I would give a 5 star rating but the connection ...
Alexandra C., Amazon
18 October 2014
Summary: I would give a 5 star rating but the connection of the light with the camera sometimes goes off! This is not happening during the recording but when you open the view window to start the camera, after the camera had stopped for more than 10-15 minutes. Then you have to turn the Sony HVL-HIRL IR NightShot light manually by switching the buttons on the device back and forth.
Summary: I bought a Sony HDR-SR11 10.2-MP 60GB High Definition Hard Drive Handycam! I bought the Sony HVL-HIRL IR NightShot and Video Light to use with my camera! It gave the camera night vision capability, as far as the IR light would shine out into the darkness! I am very happy with it!
Summary: Didn't fit my camera. Didn't work. Contacted seller and was told to try again because it should work fine. I had multiple people look at, including local camera store. Light was dim...didn't help at all. Bought it for my SONY MiniDV. Been in the box every since.
This is great for night and dark recording; especially in total darkness!
13 May 2013
Summary: This little device can easily extend your night time range (in total darkness) to at least 60 feet! The intensity can also be modified so your don't have to worry about glare when recording up close. Well worth it!
Summary: Everything about this item works great, distance in IR mode is great for its size. I only wish it didnt consume soo much of the battery. I have purchased an extended 4200ma battery and has life of about 3-4 hours with IR light on max.
Summary: The HVL-HIRL Nightshot/Video Light combines the best of both lighting types for your active shoe enabled Handycam camcorder. A bright 3-Watt bulb allows for brilliant illumination in low lit and dark areas, or allow you to see in complete darkness with Nightshot mode. It can light up small areas with a lot of illumination in living rooms, small rooms, garages or other areas of your home.