Sony Handycam DCR-SR40 30 GB Camcorder - Silver Reviews

Sony Handycam DCR-SR40 30 GB Camcorder - Silver

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  • Decent Quality with a lot of Convenience.

    Dec 19, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Ok quality combined with exceptional ease of use. HDD media is a definite plus.
    Cons: Poor quality still shots, limited options - no video light, no remote.

    Summary: Sony DCRSR40 The Sony DCRSR40 is Sony’s entry level HDD (hard disk digital) Handycam Camcorder. This is a camcorder which can introduce you to the convenience of the latest in camcorder technology by offering an extensive (yet basic in ... read more

  • Good Video Camera For Personal Use

    Sep 8, 2011 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: High quality videos with easy touch dvd burn and is a very small lightweight camera.
    Cons: The camera doesn't have high quality pictures like the videos are.  Could have better lighting.

    Summary: This has been a great little video camera for home personal use.  I bought this to take videos of my kids.  I wanted something I could carry around with me to a lot of activities that wouldn't be big and bulky.  The Sony Handycam DCR-SR40 ... read more

  • Nice Video Camera

    Oct 28, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Quick zoom, great resolution, plenty of storage space, no lens cover
    Cons: One click button on the base to transfer to DVD always produces an error

    Summary: This is a nice video camera with a minor flaw that can be overcome if you you don't mind saving your movies in other manners.  I continued to get a software error when using the one click button on the base even with software updates.  I use a ... read more

  • A Handy Dandy SonyCam

    Jul 13, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy, flexible, sturdy, rugged, convenient.
    Cons: Uploading pictures requires brain power and know how.

    Summary: I have enjoyed the convenience of having both movie and pictures in one unit. My husband's camera looks like a camera but also does movies. My Sony HandyCam looks like a CamCorder but also does pictures. For some reason I feel like my pictures are ... read more

  • Happy with my Sony Handycam

    Jan 10, 2008 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: easy to use
    Cons: low quality of still photos

    Summary: I received the Sony Handycam Video Camera as a gift from my mother. She lives too far away to visit often and wanted to be able to watch her granddaughter grow up. This camera is really easy to use. It holds several hours of video on its built in ... read more

  • Sony to the RESCUE!

    Mar 6, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Ease of use, picture and sound quality, 30GB Hard drive.
    Cons: Picture is a little grainy when light is dim.

    Summary: SO it was the day before Christmas and all through the townhouse, not a creature (my husband) was stirring but rather snoring. I bought my husband the Sony Handycam DCR-SR40 Camcorder while he was upstairs in Best Buy and I was downstairs. A heck of a ... read more

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  • Sony junk

    Jul 23, 2007 by
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    Pros: small, light and hdd recording
    Cons: poor quality, no backup from sony with a common fault.

    Summary: Had this camera 5 months used it for a total of 15 minutes. The lcd screen image is now upside down. Sony says I have to pay for it to be repaired. $180 minimum. Upon investigations over the net, this is a common problem with no care or answers from the ... read more

  • playback speaker stopped working

    May 20, 2007 by
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    Pros: easy to use
    Cons: speaker breaks days after labor warranty expires.

    Summary: I loved this camera (have had it now one week after labor warranty ended) until the playback speaker stopped playing audio when reviewing video on the camera. The sound records and plays back on the television but not when playing back on the camera. Now ... read more

  • Cool factor and annoyances

    Mar 22, 2007 by
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    Pros: Ease of use
    Cons: funky codec

    Summary: "Video Capture" a thing of the past! Just hook it up to USB and copy the files over to your computer, tada, your video capture in your video editing suite is complete! That is just completely way cool. Quality of the camera, especially in low light ... read more

  • Nice simple hdd cam, but no pro anything

    Mar 21, 2007 by
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    Pros: Cool toy if you're just a home user and don't care about features.
    Cons: Stay away if you need pro anything, get more expensive ones

    Summary: I'd agree with dmezzer. No pro anything. MPEG2 format is not read by Microsoft movie maker No hard buttons for anything, even volume or focus, all buttons are on touch screen Have not used burn to dvd because it's easier to just feed it into a DVD ... read more

  • Great camcorder

    Jan 28, 2007 by
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    Pros: No disks or tapes, easy to use, fun, good quality.
    Cons: For the novice, none.

    Summary: I bought the Handycam mainly to make videos of my toddler, and capture memories on vacations. I am very happy I chose to pay the extra $150 and get the 30GB hard drive instead of a DVD or miniDV cam. It fits well in your hand, has plenty of space to ... read more

  • I Love This cam

    Sep 21, 2006 by
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    Pros: Compact,lightweight, and easy to use.
    Cons: no place to attach a flash attachment

    Summary: I love the Sony handy cam. It is very user friendly. Its light weight and fits you palm great. With the extended pro battery I can take up to 3 hours of high quality video before changing batteries. The bundled software makes transferring to my ... read more

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