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: 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.
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! I travel a lot to south america, and the camera comes with NO MAPS for that region!
SONY HDR-XR500 - First rate camcorder with not so first rate still capture capability
Sunil N. Patankar, Amazon
27 November 2009
Summary: Recently I bought Sony Handycam HDR-XR500V and this is what I feel about my new camcorder. I fell in love with my Sony Handycam HDR-XR500V the moment I held it in my hand for the very first time. The camcorder is very sleek, lightweight and extremely steady. It took me couple of hours to get used to the control knobs especially the one meant for zooming, changing the mode from camcorder to digital camera and the one provided for taking still images.
Conclusion: не, пятерки не заслуживает, хотя характеристики довольно неплохие.Звучание у видео отличное, стабилизация и чувствительность отличные. При этом камера совсем нетяжелая, маленькая, куча памяти, с классным дисплеем и батареей. но вот картинка немного подкачала - разрешение слабоватое, цветопередача неправильная, фокус глуяет и тормозит, зернит немного при плохом свете, зум неудобный - на мониторе. В принципе, снимать основные вехи жизни и отпуска достаточно.