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Sony HDR-PJ420
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Sony HDRPJ420E Camcorder

1/3.91 345g CMOS 30x Feb 2013
Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
PJ420VE Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder Smooth shooting meets easy sharing Full HD, built-in projector, G Lens, Exmor R CMOS sensor, Wi-Fi ready, Balanced Optical SteadyShot - Capture steady... More
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19 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

We calculated the average ratings for all Sony camcorders and also specifically for Sony video cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on video cameras of this spec and age.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Unlike most of the other camcorders of this type and age which do not have an HDMI port, the Sony HDR-PJ420 has an HDMI port.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Sony HDR-PJ420 has an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other camcorders of this age and spec which do not have an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ420 is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years are not Full HD.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 350 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ420 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDR-PJ420. The average digital zoom of video cameras of a similar age and type to the HDR-PJ420 is 390x, and the digital zooms range from 2x to 3,000x.

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Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The Sony HDR-PJ420 has a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago do not have a built-in projector.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HDR-PJ420 supports a better memory card type than most similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This Sony camcorder supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it support an SD memory card. In addition, this video camera support MS PRO, MS PRO Duo 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 video cameras of this age and type.

Amongst similar types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MicroSDXC.

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 camcorders of this age and spec.

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Has Nine Scene Modes

The Sony HDR-PJ420 has a greater number of scene modes than most video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. The most commonly found scene mode is Underwater, but this scene mode is not found on this video camera. The scene modes Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise, Sunset and Twilight are also found on this Sony camcorder.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Value

The maximum aperture values of video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HDR-PJ420 range from 1.8 to 22, and the average maximum aperture value is 5.2. With a maximum aperture value of 10, the HDR-PJ420 has a fairly high maximum aperture value compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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55 Extra/Smart Zooms

The Sony HDR-PJ420 is a 55 times zoom factor Extra/Smart zoom camcorder. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age only have between 14 and 54 Extra/Smart zooms.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-PJ420, the Sony HDR-PJ420 has a built-in display.

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1080p Video Mode

This video camera has a 1080p video mode, which is the most commonly found video mode on video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Sony HDR-PJ420 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 comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HDR-PJ420.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The HDR-PJ420 supports a higher video resolution than most camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it. This video camera supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution, whereas most video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. This Sony camcorder also supports a video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels. The best video resolution of all video cameras of this age and spec is 3840 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 720 x 480 pixels.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length

The average maximum focal length of camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-PJ420 is 140mm, and the maximum focal lengths range from 0.5mm to 900mm. At 804 millimeters, the HDR-PJ420 has a very long maximum focal length compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-PJ420.

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CMOS Sensor Type

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

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable type and age to it.

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5 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders of this spec and age do not have an interchangeable lens. The Sony HDR-PJ420 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras that were launched more than two years ago are not waterproof. The Sony HDR-PJ420 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago, the HDR-PJ420 does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years, the HDR-PJ420 is not 3D compatible.

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Quite Big Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of 6 lux, the HDR-PJ420 has one of the bigger minimum illumination amongst camcorders of this age. The smallest minimum illumination of video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDR-PJ420 is 0.02lx and the biggest is 1,400lx.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-PJ420

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

At 3 inches, the HDR-PJ420 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDR-PJ420.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 345 grams, the Sony HDR-PJ420 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HDR-PJ420.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ420 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-PJ420.

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1/3.91" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/3.91" optical sensor size, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Video & Photo Dual Shot
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
Networking
Battery
Battery Type
Battery
Operational Conditions
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
The Windows Operating System
Extra/Smart Zoom
Integrated USB Cable
Projector
Built-In Projector
Projected Screen Size
Projector Brightness
Native Resolution
Minimum Projection Distance
Typical Contrast Ratio
Technical Details
Technical Details

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdrpj420, hdrpj420v, hdrpj420ve, sony hdrpj420e
Barcodes 00905524924954, 04905524924954, 04905524924961, 05013493231580

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