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5.6 out of 10

Sony HDR-TG3

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Expert Review

Channel5
6 February 2009
  • Conclusion: Many HD camcorders are well made, easy to use and produce good footage, but none rival the TG3 as a pure object of desire. It ain’t perfect, but then neither is the iPod. A miniature marvel.
  • Pros: Carved from a block of ultra-light, ultra-tough titanium, the TG3 nestles confidently in your hand like a piece of dangerous military hardware. Build quality is exceptional, from the machined metal zoom rocker and crystal-clear 2.7-inch touchscreen to the pristine 10x Carl Zeiss optics (complete with bright f/1.8 maximum aperture). The interface is simple but hides powerful features like manual focus, face detection, telemacro and exposure tweaks. Above all, the 1080i...
  • Cons: Left-handers might not enjoy the flip-out screen, there’s no HDMI cable in the box and battery life is as skinny as the TG3’s waistline. Video purists might also sniff at the lack of progressive and cinema (24fps) recording.
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10

Sony Handycam HDR-TG3E

digicambuyer.co.uk
19 October 2009
  • Conclusion: Big technology in a small package, the TG3E from Sony brings a welcome option to the photography table
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Value for money 8
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Sony HDR-TG3 review

PriceRunner
2 April 2009
  • Excerpt: Making camcorders out of titanium makes about as much sense as making fire guards out of wax, but this slimline Full HD shooter luxuriates in its classy metallic shell. Can the video quality match the aesthetics?
  • Pros: The Sony HDR-TG3′s build quality is exceptional, from the machined metal zoom rocker and to the pristine 10x Carl Zeiss optics. It’s also unbelievably easy to use, more simple and it’d be a shoe-in for the next Big Brother. Inside its sexy metal case are a bunch of powerful features, including manual focus, face detection, telemacro and exposure tweaks, but it’s the glorious1080i footage that impresses most – it’s rich, sharp and jerk-free, all complemented by an in-c...
  • Cons: The flip-out screen doesn’t exactly enamour left-handers, plus there’s no HDMI cable in the box and battery life is poor. And where’s the progressive and cinema (24fps) recording? Hmm?
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Overall 10
10
Value for money 8
8.0
Looks 10
10

Sony HDR-TG3 review

PriceRunner
2 April 2009
  • Excerpt: Making camcorders out of titanium makes about as much sense as making fire guards out of wax, but this slimline Full HD shooter luxuriates in its classy metallic shell. Can the video quality match the aesthetics?
  • Pros: The Sony HDR-TG3′s build quality is exceptional, from the machined metal zoom rocker and to the pristine 10x Carl Zeiss optics. It’s also unbelievably easy to use, more simple and it’d be a shoe-in for the next Big Brother. Inside its sexy metal case are a bunch of powerful features, including manual focus, face detection, telemacro and exposure tweaks, but it’s the glorious1080i footage that impresses most – it’s rich, sharp and jerk-free, all complemented by an in-c...
  • Cons: The flip-out screen doesn’t exactly enamour left-handers, plus there’s no HDMI cable in the box and battery life is poor. And where’s the progressive and cinema (24fps) recording? Hmm?
  • Read full review