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Sony-dcr-hc40.15940
4.1 out of 10

Sony DCR-HC40

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Overall 8
8.0

Wanted to keep my DCR-HC40 alive a bit longer!

knswalker, Ebay
6 June 2011
  • Summary: This has been a great little camcorder. We bought this one to help with a problem in our original DCR-HC40. It has stopped charging the battery. Now that we have this one, It has been determined that the problem is in the camera not the battery or charger. The price and included parts make this a really good way to extend the life of a fairly dependable product from Sony. We have enjoyed the performance of this handy little device. Ebay has come through for us again!
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Overall 7
7.0

"Image stabilisation input and output options punch hard"

visorup, CNET
17 June 2010
  • Pros: For hand held video this cam rocks in it's price range.
  • Cons: Touch screen can be a pain at times.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great miniDV camera

Mike S, Amazon
9 September 2007
  • Summary: I just needed a small camcorder for making video game movies and this fits that. My laptop recognized it right away. Transfer is good and I have not had any problems with this DV Camcorder. The only complaint that I do have is the touch screen. I prefer actual buttons, but the camcorder is still easy to use.
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Overall 8
8.0

This camera is absolutely useful and awesome

Gift Card Recipient "Jillian F.", Amazon
13 May 2007
  • Summary: I just purchased this camera about a week ago and I received it a few days ago. The camera is absolutely wonderful. Even though people say the bottom loading tape is bad, I think it is actually a good feature. It makes the camera less bulky and it is so easy to carry around because the tape isn't top loading. I love the size and it's so convenient. I'm used to bulky cameras and this is way better. The touch screen feature is great.
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Overall 8
8.0

sony handycam dcr hc 40

nur940, Ebay
13 July 2006
  • Summary: +long battery life +design is excellent +picture quality is good +easy to use +easy menu -below average performance in low light -poor still picture -motor noise
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Overall 8
8.0

"Solid video quality with an appealing price."

Rich Hill, CNET
19 June 2006
  • Pros: Sharp video, Media Stick Duo slot, touch-screen is very useful
  • Cons: Bottom-loading, mediocre still quality
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Overall 8
8.0

My Sony Camcorder

mikescapp, Ebay
14 May 2006
  • Summary: am happy with this camera because it has what I need. I needed a camera that takes crisp and clear video with nice vibrant color. There are limitations to the camera, such as the Sony handicaps that won't allow universalism, and the constant changing of modes when you wish to do utilize the other options. With the camera's capture capabilities, and the accessory microphone that I picked up, for me this is a great camera, and will last years in my house.
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Overall 8
8.0

Worth the money

D. A Shogren, Amazon
11 April 2006
  • Summary: Over the past 35 years that I have been shooting video, it has come a long way. Comparing this to the RCA TK-76 "Minicam" that I shot tv news with on 3/4" in 1977 is fun: 1/100 the cost and double the scan lines. Oh, and 1/80th the weight not including the 40 pound recorder. At first, I didn't think something this size could work this well. I needed something quick and inexpensive to do video cuts for inserting into PowerPoint.
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Overall 8
8.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Durability 8
8.0
Battery performance 8
8.0

Sony miniDV camcorder - HC40

scapp70, epinions.com
11 January 2006
  • Summary: Before you invest in a Sony product, you should read this review to make sure it would be the right product for you.
  • Pros: Crisp video, great sound, nice options for upgrading
  • Cons: The still digital photos are just OK, Sony refuses universalism
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Overall 7
7.0

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alijaved, CNET
16 October 2005
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