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  1. Sony MHS-PM5K Bloggie review

    Sony MHS-PM5K Bloggie review

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    Pocket-friendly camcorder with Full HD resolution and unique rotating lens

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    Sony HDR-TG7 review

    Sony HDR-TG7 review

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    Just like its forerunner, the TG3, Sony's stylish new Full HD shooter is a camcorder with the 'wow' factor. The HDR-TG7 takes the pistol-grip camcorder design and refines it so that you get a trim, slim, easy-to-use model – with an intriguing twist being added by a built-in GPS receiver.

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    Sony HDR XR520 1080p camcorder review

    Sony HDR XR520 1080p camcorder review

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    After years in the doldrums camcorders are looking dynamic again thanks to stellar high-def images, competitive prices and the unstinting rise of YouTube. Sony is taking advantage of this with the HDR-XR520, a Full HD (1920x1080) shooter that crams in a 3.2in touchscreen LCD, 240GB hard disk drive, 12x optical zoom – and just happens to be the world's first with built-in GPS.

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    Sony HDR-SR11 review

    Sony HDR-SR11 review

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    Although the Mac OS is the platform of choice for editing video and rendering effects, it still lags behind Windows with its support for hard disk camcorders. HDD offers longer recording times, high-def recording and some better file handling efficiencies. However, few of these HDD units are fully Mac-compatible.

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    Sony PMW-EX1 review

    Sony PMW-EX1 review

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    If Sony is looking for a heavyweight contender in the battle for semi-pro camcorder supremacy then the EX1 might well be it. Well, it would be if the battle could be won at the weigh-in. You see the first thing we noticed when removing this new cam from the box was its weight. At 2.8kg it is a bit of a back-breaker but further investigation revealed some nifty innovations that go some way to compensate.

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    Sony HDR-CX6 review

    Sony HDR-CX6 review

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    Comfortably the smallest and lightest model in this roundup, the CX6 records all footage on to removable Memory Sticks.

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    Sony HDR-CX6 review

    Sony HDR-CX6 review

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    Sony's latest Handycam is likely to be worshipped by audovisual aesthetes everywhere with its gorgeous glossy black looks and simple, but impressive design.

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    Sony HDR-SR8 review

    Sony HDR-SR8 review

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    Having spearheaded the high-definition video revolution with HDV, Sony is again pushing the technological frontier with its support for AVCHD, the format that uses a very efficient MPEG4 compression system

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    Sony HDR-FX7 review

    Sony HDR-FX7 review

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    The Sony VX1000 was among the first 'prosumer' camcorders to be employed professionally. Sony followed it with the VX2000 series. The secret to success was a handheld camera that, although expensive in consumer terms, cost peanuts to professional outfits

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    Sony DCR-HC27 review

    Sony DCR-HC27 review

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    It's been a fair old while since we've seen a budget Sony camcorder. Despite the outstanding UX1 and the even more remarkable SR1, Sony, like its leading rivals, is still keen to present a line-up of budget mini DV camcorders

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    Sony HDR-HC7 review

    Sony HDR-HC7 review

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    The Sony HDR-HC7 is an excellent camcorder for anyone who is looking for comprehensive connectivity and ease of use, not to mention very good full-spec high-definition shooting

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    Sony HDR-HC7 review

    Sony HDR-HC7 review

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    Like some previous Sony models, the high-def HC7 plumps for the HDV format, which employs the mini DV tapes that most of us are familiar with. And we're pleased to report that it represents most of what's good about high-def camcorders

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    Sony HDR-UX1 review

    Sony HDR-UX1 review

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    The HDR-UX1 is one half of a dynamic duo of camcorders that Sony hopes will showcase the potential of both high-definition video in general and, more specifically, the AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) format

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    Sony DCR-DVD505 review

    Sony DCR-DVD505 review

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    As a top-of-the range DVD cam the 505 is well kitted out for all manner of shooting scenarios. Using 8cm discs, the cam is compatible with DVD-R, a record-once format that offers best compatibility with household DVD players...

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    Sony HDR-SR1 review

    Sony HDR-SR1 review

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    Hard-disk-drive recording doesn't scare anyone anymore. Millions of people are now confident using and storing masses of digital data on computers. Take a look around and you'll also notice that a hard disk lets you carry your music with you on MP3 players

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    Sony HDR-FX1E review

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    With prices of HD-ready LCD and plasma screens falling, and the dawn of HDTV,HD DVD and Blu-ray breaking,it won't be long before high definition appears in homes throughout the UK.

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