Excerpt: The Sony DCR-HC1000 was something of a disappointment this year. It entered the market at a substantially higher price than the PV-GS400, its biggest competitor, and frankly, didn’t measure up. While the camcorder’s video and low light performance were good and comparable to the PV-GS400’s excellent quality, there were some handling issues that affected all areas of use.
Pros: - Spot metering, Spot Focusing, - Video and Low light performance, - Image Stabilization, - Color hue and sharpness control
Cons: - Handling, - Touch screen, - Manual control options (no iris reading)