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Though they're hardly jammed with manual capabilities, Sony still hides the SR series' Easy button under the LCD.
The only definite indication that these are different models is the resolution logo. The cameras are even similar colors.
Sony has expanded support for its Handycam Station dock and DVDirect burner and bundles the dock with its standard-def models.
Four- and 6-megapixel HDV models top out Sony's consumer models for spring 2007.
The new high-end HDV camcorder offers a broad set of manual controls.
The budget hard-drive-based models all have essentially the same design but come in different shades of silver-gray.
The DVD-based models retain a fairly traditional design.
How much easier can you get than that readily visible Easy button?
The SR series' new asymmetric profile looks like it should be quite comfortable to hold. You now operate the power switch with your forefinger rather than your thumb.
The ever-popular, low-end tape models are getting increasingly compact, although the bottom-of-the-line HC28 (lower right corner) remains a bit chunkier.
The higher-end UX7 adds an assignable dial for shooting stills.
Two times the video fun awaits you, thanks to added dual-layer support in the UX5 and the UX7.
The DVD308 and its little brother, the DVD108, are nearly identical--on the outside.