Sony DCRSX40/L Palm-Sized camcorder – Takes great video and easy to use

My wife and i absolutely love this camcorder. Its the first we’ve owned so we don’t have anything to compare it to but i can’t imagine starting with anything else. It’s easy to use and takes great quality video. Used it to film speakers at a youth convention in dark, light, big rooms, small rooms and it worked great in all environments.

Nice little and very handy camcorder with an extraordinary zoom, but don’t even bother to take still shots with it as they come out with a very low resolution (more or less like a cell phone). It’s a shame that having a high quality lens the still pictures feature is of such low quality. You may say that if you want to take pictures you better use a camera, but a better effort could have been done.

Tried for the first time at a school concert where i sat at the back of the auditorium as i do not want to disturb others as i might be fussing with the unit. With the 60x optical, it came out very well. Even managed to zoom into the individual face. Picked up the music played clearly without any problems. The battery that came with the unit has maximum of abt 1 and half hours. Not enough for most and would need to buy a higher capacity battery. Would need additional memory as 4gb would not be enough – at least for me. The unit is so small, it fits onto your palm nicely. Probably too small for those with big hands.When watched taped movies using my analog tv, it is much clearer than the old tape camcorders.

Pros:when i opened the box i was delighted to find that it is so small and light (with battery). Got some great pictures outsides but insides best results require manual adjustment of the exposure. Like the fact that there is hd. Sound recording is also amazing. It was recording both distant and nearby rumbles. The image stabilization helps a lot. Now the cons: battery life of 1 hour. When traveling i will for sure need an extra battery. The other downside is that although this has photo and video function, the photo function is too poor.

I am very please with this purchase. The camcorder is very easy to use.

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Love this camcorder, i got the camcorder with amazon during thanksgiving only paid 199. The camcorderis very easy use, love it.

Arrived in a timely manner as described in nice condition. Having fun using the sony camera.

Does the job and has a good price, buy used.

Features of Sony DCRSX40/L Palm-Sized camcorder with 60X Optical Zoom (Blue) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

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  • Capture video to 4 GB embedded memory
  • 60x optical / 2000x digital zoom
  • Professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens
  • 2.7-inch wide touch-panel LCD display (123k pixels)
  • Hybrid recording to 4 GB memory or Memory Stick media (sold separately)

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Capture video to 4 GB embedded memory

60x optical / 2000x digital zoom

Professional-quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens

2.7-inch wide touch-panel LCD display (123k pixels)

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Sony DCRSX40/L Palm-Sized camcorder with 60X Optical Zoom (Blue) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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4 of 5 stars, based on 12 reviews