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Sony DCR-SR100

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The Sony DCR-SR100 offers top of the line image quality in a package that is easy to handle. Some people feel that the DCR-SR100 is slightly overpriced, but when you compare the features and usability of this model to the competition it is easy to see why. This Sony model is a solid option for anybody who is interested in buying a versatile camcorder that does everything well.

The DCR-SR100 is not the first hard drive based camcorder, but with that being said this model does not have any problems compe…

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The Sony DCR-SR100 offers top of the line image quality in a package that is easy to handle. Some people feel that the DCR-SR100 is slightly overpriced, but when you compare the features and usability of this model to the competition it is easy to see why. This Sony model is a solid option for anybody who is interested in buying a versatile camcorder that does everything well.

The DCR-SR100 is not the first hard drive based camcorder, but with that being said this model does not have any problems competing with the best in this price range. In fact, the DCR-SR100 is better than the majority of Sony models as well as everything from the competitors except the highest end model from JVC. Although video quality is not quite as good as it would be with a MiniDV model, you will never be struggling to see what you shoot.

The design of the Sony DCR-SR100 is very easy to get used to. The 2.7 inch LCD screen and 10x zoom lens are the centerpieces of this model. When it comes down to it the DCR-SR100 is not the best looking camcorder, but this is not an important factor when making a purchase.

The biggest drawback of the DCR-SR100 is that the user has to depend too much on the touch screen. This is the way that Sony builds their camcorders, and it does not appear that they are going to change anything in the near future. But for most people this design is hard to get used to.

This model is “hard drive based” because you will be recording directly to the hard drive. You can record up to 440 minutes of high quality video with this model, or a little more than 1,000 minutes of low quality video. This is all thanks to the large 30GB drive.

In conclusion, there is room for improvement with the Sony DCR-SR100. But if you are looking for high quality images and a large hard drive, it does not get much better than this model.

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