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4.2 out of 10

Sony DCR-HC85

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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
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 10
10
Battery performance 8
8.0

SONY DCR-HC85

allenthewizz, epinions.com
15 January 2006
  • Excerpt: AWSOME CAMCORDER. SUPER QUALITY. GIANT LCD! SO EASY TO USE! BEST SONY MINI DV EVER!
  • Pros: EVERYTHING!
  • Cons: BOTTOM TAPE LOADING...HOW SAD
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Overall 9
9.0

"This camera has done everything I asked of it!"

hitechinc, CNET
21 December 2005
  • Pros: External mic & headphone input, image stabilization, hot shoe
  • Cons: No built-in video light.
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Overall 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Durability 10
10
Battery performance 6
6.0

Sony Handycam DCR-HC85 Whats the Real Deal

kharin, epinions.com
1 September 2005
  • Summary: I advise not getting this camera unless you get to try it out first, because of POSSIBLE exposure problems.
  • Pros: Decent Consumer level digital ,color,nightshooting
  • Cons: Exposure problems,only 10x zoom
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Overall 2
2.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Durability 2
2.0
Battery performance 8
8.0

Stay away from this camera, it has quality problems.

mrdan27611, epinions.com
27 February 2005
  • Excerpt: April 2004 we bought a new Sony at Best Buy. It did everything we asked it to.
  • Pros: The camera does everything great, except download via the firewire and USB ports.
  • Cons: The download ports break for now reason, and it takes too long to get fixed.
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Overall 10
10

"I almost strayed from Sony... Whew!"

CNET
8 February 2005
  • Pros: Unbelievable picture/image quality and low light clarity. Very decent/useable 1.92 megapixel stills. Did side by side comparo with my Dad's Canon Optura 400 which he convinced me in almost buying and hands down, the Sony DCR-HC85 won.
  • Cons: Higher learning curve with the touch screen setup.
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Overall 6
6.0

"Great video and still camera"

CNET
4 February 2005
  • Pros: large LCD screen-3.5", great digital pictures-Yellowstone Park video and pictures are excellent. Easily burned to CD. All that you could ask for in a video camera. Even a flash on camera mode.
  • Cons: If you want good recording sound-- use an external mike. One on camera just so so.
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Overall 8
8.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 6
6.0

This camera has been great

spoonieluvv, epinions.com
28 December 2004
  • Summary: I highly recommend this camera due to ease of use and video/picture quality.
  • Pros: Ease of use. Picture Quality, photo and video. 3.5" LCD
  • Cons: Some streaking with very bright pinpoint type lights. Battery life is average.
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