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.
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.
Summary: Well, after a bit of a wait I finally replaced my Sony hi-8 camcorder with this hc85. It is amazing the amount of features that are packed into this package. I've had it for 48 and here's what I like so far. Very sharp stills (in still mode) and obviously very sharp video.
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...
Summary: I bought this camcorder about a month ago after I bought the DCR-TRV70 which was not working properly. This Camcorder is so much easier to use than the TRV70 and I like the larger LCD screen. I'm still learning about the camera but, I don't like the still pictures.
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.