'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.'
'Best deal around with this feature set.".'
'high-end standard-definition DVD camcorder'
'The Sony DCR-DVD910 ($649 MSRP) just can't compete for our good graces this year.'
'the DZ-BD70A suffers from some unfortunate problems, mostly with the surprisingly poor picture quality.'
'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.'
'dismal audio offerings'
'decent color and sharpness'
'recording straight to DVD-R/-RW/+RW/+R Dual Layer media formats'
'slightly awkward controls'
'Pricey for a standard-def camcorder'
'port cover is hard to open unless you access it with the LCD screen open, and the thin plastic strips that secure it to the body are highly susceptible to snapping off.'
'The DC50 is also easy to use, with the Joystick exposure control, Quick Start, and Horizontal Marker -- all in a stylish and easy-to-use design.'
'the most advanced and the first to record high definition video.'
'not an ideal camcorder for people looking to record high action footage, such as sports.'
'the HDR-UX1 does not sport Sony's ubiquitous Easy button for one-touch foolproof recording.'
'autoexposure blows out highlights even more than is typical, and there's serious purple fringing on many of those blown-out, high-contrast edges.'
'occasional compression artifacts still noticeable.'
'The picture is less bright overall'
'Poorly structured menus'
'the DVD405 makes due with an old-hat 3-megapixel Advanced HAD CCD and an undersize 2.7-inch display.'
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