Hi guys, I posted my feedback to CX110 and SD60 in another thread.http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showt...0#post18645360
Just want to share my input, since I spent around 3 weeks comparing these 2 models. Definitely check out some sample videos and determine for yourself.
I think CNET video review is idiotic. The fake HD menu comment is useless. I think all owners/operators will read the menu and knows how to pick the quality settings they want.
Lens flare: Can be a problem if CX110 is indeed worse than other camcorders. I wonder if other mid-range camcorders have better lens or coating against flare?
At the end of the CNET video review, it says we are better off stretching our budget couple hundred $ more. Duh, if I am looking for $700+ models, I wouldn't be looking at CX110 in the 1st place.
Camcorderinfo.com has detailed review of Panasonic. HS60 is the hard drive version of SD60. Same lens and sensor. Too bad this website doesn't have CX110/150 review.http://www.camcorderinfo.com/content...view-37659.htm
You can try out these models at BestBuy, which sells CX110/150 and Panasonic TM60, which is 16GB built-in memory versio of SD60. Sony is smaller than Panasonic. Sony lens cover is manual; there is up/down switch to operate the cover. Panasonic lens cover is automatic. Sony menu is just a bit easier to navigate. But both are very good, better than Canon and JVC menu system. Panasonic has extra physical buttons at bottom of screen; very helpful.
As for F1.8-2.6 vs F1.8-3.3, this is the aperature size. The smaller number (1.8) is the wide aperature used under low light, so both are the same. The larger number is the small aperture; I don't think this is important.
By the way, I ended ordering Panasonic HD250. This is last years model. It is higher model but now is similar price. It is currently on UPS truck between NY and CA.