Camcorders: Sweet Revenge For Sony?

Mike Kotin is a knowledgeable consumer. Before buying a camcorder recently, the 34-year-old New York stockbroker read up on the subject. Then he went browsing in stores to check out all three formats in which portable video cameras are sold: older, bulkier full-size VHS, its more compact VHS-C cousin, and the 8mm version that fits in the palm of your hand. Kotin went for an 8mm, and size wasn't the only consideration. "The quality of 8mm is superior," he says.

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