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Sony HDR-PJ320
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Sony HDRPJ320E Camcorder

2.1MP 1/5.8 210g Jun 2013
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PJ320E Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder More than a camcorder, it's a mobile movie theatre Full HD, built-in projector, wide-angle G Lens, Exmor R CMOS sensor, Optical SteadyShot Active Mode -... More
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19 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Based on 3,510 expert and owner reviews, Sony has good ratings for its camcorders. Sony also has good ratings specifically within its small sensor size camcorders range compared to other manufacturers.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Fairly Large Screen Size

The HDR-PJ320 has a quite large screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-PJ320. The smallest screen size of small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HDR-PJ320 is 1.4", the largest is 4.3", and the average screen size is 2.9".

If this video camera screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Panasonic AG-AC160[plb_1827518_price] (3.45").

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HDR-PJ320 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HDR-PJ320.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an HDMI port and we think the Canon Legria HF R56[plb_3765089_price] which has better reviews; or the Panasonic HC-V550[plb_2197140_price] which is cheaper are also worth considering.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have an HDMI port that you might also want to consider including the Panasonic AG-AC160[plb_1827518_price].

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ320 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HDR-PJ320 also are Full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative Full HD camcorders currently available including cheaper video cameras such as the Panasonic HC-V550[plb_2197140_price].

If you are looking for a video camera that is Full HD then you might want to look at the Panasonic AG-AC160[plb_1827518_price], or the Canon Legria HF M46[plb_234311_price].

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HDR-PJ320 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-PJ320 also have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available which you might also want to consider including the Canon Legria HF R56[plb_3765089_price] which has better reviews; or the Panasonic HC-V550[plb_2197140_price] which is cheaper.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an image stabiliser to this camcorder and we think the Canon Legria HF M46[plb_234311_price] is also worth considering.

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Very Light

The lightest small sensor size camcorder that has been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-PJ320 is 57g weight, the heaviest is 3.9kg, and the average weight is 500g. The HDR-PJ320 is quite light (only 210 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

Other camcorders with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the Canon Legria HF M46[plb_234311_price] (350g).

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Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The Sony HDR-PJ320 has a built-in projector, unlike most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HDR-PJ320 which do not have a built-in projector.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The Sony HDR-PJ320 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it. In addition, this Sony video camera support MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG and MS Pro-HG Duo and SDHC memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is actually the best supported memory card type amongst all similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HDR-PJ320.

The worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of camcorder is MicroSD (Transflash).

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most frequently found battery on small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Value

With a maximum aperture value of 10, the Sony HDR-PJ320 has a fairly high maximum aperture value compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years. The lowest maximum aperture value of video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ320 is 1.8 and the highest is 22.

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Has Eleven Scene Modes

The number of scene modes found on the HDR-PJ320 is more than most small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as it. This camcorder has an Spotlight scene mode, which is the most frequently found scene mode found on comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDR-PJ320. The scene modes "Beach", "Children", "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sunrise", "Sunset" and "Twilight" are also found on this video camera.

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Very High Megapixel Count

Across all the camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDR-PJ320 the megapixel counts range from 1.1MP to 10MP. With a megapixel count of 8.9 megapixels, the Sony HDR-PJ320 has a very high megapixel count compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-PJ320.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDR-PJ320 has a built-in display, as do most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-PJ320.

Alternative camcorders with a built-in display currently available which you might also want to consider include the Panasonic HC-V550[plb_2197140_price] which is cheaper; or the Canon Legria HF R56[plb_3765089_price] which has better reviews.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a built-in display to this video camera and we think the Panasonic AG-AC160[plb_1827518_price] is also worth considering.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The HDR-PJ320 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of a similar age and spec to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-PJ320.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 720 x 576|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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JPG Image Format

This video camera has a JPG image format, which is the most commonly found image format on small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 26.8 millimeters, the HDR-PJ320 has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-PJ320. The minimum focal lengths of video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-PJ320 range from 10mm to 44mm, and the average minimum focal length is 33mm.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders of this spec and age do not have an interchangeable lens. The Sony HDR-PJ320 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony HDR-PJ320 does not have a night mode. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-PJ320 also do not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony HDR-PJ320 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-PJ320 are also not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

The HDR-PJ320 is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low Display Resolution

Small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years have display resolutions of between 23,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels. At only 230,000 pixels, the HDR-PJ320 has a quite low display resolution compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-PJ320.

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Fairly Big Minimum Illumination

At 6 lux, the HDR-PJ320 has a quite big minimum illumination compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-PJ320. The average minimum illumination of video cameras of this type and age is 2.2lx.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-PJ320

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-PJ320 over three years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

At 350 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ320 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDR-PJ320.

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Average Battery Life

At 3.16 hours, the HDR-PJ320 has a fairly average battery life compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDR-PJ320.

If you would prefer a longer battery life then you might also want to consider the Canon Legria HF R56[plb_3765089_price] (145h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

The HDR-PJ320 has a relatively typical optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-PJ320.

If this video camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-V550[plb_2197140_price] (50x and cheaper); or the Canon Legria HF R56[plb_3765089_price] (32x and higher rated).

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of this type and age.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Wide Angle Lens System
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
File System
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shoe Mounting Point
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Shutter Type
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
On Screen Display
Image Processor
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
Self-Timer
On Screen Display Language
Playback
Progressive Scan
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Capture Mode
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
HD-Ready
Video & Photo Dual Shot
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Wind Filter
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
Composite Video Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
S-Video Out Port
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Other Features
Night Mode
Typical Power Consumption
Manual Focus
Photo Mode
Spotlight
Aperture Range
The Windows Operating System
BRAVIA Sync
Backlight
Extra/Smart Zoom
Integrated USB Cable
Electrical Viewfinder
Power Cord Included
X.v.Color Support
Projector
Built-In Projector
Projected Screen Size
Projector Brightness
Native Resolution
Minimum Projection Distance
Typical Contrast Ratio

Expert Reviews

21 September 2013

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8 July 2014

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Sensore CMOS Exmor R
Grandezza display
Porta HDMI
Proiettore
Khng c n flash
Risoluzione display
No flash
21 August 2013

Die Zeiten ändern sich und damit auch der Markt für Einsteiger-Camcorder. Ambitionierte Filmer finden in der HDR-PJ320 keine interessanten Features vor und Einsteiger- wie Gelegenheitsfilmer...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdrpj320, hdrpj320e
Barcodes 04905524924503, 04905524924510, 05013493231573

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