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  • 42nd Street Photo recommends the Panasonic HDC-TM20K 16GB High Definition Camcorder

    Posted on November 17th, 2010 Staff Writer

    Panasonic HDC-TM20K 16GB High Definition CamcorderThe Panasonic HDC-TM20K is a sub $600 camera that really seems to be an excellent deal. This one is at the cheaper end but that doesn’t always mean that you lose out in terms of performance. This is a entry level camcorder but as far as we can see it certainly doesn’t miss anything on technology. The Panasonic HDC-TM20K is a sleek black unit that thankfully has refrained from the red stripe around the lens, and is not too heavy on the branding and writing which is a definite improvement. The unit is small and neat and follows the standard format of most camcorders.

    The Panasonic HDC-TM20K has 16x optical zoom function, and the quality of images captured on zoom is excellent and clarity is not lost. One of the best features of the Panasonic HDC-TM20K HD camcorder is the iA (intelligent auto) mode. When this mode is selected, the camcorder automatically selects the optimal settings to produce the best video quality. This camcorder has the standard OIS technology, which means that any shake of the hand is compensated for and the picture adjusted to make sure this is not noticed on playback.

    This is a camcorder that will appeal most to the home use. The quality of the HD videos is very good, accompanied by crisp and clear audio. The lens cap is built in and opens when the unit is switched on, which again is a nice touch and means there is nothing separate to lose. For the money and quality we recommend the Panasonic HDC-TM20K 16GB High Definition Camcorder.

  • 42nd Street Photo recommends the Sony HDR-XR200V 120GB High-Definition Hard Disk Drive Handycam Camcorder

    Posted on November 10th, 2009 Staff Writer

    If you are looking for a great compact high definition camcorder the the Sony HDR-XR200V is right for you. It weighs only 16 oz. with the battery which means its small enough to carry with you anywhere. This camcorder has a 120GB hard drive that allows 14 to 91 hours of shooting depending on video settings. This camcorder has all features you need for great video footage like NightShot mode for low light settings, auto and manual focus, and white balance settings.

    If you are looking for a great camcorder for a decent price with all of the latest features then the Sony HDR-200V is worth a look. This camcorder also comes with items like an AC adapter, rechargeable battery pack, Application Software / USB Driver / (CD-ROM), and a USB cable.

    42nd Street Photo is proud to offer the outstanding service and quality state-of-the-art products that our customers have come to depend on.

  • 42nd Street Photo Review The Canon DC210 Handycam DVD Camcorder

    Posted on September 22nd, 2009 Staff Writer

    It’s clear that we live in the digital age, no one can argue that, but when it comes to preserving your precious memories are you up to speed? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could record home movies and personal gatherings/events straight onto DVD and watch it? Well now you can, with the Canon DC210 Handycam DVD Camcorder.

    Canon has always been known for their quality and value, so it should come as no surprise that their DVD camcorder is both of these. The first thing you’ll probably notice about the DC210 Handycam is the stylish design, both attractive and sensible. One could easily pick up the DC210 and begin shooting right away; although taking a look at the manual won’t hurt anyone.

    Weighing in at 14.3 ounces (not even a full pound), this ultra-compact is light and among it’s competition, very affordable, even for tight budgets. It’s 35x optical zoom is impressive in such a small package.

    The CD210 Handycam comes with all the basic features, plus a few extras that most other ultra-compacts don’t have, including various filters and multiple points of control for certain functions, like zoom. Some might find this confusing, but we think it’s simply all the more convenient to be able to accomplish some tasks in different ways. Afterall, much of the convenience of a digital camcorder depends on controls, so given more than one option to do so is a pleasant surprise for us.

    All in all, if you’re a casual photographer that doesn’t want to break the bank, this camera is a great choice. For home movies, special events or just fun around the house, the Canon DC210 Handycam DVD Camcorder is a good buy.