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. The only difference between the HC36 and the HC26 is a remote and the ability to capture stills at 640x480, which arenâ€™t enticing upgrades by any means.
Pros: -Easy to use, -Small, compact design, -Good automatic features
Cons: -Poor video quality, -Limited manual controls, -Feels cheap