Camcorder comparison: Sony vs. Panasonic

We compare the price, features and performance of Sony and Panasonic video cameras

Panasonic and Sony are responsible for creating some of the best camcorders on the market. Whether you're looking for a cheap pocket cam or a high-end prosumer model, it's hard to look past these two manufacturers. In the following roundup, we take a look at some of the best camcorders from Sony and Panasonic. Read on to see how they compare.

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Panasonic HM-TA1

The Panasonic HM-TA1 is a great choice for people who just want to do the basics. It will suit casual videographers, teenagers and bloggers on the go.

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  • 6th Sept., 2010
  • Chris Jager
  • Panasonic
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  • Pros:
  • Solid video performance, user-friendly interface, attractive styling, good still image mode
  • Cons:
  • No HDMI port, limited feature set, no lens cap
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