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Sony DCR-HC85
4.4 out of 10

Sony DCR-HC85

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Overall 8
8.0

some mechanical problems withthis device

xzimppledink, Amazon
21 April 2014
  • Summary: The camcorder appeared clean and unblemished but the fire-wire output did not work. The i link is required for downloading video into the computer. The vendor agreed to take the item back but due to our limited mobility (we are retired) I decided to resell the item myself to avoid the complexity of finding a ride to the post office and mailing the item back.
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Overall 10
10

Great startup camcorder for short films

J.Alston, Amazon
14 December 2011
  • Summary: I was looking for a camcorder with a external mic input, a cmacorder that allows you to manually control the focus, and a camcorder that works well in low light settings. After months of research I Ulitmately decided to go with the Sony DCR-HC85. I'm pleased with my decision I have a video light attached to the hotshoe and it works great in low light settings, I love how the camcorder feels in my hand when holding it its a great improvement from my samsung sc-d382.
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Overall 8
8.0

excellent, but battery is small

ingesolltda, Ebay
8 July 2007
  • Summary: It have 3,5" LCD Screem, and color viufinder. Small.........................​..............................​..............................​..............................​..............................​..............................​..............................​..............................​..............................​...........
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Overall 10
10

Sony redefines the high end for minDV Camcorders

mrgondo, Ebay
24 March 2006
  • Summary: Pluses for this Digital Camcorder Large Bright and Sharp 3 1/2 Inch Fold Out Color TFT Display Screen Build quality is a cut above the competition Built-In Digial Camera Capability 2.0 Megapixel Images Carl Zeiss 10X Optical Zoom Lens is Top Notch and provides excellent video and still images Sound quality is above average-You can easily plug in an external microphone Takes reduced form-factor NP-FM50-70-90 InfoLithium Batteries Balanced chassis, easy to hold and handle...
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Overall 10
10

Digital Bliss

Darrell Burns, Amazon
9 December 2004
  • Summary: I Just pick this up, and I just want to say, this is the best camcorder I've ever seen. You can shoot in total darkness, in full color! You can even shoot in the 16:9 mode! The clarity is exceptional! I also own the SONY GX7 DVD recorder, which I use to transfer my movies and pictures from the Sony DCR-HC85 via the Monster Cable I-link cable. The transfer is flawless! You simply can not go wrong with purchasing this camera!
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Overall 4
4.0

Beware...widest/min. focal length of lens(52mm) limiting!

N. Epstein, Amazon
23 November 2004
  • Summary: This is a great camcorder except for one major limitation: the minimum focal length of the lens. The lens is equivalent to 52mm - 520mm in 35mm camera terms. For telephoto situations it is great, but as far as normal shooting it means that if your subject is close, you will have to back up to get everything on screen.
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Overall 8
8.0

Cool Handycam to possess

Hiresh, Amazon
26 October 2004
  • Summary: I bought HC85 in July , but got a real chance to shoot for long hours only in October. I found all the controls very very effective and handy. also to add to its video the Still photographs that are captured at 2 Mega pixels are amazingly good. I also tested the Photographs by getting a print and its good enough and comparable with any other camera (2 mega pixel ofcourse). Though i am having a problem or rather some confusion about. 1.
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Overall 8
8.0

Sony HC85 compared to HC40

M. Simpson, Amazon
24 October 2004
  • Summary: This is my first foray into "movie cameras" since having an 8 mm camera a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away --- oops! that just slipped out... The point is, I'm definitely a novice in the camcorder world. My needs are simple: good quality video from point-and-shoot operation; acceptable low-light performance, ease of use, and dependability.
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Overall 8
8.0

A Great Camcorder

Mary Ingram "Brian", Amazon
23 September 2004
  • Summary: This is probably one of the best consumer camcorders out there. Everything about it is quite impressive, like the night vision feature and the touch-screen LCD monitor. Most importantly its got a great picture and it does amazing with lighting which most digital camcorders don't. The size and wieght of this product is perfect for portable use and easy maneuverability. Overall this is a grreat camcorder and really lives up to its expectations and price.
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Overall 10
10

A Good all round point and shoot Camcorder

DrEDG "gynetix", Amazon
18 August 2004
  • Summary: The Sony DCRHC85 MiniDV camcorder really delivers for me. This metallic finish Camcorder is both a sleek design and easy to operate. This is a very user friendly Camcorder, just about anyone could take good quality footage or stills with this. It is, however, worth reading the manual, and learning how to operate the different shooting modes, as shooting everything on Easy mode will not necessarily give you the best results.
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