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The Sony Handycam DCR-SX40 is a standard definition camcorder from Sony's 2009 lineup.

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Pros

affordable price

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Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar lens with 60x optical zoom

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compact

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2.7" rotating touchscreen

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4GB of internal memory (enough to record for up to 3 hours on lower quality)

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three colours to choose from

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compact, sleek and easy to use

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Cons

low resolution screen (123k pixels)

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no puse button while recording

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NO PAUSE BUTTON WHILE RCORDING

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utilizes higher cost Sony memory sticks

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records in standard definition only

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The Sony Handycam DCR-SX40 is a standard definition camcorder from Sony's 2009 lineup.  The camcorder has 4 GB of embedded flash memory allowing it to store up to 3 hours of lower quality footage.  It features hybrid movie recording to the 4 GB memory and Memory Stick Duo media for increased flexibility.  The DCR-SX40 is designed with a 2.7" touch LCD screen that rotates up to 270 degrees for multiple viewing angles.  The camcorder includes a professional Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar zoom lens for 60x optical and 2000x digital zoom.  It also includes a 1/8" advanced HAD CCD imager for crisp video and still images and can be connected directly to Sony's VRD-P1 DVD writer to burn DVDs without the need of a computer.  The DCR-SX40 has a built-in zoom microphone to add realistic sound to the footage.  The camcorder is available in silver, red, or blue, and comes with a 1 year limited warranty.  The main difference between it and Sony's 8 GB DCR-SX41 is that it includes half the amount of flash memory.

Features/Specs
  • 4 GB built in memory for up to 3 hours HD footage  
  • 60x optical/2000x digital zoom
  • Professional Carl ZeissĀ® Vaio-TessarĀ® zoom lens
  • 2.7" touch LCD display
  • LCD display rotates 270 degrees
  • 1/8" advanced HAD CCD imager
  • Hybrid recording to 4 GB memory or Memory Stick PRO Duo
  • Built-in zoom microphone
  • Direct connection to DVD burner
  • Available in silver, red, and blue
  • 1 year limited warranty
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