No worries, we noticed the drain and dropped the 2. Here’s a breakdown of each of the company’s models — new and old — to select the right one for your needs. For now, the best pocket camcorder on the market–pricey, but worth the memories you would have lost! Bundles that include this product. I was surprised how much more handy this camera has been.

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Don’t like having to switch from video to photo mode to get 4MP quality pix.

I don’t like the idea of touching the small LCD to make adjustments as I don’t like roughing up the LCD or touching the camera while tripod mounted. Our approach is to shoot video and photographs, dump them to disk, and then process them using a more powerful computer with a large desktop display.

Did you not notice these on the Sanyo Xacti HD during your competitive analysis? 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.

Sony HDR-TG1 High Definition Handycam Camcorder HDR-TG1 B&H

This ensures that menu navigation remains as responsive and natural as the rest of Sony’s handycam range. Made from Titanium, the durable body also fits nicely into your pocket or bag, making it great for capturing memories when you’re traveling. There are very few buttons as this is mainly an automatic camcorder.

It takes 4mp shots, which by today’s st andards seems low, but they print out on a 4×6 and look great. Still, for a one week holiday, 4GB just wasn’t enough total capacity, especially since we were snapping photos with the TG3E on top of all that HD video. Intuitive, the TG3E is not.


Overall, the LCD visibility exceeded our expectations even under a clear blue sky at a mere 6-degree latitude north of the equator. This is also a touch-screen camera, and while some may like this technology there are many others who don’t- myself included. The HD video quality is excellent, although I am not a professional so my standards may not be as high as some. However, it still offers an impressive performance across the board.

Manual Focus Manual focus lets you take control tv1 the scene and show your artistic side. For dealing with mp4 format-there are free programs hdg there.

Sony Handycam HDR-TG1 Overview – CNET

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. Face Detection Face Detection promises that you’ll never blur out your loved ones faces again.

To get the full experience on Sony. Audio is good if you’re in close and not much background noise–again, not professional audio but usable in an emergency Regardless, the software was so tedious and coated in such a thick layer of Sony-coded drudgery that there was nothing we felt worthy of salvage. Transfer Video To Your Computer. I also own a small HD camcorder called the Sanyo HD, and while very nice in it’s own right- it’s Image Stabilization simply didn’t work well which often meant shaky, unuseable video.


Audio Input Audio input type.

Sony Handycam HDR-TG1

DJI Osmo Pocket is a supersmart, fully stabilized point-and-shoot camera. As such, we quickly found ourselves deleting files like mad in order to free-up space on our suddenly itty bitty laptop hard drive. All up, a solid effort. As such, we return with a real world look at how the Titanium-shelled TG3E performed in the sun, surf, and sand of an honest to goodness family holiday.

Rated 4 out of 5 by Bill from Excellent for a small camcorder I’m a professional video producer and gg1 with full size cameras.

Sony HDR-TG1 4 GB Camcorder – Silver

The first minor issue we encountered was disk capacity related. Full-size performance in a tiny body Full-size performance in a tiny body by Joshua Goldman. Unfortunately, the short battery life and minimal out-of-the-box storage meant regular trips to the power jack and USB cable to recharge the battery and free up space.

The touchscreen offers no value-add to the consumer here, only distraction. Prime Day is still going strong, my friend — but the clock is ticking.

Interlaced video is basically half the frame being visible at any one given moment, and while this does render smooth motion, edges with motion will show jaggies which look like small stairs rg1 looks good on TV sets.