'high-end standard-definition DVD camcorder'
'The Sony DCR-DVD910 ($649 MSRP) just can't compete for our good graces this year.'
'The picture looks a little oversaturated'
'While the menu is great for navigating a menu, it's a poor interface for making fine adjustments to focus.'
'Stills are recorded to discs and unfortunately are fairly poor.'
'The DCR-DVD105 is easy to use while shooting, and just as easy to figure out when you first get your hands on the unit.'
'However, on the flip side, the signals sound extremely clean.'
'viewing and transferring of data can still be troublesome because the DVD-RAM discs require special DVD-RAM compatible DVD players for viewing and dubbing.'
'The manual focus control on the DZ-MV730 is its worst manual control and is practically unusable.'
'The video quality is equally poor, however.'
'the finalizing time—how long the camcorder needs to prepare a disc to play on your DVD player—was a terribly poky 18 minutes 36 seconds.'
'poor imaging quality'
'This model is able to capture Dolby 2 channel stereo audio recording, with the option of attaching a 5.1 Dolby surround sound microphone to the Active Interface shoe'
'Unfortunately, like other Sony camcorders, the menus are not the most organized,'
'the LCD has been reduced in size to 2.7-inches, which makes it more difficult to use the on screen menu system and increases the impact of smudges.'
'This LCD is one of the worst out there; the noise is plentiful and obstructing, especially in low light areas'
'The camcorder has a six-mode auto exposure, auto and manual white balance and full auto and manual focus.'
'having a fader button and manual focus ring, though you can add fades to DVD-RAM recordings after shooting and focus manually using pushbuttons.'
'it does not angle upward, which could be awkward for some users.'
'The stereo mike sits right below the lens barrel, a position we discovered was way too easy to cover with your finger when shooting from a low angle'
'The VDR-M50 is a good options for those who want a decent performance out of DVD camcorder without spending a ton'
'The grain at 15 lux pretty much guarantees a bad image.'