'The Canon ZR960 Mini DV Camcorder is specifically designed to make it easier to capture great video, with Image Stabilization, Quick Start, compatibility with optional Canon Lens Converters and Filters, a 2.7Ã¢â‚¬ï¿½ Widescreen LCD with a Soft LCD video light, Joystick control, Level and Grid Markers and more.'
'We've complained before about Sony's touch-screen interface--that it's simply annoying on a large LCD and close to unusable on a small one such as the DCR-SR100's'
'it lacks the S-Video and headphone ports'
'Remembering full well what happened when Sony decided to sell DVD camcorders after Hitachi and Panasonic labored at it for years, I had a feeling of dejà vu all over again (credit goes to baseball-great Yogi Berra for that cool line).'
'The lack of manual controls however, may leave some video enthusiasts a bit frustrated.'
'the focus ring is far too sensitive, making subtle focus adjustments extremely challenging.'
'The biggest thing which camcorder enthusiasts will find missing from the HDR-FX1 is the option to shoot true progressive scan video, especially at the 24 frames per second rate which independent filmmakers seek out.'
'The image was sharp'
'clearest, smoothest High Definition video images'
'the GL2 has a manual focus ring that can't override its autofocus, and there's no override button to quickly reset focus to infinity when the camera loses focus lock or inappropriately focuses on a foreground object.'
'The GL2 is a must-have for the person looking for the very best video-making experience.'
'some recessed buttons were difficult to locate without taking our eyes off of a moving subject.'
'The mode dial on the GL1 that allowed you to switch from automatic to manual modes with a single spin has been replaced with an only slightly less convenient push-and-turn on-screen menu.'