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Sony HDR-PJ790 Camcorder

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5 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

Based on two expert reviews from sites including parentesis.com and reviewed.com this Sony camcorder has an average expert rating of 92 out of 100. If all the video cameras of a comparable age and spec are ranked by average expert review score then this Sony video camera is in the top 3%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, people who bought this Sony video camera rated it as fantastic. This video camera in the top 3% of all the similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years when ranked by user rating.

Good Brand

We checked 3,510 user and expert reviews for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its video cameras.

Good Product Quality

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was good quality. Reviewed.com mentioned in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ790 “Excellent image quality”.

Good Quality Lens

One Sony HDR-PJ790 owner thought the product had a good image stabiliser. Reviewed.com mentioned “Great stabilization”.

10 Reasons Against

A Bit Expensive

One Sony HDR-PJ790 reviewer said in their reviews that this camcorder was not cheap. Expert website Reviewed.com said in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ790 two years ago “Good Handycams are expensive” although they gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Not Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-PJ790, the HDR-PJ790 is not Full HD.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is Full HD then you might want to look at the GoPro Hero 3 (£150.00) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago, the HDR-PJ790 does not have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have an image stabiliser that you might want to consider including the HDR-CX730 (£315.00), or the FDR-X1000 (£218.99) both from Sony.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The HDR-PJ790 does not have an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ790 also do not have an HDMI port.

It is worth also looking at alternative video cameras which also have an HDMI port including the HDR-CX730 (£315.00), or the FDR-X1000 (£218.99) both from Sony.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HDR-PJ790 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HDR-PJ790 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age have a built-in display, however the HDR-PJ790 does not have a built-in display.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have a built-in display that you might also want to look at including the Sony HDR-CX730 (£315.00).

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Not Waterproof

The HDR-PJ790 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-PJ790 are also not waterproof.

If you want a video camera that is waterproof then you might want to consider the Sony FDR-X1000 (£218.99).

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HDR-PJ790 does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than two years also do not have a night mode.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have a night mode including the Sony HDR-CX730 (£315.00).

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ790, the Sony HDR-PJ790 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HDR-PJ790 do not have a built-in projector. The Sony HDR-PJ790 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony HDR-PJ790

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Sony camcorder was released.

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Expert Reviews

(3)
29 April 2013

Con esta cámara podrás proyectar todos tus vídeos o fotos sin necesidad de sacarlos de ella o pasarlos a una computadora y gracias a su gran memoria no tienes necesidad de borrar nada...

16 May 2013

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7 September 2013

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El proyector incluido hace de la experiencia de compartir fotos y vdeos algo inigualable
La calidad de las fotografas es muy bueno
Proyectar fotos o video desgasta mucha batera y su duracin es poca

User Reviews

(28)
Reviewed 25 February 2013 by Cal
Cal would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ790 (Verified Purchase)

The cam won't make me a great videographer--that depends on creativity, brevity, appeal to my audience, interesting shots, and more. But this great cam will support my efforts to aspire to... Read more…

Reviewed 2 October 2013 by Cyan
Cyan would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ790 (Verified Purchase)

After being introduced to this camera by an aerial imaging production company I hired, I immediately purchased one for my own use. The company used one on their hexacopter for a flyover of the... Read more…

Reviewed 19 June 2013 by Bill the video shooter
Bill the video shooter would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ790 (Verified Purchase)

I'm a retired television cameraman, and I just attended an annual reunion. I was able to capture the Friday night celebration in a night club with great results. The video from the picnic on... Read more…

Reviewed 16 July 2013 by Mina J.
Mina J. would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ790

I am still in awe over this camcorder. I purchased it thru B&H, who are the greatest, and received it in June. I immediately downloaded all the instructions from the Sony website. It made it so... Read more…

Reviewed 8 June 2014 by Ve7ovy
Ve7ovy would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ790

Having used professional cameras in my career, i wanted something acceptable HD quality that was affordable, for shooting home movies & family travel videos. Being small & easy to cary/use was... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony pj650, sony pj790, sony rmtvp1, sony pj650v, sony pj790v, sony rmtvp1k, sony hdrpj790, sony hdrpj790v, sony hdrpj790vb, sony evsnpj790vbkb2, sony evsnpj790vbkb2b, sony evsnpj790vbkb2bd, sony evsnpj790vbkb2bdl
Barcodes 00027242863514, 00616241010007

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