Sony Handycam HDR-CX760 Camcorder Review$1,499.00
If you're a professional videographer, there are a number of features on the HDR-CX760V that you'll likely enjoy. The camcorder's custom control dial gives you immediate access to focus and exposure controls, as well as white balance and auto exposure shift options. A gain limiter function lets you control noise levels by keeping gain levels low if you need to, and special assist functions like focus peaking and zebra patterns help you to expose and focus your images properly. There are some gimmicky features as well—a limited slow motion mode called Smooth Slow Record, an infrared low light mode called Nightshot, and a built-in GPS tracker. These features can be fun to play around with, and they've been staples of Sony's on Sony's high-end Handycams for years, but they aren't the kind of features that a pro or enthusiast will get much use out of. But that's one of the reason's we find the HDR-CX760V to be a well-rounded product overall. It has a great mix of new, high-tech functions in addition to your classic manual controls.
The HDR-CX760V has the same recording options as the Sony HDR-PJ710V, and you can read about these options here. The main difference we must point out is the HDR-CX760V has 96GB of internal flash memory, while the HDR-PJ710V has only 32GB of internal memory. Both camcorders have memory card slots that work with SD-type and Memory Stick PRO Duo memory cards.
The controls on the two Sony camcorders are also nearly identical, although the CX760V has an extra focus assist zoom feature that is not found on the PJ710V. Sony presumably included this option because the CX760V has a viewfinder, while the PJ710V does not. You can read about the controls on the two camcorders here, in our review of the Sony HDR-PJ710V.