Summary: We got this camera Christmas of 2010. I wanted a camera to be able to shoot home family movies and stuff like that. We didnt end up using it as much as I would have liked, but I did really like it when it worked. Very easy to use, very compact and easy to take places.
Great overall package killed by poor video quality
28 July 2010
Summary: Our 1995 Sony camcorder finally bit the dust so it was time for a new one. We only use the camcorder for personal use so we were looking for another basic, easy-to-use camcorder in the $250 range. After spending some time researching camcorders the Sony DCR-SX44 camcorder seemed like a perfect fit.
Summary: I've used Sony products for years and this is the first time I had to return one. This camera was very disappointing. I shot video at the highest quality level and it was still fuzzy and the audio was out of synch when I downloaded it into my computer.
SONY DCR-SX40 Red 1/8" Advanced HAD CCD Sensor 2.7" 123K Wide Touch Panel LCD 60X Optical Zoom 4GB Flash Memory Handycam Camcorder
Linh N., Newegg
30 December 2009
Pros: Very compatible, small and easy to use. Looks great.
Cons: The battery doesn't work. The first time I tried to charge battery, I couldn't do it. Tried to contact with customer service but couldn't. If I won't be able to contact customer service today, I will return it.
Summary: Loved this camera EXCEPT for this one simple problem: we've owned the camera for 3 years and 8 months now and have already been through 2 LCD screens. The "warranty" is 12 months so of course 14 months after purchasing the camera the touchscreen quit working.
Summary: I expected a better picture quality than this! The camera is really cool. 60x zoom is amazing. Features all work well. Was able to easily transfer files to and from my computer, or to watch on TV. My only complaint is the picture quality. I'm returning this for something different.
Summary: I used it very little so far but i already know it no way as good as my sony mini dv recorder. which is about 4-5 years older and uses mini tapes I was going to get rid of it when i got the new one but it dont have the pic quality as the old one. Probley made in china.