Summary: I am disappointed. And I thought that I read all the reviews here and made an intelligent choice. Hah! Shame on me. First off, the video quality rates a B-minus; I have 2 other Sony camcorders, a Digital-8 (bought late '99 or early 2000, can't remember exactly) and an even older mini DVD.
Summary: I personally thinks this is a POOR CHOICE. I will explain below: 1.NO VIEWFINDER/HARD TO SEE LCD - We took this to the Bahamas. In the bright sun, at times I could not even see what I was recording because the small LCD was totally washed out.
Summary: Great Camera! Came when promised and everything works great. Would have liked to know what all was in the box though (came with everything that you see on the manufactures web site). Works great for the kids school programs so far!
Summary: La compré en junio 07, la usé ocasionalmente hasta diciembre cuando estaba en una filmacion de mi hija y se apagó y no prendió mas. Tenía como 20 gigas de filmación en el disco duro que son muchas horas de recuerdos.
Summary: this one is okay and does it all fine but i did and would encourage you to up just once more to the dcr-sr82 level. but it is still okay. but do the 82 if you can afford it. but this one is fine if you don't care about little details and just want to record your kids and have fun.
Summary: THE MORE I DEAL WITH THIS THE ANGRIER I GET!!! I bought the VRD-MC3 and the DCR-SR40 because of the way you advertised how you could directly record from one to the other. Not seeing the coded fine print footnote that DOES NOT STATE DIRECTLY THAT ' you can NOT record directly from the DCR-SR40 to...
Summary: Having used a Sony Hi8 camcorder for 9 years, I was more than happy to go with Sony again. I have been very impressed by the camera and the ease with which I can now transfer movies to computers and DVDs. I take a lot of family video and the camera is perfect for that purpose.