Excerpt: Sony came a little late to the DVD camcorder party. In its inimitable fashion when it did arrive the company decided to take over the business from early leaders Hitachi and Panasonic. Surprise! They did just that thanks to marketing muscle and now have five models ranging from $599 to $999 along with the lion’s share of sales.
Pros: Compact camcorder that records multiple DVD formats; Dolby Digital surround-ready
Excerpt: The Sony DCR-DVD203 is this year’s mid-level DVD camcorder offering from Sony. While we loved almost everything about its more advanced sibling, the DCR-DVD403, the wunderkind genes were not passed down the line. With disappointing video performance in both bright and low light, this camcorder must rely on its ease of use to get by.
Pros: -LCD, -Ease of Use, -Automatic Control, -Zoom Toggle
Cons: -Video Performance, -Low Light, -Manual Control