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Sony launched this MiniDV camcorder in February 2005.
Good quality image
Has a 20x Carl Zeiss optical zoom lens
Has a 2.5 inch touch-sensitive fold-out screen with duplicate buttons for Zoom and Record
Utilises MiniDV digital cassette tapes which are cheap and ubiquitous
Intuitive and easy to use
Controls are well laid out
Solid and well built
Features FireWire In and Out
Has USB video streaming capability
Features Night Shot mode
Has a MemoryStick Duo card slot for recording still photos
Supplied battery can provide as little as 30 minutes of recording. Budget for a second high capacity battery.
Whilst the screen is colour, the viewfinder is monochrome
The FireWire and USB connectors are on the docking bay
Could be a little cheaper
Competitive Internet Price: £349 inc. VAT
Star Rating: 8 Stars - This small digital MiniDV point and shoot camcorder strikes an impressive balance between size, ease of use, and quality.