Summary: I'm not trying to be harsh on ony. They still make the worlds best TV's. They still make great camcorders. Just not this one. Essential items in any camcorder are basic. A remote for self-video. A viewfinder to shoot movies when sunlight is too bright for its viewfinder. Finally, the ability to shoot at night (NIGHTSHOT). The Sony designers chose to leave all three items out. You won't find any of these common features on the SR87.