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Sony HDR-PJ330
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Sony HDRPJ330EB Camcorder

9.2MP 1/5.8 215g Jan 2014
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PJ330E Handycam With A Built-in Projector, Exmor R CMOS Sensor & Optical SteadyShot - Put on a show anywhere with a built-in projector - throw a picture up to 100 inches onto any surface: the... More
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20 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

Based on 8 user reviews this video camera has an average user rating of 80%.

Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

Sony has good average ratings for its medium sensor size video cameras as well as across its entire video camera range compared to other manufacturers.

Good Size

A number of people agreed that this camcorder was lightweight. This year Allen Birch he mentioned on Amazon “Dinky lightweight camera on holiday”. Allen Birch also mentioned “Very lightweight”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Sony HDR-PJ330 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years also have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available including the HDR-PJ50[pl_80442_price], or the HDR-PJ240[pl_2109550_price] both from Sony which is cheaper; or the Sony HDR-CX330[plb_2206005_price] which has better reviews.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ330 is Full HD. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-PJ330 also are Full HD.

There are a number of alternative Full HD camcorders currently available which you might also want to consider including the Sony HDR-CX330[plb_2206005_price] which has better reviews; or the HDR-PJ50[pl_80442_price], or the HDR-PJ240[pl_2109550_price] both from Sony which is cheaper.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Sony HDR-PJ330 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative camcorders with an HDMI port currently available that you might also want to consider including the Sony HDR-CX330[plb_2206005_price] which has better reviews; or the HDR-PJ50[pl_80442_price], or the HDR-PJ240[pl_2109550_price] both from Sony which is cheaper.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

At 350 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-PJ330 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age. Medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago have digital zooms of between 2x and 1,800x, and the average digital zoom is 180x.

Other 350x (digital) camcorders currently available which you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX330[plb_2206005_price].

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Optical Image Stabiliser

This camcorder has an Optical image stabiliser, which is the most frequently found image stabiliser on video cameras of a similar spec and age to it. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.

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Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The HDR-PJ330 has a built-in projector, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HDR-PJ330 do not have a built-in projector.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with a built-in projector and we think the Sony HDR-PJ240[plb_2109550_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has a Night Mode

The HDR-PJ330 has a night mode, unlike most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ330 which do not have a night mode.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDR-PJ330 has a built-in display, as do most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders with a built-in display currently available including the HDR-PJ50[pl_80442_price], or the HDR-PJ240[pl_2109550_price] both from Sony which is cheaper; or the Sony HDR-CX330[plb_2206005_price] which has better reviews.

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H.264 Video Format

This video camera has an AVCHD|H.264|MP4|MPEG4 video format, which is the most frequently found video format on camcorders of this age and spec.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony HDR-PJ330 is more than most similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years. This Sony camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-PJ330. The white balance mode "Outdoor" is also found on this camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is the most commonly found image format on camcorders of this age and spec.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

Across all the camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HDR-PJ330 the minimum focal lengths range from 1.8mm to 44mm, and the average minimum focal length is 30mm. With a minimum focal length of only 26.8 millimeters, the HDR-PJ330 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age.

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8 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

One Sony HDR-PJ330 owner who bought this camcorder said that it was not easy to setup.

One person wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was not easy to use. Bomber Harris said “It realy is worth every penny, also dead easey to use to the point i felt a bit cheated” in their review nonetheless they still rated it 5 stars.

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Poor Design

One Sony HDR-PJ330 owner who reviewed it considered that it was not a good design. Bomber Harris mentioned on Amazon “As you may know some things are manufacture design faults” in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ330 but they gave the Sony HDR-PJ330 a rating of 5 stars.

Not Robust

One person wrote in their reviews that it was not well made. Bomber Harris mentioned on Amazon “All the other jargon they sell, i refused as their service is shoddy” but even so they still gave it a very good review score.

Only 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 video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HDR-PJ330 do not have an interchangeable lens. The HDR-PJ330 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HDR-PJ330 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

Most medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ330 are not waterproof. The HDR-PJ330 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only Has Two Cables Included

The HDR-PJ330 has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders of a similar age and type to it. This Sony video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on video cameras of a similar age and type to the HDR-PJ330. The cable included "HDMI" is also found on this video camera.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-PJ330

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Sony video camera was released.

Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ330 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-PJ330.

There are a number of alternative 30x (optical) video cameras currently available that you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX330[plb_2206005_price].

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the HDR-PJ330 has a pretty average screen size compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 2.7" screen size video cameras to this video camera and we think cheaper camcorders such as the Sony HDR-PJ240[plb_2109550_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

The HDR-PJ330 has a relatively average weight (215 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ330.

Other camcorders with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the HDR-PJ50[pl_80442_price] (400g), or the HDR-PJ240[pl_2109550_price] (210g) both from Sony which is also cheaper.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Wide Angle Lens System
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
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
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
Smartphone Remote Control
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Composite Video Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
S-Video in Port
Networking
WiFi
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Night Mode
Manual Focus
Spotlight
Aperture Range
Backlight
Integrated USB Cable
Electrical Viewfinder
Projector
Built-In Projector
Projector Brightness
Native Resolution
Minimum Projection Distance
Typical Contrast Ratio

Expert Reviews

26 February 2014

Grundsätzlich spiegelt die HDR-PJ810 zweifellos feinste Camcordertechnologie wieder, die aus der Hand im Automatik-Modus erstaunliche Bilder ermöglicht. Hätte Sony nicht ein weiteres mal die...

User Reviews

(5)

Have used this dinky lightweight camera on holiday and have been very happy with the results. Not bothered with the complicated wifi connection as you can download your video using the usb... Read more…

Reviewed 26 October 2015 by Rev Ross Brown
(Verified Purchase)

Not fully used it yet, bought for the holidays, like what I see so far, swift delivery. good service and clear set up.

Reviewed 5 April 2015 by David Warren

Bought one of these yesterday it took me a few minutes to set up with the wifi which doesn't make it any easier to download as you can connect it to your computer via usb, But it is more... Read more…

Reviewed 16 April 2014 by Scott P

The reason I paid more for this model versus others is that it had WiFi capabilities, which made it sound like it would be easy to download videos. The online information made it all sound so... Read more…

Reviewed 26 March 2014 by Bomber Harris

After looking at all the sony cameras i found other reviews very helpfull, but as you know holding, and touching the itemm, you know you can get on with what you need, yourself. The problem is... Read more…

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Barcodes 04905524969337, 04905524969344, 04905524969351, 05054230786253

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