CANON LEGRIA HFR106 HD
At 270g, the Legria HFR106 is at the light end of the fully featured digital video camera spectrum. It shoots video in high definition, offers a 20x optical and 400x digital zoom and records straight to an SD memory card. It has Mini HDMI, component, AV and USB connections and comes with all cables except the Mini HDMI. While the Sony model is intuitive to use, the Canon takes some perseverance that is ultimately worthwhile. It has face- detection technology, shake- reduction and what Canon calls ‘‘ intelligent auto’’ so that the camera recognises the best settings to use depending on the environment. It has Dolby Digital stereo sound and a 1.73- megapixel still functionality.