Articles tagged with: Memory Stick
Optical Media Camcorders »
The Sony DCR-DVD 505 camcorder, released in early 2006 replaces the DCR-DVD 405. It runs on a single Advanced HAD 1/3 inch ClearVid CMOS imaging sensor that has an effective resolution of 2.1 megapixels in both video and still photography modes. It records digital video in MPEG-2 format using DVD disk media. It is compatible recording thru DVD-R, DVD+RW and DVD-RW disks – all in 8cm sizes.
Flash Memory Camcorders »
The Sony HDR-CX12 High Definition Memory Stick PRO Duo Handycam Camcorder is a great innovation over its predecessor Sony HDR-CX7. Built with class and style, the HDR-CX12 from Sony boasts of high-end CMOS sensor (1/3-inch), and up to 16Mbps bit rate, which is better than the Sony HDR-CX7, but still lower than the 24Mbs on Canon’s HF S10 and HF S100. It has 12X Optical Zoom / 150X Digital Zoom which is more powerful than other Sony Camcorders, but about average for it’s class.
We’ve reviewed a lot of flash memory camcorders, and generally we think flash camcorders are the best of breed of the digital camcorders. They are smaller, lighter, less power hungary, and more reliable, but one thing we’ve never liked about them is the limited video storage. As the recording quality has skyrocketed up to 1080p @ 60 frames per second, the amount of storage space needed to operate one of these camcorders rapidly exceeds the current size of flash memory cards. And even more disturbing is the high performance memory cards needed to record at that quality are VERY expensive. One of our editors stumbled upon the MoFoto Portable Video Storage Device, and we realized that it would be a great companion to the flash camcorders we like so much.