I tried all the vertical cams, incl the PC105 which I believe has the same form factor as the PC115. The vertical cams in general feel awkward to hold. Worse, the PC105's zoom control is *HORRIBLE* not only because it's so small but because it's very tough to reach. The Canon Elura 300 was better, but in the end I got a Sony HC40. It is ergonomically wonderful, easy to use, and has close to (though measurable less than) the same low-light performance as the stellar TRV22.
I am interested in a sleek, compact, miniDV AND good low light camcorder with reasonable true-life color.
1) Are the PC115 and PC330 good choices or are there other Sony models I should consider?
2) I don't understand the focal length importance. Per the reviews, I presume that the 4.2-42mm of the PC105 means there is a lesser wide angle view then the 5.1-51mm of the PC330? Is this correct & if so, how much of a diff does it make?
3) Does one have better color then the other. I saw 1 review talking about the PC330 using a RGB filter array on the CCD vs. CMY in past. Is this true on the PC115 as well?
4) The 1/3" optics of the PC330 compares to 1/4" on the PC115. What does it do and how much does it matter?
5) Any critical issues I've missed?