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Sony DCR-HC40
3.8 out of 10

Sony DCR-HC40

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Overall 9

Sony DCR-HC40 MiniDV Handycam

PC Magazine
3 November 2004
  • Conclusion: The Sony DCR-HC40 produces good video quality for an entry-level camcorder.
  • Pros: Good quality audio and video; new controls on LCD panel
  • Cons: Some usability issues
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Expert Review

Easy Camcorder
3 November 2004
  • Excerpt: Although the DCR-HC40, as the top of this year's HC line by Sony, includes an improvement in CCD size and still capabilities from its fellow camcorders, its performance is remarkably similar to the DCR-HC30, which nearly serves to render invalid any advances made by the upgrades.
  • Pros: - LCD quality, - Ease of use, - Decent low light and video quality
  • Cons: - Zooms, - Still options, - Mediocre manual control
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Overall 8

Sony Handycam DCR-HC40

8 September 2004
  • Conclusion: Ce caméscope très maniable est destiné à la famille. Le Sony conviendra particulièrement aux personnes qui ne n'envisagent pas d'utiliser les fonctionnalités avancées. En mode automatique, la qualité des images est d'ailleurs satisfaisante.
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