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Sony HDR-TG1 Handycam

alaTest has collected and analyzed 202 reviews of Sony HDR-TG1 Handycam. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The design and usability also get good opinions, whereas many are critical about the connectivity and reliability.

portability, usability, design, image quality, size

reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-TG1 Handycam is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-TG1 Handycam

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 122 user reviews of Sony HDR-TG1 Handycam from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the size and image quality. The design and portability also get good views, but there are some negative reviews about the reliability.

usability, portability, design, image quality, size

reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

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Expert review by : reddot (red-dot.de (UK))

Handycam HDR-TG1/TG3 HD Camcorder

 

The HDR-TG1 and TG3 models are ultra-lightweight HD handycams whose rectangular shape makes them easy to hold. The titanium body with scratch-resistant premium hard coating provides durability, making the camera a reliable companion on the go. The...

Expert review by : Akihabara News (akihabaranews.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-TG1 Review

 

Compact, Stylish and providing good video once turned in 720p, Sony with the TG1 will definitively attract a lot of potential buyer, but unfortunately for us the TG1 is not mature yet, several UI flaws combined with poor photo quality and a poorly...

Compact and Stylish, Good video, once converted in 720p, Good AF even in Low Light, Great IS

Horrible UI, Horrible Photo Mode, Needs Sony proprietary SOftware to edit video on your PC, No optional Wide angle lenses

Feb, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Sony HDR-TG1

 

HD in your pocket

Highly portable, arresting design, performed well in bright lighting

Below average low-light performance, unconventional shape takes some getting used to

The HDR-TG1 is the smallest HD camcorder we've ever reviewed. To a certain extent, its portability comes at the expense of video quality. However, it still offers an impressive performance across the board. Enthusiastically recommended.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-TG1 Camcorder Review

 

The Sony HDR-TG1 ($899 MSRP) seeks to be the crowned prince of the ultra-compact camcorder universe. Its slim design and unique look will surely attract many fans, regardless of the video quality the camcorder is capable of (which, it turned out, was...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Pradeep Ataria (technews.in)

Pocket-sized Sony HDR-TG1 Camcorder

 

Nowadays, HD camcorder is a buzz word. And if the handycam is from Sony it appeals more to us. Yes, I am talking about diminutive and compact Sony HDR-TG1 camcorder, which records video in full HD resolution (in 1080i video mode). This high-definition...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : Danny Gorog (macworld.com.au)

Review: Sony HDR-TG1

 

Traditionally, still point-and-shoot cameras, not video cameras, were pocket sized. But Sony are out to debunk that theory if the new Sony HDR-TG1 is anything to go by.

Small, light, scratch resistant, Full HD resolution, no moving parts

Records onto Memory Stick, zoom control tricky to use

Australian Macworld Buying Advice. The HDR-TG1 is Sony’s smallest full HD camcorder. It’s a pint sized camcorder that can easily fit in any bag and makes a perfect travel companion. The on-board zoom controls take a little getting used to and the lens...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (washingtonpost.com)

Sony HDR-TG1

 

The Sony HDR-TG1 ($899 MSRP) is a portable, full 1920 x 1080 high definition camcorder that records video and still images solely to MemoryStick cards. Its stylish design, with a refined two-tone color scheme and streamlined body, brings a unique look...

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Aaron Cullen (kenstone.net)

Sony "Handycam" HDR-TG1 and FCP 6

 

Retail price $1,600, dock and 4 gig menory card included.

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Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (reviewed.com)

Sony HDR-TG1

 

Sony Handycam HDR-TG1 Camcorder Review

Oct, 2008

Expert review by : Alvin Soon (hardwarezone.com)

Sony HandyCam HDR-TG1E - HardwareZone.com

 

You might have heard of the Flip camcorder; a small SD camcorder which is simple and easy to use, and Sony introduces its HD equivalent with the Sony HDR-TG1E.