With full manual controls and its BOSS image stabilization, Sony rolls out another traditional 4K camcorder at a lower price.
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The new top-of-its-consumer-line model incorporates a 1-inch BSI sensor that outputs 4K/30p.
Along with seven updated models, Sony's 2014 lineup includes a very nice-sounding top-of-the-line HD camcorder.
The company's Quad HD resolution camcorder comes with a a pro body and price, but Sony wants to sell it to consumers.
The only thing the Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 seems to have going for it is the low price, but "you get what you pay for" has never rung truer.
It's kind of an oddball -- a full-frame camcorder that requires an adapter for full-frame lenses -- but it's sure to garner some attention.
The most interesting thing about the new model is its ability to work with the new power zoom lenses.
They're cheap and capture video, but don't buy the Sony Handycam HDR-CX190, CX200 or CX210 thinking that you're getting a great bargain on a real HD camcorder. If you're going to buy one, get the cheapest; nothing on any of these is really worth the extra bucks.
If internal flash memory, zoom range, and a touch-screen LCD are on your list of needs before video quality, check out the Sony Handycam DCR-SX41.
Sony's Handycam DCR-SX45, SX65, and SX85 standard-definition camcorders pack a megazoom lens at a reasonable price; one look at the standard-definition video, though, and you might regret not spending a bit more for an HD model.
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