No doubt Sony HC40 is good handycam but make sure of few points before u purchase the same
1) Is this going to give exact video quality as it appers on the LCD while downloading it to your computer. As i am suffering a lot for the same. On TV it looks perfect but when downloading it to PC, the quality is worse.
2) The s/w provided by Sony - "Picture Package" is the worst. In it u dont have optin of downloading the exact movie with its orignal voice. IT starts its own editing and mixing.
3) the snaps that u can take from it is to the max of 1.2 mega pix. ITs not all good. If u are interested to have photos then go for Digital Cam. With this u r investing money for no use.
What i suggest is Go for sony's model which straight away gives DVD. ITs easy and gives good picture quaity.
I am a recent college grad, ready to tape the world around me in all settings, and I want to be able to remember these things for the rest of my life. I have set my mind on a Sony DCR-HC40, but I don't want to regret this decision. Are there known flaws or common problems with this model? Thanks.