Summary: We bought a Jvc before and we had problems with it the whole time we had it so we were able to return it after hundreds of times going in to best buy and having them fix it. So we saw the reviews on Amazon for Sony and we also know that sony makes great products so we bought it and love it. Have not any problems with it for about a year now. Would purchase it again.
Summary: Everything i expected for the price. I just cant get over how expensive a memory pro duo stick is for this thing. and recording to a cd is a waste because your lucky to get a half hour per disk. But you can store quite a bit with its internal memory. All in all though, i like it, and would recommend.
Sony's DCR-DVD850 mostly a DOWNGRADE from the DCR-DV810
veryounique "puhleaze! no BS", Amazon
27 January 2010
Summary: Within 5 minutes of handling the DCR-DVD850 (850) I realized that Sony sacrificed some VERY KEY and VERY USEFUL features which I loved about its predecessor, the DCR-DVD810 (810). Sony did NOT need to remove the following IMPORTANT FEATURES JUST to add more internal memory and increase the zoom from the 810's 25x to the 850's 60x and!!!
Summary: Received this camera without AV cable. Amazon is refunding us $72. Hooray for Amazon but when I contacted Sony to get this cable the customer service was rude. My husband loves the camera but I am sorry I bought a Sony. Bought a MP3 player and it broke after 2 months (no sound) Sony wanted $75 to fix it. Bought a new one for less (different brand) and it works great. Needless to say Sony will be the last on my list for anything in electronics.
Summary: This camcorder is very easy to use and operate. Using the +RW dvd lets you go right to the dvd player. Use of the memory sticks allows you to record long length of time. It has an easy button when you want it to be just simple, yet you can use it as a professional camcorder when needed.