Excerpt: Within Sonyâ€™s family of consumer camcorders, the mid-range DCR-HC46 ($599.99 MSRP) is quite an improvement over its step-down siblings, the HC26 and HC36. It features better image quality in bright light, a similarly easy to use design, and refined automatic controls. For buyers looking for image quality and simplicity at a reasonable price, this should be an alluring camcorder.
Pros: - Decent video performance, and very easy to use, - Great automatic controls, - Ergonomic palm-friendly design
Cons: - Value does not compare favorably with competitors, - No mic input and poor manual control interface and fearture set, - In the line-up below, only the DCR-HC36 scores lower