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Sony - Handycam CX440 Flash Memory Camcorder - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.5 out of 5 stars with 329 reviews

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would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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

    Posted
    Nicolle777
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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

      SonyListens

      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

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay camera

    Posted
    Pate
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    Wanted to replace my Sony which used mini-cassette tapes. The transfer to DVD was becoming almost impossible. The old Sony is a great easy to use camera - just becoming outdated. Went to BB to replace with newer model using chip. Would have been nice to have a salesperson who actually knew something about the model. Every question I asked he had to look up on his phone. Should have just waited but it was the holidays and needed to get the new one. One big disappointment is that it doesn't have a touch screen. Very hard to move the tiny button around to set up. Seems to take good quality movies. Feels very fragile compared to the old one.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Less than 9 months and it's dead.

    Posted
    Winsall
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    I purchased the HDR-PJ275 which is last years model that is very similar to this. I used it maybe 5 hours max in the 9 months that I had it and for no reason at all, the camera is dead when I go to use it after about a month of sitting. I bought a new battery and a charger to make sure it wasn't the battery and sure enough the camera is dead. I never dropped it and barely used it really. Most of the few hours I used it were spent using the projector. I know it is within warranty but it is a serious hassle and after shipping and labor it may not even be worth the time. I think a new camera should last more than 4 or 5 hours use in 9 months.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Camera ok. Streaming impaired.

    Posted
    Deedoubleukay
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    I chose this particular camera because it was supposed to be enabled for easy and free streaming using Ustream. However, Ustream is no longer free and any other streaming requires additional hardware. It took a while to figure this out, or I would have returned the product. So, while one can get a trial membership in Ustream, if you want to use it after 30 days, it costs at least $100/month.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    light weight camera

    Posted
    CRAM
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    Love this camera, stabilization is great for videoing sporting events. Only downfall is when transfering to computer, it only downloads in small clips (everytime you pause for a time out, etc.) then you have to manually put the clips together to make a continuous video. Fairly simple to get use to, and not much more time consuming; just annoying.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi CRAM, thanks for your feedback on the camcorder. We're glad you're happy with it. We recommend using the PlayMemories Home software to easily import your files to the computer. Thanks_Mitch Sonystyle

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent for the money!

    Posted
    JM23
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    We purchased this for home movies and sporting events and it just feels on the cheap side to me but the wife won't let me return it for the Panasonic which is the one I really wanted so time will tell if it's durable. The resolution seems ok and the sound is not great and the battery is weak only lasts maybe an hour or so of straight recording.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just ok

    Posted
    baysholiss
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    This camcorder gets the job done but the HD video is just as good as an iPhone 6. No wonder why this unit was an open box sale. Camcorders are on the way out. However, if you don't want to tie up your phone and if you can get this at a cheap price like I did, it's worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi baysholiss, we're sorry to hear that it didn't meet your standards. We appreciate the feedback. Thanks_Mitch Sonystyle

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    eehhhh

    Posted
    sarah616
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    it has decent resolution, does what i need it to do, small amount of internal memory, but not too bad, what i did notice that was an issue is no type of light or flash at all. i do realize hardly any cams have it but it would be extremely useful. love that its a projector its pretty cool.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Light weight, easy to use

    Posted
    Megamania
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    The built in projection system is a bonus with this video camera. It is extremely easy to use and very basic. It takes clear footage once it focuses. However, there is a delay in focusing time, which can be frustrating when trying to capture what you're filming. It is lightweight and compact.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi Megamania, we're glad to hear you like it. Thanks for sharing your thoughts with us, we appreciate it. Thanks_Mitch Sonystyle

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good quality. Must download Specific program.

    Posted
    Flutterby
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    Has Good quality, easy to handle. Don't like the fact that I had to download a (free) Specific program on my computer to watch what I recorded. Maybe just me but I thought I could take SD card and put in in my computer and play it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Sony handycam is very good

    Posted
    Ahmedbestbuy
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    I had same handycam but touch screen was lost during travel. So I decided to buy this model. Not touch screen thou but had same cool features. Good quality lenses and projector which is why this cam stands out. Very light weight and easy to use. I love this sony handycam

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good camera at a good price

    Posted
    Frank
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    Very easy to transfer movies to computer. I would have given it more stars if it had the manual included and if it really had night vision. Also, not very good to record objects moving at high speed.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great camera but has already needed repairs

    Posted
    Rbales
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    Bought it as an open box team. 2nd time using it quit working. Had extended warranty and have been told it has been used up on 1st repair. Recommend buying new if possible.

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi Rbales, we're sorry to hear about this. Thanks for your feedback though, we're glad you liked the camera. Thamks_Mitch sony_US

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Needs better accessories

    Posted
    Geezer
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    Camera is nice,small and light.Does NOT come with memory card. Software is difficult in that it plays images on TV,but not on computer.C onstantly gives error message.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi Geezer, the memory cards are sold separately from the unit. To learn more about the PlayMemories Home software, please visit esupport.sony.com. Thanks_Mitch

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works but pictue quality could be better

    Posted
    Zzyzx1
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    The procure quality of the unit seems to be below what today's technology would dictate. Hard to hold steady without support

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Very nice video quality

    Posted
    BigG
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    Video nice, audio is so so, on the small side in your hand and operating guide leaves a lot to be desired. Sorry.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    this product is great !!!

    Posted
    rglzl
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    i was getting some reserves with this camera, but when was using it surpass my expectations

    I would recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      SonyListens

      Hi rglzl, we're happy to see that you're satisfied with your new camera and that it even surpassed your expectations. Thanks for this wonderful feedback and enjoy! Thanks_Mitch Sonystyle

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Just started to play with it

    Posted
    Dale
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase

    I'm still learning and playing with it. But so far so good

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good camcorder

    Posted
    Ajay
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    good camcorder for newbies Not so great on the display

    I would recommend this to a friend