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Sony-dcr-dvd403.33251330
4.6 out of 10

Sony DCR-DVD403

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Overall 4
4.0

"Shutter broke in less than 2 years"

Sam Pasam, CNET
1 August 2007
  • Pros: Easy to operate and very good recording
  • Cons: Shutter broke in less than 2 years
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Overall 4
4.0

Computer won't read mini-disks

Charles Memminger, Amazon
9 September 2006
  • Summary: One of the beauties of this camera is that the mini-disk can be taken out and played directly on your DVD player. You'd think that the same would be true of your computer. Wouldn't it make sense to be able to take the mini-disk out of the camera and then be able to call up the still photos you took and be able to email them or print them? Can't do it. You have to get special software disk called "Picture Package" ($70!
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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 4
4.0

"Good Video, Great pictures, but bad DVD readablity"

smithdxx, CNET
20 February 2006
  • Pros: Video Quatlity and great lense for pictures
  • Cons: DVD burner is really weak.
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Overall 3
3.0

"only 20 minutes of unspectacular HQ video per disk"

johnshakespeare, CNET
4 February 2006
  • Pros: low-light performance, LCD, battery life
  • Cons: only 20 minutes of HQ per disk, mediocre HQ quality
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Overall 4
4.0
Ease of use 10
10
Durability 4
4.0
Battery performance 8
8.0

GREAT item when it works...but, WATCH OUT....

saintmas, epinions.com
10 October 2005
  • Excerpt: Like many other purchasers, I throughly reviewed the SONY unit before purchase and felt confident th
  • Pros: The unit has many useful and convenience functions that are easy to use.
  • Cons: Too prone to failure and awful warranty for this expensive unit.
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Overall 4
4.0

Worry about terrible Sony quality and repair policy!!!

Bruce Twito, Amazon
16 August 2005
  • Summary: I purchased the DCR-DVD403 camcorder from Amazon, used it, and was generally happy with it. Then the automatic lens cover ceased to open within a few weeks of of purchase, which renders the camera unusable. Instead of a working camera, I get grinding gear noises. Fortunately, the unit was within Sony's short 90 day warranty, so I followed the Sony procedure for repair, which includes filling out a form on their web site. I was instructed to send my unit to Laredo, Texas.
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Overall 4
4.0

Kurzbewertung zu Sony Handycam DCR-DVD403

apriorix, Dooyoo
23 July 2008
  • Summary: Leider insgesamt ein Fehlkauf. Zwar mögen die technischen Details recht ordentlich sein (Bild- und Klagqualität, Nachtaufnahme). Doch die Nachteile in der Handhabung sind leider gravierend: 1) Proprietäres DVD-Datenformat: DVD wird weder finalisiert noch unfinalisiert von Windows erkannt, dadurch entfällt das Einlegen und Überspielen direkt in einem PC-Laufwerk. Damit verliert das Aufnahmemedium DVD leider jeglichen Vorteil gegenüber anderen Aufnahmemedien.
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Overall 4
4.0

Für diesen Preis alles andere als toll!!!!

K. Jarnig, Amazon
20 November 2005
  • Summary: Voller Freude die Packung geöffnet und den Camcorder begutachtet - da kam schon der erste Dämpfer- das Ding ist im vergleich zu meinem 3 1/2 Jahre Camcorder von JVC ja riesig und auch über 100 Gramm schwerer(!) - schlafen die bei Sony?! Von den Maßen des Camcorders gar nicht zu reden. Der Akku garantiert zwar eine lange Betriebsdauer, ist allerdings auch riesig.
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