Sony HDR-XR100 80 GB HDD High Definition Camcorder – Killer HD

Great picture, lots of features and compact. Start to recording is very quick. Charges fastwish it had night shot though.

I use it in a picnic, it seems good. But i only use 2 times until now.

The high definition video quality in daylight is excellent. That being said, this camcorder has some serious drawbacks:1. The pmb (picture motion browser) software does not work on windows vista 64-bit2. The image stabilization is terrible (it will literally give you motion sickness watching video if you walk with this camera). The low-light video quality is very poor.

Excellent hd camera by sony. Easy to learn and easy to use. High-quality lens by carl zeiss is hard to beat. The zeiss lenses are why all of my digital cameras are sonys. This is a relatively small package that fits the hand very nicely. The anti-motion software and the face focus features are weel done and a big help.

This is certainly a good buy for the price and the quality. Since every item is not perfect, even this has few drawbacks. Its doing ok in low light as compared to others, but in day light quality is the best. Creating a hd dvd is easy but to convert to a regualar dvd is realy pain. It takes for ever almost 4 hours for writing a regular dvd. The quality of conversion is bad. The other one when viewed connecting directly to tv, you get the best results. Regarding zoom, its just 10x optical which limits the coverage range. Well i bought this to for personnel home recording, so i scarificed range to quality.

Last time i buy sony handycam. This only ports to microsoft windows using provided software and not portable to other formats. Even worse only still photos using memory stick will transfer to mac. So don’t do as i did and record your entire ski vacation to find out you can not transfer to a mac and use with final cut pro. Update; turns out this little handy cam will transfer to final cut pro on the mac. So i increased the rating to 4 start. There may be other ways to transfer. Then connected handycam to computer. Another window popped up to port photos so i closed this window and kept imovies opened.

  • Right box wrong camcorder
  • Easy to use
  • Excellent HD Camera

It handles big tahoe backcountry shots like they are nothing.

 if you are looking for a camera that shoots great hd outside, then you have found the camera. The quality of shooting outdoors is very good. But when you go indoors and you do not have a lot of light coming in from the windows then the camera will start picking up noise. What i did is pick up a headband flash light and took the band around the camera to attach the light. Adding that extra light has help. You can change some gain and aperture settings. But it isn’t enough like pro camera can do. I do love the small size of the camera.

When the item arrived i quickly realized that the enclosed camcorder was not an xr100. Unfortunately the seller doesn’t have the correct item so i will have to settle for a refund. As always, check to see that you received the correct item. Btw i am happy with the cx100 & 5 xr100s that i currently own.

I’ve used this camera for year and it’s still impressive. I just off load all video to my computer via usb.

I am glad i bought this camcorder in time for my grand daughters’s first birth day, and my 65the birthday. I am an experience camcorder use – since vhs bulky (panasonic) one to small cartridge tape(canon. This is my first hd camcorder and amazon price was the lowest for the highest quality cancoder with 80gb hard drive. Movie quality is the best, sharp clear and picture qaulity great. Very easy to use and inside the house with the family event did not use any flood light and automatic adjustment took the best movie and could not tell different shades or low light and sharpness was uniform. I recommend everyone buy this camcorder – it is the best quality and with low price than other camcorder. Thanks amazon website for giving me such a good bargain.

Features of Sony HDR-XR100 80 GB HDD High Definition Camcorder (Silver) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • 1920 x 1080 high definition video recording
  • 4 megapixel still image capture
  • 80GB hard disk drive
  • Face Detection technology for video and still images
  • Professional Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens

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This is a great camera, considering the price. Great video quality and small enough to carry anywhere.

I have this camcorder for just over three weeks and to date very good performance with minor issues. Proper lighting – excellent picture quality. Poor lighting – example ‘evening’ i use the sunset setting with pretty good picture quality. Definitely the motion sensor could be better.

First of all a big thanks to amazon. Its very easy to use and well designed.

1920 x 1080 high definition video recording

4 megapixel still image capture

80GB hard disk drive

Face Detection technology for video and still images

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Sony HDR-XR100 80 GB HDD High Definition Camcorder (Silver) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
4.3 / 5  stars, based on  23  reviews