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Sony DCR-SX40

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    Ken
    14 January 2012

    Being unable to stitch videos is a basic function that should be with all video camcorders, this relly sucks.

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Sony DCR-SX40

The Sony DCR-SX40 is an ultra-compact and lightweight camcorder designed with up to 4GB of embedded memory capable of storing of up to 2 hours and 55 minutes video recordings; and compatible with removable Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo media for further expansion of storage capacity. It also features a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens, 60x Optical and 2000x Digital zooming capability; along with Hybrid recording technology that provides more flexibility when capturing and trans…

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Sony DCR-SX40

The Sony DCR-SX40 is an ultra-compact and lightweight camcorder designed with up to 4GB of embedded memory capable of storing of up to 2 hours and 55 minutes video recordings; and compatible with removable Memory Stick Duo or Memory Stick PRO Duo media for further expansion of storage capacity. It also features a Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar lens, 60x Optical and 2000x Digital zooming capability; along with Hybrid recording technology that provides more flexibility when capturing and transferring videos or digital photos from the device to other compatible devices.

Features

The Sony DCR-SX40 features 1/8-inch Advanced HAD CCD technology image sensor which comes with unique pixel layout to provide higher resolution and sensitivity. The Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonner lenses provide 60x optical and 2000x digital zooming capability that helps reduce reflections. The zoom lens is designed with a minimum focal length of 1.8mm, maximum of 108mm, Lens Aperture of F/1.8-6.0 and Shutter Speed option of auto and selectable range of 1/4 to 1/4000. Besides that, it has an electronic Super SteadyShot Image Stabilizer that enables user to shoot any movement even in a difficult situation. Other features include a Sony® Picture Motion Browser software that offers a simple way in transferring, sorting, and viewing video or still images on your personal computer, search Modes in the likes of Index search or Face index search, Film Roll Index, Touch-screen control, multiple Language Display, Slide Show Mode, USB 2.0 compatibility, Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording plus a built-in stereo Microphone. The Sony DCR-SX40 is equipped with a 2.7-inch touch panel colour LCD display combined with rotating form factor of up to 270 degrees for providing multiple viewing angles and provides 123,200-pixels colour resolution. It also provides a video resolution of 720-by-480 and 680,000 for still picture resolution. It also support operating system such as Windows 2000 Professional Service Pack4, Windows XP Service Pack3 (32bit), and Windows Vista with Service Pack1 supporting 32bit or 64bit. The DCR-SX40 uses a Lithium-ion (NP-FH30) with AccuPower rechargeable battery. It measures at 2-inch-by- 2 3/8-inch-by-1 1/4-inch (53mm-by-59mm-by-113mm), plus a weight dimension of 8 ounces (250 grams) without battery or 10 ounces (290 grams) with battery.

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  • How do I get this great camcorder compatible with my mac?

    Answered by fibrecement 2010-08-02:

    It's Easy. Plug it in via usb 2.0 (the cord that it comes with) into your mac- the hard drive will appear as a NO NAME drive on the desktop- click on it and inside a folder will be your clips- drop and drag them to wherever you want to keep them. Watch them with quicktime player. IF YOU GET NO SOUND- then you should use MPEG STREAMCLIP- a free download from- http://www.squared5.com/svideo/mpeg-streamclip-mac.html Drop each clip (one at a time) into MPEG then hit export- (as a quicktime or whatever you want). I make them H264 compressor quicktime movs at the pic size it reccommends. Sure it's annoying process but you get used to

  • sound problems

    after uploading a video on the computer, watching it on there the sound doesnt work, please help

    Answered by Piere 2009-12-07:

    Check the sound software on your computer and make sure the sound is working clearly on the

    Answered by fibrecement 2010-08-02:

    IF YOU GET NO SOUND- then you should use MPEG STREAMCLIP- a free download from- http://www.squared5.com/ Drop each clip (one at a time) into MPEG then hit export- (as a quicktime or whatever you want). I make them H264 compressor quicktime movs at the pic size it reccommends. Sure it's annoying process but you get used to

  • Confusion

    Heyy..it has no night shot plus..why is it so??n does it take video's clearly at night??

    Answered by powerbuttin888 2009-11-26:

    mine sucks at clear night

    Answered by Piere 2009-12-07:

    Yes, it doesn't have night shot but the flash might

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