Alright, put that Hi8 camcorder away, stop listening to those cassette tapes and for the love of Blu-ray, hide that Betamax player!
There’s no reason to hang on to technology from the 80’s (or the 90’s for that matter). We understand, years ago, before AOTS, there was no way you could know that laser discs weren’t going to make a comeback.
Now, there are people here to help you sort that kind of stuff out. Please, accept their help. You don’t want your friends and family to perform a gadget intervention, do you?
Today, we'll review the Sony Net-Sharing Cam GC1.
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Sony Net-Sharing Cam GC1
Polished form factor
2.4” LCD Screen
Simple point and shoot for pics or video
Not much bigger than a phone and fits in a pocket
Thumb joystick and buttons are hard to press
Holding it is awkward if you’re trying to use the flash because you’re finger blocks it
Video quality is good enough to put on YouTube, but barely
The highest resolution is 640
The audio is very sensitive and overloads easily
Digital zoom is only 4x and incredibly jerky
No optical zoom
You can use a computer to stream live video over the internet via USB
It feels sort of flimsy, like it could have been designed smaller
It costs $200
You have to spend more money on a memory stick, because there is no built-in memory
You could buy a comparable digital still camera with video and higher megapixel stills for a little more