Summary: I had one of these that I had used for 5 years that I accidentally damaged. While looking for a replacement I found no better value for the money. Fortunately I was able to purchase this used one very reasonably. My old one still works if I treat it gingerly so now I can capture two angles from matching cameras.
A perfect handycam for seeking out spirits.Take pics while shooting video!
25 October 2012
Summary: The Sony HDR-SR5 handycam 40 GB nightshot videocamera is a great paranormal investigation tool.It allows you to capture still images while recording video.It also gives you 5 full hours of video on the highest quality setting.Theres a Memory stick Pro Duo slot for additional memory,which I use to store the still pictures I take,allowing the full hard drive space available for my video.The hot shoe adapter can accomodate a zoom or shotgun mic or a number of different...
Excerpt: This is a great camera with good quality picture and sound. But even though it claims to have the Super steady shot system, you can still tell the video is shaking a bit unless you set the camera down. Plus, if you want to use some features such as a fade to black at the end, you have to go into the menu in the touch LCD screen to do so, which is difficult when you are trying to shoot. But all in all, I like it, and would recommend it.
Crisp, clear shots and with the tape you get no 'artifacts'.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: I have been shooting with this videocam for the past 2 years. It ALWAYS exceeds my expectations. The tapes allow you to have an archived version and eliminate artifacts when you are panning. Suprisingly, the sound is pretty good just with the camera, adding the boom mic on the top helps also. I love this camera and would recommend it again and again.
Buy this camcorder in good used condition-it's a deal!
11 January 2012
Summary: This HDR-SR5 with 40GB is really a quality camcorder still at 3yrs old in used condition. The night vision is great for anyone into paranormal or "Looking for Bigfoot". Do buy a larger battery though and for expanded, better night viewing, buy a separate IR led light. ( This cam works awesome with these wave lengths! Yes, 100ft and still visible to a lesser degree!) Do your own editing on the cam itself and take the pro memory stick into walmart.
Summary: I purchased this item for use in my paranormal group. I needed a night vision camera. It lived up to it's name. Plus the added wide lens and all the attachments make it easy to film our investigations. The battery life is fantastic, plus it came with 2 batteries. It has a good mic and great steady shot. Any Ghost Hunters out there, I would pic one of these up ASAP.