Summary: i give it 4.5 the quality is ok for a camcorder that is not HD i used this camcorder for paranormal investigation and it work`s really good for the price is great you need a infrared light for ghost hunting unless you want to used the super night shot it work`s great with my phantom infrared pro. i recommend this camera get the higher battery the one that comes with it only last 2 1/2 hours.
"it is a good cam as far as quality & convenience"
26 April 2011
Pros: One needs to be an editing guru to get the dcr-sr80's quality output performance. Once imported from the cam through windows cut and paste function, I found out that the video mpeg files need to be transcoded from pinnacle t-rex software into an editable
Cons: No eyepiece viewing function especially when conserving battery power. Too dependent on screen touch operation.