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Sony DCR-HC40
4.1 out of 10

Sony DCR-HC40

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Reviews and Problems with Sony DCR-HC40

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Overall 4
4.0

Doesn't work well with my computer

Amazon Customer, Amazon
8 August 2004
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Too Much Motor Noise

Amazon
28 June 2004
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

OK on average, bad colors

Amazon
15 June 2004
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0

Not as good as advertised

D. Lee, Amazon
14 March 2004
  • 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.
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 10
10
Ease of use 10
10
Sound quality 10
10
Picture quality 10
10

My Right Hand...

monopede, Ciao
24 May 2009
  • Excerpt: This is just a superb Sony HandyCam. It has been in my right hand more than it should have been for the past six years! I've filmed through Tanzania to Lanzarote and it is still going strong.
  • Pros: Compact and so easy to use
  • Cons: Remote control poor
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Overall 4
4.0
Ease of use 2
2.0
Sound quality 8
8.0
Picture quality 2
2.0

oh dear oh dear sony

ollski, Ciao
26 May 2008
  • 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.
  • Pros: good webcam if you can set it up
  • Cons: everything else
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 2
2.0

Buena cámara pero...

Nalviento, Ciao
21 April 2006
  • 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.
  • Pros: Buena calidad de imagen, comodidad
  • Cons: MAL sonido, botón de encendido
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