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A guide to selecting a Sony DVD camcorder

If you are deciding on what camcorder to buy, you might want to have a look at DVD camcorders. These are video cameras that burn the footage on a DVD while you shoot the scene. Once that you are done, you can take out the DVD, and simply play it on your television. Sony Handycam line boasts of camcorders are excellent in quality and value. Depending on the specifications and on your budget, this article will guide you on which camcorder is best-suited for you. This article provides you with an overview of Sony DVD camcorder.

Storage and playback

Sony Handycam DVD cameras utilise DVD 8cm mini formats. These disks can store up to 30 minutes of standard-quality video, but can store up to about an hour if quality doesn’t have to be excellent. 8cm DVD-RW They also come in 8cm DVD-RW (recordable DVDs) versions for more video storage. A pack of ten disks cost about £6. These 8cm disks are especially made for camcorders, and are different from the usual 12cm disks that can be seen on film and software DVDS. They are compatible with most DVD players, and are durable enough to withstand many playbacks and handling.

So which video camera to choose

If you want a basic camcorder to start with, try Sony DCR-DVD650. This is easy to operate and uses both 8cm DVD and memory stick to record. Features of Sony DCR-DVD650
It has a resolution of 680K pixels and 1/8-inch CCD sensor type. It also has a powerful 60x zoom capability and both mechanical and electronic image stabiliser. This model is fairly cheap: around £180. Sony HDR-UX1 If you can trade a bigger budget for a better video quality, try Sony HDR-UX1. This is Sony’s new DVD camcorder that can shoot high definition videos. This camcorder is compatible with NTSC and PAL settings, so it’s a great buy for region two countries. Features of Sony HDR-UX1 It can record full HD 1080 video on a standard or dual-layer 8cm DVD. Its 80x digital zoom is better than DCR-DVD650, and it can capture a high-quality still image with 2304 x 1728 pixels. It also records in MPEG4 format, better than DCR-DV650s MPEG2, ensuring a clearer image during the playback. This model costs around £750. If you can spare some more changes, upgrade to Sony HDR-UX10 or HDR-UX20, twin
HD-camcorders costing around £1100.

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