SONY DCR-HC85E reviews: MiniDV storage camcorder

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This camcorder is a good all rounder.

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9.0 out of 10 based on 2 reviews.
SONY DCR-HC85E: 10x optical zoom camcorder using Memory Stick Duo card. See full product description

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Victor, St. Leonards On Sea Experienced amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Quality of video.
Superb quality of still photography-no need for a second camera-amazing at close ups.
It has a VIEWFINDER-I would never buy a camera without one.
Bad points:
The remote can not be used from the rear-useful when setting camera in garden and operate it from the house or shed.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 7.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 9.0
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Review date: 31 Jan 2010

Rob, St Albans Keen amateur

Score 8.0/10
Good points:
True widescreen mode and reliable operation. Picture is good for a non HD camera
Bad points:
None that I can think of to be honest even after several years of use
Overall rating 8.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 8.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 8.0
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Review date: 30 Jun 2010

Product Features

Optical zoom ratio 10
Media format MiniDV
Type of memory card Memory Stick Duo
Digital zoom ratio 120
Type of image stabiliser Electronic
Widescreen recording Yes
Weight (g) 630
Screen size (Inches) 3.5
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