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Sony DCR-SR40
4.9 out of 10

Sony DCR-SR40

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Reviews and Problems with Sony DCR-SR40

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Overall 4
4.0

Do not purchase if you are a Mac user

Amazon Customer, Amazon
23 February 2007
  • Summary: I owned this Sony for a single day before I returned it to Amazon. First off, it records in MPEG2 format which is fairly compressed, and looks it once you upload to your computer. It is also not natively supported on the Mac without a 20$ additional Quicktime MPEG2 plugin.
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Overall 4
4.0

Beware of scene transitions with this camera

LUIS "LERM", Amazon
26 January 2007
  • Summary: There is one imporant detail with this camera, every time that there is a scene transition the image freezes for about half a second, as when your are watching a satellite image and the broadcasat gets momentarily interrupted.
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Overall 4
4.0

NOT MAC COMPATIBLE OOTB

Mac4Life "maxpower32", Amazon
10 December 2006
  • Summary: I don't write many reviews for products I've purchased, but the Sony DCR-SR40 warrants some (more) bad publicity. The following words need to be plastered on the side of the box: Sony does not provide Mac-compatible software. The lack of Mac support is quite sad.
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Overall 4
4.0

Tough call...

Greg M, Amazon
19 November 2006
  • Summary: After testing this camcorder out for a couple weeks, I think I have finally decided to send it back. While it has some great features, there were some things I couldn't live with. Pros: Point and shoot without having to worry about getting a tape in the right place...gotta love it.
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