with a Memory Stick
The TG7 comes with 16GB internal memory, which enables you to record up to 6 hours of HD video, with the option of adding a Memory Stick for extra filming. This format means there are no moving parts so even sudden movements won’t cause skipping in your videos. And because there are no tapes or discs to worry about, the TG7 is even lighter to carry. With the optional DVD burner you can transfer videos straight from camcorder to DVD with one touch disc burn. Or save your footage to PC with super–fast USB 2.0 connection.
Focusing on quality images
The TG7 is fitted with a Vario–Tessar lens made by Carl Zeiss, the world renowned optical specialists. These premium lenses are highly rated by photographers for their colour precision, superb contrast and extremely low distortion levels at all focal lengths. Add to this an optical zoom that extends to 10x magnification and you have the capability to shoot with amazing detail even when the subject is at a distance.
This powerful lens is complemented by an Exmor CMOS sensor which improves picture quality with a 2x increase in sensitivity. Working with the BIONZ high–speed processor, it reduces noise in low–light conditions, and enables a faster shooting response. Filming in dark interiors or when you’re on the move can result in camera shake ruining what was otherwise a great clip. The TG7 comes with SteadyShot which is always on, stabilising the image using sensors to compensate for any wobble, so you get beautifully composed results.
Smile Shutter automatically shoots still
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Smart automatic functions
Now you can make sure that even the trickiest scenes look great in playback, thanks to auto functions which take the guesswork out of matching settings to subject. Take sun–drenched backlit scenes: the D–range Optimiser adjusts exposure and contrast to counter the effects of high–contrast conditions, so you can clearly see faces in the foreground. And when faces are your focus, Face Detection will help make sure everyone looks their best, adjusting the camera’s settings to deliver clear, natural skin tones.
High quality photos too
The TG7 isn’t just about great moving pictures, you can take photos on it too. Press the shutter and catch all the action in 4 megapixel detail. In fact, you don’t have to stop filming — the TG7 will capture 2.3 megapixel still images even while you’re recording movie footage.
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Mapping your memories
The sensitive GPS receiver inside the TG7 makes it perfect for taking on your travels. If you’re on the move it’ll track your position and geotag all your clips and still photos. Then when you finish shooting, you can see the exact locations of your videos and stills with maps on the LCD screen. Back home, PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software means you can retrace your memories across online maps and find all your favourite places again.
Effortless movie editing
With Highlight Playback, you can get all your favourite clips edited together automatically. Enter a range of dates and a series of stand–out shots will be joined together, with a choice of musical soundtracks and transition effects. The end result is a mini–movie featuring all your special moments.
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The big screen
Framing is that bit easier thanks to the higher resolution and increased contrasts of the Clear Photo LCD Plus touchscreen. The same goes for playback, with videos appearing clearer and more lifelike. And with the screen measuring 2.7", it’s big enough to be viewed by more than one person, so you can share the fun. Because it’s a touchscreen, menus and settings are just a tap away, while innovative technologies arrange your clips as thumbnails, for easy searches. Film Roll Index splits long scenes into chapters, so it’s quicker to locate that particular moment you’re after. And Face Index means you can track down close ups of family and friends without having to sift through masses of footage.
Easy sharing and quality viewing
Managing your growing video collection is simplified by PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software included with the TG7. Install it on your PC and it provides a perfect archive for your videos. You can arrange them by date, by person, and search through them quickly. From here you can burn them to disc, send them to friends or upload them to sites.
If you connect your TG7 or computer directly to an HD Ready TV you can view your video in spectacular HD on the big screen. If your TV is a BRAVIA which supports PhotoTV HD, you’ll be able to experience even more lifelike HD images, bursting with detail and colours. And with BRAVIA Sync you’ll be able to use the TV remote to navigate through all the clips and photos stored on your TG7.
*Among 1920 x 1080 AVDHD camcorders, as of April 2009 (Sony Research)
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