Sony MiniDV Camcorders
When it comes to electronics, Sony is one of the most recognisable names out there. With a reputation for quality, Sony MiniDV camcorders are the perfect choice for all your filming needs. Some of the Sony camcorders available are very compact, perfect for travelling and saving space, while some are a little larger and come with accessories such as microphones.
Camcorders for home use
Sony produces a good selection of MiniDV camcorders that are suitable for use at home, which is an ideal way to capture family events such as birthdays and Christmas.
Camcorders for home use are generally small in size, making them compact enough to store without trouble. The Sony DCR-HC17E MiniDV camcorder is 112mm wide, 55mm deep and 90mm tall. The small size makes them very portable and you can find Sony MiniDV camcorders that come with cases for easy transportation and protection.
Many of the Sony MiniDV camcorders are suitable for home use and come with an impressive set of features. The Sony DCR-HC37E PAL has an infrared light and a corresponding night shot mode, specifically designed for shooting in dark conditions. The SteadyShot feature compensates for movement when the camera is handheld which prevents the images from being shaky and gives a smoother viewing experience.
Professional Sony camcorders
Sony also produce MiniDV camcorders for professional use. Many of the professional camcorders on offer feature an LCD screen as well as a viewfinder with eye rest. This allows you to use the camcorder in a way that feels comfortable for you. You might prefer to record action through the viewfinder and review it using the screen.
If you're new to Sony professional camcorders then you may prefer to choose one that comes with accessories. A camcorder that comes with Sony camcorder batteries , a charger, cable, a camcorder remote control and a microphone will equip you with the basics to get you up and running in no time.
You'll also find that some of the professional camcorders on offer come with a carry case. This is ideal if you regularly travel to record video and you want to protect your equipment from damage.
Appearance and finish
Sony MiniDV camcorders that are intended for home use come in a range of colours and finishes, the most common being black and silver. They often have a shiny finish for a sleek and attractive appearance. Professional camcorders only tend to come in a matte black finish.