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'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'
Good video performance for the asking price
'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'
'Unbelievably poor battery placement'
'This screen delivers a clear picture of the action during recording and playback.'
'sad, sad viewfinder'
'No USB port.'
'the DC210 does let you convert captured images into three-second MPEG-2 files that you can insert into your movies as scenes.'
'huge 35x optical zoom lens'
'poor still photos.'
'battery performance was weak, and the viewfinder is designed for the least possible usability.'
'The built-in, high-quality image stabilizer allows you to shoot professional-looking, rock-steady video'
'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.'
'built-in microphone records audio in 5.1 channel surround sound.'
'the built-in microphone records audio in 5.1 channel surround sound.'
'The enhanced CCD design allows more light to reach the
imager which reduces video noise to improve video clarity, especially when shooting in dark situations.'
'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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