'The hinge is thin, flexible, and could easily hyper-extend or even snap off if not handled with care.'
'The new Sony HD HDR-HC7 is bound to spark interest among beginning or casual shooters looking for their first HDV camcorder and even serious hobbyists looking for an unobtrusive second camcorder.'
'Annoying touch screen interface'
'Sony has attempted to improve colour shooting under low-light conditions with a 'color slow shutter', but this isn't perfect, with a juddery effect.'
'no built-in flash'
'The PV-GS320's hand strap is hung so low that the camcorder flops to the side of the palm of the hand at an awkward angle.'
'Another questionable design decision puts the FireWire and USB ports for transferring video to your PC under the battery.'
'Another questionable design decision puts the FireWire and USB ports for transferring video to your Mac under the battery.'
'Poor low-light performance'
'It provides the user with the perfect combination of style and ease-of-operation that makes it easy to capture life's precious memories.'
'uninviting, dome-shaped plastic frame'
'poor low-light performance'
'had difficulty finding and maintaining sharp focus at 35x, even in bright light.'
'It is also compatible with SD HC (High Capacity) memory cards for storing even more of your images.'
'Unfortunately, the camcorder could not hold a sharp focus in Easy Recording mode, even in bright light, at its maximum optical zoom of 35x.'
'Colors appeared dark, and the overall exposure wasn't great.'
'Colors were dark, and the overall exposure wasn't great.'
'No card compatibility with Sony lat panel TVs.'
'Its 10X optical zoom might seem tame next to the 30X+ zooms now finding their way into lower-end models'
'"Great film-like footage in a feature-rich camera."'
'Its batteries are interchangeable with the battery series used in the HVR-V1, and when using the NP-F970 battery, it can last for up to 13.5 hours of run time.'
'well-built, feature-packed HDV camcorder capable'
'Wide dynamic range Features like shadowed faces and overbright hair are clear and natural-looking.'
'adjustable and robust viewfinder'
'Supports manual focus, which helps savvy users to tape in hard-to-focus situations.'
'Unfortunately, like its competition, the PV-VM202 makes a lousy still camera.'
'Supports manual focus'
'GR-D72 looks great on paper, but it proved frustrating to use.'
'The D72US ran for 1 hour and 20 minutes; adequate for a day's casual shooting,'
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