This item doesn’t belong on this page. Rated 4 out of 5 by Steve Nunez from Excellent small form factor HD camcorder I’m a prosumer video enthusiast owning many top of the line HDV camcorders and read some good things about this Sony and decided on buying it. Our next unpleasant surprise was audio related. Intuitive, the TG3E is not. The latter does, at least, allow you to select multiple, non-sequential shots for deletion all at once.
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Not high enough to leave behind our aging, but proven 5 megapixel point-and-shoot still camera though. If you are using a mac you need the latest imovie The true test of this i camcorder is in the image quality. The result is an overly cumbersome system which more than once caused us to miss the early action we would have caught with our Xacti — a camcorder which opts for a slimmed down UI and joystick for nimble, one-handed navigation.
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Battery life is not great, and that’s about the only negative. The item may be missing the original packaging such as the original box or bag or tags or in the original packaging but not sealed.
All said, this will likely become my all around point and shoot. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at our discretion. Records well in daylight and well lit rooms but doesn’t have the nightshot feature or as good a sensitivity as other Sony cameras I’ve used.
Sony TG3E / TG1 camcorder review
Camcorder Interpolated Photo Resolution. Cons would be battery life–definitely pick up a spare battery, and also a bigger Memory stick than what’s included. Video and image quality This is what it all boils down to right, the quality of the image, still or moving.
Naturally, the UI isn’t everything. Hdf Max Shutter Speed. Ratings and Reviews Write a review. Just don’t expect it to compete with Sony’s larger HDD models, which offer a superior performance across the board. Slim, Sophisticated Design The titanium body of the HDR-TG1 adds a stylish, modern look to this camera, while enabling it to be incredibly lightweight.
It comes with a 4gb memory stick pro duo and I purchased another 16gb stick, so memory has not been an issue and I actually like that it is expandable. Another complaint is that the touch-screen UI approach requires two hands to operate — the right hand holds the pistol grip while the left punches away at the display.
This BIONZ image processor enabled function allows the camera to focus on up to eight faces at a time to control focus, exposure and color for clear faces and natural skin tones. I feel like when I am recording in a smaller area, like a living room, I have to back up really far to get everyone in the shot.
Camera Specifications Surround Sound. Rated 5 out of 5 by Arun from Great buy I went for this cam because of the size. Trending Price New. We’re unable to export movies created within iMovie 08 at a full x resolution with the original Dolby Digital 5. We did manage to figure out most of the features by the 2nd or 3rd day of heavy usage — an eternity given the breadth of devices we’ve used over the years. Unfortunately, an external microphone jack is not offered, though the inbuilt 5.
The biggest negative is the fact that it gg1 shoot in i only, which is an interlaced format and there’s no p mode which simply means this camera can’t shoot progressive video of any kind. The benefits of memory card—based camcorders are numerous, including added playback convenience, hdt battery life, better hardware reliability and — you guessed it — reduced camera size.
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