5 DV Cameras Compared

5 DV Cameras Compared
Company Product Mouse
Rating
List Price Contact White-
Balance
Presets
LCD
Size (in
inches)
Extra Features Input/Output Manual Controls Format iMovie-
Compatible
Optical
Zoom
Comments
Canon Elura 3.5 mice $1,799 800/652-2666
www.ccsi.canon.com
yes 2.5 Progressive-scan mode for better still quality. FireWire, S-Video in/out, composite out Focus, exposure, shutter speed, MiniDV yes 12x Excellent manual controls; includes S-Video in; no mike or headphone jack.
Panasonic PV-DV910 3.5 mice $1,100 800/211-7262
www.panasonic.com
yes 3.0 LP mode records 90 minutes on a 60-minute tape. FireWire, S-Video out, composite out, mike input, headphone jack Focus, exposure, shutter speed, MiniDV yes 18x Excellent manual controls; doesn't oversharpen; bad white-balance presets.
Sony DCR-PC1 3.5 mice $1,699 800/222-7669
www.sel.sony.com
yes 2.5 High-quality Carl Zeiss lens. FireWire, S-Video out, composite out, mike input, headphone jack Focus, exposure, white balance MiniDV yes 10x Extremely portable, comfortable; annoying audio hum.
 
DCR-TRV10
3.5 mice $1,799 800/222-7669
www.sel.sony.com
yes 3.5 Memory Stick stores still images; Nightshot mode for low-light shooting. FireWire, S-Video out, composite out, mike input, headphone jack Focus, exposure, white balance MiniDV yes 10x Excellent balance of features; bad oversharpening artifacts.
  DCR-TRV103 3.5 mice $999 800/222-7669
www.sel.sony.com
yes 2.5 Nightshot mode for low-light shooting; reads 8mm and Hi8. FireWire, S-Video out, composite out, mike input, headphone jack Focus, exposure, white balance Digital8 yes 20x Backward compatibility with 8mm and Hi8; slightly lower res than DV.

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