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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 408 reviews

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  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Sony Handicam is an excellent choice for anyone.

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    It's easy to use, yet produces excellent photos and videos.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 3 out of 5 stars

    Sony HandyCam HD AV/CHD- no box, cords or battery

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    This camcorder is really nice as far as the clarity of pics, videos and sound, it's easy to use too. I love the projection feature but for me the main reason for this purchase was because I was looking for a WiFi capable cam. This one claims to be but it's not a strong feature at all. An app has to be installed and can only be sent to smart phones, no PC's or anything like that. SonyHandyCam can only"WiFi" pictures (not video, which defeats the purpose) to a smart phone after a long and frustrating ritual that would usually result in one thing or another not being supported, etc. So this is not a good purchase for me. I did get it on sale because someone else had also returned it once and there were no cords, no battery, box or paperwork. I am returning this item because I needed a WiFi capable camcorder & I already have the basic Sony HandyCam that's almost identical to this one. In the instance this is being considered for purchase as a good basic home video cam, these Sony HandyCams are great, but if you need wireless features I don't recommend paying extra for this one only because it claims to be wireless capable and essentially is not. Nicolle-:) My answer is yes and no regarding recommending it to a friend. It completely depends on what the product is needed for.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      H Nicolle, thanks for the feedback. We're sorry that you're returning the camera but we do appreciate you taking the time to leave a review for it. We will forward your concerns to the right people. Thanks_Mitch

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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Very nice recorder

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I bought this for my dad to record the grandkids sporting events so it hasn't been used for that quite yet. I messed around with it and then showed him how to use the basic functions and it is easy to use and the picture is really good even when zoomed in all the way. I sort of miss the old view finder windows which were easier to follow something but that's pretty much long gone these days. Over all the recordings are easy, and even my dad seems to have the hang of it. We recorded a few cars passing by from a distance to emulate kids playing football from a distance and the images were very good. I would buy this again as it is really good at this price point.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Legendary Sony quality and light weight!

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    I bought this as an open box item. Received it in pristine condition. I had also bought Cannon Vixia RF700 to compare. Even with battery put in the camcorder the SONY one was lighter and handy. The body (plastic) quality is good. The picture as seen on the camcorder screen was 'natural' in SONY and had an artificial tinge of color in the Cannon. The projector feature is awesome and comes in handy specially when every around is shouting at you to show what you just recorded! The zoom performance is better than the Cannon vixia and I could see less noise in the SONY when I zoomed to the max under a 60 watt lamp setting (lux 2700K). I have read reviews that say the screen is not a 'touch screen'. Believe me I didn't find it to be a problem. The little joystick is all that you will need to browse through the option. Definitely a value for money!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional Camera

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    Works very well. Carl Zeiss 30X optical zoom Lens, light weight and compact size are a big plus. Integrated USB cable makes charging and transferring video to a PC or MAC simple - without a lot of extras to carry around. Wireless internet makes sharing to a cell phone fast and easy. Plenty of video settings (Sun, Snow, Night, etc.) that makes a novice great at capturing any scene.

    I would recommend this to a friend
    • Brand response from SonyListens
      Posted .

      Hi Highenduser16,
      We're really glad to hear that you're having a good time with your camcorder! Thank you for choosing Sony!
      >Joffrey

  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Camera

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    I bought this camera to use in my web application development class. Students used it to film a virtual tour of the Derby, Kansas Historical Museum. They filmed as they walked through the museum and used it to pan each room's interior. The picture quality was excellent at all light levels and the video was not jerky or jumpy even though filming was done as part of a walking tour and the camera was held by a student who was a novice photographer. The camera controls are very intuitive and easy to learn to use. Excellent battery life. The built-in projector is great for viewing your video on a wall or screen.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality camera

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    Owned for 10 months when reviewed.

    My wife and I purchased this camera because we needed a great camera at a good price that is exactly what we purchased and so much more. We have a trip planned next year . This will really come in handy!

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    SONY Handycam CX440 is a solid choice

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    Good size, very, very light almost cheap feel, but powerful camera. I've used an older model for around 10+ years and the advancements of design, components and hardware is very noticeable with this unit. It's remarkable how much lighter it is. I've never been a fan of the location of the USB cable in the handle strap. it has a weak point that wears with time and really deserves a better more considerate placement. One star off for that, but for the most part most consumers will be very pleased. An excellent home video camera for family films, travel and special events.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camcorder, small and powerful

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    This replaced an older Sony CX-130 that I used for years. This one is better in almost every way, more on that later. The Good: It is smaller, lighter, and has a better zoom. The Bad: the video screen is smaller and harder to see, the battery life is much shorter (less than 1 hour), and you must buy new memory chips (the small XDSD's). The battery problem was easily fixed by purchasing (off brand) batteries on Amazon (2 for $13 with charger). The memory chips have never been cheaper. It took a 128 GB chip (that says it will record 2o+ hrs at HD quality!) that was less than $20. Overall I'm very happy with this purchase.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Camera

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    This camera is being used to livestream our church services. It has been used in multiple lighting setups and ha functioned beautifully.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use, great picture quality

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    My review is from the angle of a sports mom. I bought this spur of the moment when I couldn't find the charger to our other Sony camcorder. Let's just say that I love it! It is easy to use, easy to download, and my favorite is the zoom on it. The film of my son playing football was awesome - so clear and crisp, vibrant colors, and the zoom looked phenomenal. My only complaint is that it almost feels too small and the view finder could/should be bigger. However, I wouldn't get rid of this one for the price and great picture quality!

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great video cam for beginners

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    Bought this camera to replace an old Canon and I'm not disappointed. Shoots very well in daytime light. Zoom is awesome. Ok, in dark rooms as expected. Just make sure you get the correct memory card type in order to shoot the highest quality with this camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Works great

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    I bought this to record my daughter's volleyball games. It works very well. The only drawback is that you have to keep the screen open to record. If it had the ability to record without it being open battery life would be awesome. Even the ability to turn off the screen would be great. I just bought extra batteries for it and it takes care of it. Video is crystal clear, I use a 64 GB memory card and that had plenty of space to record all the games over the course of a weekend. Sony makes some great products and this one is another of them.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    gotta love Sony

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I shouldn't have been worried, now I know it was a waste of time. The camera works great, great images, movies, the anti shake works great.It is so light You don't know it's there, I carried it all day on my hand like it's not there. Great menu's to locate what you need on screen. the screen turns around so you can see it while shooting, yes my first selfie... truly wonderful product.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice point & shoot HD camera with latest features

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    Built-in projector is actually effective! Well thought-out camera menu interface, 60x Clear Image Zoom is awesome. 8GB memory + 9.2 Mega-Pixel for great HD quality. Neat smart phone control with Sony app eliminates need for self timer - very handy. WiFi interface appreciated as well. Self capping lens - cant lose lens cap. Only wish would be longer run-time with the internal rechargeable battery. Make sure you use built-in USB charger hookup when projecting images during a meeting.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price

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    Owned for 2 weeks when reviewed.

    Very light and easy to use. The no touch screen was an issue to get used to but the quality of the images is good for the price. The memory card slot was a slight issue when inserting. Have to get it just right for it to recognize. If you are looking for simple inexpensive camera that gets the job done, this is the one.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Little guy packs a punch

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    I got two of these on deal and I used them to replace a couple mini dv cameras that were 1440 with these that are 1980 x1080 I believe. Great quality choices and double the frame rate of just a few years back 60i. The ability to use wifi to run them is cool and it's own built in projector which I haven't used yet... My only negative with these is that every Sony video cam I've ever owned (5 before these) they all had touch screens, and on these you use a little joy stick on the flip out monitor.... Yeah everything else jumped forward but now it takes a bit longer to do anything because that tech jumped back... Overall though, really packs a punch for the size and price.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    Great camera, very affordable and has great zoom.

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    Owned for 3 weeks when reviewed.

    I bought the Sony CX440 handycam, to replace an old digital camera. I was using, my very old lcd screen type digital camera when it finally quit. I use a camera for before and after jobs, that I do on my vehicle. I looked at several cameras, camcorders etc. They all have great features, but the prices are way up there. This CX440 from a great company, SONY, has great features and is very affordable. I first made a video with this camcorder as a test. I did not, alter the settings from the original set up. I played back the video on my pc and was very surprised at the quality. Excellent, and it gets better the more you try different settings, so yes I love it and I got not just a camera that shoots stills, but also videos.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
  • Rated 4 out of 5 stars

    It's pretty well made

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    This camcorder is not too bad. i like that it has internal memory as well. The instructions need updating as they tell you that the max memory it will take is 64GB. However, I installed a 128GB memory card and it works! So buyers let it be known that this camcorder can support the 128GB memory card.

    I would recommend this to a friend
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    Rated 5 out of 5 stars

    Great all around camera

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    Owned for 1 month when reviewed.

    I got this camera to film my sons football games, it does everything I need it to do. Very happy with the product, and it didn’t break the bank.

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    I would recommend this to a friend
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