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Read My Photo Mode Review of the Sony HDR-SR12 and CX12 ...

Photo Mode Review of the Sony HDR-SR12 and CX12 After collecting my Sony HDR-SR8 (100GB High Definition Hard Drive Handycam Camcorder) from the Sony service centre, I stopped to test the new Sony HDR-SR12 (10 Megapixel 120GB High Definition Hard Drive Handycam Camcorder) and the Sony HDR-CX12 (High Definition Memory Stick PRO Duo Handycam Camcorder)I only had a few minutes of free time, so I tested these features I wanted to know:How long do I have to wait between snapping photos?How long do I have to wait for the photo flash to recharge?How many photos can I take during video recording and will there be flash?How long do I have to wait between snapping photos?I have bad experiences with slow consumer still cameras. You miss a lot of good candid moments if the camera does not react as quick as your eyes. I hesitate to buy a family still camera because of this. The Sony HDR-SR12 and CX12 seem to do fine, instant, though you need to get used to the half click focusing first.There is n…

5 Digital Night Photography Tips...

Camcorder Night Photography with Martini Cocktails As an invited guest, I brought my pocket video camcorder, not my professional gear. Instead of videos, I used the handy Sony HDR-SR8 to take photos. Quite a challenge in the dark with only occasional passing beams of spotlight.The colorful array of Martini cocktails and mixes look too good to miss.Here are 5 Digital Night Photography Tips... more.

Sony HDR-SR11 60GB HD Hard Drive Camcorder

Who wants to buy my Sony HDR-SR8?Coz I am getting the NEW Sony HDR-SR11!Top 3 reasons why I want the Sony HDR-SR11:Read more here...
I Want The Sony HDR-SR11 10MP 60GB High Definition Hard Drive Handycam Camcorder

Sony HDR-SR8 Review - Easy Camcorder for Kids...

Training younglings the fine art of videography. The elder one firmly gripping the Sony HDR-SR8 100Gb Handycam Camcorder and supporting one arm on the railing for a steady shot. The little one plans the perfect composition while waiting for her turn.This is our little England vacation where the Sony HDR-SR8 100Gb Handycam Camcorder came in handy.EASY TO USE
It is so easy to use that I don't have to shoot all of the time. My kids do it on my behalf. It takes less than 5 minutes to teach them how to operate the camcorder. The rest of the time is teaching them framing, composition and secret tricks that professional videographers do.STEP 1 : TURN ON FOR VIDEO OR PHOTO
The default is video when the power is switched on. Flicking the power switch again changes the the mode to photo. I discovered that the Sony HDR-SR8 100Gb Handycam Camcorder can also shoot photos while in video mode, except that the flash does not activate.STEP 2 : FLIP OPEN THE LCD SCREEN
The touch-screen LCD is crisp a…

Sony HDR-SR8 Review - Light on Eiffel Tower...

Give Me a Break

Being a Videographer by profession, a vacation to me means no holding on to a camera.

But hey, my two lovely daughters are coming along with me to Paris. How can a father think of not taking videos and photos of their children enjoying a holiday!

So to compromise, I thought of a way to bring a camcorder fully fitted as one unit, without having to carry accessories and spares.

Hence, November 2007, two days of vacation videography and photography in Paris, made possible with the Sony HDR-SR8 100Gb Handycam Camcorder.

No Video Tapes

100 GB of hard disk capacity built into the camcorder. That's 32 hours of recording in High Definition. I needed less than 4 hours. So much space left. No worries of running out of space. No need to run around with spare video tapes in the pocket. Video tapes are dead!

Long Battery Life

The Sony Handycam HDR-SR8 came with a battery that lasts only 1 hour and a half. So I bought the biggest one that could last over 400 minutes, that's over 6 h…

Sony HDR-SR1 HD HDD Camcorder on Adrian's Shopping List

Transferring and editing an 8-hour seminar video is too time-consuming...

Bringing a laptop to the seminar for recording is too cumbersome...

Getting an external Video Hard Disk Recorder is too costly...

The answer...

Sony HDR-SR1 AVCHD 4MP 30GB High-Definition Hard Disk Drive Camcorder

The 5 must-have features I look for in the HDHDD camcorder are:

Digital audio/video inputs: Yes (via USB)
Headphone jack: Yes (stereo mini)
Microphone input: Yes (stereo mini)
Photo Resolution: 4-megapixel; 2304 x 1728 (4:3)
Video recording system: AVCHD (HD) and MPEG2-PS (SD)
The 3 reason I want the Sony HDR-SR1 are:

Hard Disk Drive Recording for long-hours seminars.
Personal video recording in MPEG2 (DVD) format.
Photo Shooting at 4-megapixel quality.
Here are the rest of the technical specification...
Sony HDR-SR1 AVCHD 4MP 30GB High-Definition Hard Disk Drive Camcorder
Product Features

Record high-definition video on a HDD with AVCHD technology
ClearVidCMOS sensor for high-quality HD or SD images
3.5-inch widescre…