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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 330 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Legendary Sony quality and light weight!

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    Bizibee
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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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome for College lectures

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    Navajo64
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    Purchased this for husband to take to college lectures. He always sits pretty close but sometimes could not keep up with the professor. This camera catches the entire lecture so my husband can go back and complete his notes. It is very clear audio and video is amazing even in the low light of the classroom environment. Just make sure you clear it with your professor because some do not like being taped. The camera is small enough to fit in backpack or tote. Had to purchase extra battery just in case the one it came with ran out, but so far husband has not had to use it. It is is easy to turn off and on as needed during the lectures which saves battery time. Remember Best Buy has an excellent return policy if you don't like it. The reviews on this camera are excellent on the web and Consumer Reports.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Camcorder, small and powerful

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    PTCPilot
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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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Camera

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    Professor
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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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Superb product

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    BareboneMaster
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    I am glad deciding to buy this camcorder and choosing The wifi feature, whoever design the remote android app deserves gazillion kudos...!!! So handy, easy to operate and for the price I just couldn't expect less from Sony. Let's face it, even though this is for home recording the image resolution and it's user friendly interface features makes it an ideal buy. As with all electronics it is fragile, so be careful how you handle it. My last Sony camcorder is a 8 mm cartridge type but still works perfectly. It is a MUST to install the Sony Play Memories software which makes it easier to transfer and organize your media files. I am very satisfied with its quality.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Nice point & shoot HD camera with latest features

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    Steve
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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

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Exceptional Camera

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    Highenduser16
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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

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      Hi Highenduser16,
      We're really glad to hear that you're having a good time with your camcorder! Thank you for choosing Sony!
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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome

    Posted
    Bigo824
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    I bought this to record my Daughter's volleyball games. It works great. easy to use and set up. Menu is a bit much, could be streamlined a bit or put things under another icon. Battery life was pretty good, It recorded 2 full volleyball games (4 total sets) I still had half power showing but I switched just to make sure I didn't have to change batteries in the middle of a game. Video turned out amazing. I also used it to video some action shooting for a buddy of mine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The camera is very easy to use.

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    Tommy
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    I bought this camera for my wife as a Christmas gift. The camera is very easy to use. The only issue I had with the purchase was the fact that the package didn't come with a memory card, so my intended first use of recording our grandchildren on Christmas Morning didn't happen. Otherwise I am very pleased with the purchase. I would however recommend that the staff make sure customers understand that they also need to purchase a memory card. Donald Woodard

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple and Sweet

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    LAURA
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    I needed an inexpensive camera to record the class I was teaching and it fit the bill. Charging is easy with no need to remove battery. Hook up to computer, HDMI or other devise is easy too. Great for the non professional who needs to film. I might have sprung for the next up to have the capability of an external microphone if purchasing again

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great camcorder for a great price

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    Sportsmom
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    I purchased this camcorder to record my son's football and baseball games and I am so impressed with the quality of the videos for the price of the camcorder. The picture quality it extremely clear and vibrant and the sound is amazing! The size of this product is small and easy to carry around to the ballfields and other places to capture memories. Excellent purchase!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Well worth the money

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    Whenua
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    I found the camcorder worth every penny I spent! I have used the Sony Camcorder in low light to mid day sunlight and every time I have used this camcorder I have found it to provide a clear picture. I am in love with the projector as well; although, I never thought I would use the projector when I purchased the Camcorder it has been so useful to review my recordings or pictures.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for home videos

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    Jill
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    We purchased this camera for vacations and plan to use it for our growing family. It is very easy to use and the quality is better than I expected. I was surprised on how easy it was to view the videos on our TV and appreciated the folders it allowed for organization of videos. The handheld size is also very convenient.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy use camera for beginners

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    Squirrelyyy10
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    Was looking for a cheap dependable easy to use camera and this one fit the bill. Especially like the play memory app for my smart phone can start recording and zoom in and out through this very important for what I was attempting to do. Battery life was as good as you could expect. I will highly recommend this camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    The projector is great, video quality is nice

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    Moviebuff1000
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    The sound is average during recording but the picture is really nice. Using the projector is fun but the menu screen takes a little time to navigate. It is very lightweight but not sure it would survive a hard drop. Haven't had a durability test and hopefully never will. Other than that I would buy it again and got it for $315.95 open box

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good buy

    Posted
    RudeDog
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    I decided I needed a video camera for my granddaughter. I checked several sites online and Best Buy had the best price plus I could pick it up at the store the next day. Product works great. It's easy to handle and takes great video plus plenty of extra features. Good but for the money.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for anyone, simple to use.

    Posted
    Nana
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    This video camera was bought for my daughter in law and son to be able to make videos of the grandkids. They have been very happy with the quality of the videos and the ease of use. They love how small it is and lightweight. We have always had Sony video cameras and would highly recommend this video camera.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Simple, basic.

    Posted
    cborch
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    Bought this as something small and simple to take with me to video grandkids at various sports events. Haven't used it for that yet, but video I have taken has been of good quality. Simple to transfer. Will serve my purpose quite well.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well for recording presentations.

    Posted
    Jack
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    Purchased the camera to record technical presentations to upload to YouTube. Excellent quality video even in low light. Audio pick up from microphone is good. Drawback is no Jack for external microphone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Many features

    Posted
    xyz123
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    This one has a built in projection feature which I like best. Other features are also nice: 60 frames per second for 1920x1080p (full HD), wi-fi, 30x optical zoom etc. I think the f is 1.8, which allows in low light to capture. I think SONY is the best in camcorder, so does this one.

    I would recommend this to a friend