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5 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on three expert reviews from sites including Good Gear Guide.com.au, Les Numeriques.com and gadgetshow.channel5.com the average expert rating of this video camera is 73 out of 100.

Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Sony has good average ratings for its video cameras as well as across its entire camcorder range.

Easy to Use

One Sony HDR-PJ30 owner said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “Menu could be better” in their Sony HDR-PJ30 review although they only gave it a score of 3 stars.

Good Product Quality

One Sony HDR-PJ30 owner who reviewed this camcorder considered that it was good quality. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Full HD video Audio quality Built-in projector” in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ30.

Good Size

One customer considered that this camcorder was compact. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “When you look at the sample footage embedded in this article that will become obvious to you — Ed.) I prefer the convenience of a digital SLR or compact camera instead” in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ30.

9 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Most video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-PJ30 are not Full HD. The Sony HDR-PJ30 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

If you are looking for a video camera that is Full HD then you might also want to look at the PXW-FS7K (£1,549.00), or the PMW-300 both from Sony or the Polaroid ID975HD which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Sony HDR-PJ30 does not have an image stabiliser, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HDR-PJ30 also do not have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have an image stabiliser including the Thinkware TW-X500, or the JVC GY-HM150 which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The HDR-PJ30 does not have an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also do not have an HDMI port.

Other video cameras which also have an HDMI port that you might want to consider include the Sony PXW-FS7K (£1,549.00), the Panasonic AG-HPX600, or the HP F-500G which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not have an interchangeable lens. The Sony HDR-PJ30 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

Alternative video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens that you might also want to look at include the PMWEX3, the HXR-NX30, or the PMW100 (£96.35) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDR-PJ30 have a built-in display, however the HDR-PJ30 does not have a built-in display.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have a built-in display which you might want to look at including the PXW-FS7K (£1,549.00), or the PMW-150 both from Sony or the HTC RE Digital Camera which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-PJ30, the Sony HDR-PJ30 is not waterproof.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is waterproof then you might want to consider the Air Pro Lite ActION, or the The Game ActION both from ION or the HTC RE Digital Camera which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the Sony HDR-PJ30 does not have a night mode.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have a night mode including the F-500G, or the F-500 (£86.26) both from HP or the Transcend DrivePro 200 (£77.86) which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HDR-PJ30 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-PJ30 are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-TD20VE (£999.00).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HDR-PJ30 does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ820 (£659.99), or the HDR-PJ420 (£499.99) both from Sony.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony HDR-PJ30

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over three years.

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Expert Reviews

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Overall, however, we were impressed at just how well the Sony PJ30 projector camcorder works. We were expecting the projector element of the camera to be a bit of a gimmick ? it definitely isn't....

19 August 2011

Le PJ30 marque une nette évolution ergonomique du caméscope. Léger et relativement compact, le PJ30 est le caméscope "couteau-suisse". Il filme en HD, photographie, projette de la vidéo sur...

7 April 2011

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19 January 2012
On first impressions, the Sony P 30 projector camcorder looks just like any other compact camcorder
Look a little closer, and you'll see the pico projector integrated into the viewfinder lid
It's small, neatly done and doesn't add any bulk to the device at all
You'll be able to shoot 1080p video at 50fps, with the ability to shoot up to 32GB of footage
Performance is good, but not exceptional
The only real downside, is that the viewfinder switches off when projecting, so you'll have to control the camera using a remote control it's all a bit fiddly
The Sony P 30 projector camcorder is also expensive
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrpj30, sony hdrpj30v, sony hdrpj3032gbsta, sony hdrpj3032gbstar, sony hdrpj3032gbstart, sony hdrpj3032gbstarte, sony hdrpj3032gbstarter, sony hdrpj3032gbstarterb, sony hdrpj3032gbstarterbu, sony hdrpj3032gbstarterbun, sony hdrpj3032gbstarterbund, sony hdrpj3032gbstarterbundl, sony hdrpj3032gbstarterbundle
Barcodes 00027242820074, 00662425807840, 00662425807857, 00662425807864, 04905524765960

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