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Sony DCR-SR40E Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 reviews of Sony DCR-SR40E Camcorder. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and durability. The zoom and usability also get good comments. There are some mixed opinions about the image quality. Some have doubts about the portability.

usability, zoom, durability, size


On average, users rate this product 88/100.

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Consumer review by: gus9 (

Nice Video Camera


This is a nice video camera with a minor flaw that can be overcome if you you don't mind saving your movies in other manners. I continued to get a software error when using the one click button on the base even with software updates. I use a ...

Quick zoom, great resolution, plenty of storage space, no lens cover

One click button on the base to transfer to DVD always produces an error

Oct, 2008

Consumer review by: momofmichael (

A Handy Dandy SonyCam


I have enjoyed the convenience of having both movie and pictures in one unit. My husband's camera looks like a camera but also does movies. My Sony HandyCam looks like a CamCorder but also does pictures. For some reason I feel like my pictures are ...

Easy, flexible, sturdy, rugged, convenient

Uploading pictures requires brain power and know how

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: mandyc81 (

Happy with my Sony Handycam


I received the Sony Handycam Video Camera as a gift from my mother. She lives too far away to visit often and wanted to be able to watch her granddaughter grow up. This camera is really easy to use. It holds several hours of video on its built in ...

easy to use

low quality of still photos

Jan, 2008

Consumer review by: ngfhorn (

Sony to the RESCUE!


SO it was the day before Christmas and all through the townhouse, not a creature (my husband) was stirring but rather snoring. I bought my husband the Sony Handycam DCR-SR40 Camcorder while he was upstairs in Best Buy and I was downstairs. A heck of a ...

Ease of use, picture and sound quality, 30GB Hard drive

Picture is a little grainy when light is dim

Mar, 2007

Consumer review by: dmezzer (

Decent Quality with a lot of Convenience.


Sony DCRSR40 The Sony DCRSR40 is Sony’s entry level HDD (hard disk digital) Handycam Camcorder. This is a camcorder which can introduce you to the convenience of the latest in camcorder technology by offering an extensive (yet basic in ...

Ok quality combined with exceptional ease of use. HDD media is a definite plus

Poor quality still shots, limited options - no video light, no remote

Dec, 2006

Product Specifications

Watch your home movies come to life like never before with the DCR-SR40 30GB Hard Disk Drive (HDD) Handycam. Record hours of high-quality digital video and stills directly to hard drive.

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Sony NP-FP50

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Digital Storage Media

Type:Hard disk drive

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-3.1
Max Focal Length:46mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.4Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:400Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:800
Media Type:Hard disk drive
Still Image Format:JPEG