'in the Digital Camcorder Buying Guide Video cameras using a memory card format are able to achieve an ultracompact design.'
'overall • Zoom is noisy • Footage'
'high-end standard-definition DVD camcorder'
'The Sony DCR-DVD910 ($649 MSRP) just can't compete for our good graces this year.'
'The DCR-DVD610 uses simple controls and powerful features that make it easy to shoot and share video.'
'powerful 40x optical/2000x digital zoom'
'Bulky hand grip.'
'dismal audio offerings'
'decent color and sharpness'
'recording straight to DVD-R/-RW/+RW/+R Dual Layer media formats'
'the DVD305's 690,000-effective-pixel video looks pretty mediocre--it's soft, with purple fringing, severely blown out highlights, and the occasional motion hiccup.'
'Most notably, the DVD305 ships with a center channel microphone that fits into the special, Sony-sized accessory shoe.'
'puny 1-megapixel or lower-res sensors and inferior, plain-old Zeiss lenses.'
'In fact, it may be best to look at the DCR-DVD305 as a modestly pimped-out version of the 205. '
'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.'
'A bizarre multi level interface with scrolling wheels, numerous pages of buttons and quasi-3D graphics left us dizzy and confused.'
'Supports manual focus'
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