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Sony DCR-HC40

Sony DCR-HC40
alaScore 78

334 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 334 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. Reviewers really like the price and size. The image quality and portability also get good feedback, but comments about the viewfinder and battery are different.

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 by: (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. Comments about the price and portability are on the whole positive. The size and image quality are also mentioned favorably.

usability, image quality, size, portability, price

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCR-HC40ES Digital CamcorderSony DCR-HC40ES Digital Camcorder

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: (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. People really like the size and price. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. Opinions are divided on the viewfinder.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

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

This summary is based on the products: Sony DCRHC40 MiniDV Digital Handycam Camcorder w/10x Optical ZoomSony DCRHC40 MiniDV Digital Handycam Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Product Specifications

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery Type:NP-FP50

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera

Minimum illumination:7

Camera Flash

Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11.2cm
Height:8.6cm/9.2cm
Weight:0.4kg
Width:5cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.350
Display Resolution:123200

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & Ski / Landscape / Night plus mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon / Super night mode/Beach & Ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & Moon

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick Duo
Storage Capacity:8MB

Header

Manufacturer:Sony
Model:HC40/HC40E/HC40E/S
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:1.07

Lens System

Digital Zoom:120
Focal length range (f-f):3.200 - 32
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.3
Max Focal Length:32mm
Min Focal Length:3.2mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Colour:Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.1 mm ( 1/5" ) / 5.1 mm ( 1/5 )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic (Steady Shot)/Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Other features

Focus:auto / manual
I/O ports:Audio In/Out, i.LINK (DV) In/Out, S-Video In/Out, USB Terminal, Video In/Out\n
Lens system:Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar
Power requirements:AC-L25

Packaging Content

Bundled software:Picture Package\n

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/4-1/3500

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Video formats supported:DV

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:NTSC/PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG EX
Digital Zoom:120
Faders:Black fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random / White fader / Wipe fader/Black fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader / Random / White fader / Wipe fader
Media Type:Mini DV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode / Frame movie mode
Special Effects:Black & White / Card Mix / Chroma Key / Flash Motion / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Luminance Key / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Solarisation / Still / Trail
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Colour Support:Colour
Viewfinder Type:Electronic

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.200
Height :9.200
Weight:400
Width:5