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Sony Handycam DCR-SX85 Silver, Compact Camcorder, 70x Zoom, 3" LCD

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Sony Handycam DCR-SX85 Silver, Compact Camcorder, 70x Zoom, 3" LCD
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The Sony Handycam digital camcorder features a 3.0" touch-screen LCD (230K), a built-in LED video light, as well as a professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens. This lens delivers sharp, high-resolution images and powerful 70x extended zoom that lets you capture extremely tight shots, even from far away on this sony flash memory camcorder.

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The Sony Handycam digital camcorder features a 3.0" touch-screen LCD (230K), a built-in LED video light, as well as a professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens. This lens delivers sharp, high-resolution images and powerful 70x extended zoom that lets you capture extremely tight shots, even from far away on this sony flash memory camcorder.

Sony Handycam DCR-SX85 Silver, Compact Camcorder, 70x Zoom, 3" LCD:
Sony Handycam DCR-SX85 Compact Camcorder, Silver:

  • 16GB Flash Memory For up to 10 hours of on-board recording space
  • 70x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
    Allows you to get the angle you need, no matter how tight the shot
  • Professional quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens
    Video camera has a powerful 70x zoom
  • 3.0" touch-screen Clear Photo LCD Plus display (230K)
    For intuitive menu controls and easy navigation
  • SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode
    Captures clean videos and images
  • Intelligent Auto (36 different scene combinations possible)
    Provides a multiplicity of perspectives
  • Dolby Digital stereo recording with Built-in Zoom Mic
    Captures clear, pristine audio
  • Face Detection technology
    Keeps faces in focus for clear subject focus
  • Built-in LED video light
    Keeps your subject well-lit
  • Built-in USB cable
    Easy file transfer solution
  • Direct copy to external hard drive without PC
    Allows you to keep your information on hand, even when there's no computer available
  • Sony Handycam digital camcorder includes Sony PMB (Picture Motion Browser) software
    Edit video with confidence
  • Specifications

    Product Type: Camcorder
    Enclosure Color: Silver
    Focal Length Equivalent To 35mm Camera: 39 - 2340mm
    Zoom Adjustment: Motorized drive
    Features: Built-in lens shield
    Filter Size: 37 mm
    Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
    Built-in Light: Yes
    Type: 3" LCD display
    Microphone Operation Mode: Stereo
    Microphone Features: Zoom, wind noise reduction, sensitivity control
    Min Operating Temperature: 32 F
    Max Operating Temperature: 104 F
    Digital Zoom: 2000x
    Optical Zoom: 70 X
    Model No.: DCR-SX85/S
    Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.9
    Product in Inches (L x W x H): 0.88 x 0.13 x 0.25
    Walmart No.: 606986
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    Great Camcorder/Lousy Digital Camera!
    5/7/2011

    Customer review by jcene7

    3.0 stars 5/7/2011 by jcene7
    by jcene7

    We bought this hoping to be able to use it as a recorder and a camera. As a recorder, it works great. The zoom is awesome. The internal memory ensures ample memory. The battery lasts a long time before needing recharged. The touch screen is pretty handy. It's easy to use. I'm still tinkering w/ the computer program that comes with it that allows you to edit your recordings, but what I've been able to figure out thus far...it's neat. However, when using it in the camera feature, the pictures are very, very grainy. This was so disappointing because I really like the rest of the product. Honestly, the pictures are just so poor they just aren't usable. All this to say, if you are looking for a great digital recorder...you won't be disappointed. If you were hoping to utilize it as a camera as well.....this is NOT the product for you.

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    jcene7
    Kansas City, MO
    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:35 - 44
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Once per week
    5/29/2011

    Customer review by cccampers

    3.0 stars 5/29/2011 by cccampers
    by cccampers

    THE SIZE IS GREAT, EASY TO HOLD AN CARRY. THE PICTURE QUALITY WAS VERY GOOD, SO MUCH FOR THE GOOD POINTS. I WAS NOT HAPPY WITH THE VIEWING SCREEN IN BRIGHT SUNLIGHT. NO MATTER HOW YOU TILTED IT YOU CAN't SEE WHAT YOUR FILMING. I KNOW THAT'S THE THING NOWDAYS WITH PHONES AND CAMERAS. I WISH SONY WOULD HAVE PUT A PEEP WINDOW ON THE CAMCORDER ALSO SO YOU CAN REALLY SEE WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING AT. THE CAMCORDER IS SLOW TO REFOCUS WHEN YOU MOVE FROM ONE SCENE TO ANOTHER. ONE THING TO KEEP IN MIND, IF YOU ARE USING THE ZOOM ON ONE SHOT AN STOP FILMING AN START TO FILM AGAIN ON A CLOSER SUBJECT THE CAMERA IS STILL ON ZOOM. AS LONG AS YOU REMEMBER TO CHANGE IT BACK YOU WILL BE OK. I GUESS I THOUGHT IT WOULD RESET IT SELF. MOVING FROM SITE TO SITE IT WAS EASY TO FORGET TO MAKE THE CHANGE FOR THE ZOOM. SPEAKING OF THE 70X ZOOM , YOU REALLY NEED A TRIPOD IF YOU GO THE MAX. I BOUGHT A SMALL 6 INCH TRIPOD WHICH ALSO WORKED LIKE A HANDLE. THAT PROVED TO BE HELPFUL.

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    cccampers
    New Smyrna Beach, Fl.
    Would recommend to a friend? No
    Age:65 or older
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Male
    Usage:A few times per year
    Great camera but.... come on sony!!!!
    5/17/2011

    Customer review by madismommaintexas

    3.0 stars 5/17/2011 by madismommaintexas
    by madismommaintexas

    i purchased this camera after searching several stores in my area. this seemed to be the better camera for my money. i have taken several videos with it that have turned out pretty good. quality depends on the lighting conditions and things like that but thats any camera. i ALMOST returned this camera. here is the reason why... i loaded the videos onto my pc which without the sony software is a pain. if you just insert the memory card or camera into the pc to import the files they are hidden in an off the wall titled folder and are slightly hard to find. i finally got them loaded and they wouldnt play!!! i contact sony. the format is MPEG-2 for the videos. basically they told me windows media player doesnt support this format (they dont have the codec required) and that i HAD to use THEIR software to import or play the videos. i couldnt believe that! i said well then whats the point of buying a camera to shoot videos if you cant send them to your family because they need special software just to view it. seems like a valid point right? he didnt have any answer. i asked how to get the codecs for media player and he said to contact microsoft for them. so i said ok ill do that. he then tells me that its recommended i use THEIR software again. again REALLY? so i go to microsofts page. well if you dont have windows vista home premium or a windows 7 pc the MPEG-2 format isnt supported. you have to purchase an add on like power dvd or windvd ect... price ranging from 14-99 dollars!!! luckily i had one of these titles that i received free with another pc so i loaded it. videos played perfectly with windows media player after installing power dvd. i was going to return it because at first it seemed to be a huge hassel just to load and play back any video i recorded and sending to family was going to be just as difficult. i didnt return the camera because after loading power dvd i was able to open and edit the files on my pc without needing the sony software. once you figure out where the files are hidden its pretty easy to get them off the memory card/internal memory.i know the few family and friends i will be sending it to have the required programs to view it as well. so for me it eliminated the hassel. if your not real tech savy id pass on this camera but if you read all that and went no problem then by all means buy it! i actually love it after getting the playback issues resolved.

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    madismommaintexas
    middle of nowhere texas population 999
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:25 - 34
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every few days
    Great camcorder
    4/21/2011

    Customer review by AgilityDobe

    5.0 stars 4/21/2011 by AgilityDobe
    by AgilityDobe

    I originally was going to buy a Flip camera but saw this one at the store & really liked its features. I liked the zoom options & the steady feature so I can take it on hikes to video my dogs having a good time in the woods. The feature I really like, though, is the on board USB port. Very handy. It's easy to download videos to my computer as well as the options to delete the scenes on the camera after downloading. Overall, I love this camera!

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    AgilityDobe
    Apple Creek, OH
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
    Age:45 - 54
    Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
    Gender:Female
    Usage:Every few days
    Pleased so far
    9/1/2012

    Customer review by Baldeagle

    3.0 stars 9/1/2012 by Baldeagle
    by Baldeagle

    Bought camera approximately two weeks ago. It replaces a sony cam we bought in 2000 that would have cost more than a new one to fix the prob. Person at Sony told me that. Video quality is good. Really just used it for an extended time on 8/31/12, really first thing I have had to video since I got it & it took good video. Have seen people said low video quality but I think like any camera, it depends on the lighting conditions. As far as the pic quality, I'll reserve judgement on that for now. Pics I took so far are grainy but the light conditions were not good so that may be why. People have to understand one thing, these cameras today don't have tapes in them anymore. They are hard drive and memory card system and probably any of them won't take the best video/pics. With tapes they did take good video/pics. Times have changed and this is what there is now, people may not like it, but it is what it is.

    Baldeagle
    PA
    Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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