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The Sony Handycam DCR-SX41 is a standard definition camcorder from Sony's 2009 lineup.

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60x optical zoom, 2000x digital zoom

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double the storage of the DCR-SX40 for only $30 more

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simple point and shoot easy zoom access no complaints

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2.7" swivel LCD with touchscreen controls

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available in silver, red, and blue

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8GB of internal storage

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can I use this cam as a webcam ?

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LCD Screen doesnt work in sunlight

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does not record in high definition

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uses Memory Stick Duo for external storage (more expensive and less capacious than other types of flash cards)

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The Sony Handycam DCR-SX41 is a standard definition camcorder from Sony's 2009 lineup.  The camcorder has 8 GB of embedded flash memory allowing it to store up to 6 hours of high quality footage.  It features hybrid movie recording to the 8 GB memory and Memory Stick Duo media for increased flexibility.  The DCR-SX41 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-SX41 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 DCR-SX40 is that it has double the flash memory compared to the 4 GB of the DCR-SX40.

  • 8 GB built in memory for up to 6 hours high quality 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 8 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
Post Review
03/30/2009 02:54

Video is highly compressed MPEG2, may not be optimal for editing.
I also had trouble with Adobe Premiere Pro recognizing the audio because it was recorded in Dolby, I don't know if this is an isolated problem but I've seen forums where other people have had this issue with this camcorder.

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