'Aside from the improved aesthetics of the SW21, Panasonic has also beefed up the mechanism for securing the watertight doors over the various ports. '
'It's better to avoid taking still photos with the SW21 entirely.'
'Zoom is too fast.'
'It also survived a dip in the Coney Island ocean and a nice video session underwater in a bathtub with Mr. '
'Unbelievably poor battery placement'
'This screen delivers a clear picture of the action during recording and playback.'
'video becomes absurdly choppy in dim lighting.'
'The VDR-D210 lacks a headphone jack, too, which makes reviewing your audio difficult when you're in a noisy area.'
'no SD card slot'
'This DVD camcorder has no JPEG still-image capture.'
'No video light.'
'a cheap, lame hand strap'
'there's no built-in assist light for recording in dimly lit settings'
'Panasonic's MagicPix mode enhances indoor and low-light footage, making video more viewable, but since it slows the shutter speed, it also makes your video quite choppy in dim lighting.'
'the battery, which juts out of the back end like a prodigious grey brick.'
'With its 680g weight, this massive brick of a camcorder has more in common with the analogue models of yore than those fiddly fag packet-sized digital cams you currently find dominating the market.'
'It's a shame that the recording format is so poor, because the DX1 is otherwise a primo bit of kit, packing triple 0.5-megapixel sensors, Dolby 5.1 audio, and a lovely Leica lens.'
'Video is poor quality'
'The VDR-D230's hand strap is not terribly comfortable'
'screen delivers a clear picture of the action during recording and playback.'
'This camcorder is quite small, even for a compact.'
'The colors were also more saturated, particularly the yellows with stronger overall blues'
'a powerful 30x optical zoom, an advanced optical image stabilizer, and Panasonic's pure color engine and MPEG2 engine'
'In theory, this top-end DVD cam with an MSRP of $999 should marry the best of Panasonic's MiniDV 3 chip performance with the ease and convenience of the DVD format.'
'This is the best DVD camcorder I have tested to date.'
'this feature-packed camcorder captures video with strong, accurate colors'
'Joystick control doesn't slide through manual options, instead requiring.'
'The zoom isn't the quickest, which is too bad for those with faster shooting needs'
'if audio or hybrid functionality is important, the VDR-D100 is going to disappoint'
'it doesn't support DVD+RW discs'
'first 3 CCD DVD camcorders'
'it fits the hand more like a brick than a silk glove.'
'Provides manual focus control'