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Sony DCR-HC40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 319 reviews of Sony DCR-HC40. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the price and size. The image quality and portability also get good comments, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the viewfinder and battery.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-HC40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-HC40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Sony DCR-HC40 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the price and portability. The size and image quality are also appreciated.

usability, image quality, size, portability, price

85% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-HC40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 120 user reviews of Sony DCR-HC40 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Views about the size and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. There are some mixed views about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Dec, 2019

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by : Jan Ozer (pcmag.com)

Samsung SC-D6040 DuoCam

 

Good quality audio and video ; new controls on LCD panel

Some usability issues

The Sony DCR-HC40 produces good video quality for an entry-level camcorder.

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Easy Camcorder (easycamcorders.com)

Expert Review

 

Although the DCR-HC40, as the top of this year's HC line by Sony, includes an improvement in CCD size and still capabilities from its fellow camcorders, its performance is remarkably similar to the DCR-HC30, which nearly serves to render invalid any...

LCD quality, - Ease of use, - Decent low light and video quality

Zooms, - Still options, - Mediocre manual control

Nov, 2004

Expert review by : Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-HC40 First Impressions Camcorder Review - Sony MiniDV Camcorders

 

At the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas Sony introduced five new MiniDV camcorder's including the middle of the line DCR-HC40. The DCR-HC40 replaces last year's DCR-TRV33. At a selling price of $700, the DCR-HC40 is Sony's lowest priced Megapixel...

Feb, 2004

Expert review by (best-digital-camcorder-reviews.com)

Sony DCR HC40

 

Sony DCR HC40 is a MiniDV Digital Handycam Camcorder with a 10x Optical Zoom.

The Sony DCR HC40 MiniDV Handycam gives you all the features you'd expect from a Sony camcorder in an ultra-compact design that's as beautiful as the images it captures. It features a 1.0 Megapixel Advanced HAD imaging chip and a Carl Zeiss...

Consumer review (reevoo.com)

Sony DCR-HC40E

 

Easy to take lots of photographs

Poor battery life - dim in poor light

Jan, 2010

Consumer review (reviewstop.co.uk)

Unhappy Mac user

 

and it is totally incompatable with any Apple edit software. The i.LINK...

Jan, 2005

Consumer review (reviewstop.co.uk)

Great First-time user purchase

 

I had this Sony DCR-HC40ES camcorder bought for me as a 50th birthday present, after doing a fair bit of research. As a first-time...

Jan, 2005

Consumer review (reviewstop.co.uk)

Not bad, but slightly flawed

 

I've had this Sony DCR-HC40ES digital camcorder for about 3 months now. The picture quality, though only on mega pixel, is good en...

Nov, 2004

Consumer review (reviewstop.co.uk)

A magic box, minute compared to those 'bricks' of the 90's

 

The Sony DCR-HC40ES digital camcorder package, including ImageMixer software, is excellent and thoroughly recommended. Having made...

May, 2004

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Sony DCR-HC30E Touch screen

 

Handy

LCD screen touch system not working

Jun, 2007

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