When your limited on funds on purchasing High Def SD memory camcorder your very limited on selection of what can work best for your needs. After returning a Samsung HD SDHC Camcorder. I decided to exchange it with a Sony HDR-CX190. I already had a Canon HG10 High Def (720P) Camcorder. I wanted to get a secondary Small HD Camcorder that had good optical zoom and does decent in low light. So let get into the pros and cons of the Sony HDR-CX190.
1. Very lite
2. Works very well in Low light(It did better than my Canon HG10)
3. Built in USB cable to upload video to computer.
4. Easy to carry
1. Menu is controlled by single joystick (Kinda a Pain)
2. Mic Quality could be better
3. The Picture quality is okay but not great.
4. Plastic is the basic description I can think of. Sometimes it feels like a toy.
Overall anything from $150 to $200 you will be dealing with pros and cons of each brand out there(Samsung, JVC, Panasonic, Canon) For the price don’t expect bells and whistles. Overall for the price I think the Sony HDR-CX190 is a decent camera, but just picky!. Still going to test. If it passes my tests it will become a secondary camcorder. It is a decent starter camcorder.
This has been a long overdue review for the Flycam Nano that I got a while back. I asked my friend Scott that is professional television/film editor accredited on the IMDB to review the Flycam Nano since I felt he was more qualified.
Check out his Youtube channel: http://youtube.com/scottymarkdaddy
A couple years ago I purchased a Bushnell BackTrack GPS on sale. It looked like large stopwatch. I do enjoy hiking and just needed something to guide me back to the car or campground. I found it was great product to have. The only issue I really had was there was no back light and size could be little smaller.
Well it’s 2012 and Bushnell came up with a new version of the BackTrack (Revision 2). The first improvement I noticed was the smaller size and it seemed lighter. They also improved the LCD display, included a blue backlight and it was easier to carry.
The Test: I decided to mark my home then drive down to Columbia, SC. Not like I will ever hike 80 miles but wanted to see if it would point to the correct direction and see how accurate distance was. After an hour and 30 minute drive to SC I fire up the Backtrack it pointed the correct direction and distance indicator was pretty accurate. Next test how long it can keep a memory and charge test since this uses only 2 AAA batteries. After 5 days of not using it and left in a car glove compartment I power it up at different location it is pointing to correct direction, distance is pretty accurate and the batteries still have a full charge.
The improved backtrack is nice and light to have when you go on trip or any place with a large parking lot. The BackTrack has been a life saver for me and my family when we have come out of concerts and amusement parks looking for our car.