Summary: I like this camera that I recommended one for my colleague, despite that I have a Professional camcorder and I know about its work, yet I still like the video quality of the Panasonic SDR- H85.
Does not record video to its own hard disk. Support unknowledgeable.
Wet Mars, Amazon
14 January 2014
Summary: The 80gb hard drive is useless to me since this camcorder does not record video to its own hard disk. It keeps on bringing up the black screen with "NO CARD". Also the "NO DATA" screen is repeated often and is brought up in an unpredictable manner. The data is there, but it keeps on bringing this glitch of "NO DATA" and "NO CARD". After inserting a compatible SDHC card, the bad news is, it won't record even to an SD card!
Summary: Now this Camcorder is one of the best i have ever purchased, and I have had many all the way back to the VHS big boy type. I really do love this one the most because of it's small size, ease of use, and it get's the job done. I personally would recommend this Panasonic SDR-H85K model to my family and friends. Thanks for great working camcorder.
Summary: I am still using it and it works great, beautiful picture. The Panasonic software isn't worth a darn. It never worked 5 stars for the camera ZERO for Panasonic and their BS software that doesn't do anything right.
Summary: I wasn't expecting a Hollywood production quality picture when I bought this camera and I sure didn't get it. It's pretty cheap, small, light, has a big HDD for long video capture and has great zooming capabilities. On the flip side, I can't get a low light video to turn out better than a 7-11 security tape for the life of me. When recording school concerts I've had hit and miss results 100% depending on how much lighting was present.
Fantastic buy, does everything I need and than some .
10 June 2012
Summary: Amazing standard definition video recorder. This unit has 80 GB of internal storage, with a capacity to use SD--SDHC--SDXC cards from 1GB thru 64GB. Take pictures, or shoot video, or make stills of video you have taken. Easy to load to my HP laptop, than easy to burn a DVD to share the captured memories. Not being a real techie, I can still manage this device. Anyone can enjoy this video camera. Very light with memory cards and extra batteries readily available.