'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. '
'It has a 34x optical zoom which is pretty good for this price range.'
'Compared to other consumer camcorders on the market, it is very inexpensive at around $270..'
'extremely sharp pictures'
'Benefit from the convenience of recording straight to DVD (-R/-RW/-R DL).'
'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.'
'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.'
'first 3 CCD DVD camcorders'
'it fits the hand more like a brick than a silk glove.'
'Provides manual focus control'