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!
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: 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...
Summary: This camera is awesome. Great video quality! Two Cons: 1.- Pictures taken at night are TERRIBLE! You cannot trust on this camera if you go out at night or in low light conditions planning to take some pictures. However, video quality at night is pretty good. 2.- GPS feature... No feature at all!
Summary: I've had this camera for a couple of months now and haven't really put it to the full test but so far I very much like it. I'm a total dunce when it comes to learning how to operate things like this but this camera was a snap.