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Sony Handycam DCR-SX85


$279.99 Released February, 2011

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Very easy to use, just a point-and-shoot, don't have to think about it. Picture quality is sharp and clear in almost any conditions. Controls for zooming are intuitive and comfortable.

The Cons:Low light recording tends to get grainy and lose a lot of detail.

The Sony Handycam DCR-SX85 is one of three flash memory-based digital camcorders (DCR-SX85, DCR-SX65 and DCR-SX45) released together in early 2011. The top unit in the series, the DCR-SX85 offers 16GB of onboard storage.

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Otherwise it’s the same thing, as it incorporates the same general components, including a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens with a 60x zoom (70x extended), a 2000x digital zoom capacity, and a touchscreen display. This camcorder can also record 720p video tracks with stereo audio. There’s even a speaker for immediate playback, though users can instead use Sony Picture Motion Browser (PMB) to listen and view their media on their computer instead.

Features

  • Handheld Digital Camcorder
  • Advanced HAD CCD Imager Sensor
  • 60x Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
  • 70x Extended Zoom
  • 2000x Digital Zoom
  • Touch-Screen Clear Photo LCD Display
  • 16GB Embedded Flash Memory
  • 720p Video Capture (MPEG2)
  • HD Still Capture (JPEG)
  • Built-In Microphone
  • Monaural Speaker
  • Intelligent Auto
  • SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection
  • Direct Copy to External HDD
  • Sony Picture Motion Browser (PMB)
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo
  • SD/SDHC/SDXC Expansion
  • Composite Video Out
  • S Video Out
  • USB TypeA/AB Port
  • Lithium Ion Battery
  • 1-Year Warranty

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    very easy to use, just a point-and-shoot, don't have to think about it

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    picture quality is sharp and clear in almost any conditions

  • 1

    controls for zooming are intuitive and comfortable

  • 1

    zoom range is impressive, can get extremely close to distant subjects

  • 1

    image stabilization completely accounts for normal hand shake, video is very steady

  • 1

    LCD is very large and clear, easy to work with and visible in daylight

Cons
  • 3

    low light recording tends to get grainy and lose a lot of detail

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