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Sony Handycam DCR SR85E

Sony Handycam DCR SR85E
alaAverage 4.4

5 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 reviews of Sony Handycam DCR SR85E. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the price and durability. The portability and zoom also get good feedback, but many are negative about the size.

zoom, portability, durability, price


On average, users rate this product 88/100.

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Sony SR85E


Sony Camcorder DCR-SR85E SR85E also realize the hard drive and Memory Stick storage of dual-mode. Zoom microphone with up-to-date and quick start function, face detection, fast startup, 1.07 million total pixels CCD, Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens, up to...

very cheap

too big

Mar, 2009

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Sony Handycam DCR SR85E


1,70 times optical zoom lens Super 2, optical anti-shake function 3, iA (intelligent Auto) functions Super strong 70 times optical zoom lens due to the implementation of advanced Optical Image Stabilizer system. Even through the zoom will be the...

1,70 times optical zoom lens Super


Mar, 2009

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The New Hybrid HDD (Hard Disk Drive) Handycam.


Sony is in a matter experts for handycam model that is offered with a large capacity memory in the Hard Disk Drive (HDD), HDD Handycam is brought right to travel or perpetuate any special event you (Day anniversary, when the wedding, at birth, the...

Up to 41 hours of recording time


Feb, 2009

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This is all new sony handycam dcr sr85e.It has some unique features. Hdd Recording Times : Sd Hq 9mbps (720 X 576) : 880mins Sd Sp 6mbps (720 X 576) : 1310mins Sd Lp 3mbps (720 X 576) : 2510mins. Media : Primary Video Recording Medium : 60gb Hdd...



Feb, 2009

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review of Sony Handycam DCR SR85E


As you all must knw sony has its name all over so people if you want to buy a handicam , just ask fr this model ... Read review

Feb, 2009

Product Specifications

The DCR-SR85E Handycam camcorder holds on to all your memories. With a 60GB hard disk drive, store up to 40 hours of video (LP) in amazing resolution with the 1 megapixel CCD. An industry leading Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens keeps every little detail locked in to perfection. You can easily transfer and share your videos by simply connecting the DCR-SR85E to the included Handycam Station and burn a disc with a single push. Now, it's easier than ever to capture and share your memories.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FH40

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type: None

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Candle / Fireworks / Landscape / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunrise / Sunset / Twilight mode


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.2
Max Focal Length:62.5mm
Min Focal Length:2.5mm
Optical Zoom:25
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1070Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:Advanced HAD CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / White fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:2000
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card / Hard disk drive
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Monotone / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None