Read Mark’s full review for free here:
"DVD camcorders have historically not been the ideal format for many intermediate level videographers, due to the lack of manual controls and difficulty in editing DVD footage. Sony’s HDR-UX1 shatters the DVD cam stereotype, offering more features on its semi-pro body.
Take It to the Limit
What does it take to entirely change the perception of DVD camcorders? The HDR-UX1 starts where no DVD cam has gone before: a new recording format that records 1080i. AVCHD (Advanced Video Codec High Definition) offers HDV-like image quality, with increased encoding efficiency. In other words, AVCHD can store more visual information with less data. If you’re a beginning or intermediate shooter looking for a new camcorder with some manual controls and big time resolution, the HDR-UX1 is shaping up to be a leader in the HD revolution…"
-andrew @ videomaker