'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'
'the DZ-BD70A suffers from some unfortunate problems, mostly with the surprisingly poor picture quality.'
'Unbelievably poor battery placement'
'This screen delivers a clear picture of the action during recording and playback.'
'dismal audio offerings'
'decent color and sharpness'
'recording straight to DVD-R/-RW/+RW/+R Dual Layer media formats'
'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.'
'In theory, this top-end DVD cam with an MSRP of $999 should marry the best of Panasonic's MiniDV 3 chip performance with the ease and convenience of the DVD format.'
'This is the best DVD camcorder I have tested to date.'
'this feature-packed camcorder captures video with strong, accurate colors'
'Joystick control doesn't slide through manual options, instead requiring.'
'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.'
'first 3 CCD DVD camcorders'
'it fits the hand more like a brick than a silk glove.'
'Provides manual focus control'
'A bizarre multi level interface with scrolling wheels, numerous pages of buttons and quasi-3D graphics left us dizzy and confused.'
'Can't record stills to DVD.'
'Record high-quality images and video directly to DVD-R/-RW/+RW/+R Dual Layer media formats'
'vivid image brilliance'
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