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Sony DCR-DVD403
4.0 out of 10

Sony DCR-DVD403

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Overall 2
2.0

Even Sony produces lemons

Robert W Beebe Jr, Amazon
6 September 2015
  • Summary: I was very impressed when I first purchased this camera, but after a few years it started to act up. And now it is virtually unusable. Repair estimate is through the roof! So it becomes a paper weight. Very surprised since this was a Sony product.
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Overall 8
8.0

It's alright

C. Her, Amazon
9 February 2009
  • Summary: We've recently replaced this camcorder with a Sony SR12 hard drive camcorder. The hard drive camcorder is the way to go. This DVD camcorder is nice and simple to use, but the 30 minute DVDs is too much of a headache to keep changing in and out, especially when you're right in the middle of capturing...
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Overall 6
6.0

Love and hate it

G. A Wheeler, Amazon
5 August 2007
  • Summary: I've owned this camera for about 18 months now. I wanted a camera that could shoot both decent video and stills, and would do mpeg2 encoding to save me the work of converting DV-AVI files to mpeg2 myself. This camera largely met those goals but has lots of annoyances too. 1. The lens cover.
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Overall 6
6.0

Buyer beware

PAM, Amazon
25 June 2007
  • Summary: The Sony DVD403 Handycam takes great pictures and is easy to use, but beware! The software that comes with it messes up your computer BIG TIME! We have had to rebuild our computer and leave the software off.
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Overall 8
8.0

A lot to remember

William T. Gosselin, Amazon
7 May 2007
  • Summary: Nice images. Compact, easy to transport. Keep the manual handy as there are a lot of functions that are easily forgotten unless the camera is used often. Found this unit is not too nice to other disc manufacturers. Use Sony discs to avoid disappointments.
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Overall 2
2.0

Lens Cover 17 days over worthless warr..

I. Crandall, Amazon
31 January 2007
  • Summary: Poor lens cover design this is an offical money trap dont buy this product 311 spending towards a quality cammera!
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Overall 8
8.0

Very pleased with product.

D. Coll, Amazon
17 December 2006
  • Summary: After using this camcorder for over a year, I am very pleased with it, and highly recommend it. My only desire for the camera would be greater control of the zoom. It is easy to zoom in and out fast, but a slow, smooth zoom takes a gentle touch on the zoom lever.
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Sony Handycam DCR-DVD403

cjaneb877, ReviewStream
16 November 2006
  • Excerpt: My brother-in-law, who we otherwise call, “techno-man” because he always purchases the leading edge products on the market, just got one of those Sony Handycam DCR-DVD403 units. The thing is insane, and I am so jealous! It looks like a mini-video recorder, but has a pop-out display so …
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Overall 2
2.0

Lens cover stops working!!!

Matthew J. Clevenger, Amazon
14 October 2006
  • Summary: We had this camera for nine months, and treated it like a baby. Like so many others we had the lens cover stop working. Piece of junk! We won't ever buy Sony again.
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Overall 8
8.0

LENS COVER BLUES but THERE SEEMS TO BE A QUICK FIX!!!!

Sarah Lader, Amazon
3 October 2006
  • Summary: Okay, I just purchased this DVD403 and with in 1 hour had the same problem with my lens cover that I have read about all too many times (should have read this before I purchased).
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