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4.2 out of 10

Sony DCR-HC85

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Reviews and Problems with 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 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 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 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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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 8
8.0
Ease of use 10
10
Durability 6
6.0
Battery performance 6
6.0

Good Quality, Easy to Use, Though Not for Budget-Minded (Part 5)

wsmunch, epinions.com
22 August 2004
  • Summary: Better resolution than the HC65, but pricey. The cost for the HC85 isn't too bad considering the high video resolution and 2 megapixel stills
  • Pros: Easy to use, manual focus ring, large 3.5" LCD screen, high resolution
  • Cons: Weak on manual controls, expensive, there are alternatives with Canon or Panasonic for less
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Overall 8
8.0

DCR-HC85

K. Clarke, Amazon
25 April 2004
  • 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. My 8 month old is always drooling and the stills have silver dots on all his wet spots. Also you have to have very good lighting in a room to make the videos bright enough.
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Overall 8
8.0

My new toy

T. Sills, Amazon
25 April 2004
  • 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. It works well in low light and the touch screen is very cool. I thought it would show a lot of finger prints from touching it but they're not that noticeable.
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