Excerpt: The Sony Handycam DCR-HC36 is a compact MiniDV camcorder with a 2.5 inch LCD screen. It comes equipped with a state-of-the-art, professional quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens, which offers advanced optical multi-layer coating to decrease glare and increase visual contrast.
Excerpt: In a world of rapidly burgeoning technology, the Sony DCR-HC36 ($400 MSRP) opts for the safe route. The HC36 and Sonyâ€™s entry-level HC26 share numerous core elements such as a standard 1/6â€� CCD chip, touch screen menu, limited manual controls, and budget construction.
Pros: -Easy to use, -Small, compact design, -Good automatic features
Cons: -Poor video quality, -Limited manual controls, -Feels cheap