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Sony-dcr-sx85.32801527
7.3 out of 10

Sony DCR-SX85

Record your memories in style with the ultra-compact DCR-SX85 st Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Sony DCR-SX85

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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

cpass1024, Walmart
25 October 2012
  • Summary: THIS IS A GREAT CAMERA FOR VIDEO . . BUT SAME AS BELOW . . THE PICTURE CAPTURE QUALITY IS VERY GRAINY . . THAT'S WHERE IT WAS DISAPPOINTING BECAUSE I WANTED A CAMCORDER THAT COULD DO BOTH . . ALL THOUGH SONY DOES MAKE EXCELLENT ELECTRONICS . . I WAS NOT HAPPY WITH THIS ONE . . I AM NOW SELLING IT ON CRAIGSLIST TO GET MY MONEY BACK AND TO BUY A NEWER ONE . . WITH BOTH GREAT VIDEO AND PICTURE CAPTURE . . THE VIDEO IS GREAT BUT NOT SO GREAT WITH JUST PICTURES . .
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

cpass1024, Walmart
25 October 2012
  • Summary: THIS IS A GREAT CAMERA FOR VIDEO . . BUT SAME AS BELOW . . THE PICTURE CAPTURE QUALITY IS VERY GRAINY . . THAT'S WHERE IT WAS DISAPPOINTING BECAUSE I WANTED A CAMCORDER THAT COULD DO BOTH . . ALL THOUGH SONY DOES MAKE EXCELLENT ELECTRONICS . . I WAS NOT HAPPY WITH THIS ONE . . I AM NOW SELLING IT ON CRAIGSLIST TO GET MY MONEY BACK AND TO BUY A NEWER ONE . . WITH BOTH GREAT VIDEO AND PICTURE CAPTURE . . THE VIDEO IS GREAT BUT NOT SO GREAT WITH JUST PICTURES . .
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

Will1954, Walmart
28 August 2012
  • Summary: The digital focus is useless and the manual focus is not really manual also the night vision is very poor but besides that everything else is OK. Overall though I am not impressed with it.
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Overall 4
4.0

This product should be discontinued.

user0607, Ebay
2 February 2012
  • Summary: I bought this camcorder expecting the video quality to be excellent, just not in widescreen. The video quality is poor and it can be viewed in widescreen. For around the same amount of money Sony's HD Camcorders are a better choice and their video quality is excellent.
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Overall 4
4.0

Horrible camera....no luck linking to Mac

Shannon Marks, Amazon
1 December 2011
  • Summary: I have been very sad about the quality of the output of this device. The pictures it takes are HORRIBLE. Without using the zoom feature at all, pictures are grainy and worse than a camera phone printout (and I'm not talking iPhone quality). They look okay while on the viewer itself, but as soon as I imported them onto my computer I wanted to cry. The videos are okay, but I cannot get them to play on my Mac.
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Overall 4
4.0

Very disappointed

Connie, Amazon
22 October 2011
  • Summary: I paid more that I had planned for a small still & video camera because I've had such good luck with Sony digital cameras in the past. But I'm very disappointed in this one. On a sunny day, outdoor pictures, whether still or video, come out great if you are lucky enough to have pointed it at the subject you wanted to take.
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Overall 4
4.0

Terrible video

Mike D., Amazon
9 October 2011
  • Summary: A good zoom is useless with such terrible video quality. Useless piece of junk since the video quality is so bad you can't even play it back on an HD tv without it looking like garbage. Total disappointment. Total waste of money. Don't buy this camcorder.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not Impressed

steve nelson, Amazon
23 September 2011
  • Summary: Video is really grainy and the colors are really washed out. It's going back. My DCM tape unit that I am replacing was MUCH better but is 9 yrs old
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

customb, Walmart
17 April 2011
  • Summary: The features are great on this camcorder and you have to play with it to get it set the way you want. Instructions not that great. The only reason I returned this was due to the poor video when you play it back. Objects are blurry and doesn't focus quick enough.
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