Summary: After spending many hours reading through the manual, I was unable to transfer video from the camera to my computer. If you have a CD or DVD burner, it is supposed to be possible to transfer video from the camcorder to a CD or DVD.
Summary: I totally agree with the reviewer from Harrisburg,Pa(June 24). The SonyDCRHC40 that I purchased from Best Buy had too much motor noise for my liking. Of course, the motor noise occurs when a tape is in the camcorder and is recording or playing.
Summary: After spending more than a week comparing Sony HC20/30/40, Panasonic GS120, Canons Eluras and Opturas, I bought HC40 for my wife. In store colors looked best on Canons, but HC40 was not much worse. Also, the picture on LCD looked good in store.
Summary: I evaluated a number of camcorders PC105, DRV38 and DRV22 when I came acroos the HC40 at the store. I fell in love with the look, the feel, and the great small size. It is not a vertical design, and it fits very nicely in your hand. I purchased it and brought it home.
Excerpt: Usual sony junk, this one recorded 4 tapes before it decided not to record sound and only record half a screen of picture. It was a replacement for my fantastic sony tvr-33 which my daughter dropped and broke unfortunately.
Summary: No me puedo quejar con respecto a la calidad de la imagen, los colores, la manejabilidad, la capacidad de grabar por la noche con muy poca luz... pero tiene un problema que me hace decir NO LA COMPRES: el sonido. En la tienda ya lo pregunté y me dijeron que todas (todas) se oía el ruido del motor.