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4.7 out of 10

Sony DCR-DVD403

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Sony Handycam DCR-DVD403

cjaneb877, ReviewStream
25 July 2014
  • 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!
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Overall 6
6.0

Editing videos from these DVD's is MAJOR pain

Steve H "Technopro", Amazon
21 October 2006
  • Summary: I love the camera and it takes fantastic images...but editing your video's is virtually impossible since you cannot plug a firewire or USD cable into the unit, copy it to your PC and just "Edit". You need to convert the timing. MAOR MAJOR MAJOR pain. This is my 3rd SONY handycam, and I am seriously pissed at this dumb move. I use Windows XP Service Service Pack 2. I see others had some problem with this camera. Do not buy it if you plan on editing videos.
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Overall 4
4.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Durability 4
4.0
Battery performance 6
6.0

DISAPPOINTED - READ THIS BEFORE YOU BUY!

cribban, epinions.com
25 August 2006
  • Summary: BUY IT IF YOU THINK IT WON'T BREAK
  • Pros: Easy to format and pop into DVD player for display on the TV
  • Cons: No mpeg2, avi or other compressed formats!? INSANE REPAIR CHARGES!! WARRANTY?!? Yeah right!
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Overall 2
2.0
Ease of use 8
8.0
Durability 4
4.0
Battery performance 8
8.0

Avoid SONY or purchase replacement warranty

dsnz, epinions.com
13 August 2006
  • Excerpt: My brother has this camera and mentioned that the lens cover was broken.
  • Pros: SONY could become appreciative of their customers
  • Cons: SONY is unlikely to change their customer service attitude
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Overall 2
2.0
Ease of use 4
4.0
Durability 2
2.0
Battery performance 2
2.0

extremely disappointed

linematrix, epinions.com
13 July 2006
  • Excerpt: It ( Sony DVD403 ) cost me $1249.98 on May 2005. Its Lens Cover refused to work when I was taking a
  • Pros: It seems good
  • Cons: When you had it , It may be good
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Overall 8
8.0

Lens protector very sensitive to dust and small particles

MS, Amazon
23 February 2006
  • Summary: You have to keep this baby really clean. Its got a goofy lens cover mechanism that is very sensitive to the smallest particles. It constantly gets jammed. No other complaints, works great.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great camera, Terrible DVD Authoring software

Benoit J. Lheureux, Amazon
5 February 2006
  • Summary: I echo many other reviewer's sentiments about the high quality Sony DCR-DVD403 camera - its great! I am quite concerned about the terrible things I have heard about Sony's support -- I hope I don't ever have to turn in my camera. Fortunately, so far my camera is working flawlessly. Some of the bundled software is a different story though -- what a disgrace!
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Overall 6
6.0

Software has No Support

Good Clean Fun, Amazon
28 January 2006
  • Summary: I like the camera so far, and I'd give it higher ratings, but their software support is terrible. Particularly, the DVD403 comes with Sony's PicturePackage and PIXELA's ImageMixer EasyStepDVD. After ImageMixer EasyStepDVD installs there is no icon to launch the program anywhere (this is on XP). Even in the start menu, there is nothing. I located the executable file in the Program Files/PIXELA directory, and ran that. Nothing.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Camera/Camcorder by No i-Link Interface

Curt Schneider, Amazon
21 January 2006
  • Summary: I purchased about 2 weeks ago and have been happy with the quality of pictures and general functionality so far. This is my first digital camcorder & third camcorder over 16 years. On price... Amazon was by far the best when you consider free shipping and no sales tax, I saved about $200. I-Link...
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Overall 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 10
10

Easy Entry to Camcorder World

jaymel622, epinions.com
17 January 2006
  • Excerpt: This is the first video camera I have ever owned and it is easy to use.
  • Pros: Ease of Use, Picture Quality, Night Vision
  • Cons: Trouble finding blank media, particular read-write
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