Summary: This product came packaged just as the seller described except that it is not the Sony HDR-XR500V - it is the Sony HDR-XR500 "E". Otherwise the product came as described with assesories that were not included in the original advertisement, which stated that it only came with a USB cord (in addition came with remote, power cord, two batterys, and two audio and visual cords). Very nice camera.
Summary: I just bought this camera to self film my bow hunting and for a backup camera/second angle camera when with my hunting partner. It takes excellent pictures (taken mostly by accident when trying to record) And has very crisp footage during good light (*****). It is below par for low light conditions for me(**) because i cannot use a light to film, the deer will see me! The nightshot is cool and i plan to use it alot now that ive seen its end result (****).
Summary: Because an image worth a thousands words, check out my video I did with the same camera on youtube /watch?v=aa7og434IoM, overall it's a very good camera very solide and have quick response, lots of feature for custom movies, the quality of the image is excellent!
Summary: I use this camera for both video capture as well as live output via hdmi to a projection screen during private events. As another user stated, it works great with Sony Vegas Pro for post-editing. Tremendous plus is the external mic input. Just bought a back-up on ebay for a great price.
Summary: This Camcorder is top notch. It is the second one I have purchased. There is nothing wrong with the first one but I want to be able to video from two angles and am so pleased with the first one that I didn't want to buy anything else.
Sony's HDR-XR500V Handycam Work Horse For Real Estate Property Videos.
24 December 2011
Summary: The Sony's HDR-XR500V Handycam is one bullet proof, shoot in any conditions hard working video camera. My second Sony and I use it for Maine real estate videos, local community shoot, edit, render and uploads to You Tube and other platforms. It has an amazing leveler for steady easy pans, an on board still 12 meg in case you left your still point and shoot home. Or its battery goes dead. The quality, price, dependability of this camera makes it my pick.
Summary: I can't ask for a better camera. The picture quality is exceptional and there is absolutely no jittery recording with this camera. The price was hefty but you get what you pay for. One thing that I didn't like is the fact that, you have to turn on the camera to get the memory card out. It could be elsewhere where I didn't have to turn the camera on. This is not a big deal but I thought I mention it.
Summary: This camcorder has excellent video quality even in very low light. It even has a infrared light for night recording. The audio quality is good. All media files (videos, pictures) are tagged with GPS lat/long but may not be useful outside of the camera and the supplied software which can It is very compact, not very heavy and fits in my hand. The hard disk size of 120 GB is plentiful and the memory stick can be used if you need more space.