Sony, $899 sony.com.au
★★★★ This video camera is big in everything except size and price. The build quality is high, its form factor is appealing and it sits comfortably in your hand with a weight of just 310g. This camera shoots standard or highdefinition video and comes with 16GB of flash memory built-in, though more
can be added. It has anti-shake capability for a more professional look and a wide-angle, 29.8mm lens. Its wow factor feature is the built-in projector that lets you show videos easily on any flat surface — ceilings in
particular are fun. It has 30x optical and 350x digital zoom, face detection,
‘‘golf-shot mode’’, Mini HDMI connectivity and Dolby Digital stereo sound. On the negative side, the still
camera is only rated at 3.3 megapixels. It comes with component,
AV and USB cables and a remote.