Easy Breezy Shooting: Sony MiniDV Handycam DCRHC62
Personal Electronics buzz
22 July 2009
Excerpt: I am totally jazzed with the Sony MiniDV handycam. The model is new on the market and I had the chance to try it out at recent show. First things first, it is light weighing only 13-1/2-ounces and measures 3-1/4-inches high and only 2-1/2-inches wide. It feels great in your hand and looks very cool. It is a MiniDV and uses Memory Stick Duo for unlimited memory. I like this feature because I can catalog all of my shoots and file them away.
Summary: While both the Sony Handycam DCR-HC62 and JVC GR-D850 are almost equal in terms of video quality, the nearly $70 price difference between JVC's model and Sony's HC62 can be attributed to the latter's advanced LCD touchscreen. Consumers need to decide whether they're willing to shell out for a budget camcorder with this feature or for the JVC's longer zoom.
Excerpt: MiniDV camcorders dominated the market for many years, so Sony has had ample time to tweak its designs. Because of this it's not surprising that the DCR-HC62E is compact, simple to use and comfortable to hold. Though not packed with features, the camcorder has everything you need. It has a manual sliding lens cover, so there's no dangling lens cap, and controls are kept to a minimum, thanks to a touch-screen LCD that lets you adjust settings such as focus and exposure.