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Sony DCR-SX40
5.7 out of 10

Sony DCR-SX40

Sony DCR-SX40 The Sony DCR-SX40 is an ultra-compact and li Read more

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Overall 2
2.0

Save $$$..get HD.

kdc "KC", Amazon
5 March 2013
  • Summary: I'm shocked that this camera is still so expensive. HD cameras are not much more now. The video quality on this is ok if you watch it only on the 2" screen on the camera. If you burn it to a dvd to watch on big screen TV, the image resolution is AWFUL.
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Overall 2
2.0

I would save the extra 100$

Keith, Amazon
21 June 2012
  • Summary: This camera is ok. Small and lightweight so I took it to my senior trip in DC. I took dozens of videos and pictures with it. When I came home and looked at the pictures my mouth dropped. The camera on this thing is HORRIBLE.
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Overall 2
2.0

I would save the extra 100$

Keith, Amazon
21 June 2012
  • Summary: This camera is ok. Small and lightweight so I took it to my senior trip in DC. I took dozens of videos and pictures with it. When I came home and looked at the pictures my mouth dropped. The camera on this thing is HORRIBLE.
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Overall 2
2.0

If i could put negative I would

Courtney, Amazon
7 March 2012
  • Summary: We bought this camera and it only worked for a week or so. After that it would turn on for a few seconds and then the screen would turn pink/purple and stop working. Sony was not helpful on the phone. Wish we never spent the money on this product, but I learned my lesson to not buy Sony products!
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Overall 2
2.0

Ick

Amazon Junkie, Amazon
29 November 2011
  • Summary: Pros: price, it's small, light, easy to use, it's pretty, audio is ok Cons: the video quality....it's fuzzy and not sharp at all. Wish I'd have listened to the low ratings.
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Overall 2
2.0

Sony - really?!?

Christopher Stone "stonestead.com", Amazon
17 November 2011
  • Summary: This was a pretty good camera, until it became A FRICKIN' PAPERWEIGHT! I enjoyed the clarity and scope of the zoom, but a fat lot of good that's doing me now. The flip screen was cool but now it just sits on my bookshelf while I flip it the bird from time to time.
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Overall 2
2.0

Awful. Terrible. Caveat Emptor!

Moi Loves Music, Amazon
18 September 2011
  • Summary: If you buy this camera, make sure you use it in various settings BEFORE the return period is over. This thing is the WORST. The videos and photos both are grainy - on "high" quality setting. This is extremely unacceptable, I have never had such an awful Sony product.
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Overall 2
2.0

Poor video quality

fygar, Amazon
30 December 2010
  • Summary: Purchased this item from a local retailer. I had some expectations based purely on the Sony brand. I really was not expecting too much given that this camcorder is on the low end of the market.
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Overall 2
2.0

Muddy Video

SBower, Amazon
8 December 2010
  • Summary: Bought this camera tonight from Best Buy and was so excited to get things charged up to try it out. Hooked it into my computer to review the videos and could not believe how terrible the picture was. I thought it was just my screen so we hooked it up to another and it was just as bad.
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Overall 2
2.0

I'm Returning This Tomorrow

T. Pennington, Amazon
27 March 2010
  • Summary: I am completely unsatisfied with this camcorder! I am returning this tomorrow!!! My $125 digital camera takes better video than this does. The quality is grainy and unclear. I wasn't able to read the writing that was in the video I took.
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