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Sony DCR-DVD405
4.7 out of 10

Sony DCR-DVD405

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Overall 6
6.0

10x zoom does not get the job done.

Norma Jean "Dee", Amazon
22 May 2013
  • Summary: I wasn't paying attention to the zoom (10x) when I ordered this product because I was blind sided by all of the great reviews. I'm not sure if I got a bad camcorder, but I was not satisfied with this purchase. The pictures were horrible and the video recordings were mediocre to say the least.
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Overall 10
10

Very good.

VICTOR R, Amazon
16 January 2013
Overall 2
2.0

Handicam Not PC Frienndly

James L. Warner, Amazon
21 February 2007
  • Summary: I could not use the software that came with the handicam and I tried five other programs and none of them could access the cams video or controls - It may be possible to link PC and handicam but I don't have a degree in science fiction.
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Overall 10
10

Sweet cam

Jager B., Newegg
27 January 2007
  • Summary: The Super Nightshot is a bit distorted.Dont mistake the flashing lazer like dots for anything unexplainable.If you keep a steady shot in the night sky you will notice them blinking around.As you move the cam you can clearly see them follow your shot.If your recording you will also notice them in the...
  • Pros: Great picture... Lots of features.Amazingly bright in very low light conditions. I really enjoy the Super Nightshot w/infrared...Look out!!! UFO's Everywhere!!! :-)
  • Cons: none really...
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Overall 8
8.0

Not an issue

Digitally Impaired, Amazon
18 January 2007
  • Summary: This is my first camcorder which I purchased based on the reviews here at Amazon. A few of the reviews complained that the small touch screen would smear after touching it with fingers. Not an issue. Just a light touch with the fingernail does the trick and - no smear.
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Overall 6
6.0

Good for a few months

Anonymous, Newegg
7 January 2007
  • Summary: My mom (not a tech savy), 55yrs old love this thing. I teach her the basic and she remember it. Once you read the manual, its not that hard to have the right setting. Overall, if you can afford this than wait out. I'm into video and editing and I preferred the Sony HD 1080i camcorder.
  • Pros: The video quality is what you expect from a portable camcorder, but better quality than other camcorder at the same price range.
  • Cons: after 2 months my LCD touch screen stop working, you can see the menue but u cant touch it. Good thing I bought it in store and 1yr store extended warrenty. If you use poor quality DVD disc, it will rotate really fast making loud noise. I preferred FujiDvD or SonyDvD disc, they had higher quality...
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Overall 10
10

A GREAT Camcorder For The Money!!!

Alex, Amazon
25 November 2006
  • Summary: I shopped and shopped around looking for the Best Mini DVD Camcorder. After much searching, I came across the Sony 405. This is a terrific camcorder for the money. It is very easy to use and offers many great features. The camera is very small and great for travel.
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Overall 10
10

Great Camcorder!!

Julie P., Newegg
9 November 2006
  • Summary: Did tons of research and price comparison before selecting this model. Hunted for value plus quality and I feel this camcorder delivers the goods.
  • Pros: Excellent camcorder. Easy to use, video quality is exceptional. Great value.
  • Cons: None so far.
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Overall 6
6.0

Sony dvd405, decent product, bad sony service

A. Watson, Amazon
8 November 2006
  • Summary: I ordered this from amazon. Got it quick. Had problems from the begining. Turns out there was a issue with the cd drive and it destroyed several mini-dvd-r's. Sony support was horrible, non english speaking people, went thru there troubleshooting steps with them on the phone and ate a few more...
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Overall 10
10

Amazing Quality

Patricia M. Lord, Amazon
26 October 2006
  • Summary: I have had this camera since August and I wanted to use it enough before I reviewed it. First of all it was about $300 cheaper here on Amazon then anywhere else. I took this camera to Knobles, football games, hayrides, etc. This camera has been great.
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