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Sony HDR-PJ340
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Sony HDR-PJ340 Camcorder

215g 30x 350x Jan 2014
Weight Optical Zoom Digital Zoom Release Date
Ready, Steady, Share Put on a show anywhere with a built-in projector: throw a picture up to 100 inches onto any surface: the projector is bright to 13 lumens for vividly clear detail. Get closer... More
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CES 2014 | Sony Handycam HDR-PJ340 Projector Camcorder | WiFi | Full HD | Smart Review
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User Reviews Are Excellent

People who bought this Sony video camera rated this camcorder 90% on average. This Sony camcorder in the top 18% of all the camcorders of a comparable spec and age when ranked by user rating.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Sony has good average reviews for its video cameras as well as across its entire camcorder range compared to other manufacturers.

9 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The Sony HDR-PJ340 is not Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HDR-PJ340 are also not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the HDR-PJ340 does not have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have an image stabiliser which you might want to look at including the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Like most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-PJ340, the Sony HDR-PJ340 does not have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most video cameras of this type and age do not have an interchangeable lens. The HDR-PJ340 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The HDR-PJ340 does not have a built-in display, unlike most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have a built-in display including the Veho Muvi HD NPNG[plb_2384279_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Most camcorders of this age and spec are not waterproof. The HDR-PJ340 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony HDR-PJ340 does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also do not have a night mode.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a night mode to this video camera and we think the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price] is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HDR-PJ340 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a camcorder that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras of this spec and age do not have a built-in projector. The Sony HDR-PJ340 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

Other video cameras which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to look at include the Sony HDR-PJ420[plb_1583936_price].

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-PJ340

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-PJ340 over three years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 350 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ340 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-PJ340.

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Average Optical Zoom

The HDR-PJ340 has a pretty average optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDR-PJ340.

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Average Weight

At 215 grams, the HDR-PJ340 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-PJ340.

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Specification

Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Wide Angle Lens System
Focusing
Face Detection
Smile Detection
Flash
Shoe Mounting Point
Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Camera
Smartphone Remote Control
Design
Colour
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Night Mode
Manual Focus
Spotlight
Aperture Range
Backlight
Integrated USB Cable
Electrical Viewfinder

User Reviews

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Reviewed 31 July 2014 by JMed
JMed would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ340

I did quite a bit of research before I committed to this camera. I was worried by the people who rated it low, especially as it compares to the next model up and the next model down. I discovered... Read more…

Reviewed 12 April 2014 by Specsoul
Specsoul would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ340 (Verified Purchase)

The camera is great, easy to use and works great under low light conditions. The projector feature is really cool and actually impressed me with how fat it could project. Overall I think this is a... Read more…

Reviewed 19 July 2014 by Wbb43
Wbb43 would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ340 (Verified Purchase)

Got this camera in a rush to video a wedding. Was worried since we didn't have time to research it. Surprisingly, turned out to be a great camera all round. Great video and sound quality. Handles... Read more…

Reviewed 19 April 2014 by Kenn66
Kenn66 would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ340 (Verified Purchase)

I used to record my Grand-daughter's preschool program. I was able to zoom right in on her face, even though I was sitting about. 50 ft away. Sound sensitivity was good also. Battery life seems... Read more…

Reviewed 15 October 2014 by BigDog
BigDog would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ340 (Verified Purchase)

I used my previous camcorder (JVC) for many years, for mainly my 3 favorite things, grandkids, family vacations, and hunting. I loved that camera. When it finally gave out and was not repairable,... Read more…

Reviewed 6 September 2014 by Lagarto
Lagarto would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ340 (Verified Purchase)

We bought this camera for my 10 year old nephew. Of course, he immediately got the hang of it and the different features: different color effects, automatic compilation of different videos, etc.... Read more…

Reviewed 17 June 2014 by Castillo
Castillo would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ340 (Verified Purchase)

This is an excellent camera for the following reasons; the physical size is ideal for all family members and outings. The easy of use is also a high value point for us, no need to read the manual... Read more…

Reviewed 7 June 2014 by Mdipad
Mdipad would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ340 (Verified Purchase)

This camera works great. It is small, light weight and easy to use. With the built in Wi-Fi it will connect to your smart tv without using cables. I like the feature that you can combine video... Read more…

Reviewed 24 May 2014 by Upn889
Upn889 would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ340 (Verified Purchase)

Excellent picture quality from a compact platform. Easy to use when recording. Make sure you read the manual so you can take advantage of all the available features...

Reviewed 9 September 2015 by Rockersk08
Rockersk08 would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ340

I wanted to upgrade from my Sony HDR-CX190, which was not capable of full 1080p video and had interlacing. I picked up this camcorder on clearance as an open item, with just the camcorder, for... Read more…

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