Sony DCR-SR85 60GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick Camcorder

Sony DCR-SR85 60GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick Camcorder

Sony DCR-SR85 60GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick Camcorder

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Product Highlights

  • 1/6" Advanced HAD CCD Sensor
  • Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
  • 25x Optical Zoom
  • Super SteadyShot Image Stabilization
  • 2.7" Touch Panel Clear Photo LCD Plus
  • Quick On Button
  • Easy Handycam Button
  • One Touch Disc Burn
  • Memory Stick Media Slot
  • 60GB Hard Disk Drive
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Sony DCR-SR85 overview

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With up to 40 hours of recording time (in LP mode) the Sony DCR-SR85 60GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick Camcorder even the most ambitious of souls won't run out of space to record. The Memory Stick media adds up to an additional 325 minutes (in LP mode) of record time, giving you that extra cushion, should you need it. When you're done shooting use the included Handycam Station for One Touch Disc burn when connected to your PC via a USB cable. Capturing and sharing your video has never been easier.

The SR85 also features a built-in zoom mic for exceptional audio, a Quick On button so you never miss the big moment, 25x optical zoom and a Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens for professional quality recordings. The 2.7" touch panel Clear Photo LCD Plus display offers 211k pixels for clear and accurate images while Super SteadyShot image stabilization works to prevent the age-old problem of hand shake.

1/6" Advanced HAD CCD Sensor
The 1/6" Advanced HAD (Hole Accumulation Diode) CCD sensor gives your video and still images exceptional accuracy and clarity with 340k (effective) pixels.
Hybrid Recording to the 60GB Hard Disk Drive or Memory Stick Media
Record to the 60GB internal hard disk drive or to Sony's own Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo (sold separately) recording media. Images from the HDD can be transferred in-camera to Memory Stick media. Use the Memory Stick media in your PC or compatible Memory Stick device for uploading to edit, email, or print.
25x Optical Zoom
25x optical zoom brings your subject clear and close with no loss of video image.
2.7" Wide Touch Panel Clear Photo LCD Plus Display
The widescreen touch panel 2.7" LCD display rotates up to 270° for optimal recording from any angle. Now you can get any shot you want and frame what you're recording without loosing the image.
Memory Stick PRO Duo Media Slot
The Memory Stick PRO Duo Media slot allows you to insert Memory Stick PRO Duo and Memory Stick Duo media (sold separately) for capturing video and still images.
Quick On-2
Don't ever miss the key moment again! One press of the Quick On button puts the camcorder into sleep mode, when you press the button a second time it comes back on instantly, ready to record.
Built-In Zoom Mic with 5.1 Channel Recording
When your camera's zoom goes in for the close-up so does the built-in zoom mic. The mic focuses on the sound coming from your subject, letting all other noises fall into the background for clear and accurate dialogue and sound.
Easy Handycam Button
Sony knows that camcorders can be complicated at times. That's why they give you the option to keep things simple with the Easy Handycam Button. This option locks out more complicated features. Only the buttons essential to recording remain unlocked, letting you concentrate on capturing and enjoying the moment.
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar Lens
Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lenses have been designed especially for consumer camcorders. These lenses offer the sharpness and quality of professional lenses.
InfoLITHIUM Battery with AccuPower Meter System
The InfoLITHIUM Battery with the AccuPower Meter System is one smart rechargeable battery. View remaining battery or charging time (in minutes) on the LCD or viewfinder so you always know where you're at with battery life. These batteries are not subject to memory effect which shortens battery life when you charge too often. Charge whenever you want without worry.
Stamina Battery Power Management System
The Stamina Battery Power Management System lets the camcorder extend InfoLITHIUM battery life for extra long recording.
Fader Effects 2
When ending or starting a scene abruptly won't do, use the black or white fader effects for a smooth, professional looking transition
Face Index 2
The ingenious Face Index 2 technology lets you find the video scene you want by face. Choose from the faces displayed in the index and the scenes in which that person appears will be selected.
Film Roll Index 2
Sony makes finding scenes quick and user-friendly with the Film Roll Index 2. Much like the chapters in a book the index helps you find the video scenes you want by previewing the beginning. You also have the option to display scenes at intervals of 3, 6 and 12 seconds or 1 and 5 minutes.
One Touch Disc Burn
Supplied Software allows you to burn copies of your video or stills onto DVD when you connect via a USB cable to your PC and hit the One Touch Disc Burn button. It couldn't be easier!
Progressive Shutter System
This feature progressively scans your still images using an interlaced scanning system for detail and accuracy.
Super NightShot Infrared System
Ever want to record at night or in low light but can't? Well now you can. The Super NightShot Infrared System records with a slow shutter speed to capture video even in complete darkness (0 lux) providing video with both color and clarity
Multi-Language Menu
Choose from menus in English, English (simplified), Canadian French, Latin American Spanish and Brazilian Portuguese.
In the Box
Sony DCR-SR85 60GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick Camcorder
  • Power Adapter & In-Camera Charger
  • InfoLITHIUM NP-FH40 Rechargeable Battery
  • Remote Commander Remote Control
  • Multi A/V Cable (Stereo)
  • USB Cable
  • Application CD-ROM with Driver
  • Enjoy Handycam DVD
  • 1-Year Parts & 90-Days Labor Warranty
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    Sony DCR-SR85 specs

    Sensor 1/6" Advanced HAD CCD sensor
    Lens Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
    Focal Length=2.5-62.5mm
    Zoom 25x Optical
    2000x Digital
    Filter Size 30mm
    System NTSC
    Format Video: MPEG-2
    Still: JPEG
    Audio Dolby Digital 2 channel
    Image Stabilization Super SteadyShot
    Lux 8 lux
    Line In Recording No
    A/V Dubbing No
    Tape Loading N/A
    Display Type Wide hybrid touch panel LCD
    Display Size 2.7"
    Viewfinder N/A
    Camera Features
    Manual Controls Focus, White Balance, Guide Frames, Auto Slow Shutter
    Built-in Speaker Yes
    Built-in Mic Yes
    Accessory Shoe Yes
    Fade Resistance Yes
    Effects Yes
    Built-in Light/Flash No
    Digital Still Mode
    Still Recording Media Memory Stick PRO
    Memory Stick PRO Duo
    (sold separately)
    Resolution 1Mp
    Input/Output Connectors
    Inputs No
    Output USB: Hi-speed
    Composite Video: RCA via A/V breakout cable
    Analog Audio L/R: RCA via A/V breakout cable
    Microphone Input No
    Headphone Jack No
    Power Requirements 7.2V (battery pack)
    8.4V (AC Adapter)
    Dimensions (WxHxD) 3 x 3 1/8 x 4 1/2" (76.3 x 76.6 x 112.8mm)
    Weight 14 oz (400g)

    Sony DCR-SR85 reviews

    DCR-SR85 60GB Hybrid HDD/Memory Stick Camcorder is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 35.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Big things from a small package I used this camera at work to record a 4 hour presentation. I was then able to edit out some of the unnecessary parts (about 3 hours worth of unnecessary parts) and burn it to a DVD with the included software and share it with those fortunate associates who missed it. Nothing to it. If you want a good camera thats easy to use and takes a quality picture, this is it. This is a great video camera for the price. I was amazed at how small it is. It is very simple to use and for what I am going to do with it, it is going to work well. The battery life is sufficient with the included battery but I suggest getting an extra.
    Date published: 2008-12-19
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to use, nice quality Very happy with this video camera. It's a small, compact unit with a very easy to use touch screen system. Lots of recording time, high quality video, and surprisingly good quality sound from the built in mic. Handy dock to quickly connect to the computer, but it's not required so you don't have to haul it with you when traveling. I haven't used any of the software that came with teh camera, just plugged it into my WinXP system and the camera showed up as a removeable drive with mpg video files on it. I love high tech stuff that only takes a minute or two to start enjoying.
    Date published: 2008-05-06
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Small Camcorder with Great Features We needed a replacement Camcorder to replace a Digital 8 Sony that had died after 5 years. This time we decided not to go with tapes as we have a stack that still needs digitizing. This is amazingly small package that is ergonomic for both my large and my wife's small hands. The amount of capacity allowed us to take an entire vacation without downloading to the laptop. Sony design is one of the reason I keep gravitating to their products. B&H's pricing was in the lowest 5% and I had done business with them many times. A Win all around.
    Date published: 2009-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Nice Technology I just had baby twin girls and wanted to capture their antics on video. I searched several retailers and product descriptions and this one seemed to have everything (except HD) for a great price. When I got it I was amazed how compact it is! I love that I don't have to worry about tapes, discs, or cards because the internal harddrive is so big. The touch screen menu is really cool and easy to use! And I was amazed that the face recognition ACTUALLY worked! It didn't work on the baby faces, but on adults it categorizes the video by who is in it. For the price I'm amazed at all the features and ease of use. I haven't tried the direct to DVD thing yet, but the docking station and software makes it easy to upload video & pics to the computer.
    Date published: 2009-04-07
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Purchase! We bought this camera primarily to take video of our newborn son. It certainly does the job. One of the main reasons we purchased this model was because of the advertised simplicity of transferring the movies from the camera to a DVD. As advertised, it was shockingly easy. The one push easy button is a great feature. The touch screen operates as a touch screen should, and the video quality, even though it isn't HD, is wonderful! Also, being able to easily switch from movie to stills is a major plus. No need to switch cameras and potentially miss the shot. I would recommend an external microphone and potentially some sort of secondary lighting. Certainly a purchase we would make over and over again. Great buy from a great, always reliable company!
    Date published: 2009-02-17
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excelent !!! Im a video estussiast from 1982, every 2 years I bought a different camera, from Panasonic to Sopny Its an excelent camera. The best that Ive had Very good definition an colour. Instantly change of situations, from light to dark condition. Battery life is mormal, is better to adquire another. Great capacity (60 GB) and easy to transfer to the computer and easy to make a disk. Good records in dark situations or with little light. CONCLUSSION: Excellent rate price/prestations.
    Date published: 2008-08-31
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from We like the Camcorder We have used it a couple of times and like the result. We need to buy additional battery for longer videos.
    Date published: 2008-04-10
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from DCR-SR85 Camcorder Picture clarity is awesome Very light weight Zoom is very good. Touch screen Ease of Use.
    Date published: 2009-04-22
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