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Gadget of the Week
Sony DCR-PC1000E Camcorder
High end Mini DV camcorder from Sony.
3 CCD detectors and high quality lens combine to provide excellent picture quality
Can shoot in conventional mode or 16:9 widescreen mode
Can take 2.76 Megapixel digital photographs
Features DV-in and DV-out
USB 2.0 terminal with USB Video Class (streaming in DV quality)
Poor ergonomics, not comfortable to hold, controls do not fall naturally under the users fingers.
Battery life per charge could be better, budget for additional batteries
A larger LCD screen would have been welcome
Optical zoom limited to 10x
List Price: £949 inc. VAT
Best Internet price found: £698.95 inc. VAT
Star Rating: 8.5 Stars Excellent high end Mini DV camcorder although you may want to check out the imminent High Definition Sony HDR-HC1 camcorder (due c July 2005) which is capable of HDV 1080i image resolution.