Multitask with Sony HDR-UX20!
Introduction: The HDR-UX20 model of Sony is one of the DVD Hybrid camcorders that is making waves in the industry for its ability to record the footage in AVHCD format that too with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 resolution. In spite of its tall body, this camcorder doesn’t weigh much and is fairly easy to carry around.
Features: The HDR-UX20 Sony camcorder still retains several precious features and components which were being gradually phased out from the other mid-range camcorders like viewfinder, accessory shoe, switchable video formats etc. Now with the Active Interface Shoe you can actually power up the microphone and other lights from the camcorder itself. Connect your camcorder to compatible HDTV and watch the intelligent HD movie and the 5.1 channel surround audio on big screen, just like the way you watch your favorite movie.
With this camcorder you can also make use of the Memory Stick Pro Duo slot for external storage when you run out of space with the 8GB internal memory.
The videos can be shot and watched in playback mode both in the Standard Definition format and the High Definition format.
The greatest advantage of using this camcorder is that, once the footage is transferred to a DVD you can play it in multiple devices like Blu-ray disc players, DVD players and even in Playstation video game consoles and enjoy watching it with your whole family.
The small size of the LCD screen 2.7” offers limited visibility and makes it difficult to tweak the manual settings for certain controls. Lack of Cam control is irreplaceable.
There is no swivel function for the viewfinder.
The camcorder’s performance in low light condition is not up- to- the- mark.
Pricing Range: This DVD Hybrid camcorder will cost you around $119.00 - $1,127.25!
Final Verdict: Overall, the HDR-UX20 is a great camcorder with an amazing array of features which not many brands have dared to experiment with. Ability to record in 3 formats makes this device unique and special and the price tag it carries is justified to the T. If you want to do much more than simply recording your footage in a boring format, then this would be the ideal camcorder for you.