'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'
'Best deal around with this feature set.".'
'Bulky hand grip.'
'Unbelievably poor battery placement'
'This screen delivers a clear picture of the action during recording and playback.'
'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.'
'The picture looks a little oversaturated'
'While the menu is great for navigating a menu, it's a poor interface for making fine adjustments to focus.'
'Stills are recorded to discs and unfortunately are fairly poor.'
'The DCR-DVD105 is easy to use while shooting, and just as easy to figure out when you first get your hands on the unit.'
'rampant edge crawl, noise, and motion artifacts.'
'rampant edge crawl, noise, and motion artifacts'
'So, unsurprisingly, the DVD205's video and still quality mimics that of the DVD305; they're pretty mediocre, with rampant edge crawl, noise, and motion artifacts.'
'images clearly displayed on the 2.7" wide LCD/color viewfinder.'
'The automatic controls on the SC-DC164 were poor, either jarring in their adjustments, or as in the case of focus sometimes unable to make a proper adjustment at all.'
'Every other major manufacturer ??? Sony, Canon, and Panasonic ??? offer DVD camcorders that are significantly better in some, if not all, regards.'