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Beejygirl Mar 21, 2007 5:44 PM

Just wondering if anyone knew when the first proper reviews of the newly announced Sony H7 and H9 will be available.

I'm very tempted with the spec of the cameras, but am loathe to buy without finding out what reviewers think of them beforehand.

They are due to hit the shelves in about a month and I have a bonus in my March pay packet.....

Also is it worth spending THAT much extra for the H9 just for the bendy screen and nightshot capacity - or are there any other extra features I've missed out on?


Goofas Mar 21, 2007 6:30 PM

If it has nightframing and nightshot.....YES.

caddie Mar 24, 2007 4:29 PM

just previews

It seems to be some improvement over the H2/H5

nickphoto123 Mar 29, 2007 7:48 PM

Here is another hands-on of real depth.

This preview is what gave me the 'courage' to order the H-9 before any formal reviews, etc.:

Regards, Nicholas

caddie Mar 31, 2007 1:34 AM

a few sample pics of H7. it's Japanese(i can't read it but we can still click the images)

Look at the detail of the monkey hair.

caddie Mar 31, 2007 1:44 AM

wow they got review on preproduction model already? i've to agree with some of the dislikes:

-Not a sexy camera
-Menus within menus within menus

and the H9'snew control ring at the back is to replace H2/H9's 'jog dial that is below the shutter release button? so our thumb gonna be busy.

It still looks like the right camera for me at this moment.

Sintares Mar 31, 2007 8:50 AM

Downloaded the H7 manual to check the usb speed as it only showed it was usb 2.0.

Thankfully the manual makes clear its actually usb 2.0 hispeed capable.

DigitalGal Apr 3, 2007 12:25 PM

Waiting impatiently for more info on H9!

Goofas said: "If it has nightframing and nightshot.....YES." I have them on my V1 and I use both a lot.. H9 info says it has only a nightshot.. a pity.. :)

I love this camera already! It is so much like my V1, but with a stronger zoom and more megapixels, and posibility to shoot in low light, and fast moving subjects.. :) this is exactly what I need.. :)

And the announced price is very nice.. :)

Only one thing disappoints me - I can't find any info about when they are going to sell it in Europe.. :? Or I have to ask a help from my friends in USA.. Good to have some there.. :)

Cyberf828 Apr 6, 2007 9:48 AM

Yeah I can't wait for this to come out either I am sure someone is gonna want to sell their H2 or H5 to get it. :lol:

albaluce Apr 10, 2007 1:27 PM

Some sample of H7 here:

The optics seems better than the other GigaZoom like Olympus Sp-550!
some chromatic abberration, but all superzoom has it!!!

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