'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'
'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'
'Limited recording time'
'And with Hybrid recording technology, you can capture it all directly to a DVD or removable Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo media. '
'This Sony HandyCam DVD Camcorder can be purchased online and through retail stores for an average price of $300.'
'cool digital camcorder'
'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'
'No SD/MMC card expansion slot.'
'The bad: No SD/MMC card expansion slot.'
'the picture quality goes from poor to abysmal, particularly in how it handles motion.'
'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'
'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'
'the DZ-BD70A suffers from some unfortunate problems, mostly with the surprisingly poor picture quality.'
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