Well, if you are a regular consumer of Sony Cyber-shot TX7, you will quite happy with it. In particular, you will feel very satisfied with its attractive stylish and solid design(especially in dark-blue color), aggressive noise reduction algorithm, excellent in-camera panorama function, advanced Hand-held Twilight mode for low-light pictures and really nice Full High-Definition 1080 60i AVCHD video with MTS files extension.http://www.hd-video-mac-compatibility.com/avchd-converter-for-mac/l
Of course, there are also some disadvantages involved. Comparatively, Sony Cyber-shot TX7 has relatively short battery life and it lacks of audio notes recording and audio record volume control. A histogram function on pictures is also not available.
However, the real problem comes when trying to edit the AVCHD footage (MTS files) on Avid Media Composer. Unfortunately MTS file extension is not listed on the list of supported file formats by Avid. So basically you need to use MTS converter to convert the AVCHD files to MOV so they can be accessed via Avid Media Composer. It can be quick, quality lossless if you choose the right converting tool Mac aPubsoft MTS/M2TS Converter. More than what you will expect, this stale and well performed AVCHD converting tool works as a great MTS/M2TS joiner capable of merging/combining multiple AVCHD (mts/m2ts) files to one single output video as well. P. S. you can also check the windows version of AVCHD Converter by aPubsoft Studio.http://www.hd-video-mac-compatibility.com/avchd-converter-for-mac/l
Besides all the imperfections and AVCHD footage that really upset me once, I’m still gonna rate this camera a 4.5 out of 5. Just because this camera is the first ever compact digital camera I have come across that actually brings amazing pictures in Low light conditions with its “HandHeld Twilight” mode!