Summary: I bought this back in 2009, so it's not really fair to review it by 2015 standards. It still works and it has always done what it's supposed to do. The user interface is kludgy (even by 2009 standards), but you don't have to mess with on screen controls much to use the camera.
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...
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 (*****).
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.
Summary: hi guys if you are thinking about buying a camcorder and you have the extra money this is the best camcorder for you. it has high quality stills picture also an auto mode that takes still pictures during your video (hd) recording whenever someone is smiling. and many more great features.