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Sony DCR-SR40
4.5 out of 10

Sony DCR-SR40

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Overall 8
8.0

Darn good, if the price is right.

Shorty L, Amazon
11 September 2010
  • Summary: Several other people have already written thorough reviews so we dont need another one. I do want to point out a few things I think folks may wish to know. First off, I got this many years ago from Best Buy when it was brand new, and I paid considerably less than 700 dollars.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fun, lighweight and reliable.

Eleni F, Amazon
18 June 2007
  • Summary: I bought this product shortly after my daughter's birth to capture her precious moments. It is lightweight, and easy to use. The handycam has some cool features and the online user guide is certainly user-friendly. I was able to easily burn a dvd and even create a dvd menu.
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Overall 8
8.0

great cam..... bad software

Brian W., Newegg
25 January 2007
  • Summary: sony and newegg both rock but pixel needs to burn.. by the vegas software.. save the images you film to your hard drive then begin fine tuning easy and fun a caveman could do it, wow geico your in my head stop with the commercials.
  • Pros: sony allways puts out a greta product and alllways has good reviews in cosumer reports
  • Cons: the software and tech support needs to be fragged, not able to edit anything yea one touch one burn fine, but im not the highlander, so i need to edit not with this software made by pixel corp have no idea why sony outsourced pixel corp software and tech support are made by cave man yes i said it...
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Overall 8
8.0

Good

Scott, Amazon
22 January 2007
  • Summary: The camera is good. Had it 1 week now. Low light it works and produces fair results. Bright light is much better. Small and light weight. You must use the supplied docking station to transfer as ther is no USB port on camera .
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Overall 8
8.0

Fast and Easy

C. Clar, Amazon
15 January 2007
  • Summary: Great handycam. Fast and easy to use. We received it at 5pm and used it at 7pm to record a concert.
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Overall 8
8.0

Tiny Wonder

Scarlett, Amazon
11 January 2007
  • Summary: I've been using the Sony Handycam for work and so far it's been working out pretty well. I'm not a manual reader and like things to work right out of the box. With a working knowledge of these new gadgets today, it was relatively easy to get it started.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great- Computer Literacy Helps!

Not Bird, Amazon
11 January 2007
  • Summary: Really like the camera. Just a little hard to download. My brother-in-law bought one after using mine. But he got the download kit from Sony for recording the videos(about $200). That was money well spent. Does Ok on pictures, great on video recording.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great Camera and easy to use

J. Ross, Amazon
6 January 2007
  • Summary: Very easy camera to use. Make sure you have a DVD burner before you start trying to burn to disc, not all computers have them. Software is very easy to maneuver. You will not be disappointed!
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Overall 8
8.0

Recommended but...BUY AT NEWEGG!!

Anonymous, Newegg
31 December 2006
  • Summary: Overall I’d say it’s a quick and easy item to use but you can see from the cons that it’s not perfect. Overall it’s easy to use and provides a good picture and good sound, its not professional but better than most of us need for recording a piano recital.
  • Pros: Ergonomic grip, intuitive controls, easy mode allows for less clutter on camera, touch screen also allows for less clutter. Small size overall, touch screen works well with a sharp picture
  • Cons: Software that comes with it doesn’t seem to be all that useful. Direct DVD burn function does not work yet. I’m sure it will given more time to research it but so far it’s not quick and easy at all. Camera does not show up as camera device on computer but as external HD instead. Again I’m sure I ...
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Overall 8
8.0

Great little Camera - with two small things I have issues with

P. Edinger, Amazon
11 December 2006
  • Summary: I bought this for my wife who teaches music and occasionally needs a camcorder to record the musical events. I filmed in low light from the back of the room with only spotlights on the cast of the musical and both my wife and I were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the output.
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