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The Good Excellent quality video. Facial recognition works very well. Decent shooting capacity. The Bad Average microphone. Tilted design a little wearing on the hands. Visit for details. If ever there was a case to argue that a company is not just having a bet both ways, but is in fact covering every base simultaneously, then Sony's HD camcorder play is it. You can get HD tape camcorders. It's undeniably a bit confusing for the poor consumer, stuck with trying to work out what to buy when a single vendor is seemingly backing so many horses.
No doubt, Sony's marketing department would, at this point, be using the phrase "consumer choice" somewhere. We've conveniently compared each of the models, spec for spec, in our round-up of Sony's '08 camcorder line. Anyway, the little entry-level SR10 is a nicely proportioned camera, and the way that most people will hold it, it essentially feels like it comes in three parts.
There's the handgrip, which also incorporates basic camera controls. That sits aside the main lens, which is much larger and can give the camera a lean in smaller hands, although that's fairly easily adjusted for in most cases.
Finally, the battery slots in prominently on the back. A flip out 2. Aside from the camera, Sony ships in requisite connectivity cables, a tiny remote control and a full camera dock with the SR Features The SR10 is a high definition, i-capable camcorder with an integrated 40GB hard disk drive. That's good for around minutes of recording time at full x resolution, according to Sony's own figures, although there's a slight catch here.
The supplied battery, you see, is only rated for around minutes of recording time, although larger extended batteries are available. Taking things all the way down to the other end of the spectrum, a 3Mbps x recording rate will give you a whopping minutes of recording capability -- well, as long as you're willing to carry 17 spare batteries along with you, anyway.
It's also possible to bump up the recording time by recording to Memory Stick if Flash memory excites you. All the goodness of the Hero4 Black and Silver mixed in with a whole new bag of tricks. An improved design and higher resolution make this better than the original fly, but It might not be the absolute future of photography, but this point-and-shoot camera With excellent video quality, a long list of video, still and time-lapse options and a Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic.
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Sony HDR-SR10 high-definition camcorder
Those with beefier wallets, however, would probably be better off with one of its deluxe stable mates. Most camcorder buyers treat the phrase 'high definition' like some high-tech gospel to be fanatically revered. After all, if it has 'HD' slapped on the box, it must be the cream-of-the-crop, right? While this is true to some extent, the video quality of high-def camcorders can deviate considerably, depending on the model at hand. While they all offer higher resolutions than their standard-def counterparts, this is only part of the video imaging puzzle, with sensor size, lens arrangement and video codecs all playing their part as well. In other words, some HD camcorders are definitely 'more equal' than others. Consequently, its still image capabilities have fallen from