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Sony reconfigures the DVD camcorder
January 6, 2005; 2:26 p.m.
The product: One of the drawbacks of many DVD camcorders is their size; an 8-centimeter DVD disc necessarily imposes a limit on how compact the design can get. Sony's approach: shave around the edges. As a result, its DVD camcorder redesign looks remarkably like a CD Walkman.
The prospects: It's funky-looking, but does it have a usable design? That is the question. The innards are fairly low end, so we don't hold out much hope for the video quality.
By Lori Grunin, senior editor, CNET Reviews
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