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6.0 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. Also, the still images are terrible, pretty much useless. I love Sony products, but I got much better quality out of old Hi-8 Camcorder. I'm going to try and sell this one on eBay and upgrade to HD.
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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. I ended up deleting most of the pictures because everyone else basically had the same thing with better quality on their cameras.
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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. I ended up deleting most of the pictures because everyone else basically had the same thing with better quality on their cameras.
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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. The connectors were nice but I'm not about to sit here staring at them doing nothing. Sony will have to work their huge, bloated ass off to convince me that I should buy any of their products ever again.
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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. The Sony Cybershots I have takes better video than this - and one of them is only 2MP, so that is saying something. The only good things? It's small. And the zoom is fast. Big deal.
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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. I took it home and did a side-by-side comparison with a 3 year old Canon Powershot point-and-shoot camera in video mode, and a 2-1/2 year old Aiptek 720HD flash video recorder. The Sony DCR-SX44 was by far the worse performing.
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Overall 2
2.0

Never buy a touchscreen camcorder

R2D2, Amazon
17 December 2010
  • Summary: I had a Sony 8mm Handycam for years, and it took great pictures and lasted way past normal electronics lifespan. So when I decided to finally retire it, I thought I'd get another Sony for the next decade or so. Maybe Sony still makes good camcorders, but the DCR-SX40 is NOT one of them. After only one vacation with it, the touchscreen started to malfunction. Parts work, others don't.
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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. It will be returned tomorrow morning.
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