'The Canon Vixia HG21 is an excellent HD camcorder that's reasonably easy to operate out of the box and looks good, too.'
'The overall video image quality is very high, and the features and usability are there.'
'great video and image quality'
'translucent black and burnt amber gradient color scheme'
'Images look sharp, too.'
'Awkwardly placed USB port.'
'The back of the Canon HG20 is well balanced and
not too bad looking either
The Left Side (5.5)
The left side of the Canon HG20 will see a lot of action.'
'Does not have a viewfinder.'
'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. '
'1.2 megapixel effective sensor resolution'
'Anyone who's used to MiniDV may find the results disappointing, but casual users may well feel that the convenience of straight-to-DVD recording more than compensates.'
'does not include a full manual control mode'
'the software is not that great'
'the DZ-BD70A suffers from some unfortunate problems, mostly with the surprisingly poor picture quality.'
'Unbelievably poor battery placement'
'This screen delivers a clear picture of the action during recording and playback.'
'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.'
'Grainy footage in low light.'
'Good camera shoots pretty well I use this for mostly indoor 'home' movies, its ZOOM funcition isnt the best as it doesnt autofocus on things when you get real close with the zoom.'
'the viewfinder is also tiny and inflexible'
'Images may also show trailing when shooting in this slow shutter mode.'
'Last year's DC20 was much lighter and smaller.'
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