'It's similarly comfortable to hold, especially with the slight upward curve toward the back that makes the zoom switch and photo button easy to reach.'
'Colours were bright and accurate, while the 35mm wide-angle lens did a good job of keeping everything in shot.'
'The zoom switch has a nice feel and it's pretty easy to maintain a steady rate with it.'
'Huge 240GB hard disk'
'streamlined user interface'
'The camera includes 32GB of built-in flash memory and supports SDHC cards, and it encodes the video as AVCHD files with data rates up to 24 mbps, the format's maximum capability. '
'The camcorder earned an audio score of Good, with noticeably better clarity and volume than rival camcorders offered. '
'impressively deep and professional manual controls'
'The playback on the camera is easy enough to use, though I miss the touchscreen on my Handycam.'
'Another drawback: The camera lacks a built-in lens cover, relying instead on a snap-on cover that doesn't inspire security. '
'The Sanyo Xacti SH1 boasts a 23x optical zoom, which is above average for a Full HD camcorder; most high-definition cameras come with 15x zooms or lower. '
'Supports Apple-backed iFrame format.'
Video is over-compressed and fragmented
'Images look sharp, too.'
'Good video quality'
'Battery life is unimpressive.'
'HF10 is sleek and sexy'
'novice-friendly Easy button'
'The lighter-colored noise in the Sony is more apparent to the eye.'
'Good selection of outputs including USB2.0, Firewire, Component, HDMI.'
'nice little lens hood'
'With Instant AF enabled, the autofocus works quickly, and the Push AF, which activates an Instant AF override in manual-focus mode, speeds manual focus considerably.'
'the manual gain dials for right and left channels are a little strange in their graphics, making potting up and down a bit disorienting'
'it's actually one of the most compact semi-pro models (and at $3,500, with an additional $250 rebate until June 30th, it's also the most affordable).'
'In bright light you will not be able to shoot noise free'
'adjustable screen brightness'
'On the left side of the body sit a few, slightly difficult to feel, controls: backlight compensation, display, and video light, plus a manual focus toggle and somewhat loose focus dial.'
'It's relatively big, weighing 1 pound, 5.4 ounces, though it fits into a large, loose jacket pocket'