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When image quality matters most, choose the DCR-HC85 MiniDV Handycam® Camcorder from Sony. It features a 1/3.6" advanced HAD™ CCD imager which captures up to 2 megapixels of video information, translating into 530 lines of crisp, clear horizontal resolution. It even allows still image capture on Memory Stick DUO™ up to a huge 1600 x 1200 resolution.
Sony Handycam DCR-HC85 Mini DV Camcorder
cons: BOTTOM TAPE LOADING...HOW SAD
AWSOME CAMCORDER. SUPER QUALITY. GIANT LCD! SO EASY TO USE! BEST SONY MINI DV EVER! WOULD RECCOMEND... See Full Review
pros: Decent Consumer level digital ,color,nightshooting
cons: Exposure problems,only 10x zoom
Sony Handycam DCR-HC85 Whats the Real Deal
This is my third edit and I think I understand the discrepancy of views on this camera or I thought... See Full Review
pros: The camera does everything great, except download via the firewire and USB ports.
cons: The download ports break for now reason, and it takes too long to get fixed.
Stay away from this camera, it has quality problems.
April 2004 we bought a new Sony at Best Buy. It did everything we asked it to. Great video, easy to... See Full Review
pros: Ease of use. Picture Quality, photo and video. 3.5" LCD
cons: Some streaking with very bright pinpoint type lights. Battery life is average.
This camera has been great
The picture is awesome on my big screen tv and other tv's. The Digital camera feature is fantastic,... See Full Review
pros: Easy to use, manual focus ring, large 3.5" LCD screen, high resolution
cons: Weak on manual controls, expensive, there are alternatives with Canon or Panasonic for less
Good Quality, Easy to Use, Though Not for Budget-Minded (Part 5)
Part 5 in reviewing Sony's HC series camcorders. I don't sell many DCR-HC85 camcorders at my work, b... See Full Review
|Recording Media||Mini DV|
|Number of Pixels||2110K pixels|
|LCD / Viewfinder|
|LCD Screen Size||3.5 in.|
|Display Type||With LCD Screen|
|Color Viewfinder||With Color Viewfinder|
|Focal Length||4.5 - 45 mm|
|Attachment / Filter Size||37 mm|
|Night Shot||With Night Shot|
|Image Stabilizer||With Image Stabilizer|
|Low Lux||7 Lux|
|Audio Format||12/16 Bit PCM Digital Stereo Audio|
|Memory Still Resolution||1.92 Megapixels|
|Digital Still Shot Mode||With Still Shot Capability|
|Max Still Image Size||1600 x 1200|
|MPEG Movie Mode||Without MPEG Movie Mode|
|Memory Card Support||Memory Stick Duo|
|Battery Life||Up to 1.33 Hours|
|Battery Type||Proprietary Lithium|
|Family Line||Sony Handycam|