'novice-friendly Easy button'
'The lighter-colored noise in the Sony is more apparent to the eye.'
'Good selection of outputs including USB2.0, Firewire, Component, HDMI.'
'nice little lens hood'
'Everything is awesome'
'For a “budget HD” camcorder, this is perhaps the best we've seen.'
'Without any sort of magnification and finer control than the touch screen allows, the manual focus is close to useless'
'With the 8GB flash drive, you'll have built-in memory that prepares you to capture the unexpected.'
'Still-photo enthusiasts who want to make 4x6 prints will want to steer clear of the DCR-SR40 or supplement it with a dedicated digital still camera.'
'No accessory shoe • Heavily dependent on touch-screen interface • Small LCD.'
'When printed at 4x6 inches, still images from the SR40 were rather blurry, with jaggy edges on curved lines and bland'
'high-quality stills and videos'
'Supports manual focus, which helps intermediate users to tape in hard-to-focus situations.'
'The SC-D963Mini-DV Mega Pixel Camcorder makes it easy to record hours of action.'
'On the left side of the body sit a few, slightly difficult to feel, controls: backlight compensation, display, and video light, plus a manual focus toggle and somewhat loose focus dial.'
'It's relatively big, weighing 1 pound, 5.4 ounces, though it fits into a large, loose jacket pocket'
'Poor battery life.'
'512MB built-in memory'
'"Great all around recorder."'
'it offers an electronic image stabilizer to correct hand movement while filming'
'with desaturated greens and over-saturated reds; even in ‘Vivid' colour mode -- is complemented with a lot of noise.'
'Flash memory is convenient'
'poor low-light performance'
'It is a basic MiniDV camcorder with stripped-down manual controls and a touch screen interface that is bound to leave gadget freaks unsatisfied and hungering for something more.'
'The Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens offers less glare and increased contrast for vivid, more life-like color and tones.'
'It is pretty ridicoluous that loading the battery takes more than fifteen seconds some tries and can be instantaneous in other attempts.'