'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.'
'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'
Good video performance for the asking price
'Poor video and photo quality.'
'two robust recording formats'
'Transfer images to your computer in a flash with the built-in high speed USB 2.0 connection.'
'ridiculous 1200x digital zoom'
'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'
'Benefit from the convenience of recording straight to DVD (-R/-RW/-R DL).'
'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'
'Bulky hand grip.'