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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 6
6.0

Good, but not perfect.

Grayson A., Amazon
3 October 2014
  • Summary: It's not HD, but I like it. It doesn't have horrible quality, 480p I think. It makes a good camcorder to start out with. It's good for filming life's little moments. Although the digital zoom is a joke. It says something like 2000x digital zoom, but it's so pixelated you can't even make out what it is you're recording. The optical zoom is great. 70x is just enough for me. The touchscreen is nice, but not like any smartphone.
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Overall 6
6.0

No memories

Heba Alzinnary, Amazon
3 September 2014
  • Summary: For a product that is supposed to save memories I do not remember using it, or where I placed it. I know it is not the product fault but I guess it was not that compelling for me to use.
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Overall 6
6.0

Great for video not for picture

KEW6421, Amazon
6 April 2012
  • Summary: This camcorder takes great video. It does not take great pictures. They come out blurry or too dark. I love how easy it is to upload to my computer. You don't need any special plug ins. My old camcorder made you buy a drive to install into the computer.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

cccampers, Walmart
29 May 2011
  • Summary: THE SIZE IS GREAT, EASY TO HOLD AN CARRY. THE PICTURE QUALITY WAS VERY GOOD, SO MUCH FOR THE GOOD POINTS. I WAS NOT HAPPY WITH THE VIEWING SCREEN IN BRIGHT SUNLIGHT. NO MATTER HOW YOU TILTED IT YOU CAN't SEE WHAT YOUR FILMING. I KNOW THAT'S THE THING NOWDAYS WITH PHONES AND CAMERAS. I WISH SONY WOULD HAVE PUT A PEEP WINDOW ON THE CAMCORDER ALSO SO YOU CAN REALLY SEE WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT. THE CAMCORDER IS SLOW TO REFOCUS WHEN YOU MOVE FROM ONE SCENE TO ANOTHER.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 8
8.0

User Review

cccampers, Walmart
29 May 2011
  • Summary: THE SIZE IS GREAT, EASY TO HOLD AN CARRY. THE PICTURE QUALITY WAS VERY GOOD, SO MUCH FOR THE GOOD POINTS. I WAS NOT HAPPY WITH THE VIEWING SCREEN IN BRIGHT SUNLIGHT. NO MATTER HOW YOU TILTED IT YOU CAN't SEE WHAT YOUR FILMING. I KNOW THAT'S THE THING NOWDAYS WITH PHONES AND CAMERAS. I WISH SONY WOULD HAVE PUT A PEEP WINDOW ON THE CAMCORDER ALSO SO YOU CAN REALLY SEE WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT. THE CAMCORDER IS SLOW TO REFOCUS WHEN YOU MOVE FROM ONE SCENE TO ANOTHER.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

madismommaintexas, Walmart
17 May 2011
  • Summary: i purchased this camera after searching several stores in my area. this seemed to be the better camera for my money. i have taken several videos with it that have turned out pretty good. quality depends on the lighting conditions and things like that but thats any camera. i ALMOST returned this camera. here is the reason why... i loaded the videos onto my pc which without the sony software is a pain.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

madismommaintexas, Walmart
17 May 2011
  • Summary: i purchased this camera after searching several stores in my area. this seemed to be the better camera for my money. i have taken several videos with it that have turned out pretty good. quality depends on the lighting conditions and things like that but thats any camera. i ALMOST returned this camera. here is the reason why... i loaded the videos onto my pc which without the sony software is a pain.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

jcene7, Walmart
7 May 2011
  • Summary: We bought this hoping to be able to use it as a recorder and a camera. As a recorder, it works great. The zoom is awesome. The internal memory ensures ample memory. The battery lasts a long time before needing recharged. The touch screen is pretty handy. It's easy to use. I'm still tinkering w/ the computer program that comes with it that allows you to edit your recordings, but what I've been able to figure out thus far...it's neat.
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Overall 6
6.0
Value for money 6
6.0

User Review

jcene7, Walmart
7 May 2011
  • Summary: We bought this hoping to be able to use it as a recorder and a camera. As a recorder, it works great. The zoom is awesome. The internal memory ensures ample memory. The battery lasts a long time before needing recharged. The touch screen is pretty handy. It's easy to use. I'm still tinkering w/ the computer program that comes with it that allows you to edit your recordings, but what I've been able to figure out thus far...it's neat.
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Overall 6
6.0

Photo quality is absolutely terrible

Holly, Amazon
12 April 2011
  • Summary: I purchased this camcorder before a family vacation because of the video and photo capability. It takes great video, and the features are very handy, however, the photo quality of this camera is simply awful. All of the photos we took were grainy, low light, and very poor quality. The highest resolution setting is 640x480 - I haven't had a camera with this low quality since years ago with my first digital camera. I am returning this camera to the store.
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