Sony Handycam DCR-SR68 (Silver) comparison

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Canon Vixia HF G10 (Black)

Canon Vixia HF G10 (Black)
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Price $14 at 1 store $379 at 1 store $231 at 1 store
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3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.2 (3.0 stars)
3.0 stars Good
    Overall score: 6.8 (3.0 stars)
2.5 stars Average
    Overall score: 5.8 (2.5 stars)
4.0 stars Excellent
    Overall score: 8.3 (4.0 stars)
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Average user rating 2.5 stars out of 10 reviews 4.0 stars out of 9 reviews 5.0 stars out of 1 review 5.0 stars out of 2 reviews 2.5 stars out of 7 reviews
Release date January 30, 2010 March 15, 2011 January 04, 2013 March 15, 2011 January 26, 2010
The Bottom Line Sony's Handycam DCR-SR68 (and larger-capacity SR88) offers up ample storage and a megazoom lens at a reasonable price; one look at the standard-definition video, though, and you might regret not spending a bit more for an HD model. Typical for their price class, the no-frills Sony Handycam HDR-CX130, CX160, and XR160 produce generally subpar HD video, but if you're not picky you'll probably be fine. The CX130 is the best buy of the three, as long as you go cheap on the memory card. The only thing the Sony Handycam HDR-CX220 seems to have going for it is the low price, but "you get what you pay for" has never rung truer. While it's got a great shooter feature set and good video quality, the Canon Vixia HF G10 still feels a bit expensive for what it offers.

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Lens aperture F/1.8-6.0
F/1.8-3.4
F/1.9-4.0
F/1.8-2.8
F/1.8-6.0
Media type Hard disk drive
Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Flash card
Optical zoom 60 x
30 x
26 x
10 x
60 x
Optical sensor type Advanced HAD CCD
Exmor R CMOS
Exmor R CMOS
HD CMOS Pro
Advanced HAD CCD
Video input type Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Camcorder
Digital zoom 2000 x
350 x
320 x
200 x
2000 x
Weight 9.9 oz
8.8 oz
6.3 oz
19.2 oz
6.7 oz
Image stabilizer Electronic (Steady Shot)
Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Optical (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
Optical (Dynamic SuperRange)
Electronic (Steady Shot)
Manual focus Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
Manual
Automatic
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