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They have similar designs, but the SR5 is more compact and lacks some of the manual amenities of the SR7.

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Despite the breathless claims emblazoned on their bodies, the SR7 and CX7 use 3.2-megapixel sensors, while the and SR5 uses a 2-megapixel sensor. All have 10X zoom lenses.

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The higher end HDR 7 camcorders include a dial for manual focus. All the AVCHD models ship with the Handycam Station, seen here supporting the SR7.

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A slider switch opens the cover for various output connectors, though the HDMI out requires the old manual flip to open.

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Though they have virtually identical control systems, the SR5 (left) lacks the eye-level viewfinder found on the SR7 and its sibling models.

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The SR7 outbulks the SR5--the lens extends a bit farther to make room for the manual focus control--but both support NightShot mode and Dolby 5.1 audio recording.

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Under the LCD, the SR5 and SR7 have the same slots 'n buttons.

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Just a peek at the hard drive mounting used in the HDR-SR models.

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Sony probably shouldn't have included this photo of the touch screen in the hands of an actual person; you can see just how the small the 2.7-inch LCD and virtual buttons are, which is one of our primary complaints about the interface.

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The CX7's smooth sloping back gives it--to my mind--an elegant profile. It has a 10X zoom lens.

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The placement of the connectors makes the CX7's back end look deceptively large.

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The HDR-CX7 marks Sony's debut with a flash-memory based AVCHD camcorder.

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