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Sony DCR-SR40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Sony DCR-SR40. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Comments about the zoom and reliability are overall positive. The size and portability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the battery, while some have doubts about the viewfinder and finish.

usability, portability, size, reliability, zoom

image quality, design, price, finish, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-SR40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by : Philip Ryan (

Sony DCR-SR40


Sony's DCR-SR40 is a solid, midlevel, hard-drive-based option, though still-image buffs won't be impressed with this camcorder's submegapixel snapshots.

Fast focus ; 20x optical zoom lens

No accessory shoe ; Heavily dependent on touch-screen interface ; Small LCD

Overall, Sony's Handycam DCR-SR40 is a decent choice for an entry-level hard-drive-based camcorder. Serious hobbyists and still-image buffs will probably want to move up the line, but casual shooters, such as those who just want to document birthday...

Sep, 2006

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Sony DCR-SR40


just one mans comment, but the majority of us ARE casual shooters, great cam for ease of use and excellent for everyday holiday shoots. 30g is enough for what most uses need, considering a full movie is around 4.7g. a new battery is a good idea.

easy to handle, great quality, reliable sony camera

no light shoe, but no drama

Aug, 2007

Consumer review (

Sony DCR-SR40


ok camera. not too bad

Mar, 2007