Sony Handycam DCR-SR40 Camcorder


What does the 18% ReviewGist Score mean?

Sony Handycam DCR-SR40 is a not recommended buy as per the ReviewGist score of 18%. This is because even though the Sony Handycam DCR-SR40 has garnered good reviews from most reviewers, it might not come with the latest specifications as it is a relatively very old model.

  • Good ratings from over 11 review sources with an average rating of 3.5 stars. Top review sources include stars),, and stars).
  • Released 8 years 5 months ago (Sep 2006) which makes it one of the very old camcorders in the market.


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Key Features
Camcorder Type Digital
CCD Quantity 1.0
Memory Still Resolution 0.31 MegaPixels
Optical Zoom 20.0 x
Recording Format Mini DV
Recording System NTSC
Sensor Pixels 800.0 K pixels
CCD Quantity 1.0
Sensor Size 1/6"
LCD / Viewfinder
Color Viewfinder Not Color Viewfinder
Display Type With LCD Panel
LCD Panel Size 2.5 in.
Digital Zoom 800.0 x
Filter Diameter 30.0 mm
Lens Focal Length 2.3 - 46 mm
Video Modes
Image Stabilizer With Image Stabilizer
Low Lux 5.0 Lux
Night Shot Night Shot
Recording Speed SP, LP
Audio Format AC-3 (2 Channels)
Memory Photography
Digital Still Shot Mode Digital Still Shot Mode
Max Still Image Size 640 x 480
Memory Card Type Built-In Memory
MPEG Movie Mode MPEG Movie Mode
Input Interfaces S-Video, Composite (Video), Audio (RCA), FireWire / DV / iLink
Microphone Type Internal
Output Interfaces Composite (Video), Audio (RCA), USB 2.0
Power Supply
Battery Type Proprietary Lithium
Depth 4.63 in.
Height 2.88 in.
Weight 0.88 lb.
Width 2.75 in.
Warranty 90 Days
Family Line Sony DCR
Included Accessories Software, USB Cable, A/V Cable, Cradle / Docking Station, Lithium Propriety Battery, AC Power Adapter, Lens Cap
Product ID 35209891
Release Date September, 2006
UPC 0027242701496
ReviewGist ID 13071,35209891

Manufacturer Description

Digital, Mini DV, PAL, 1 x CCD, Up to 0.31 Megapixels Still Shots, 20x Optical Zoom, 0.75 lb.
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