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Sony DCR-DVD403
4.4 out of 10

Sony DCR-DVD403

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Reviews and Problems with Sony DCR-DVD403

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Overall 2
2.0

Mechanical Problems

VP "Engineer", Amazon
16 February 2006
  • Summary: This camera has built-in lens cover opener. After powering the camera, they should open. Soon after purchasing this camera I started to have problems with automatic lens cover opener. Sometimes they didn't close. I ignored it. Now, they just don't open at all.
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Overall 2
2.0

Nothing but problems

Mr. B. J. Buchman, Amazon
12 October 2005
  • Summary: Initially this camera worked fine and I was quite happy with its simplicity and quality. Then, after two months, the shutter system malfunctioned and I could not use the camera. I was in South Africa at the time and took it to Sony South Africa who advised me that the entire shutter system needed...
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Overall 2
2.0

Not as Great as the other reviewers claim

B. Smith, Amazon
19 June 2005
  • Summary: I'm a bit disappointed. Just came back from Alaska and played back my dvd's. I have a 42" plasma and the video quality stinks. It looks much better on my 25" analog tv. While recording,if I zoomed in on anything it went out of vocus. Maybe I'm doing something wrong.
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Overall 2
2.0

It drops frames.

araknid_x "araknid_x", Amazon
1 June 2005
  • Summary: I just received the camcorder yesterday and I tried shooting some video at High Resolution and was surprised to find some frames being dropped when playing back on my DVD player. When the scene is fairly static the video is fine but when there is moderate movement I see occasional drops (about one...
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