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Sony HDR-PJ810
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Sony HDR-PJ810 Camcorder

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24.5MP 1/3.95 460g CMOS Jan 2014
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30 Reasons For

One Industry Award

This video camera was given a "Recommended" award by Altomdata.dk who said that this big sensor size camcorder was good.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Camcorder expert review website altomdata.dk scored this video camera 90%. That puts this Sony video camera in the top 15% of all the video cameras of this age and spec.

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 29 owner reviews this Sony video camera has an outstanding average owner rating.

Good Quality Lens

Three Sony HDR-PJ810 owners thought it had a good lens. Amazon Customer mentioned this year “At the highest zoom setting the floating lens gives a very steady picture” . Dr. Paul Ell mentioned “These features, in brief, include a sophisticated lens with anti-camera shake mounting” in his review of this camcorder. Dr. Paul Ell also mentioned “The lens housing is incredible”.

A few people concluded that this camcorder had a good image stabiliser. C E Gosling wrote on Amazon “The stabilisation system works well in my not-too-steady hands” in their review and rated it 4 stars. Gary P said in November last year “Detailed pictures with the best image stabilisation I have ever used” in his review of the Sony HDR-PJ810.

One Sony HDR-PJ810 reviewer mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Mr. A. Poole mentioned “My only other minor gripe is that zoom control is clumsy compared to the flexible” and scored the product very highly.

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Good Product Quality

A few people who reviewed it said that it was good quality. Amazon Customer wrote a few weeks ago “Replacing my old camcorder which cost £1,200 about 10 years ago - this one has better image stability, superior images (3 x quality) and tons of features” and gave it an excellent rating. Dmoggy mentioned “Fantastic quality pictures and a superb array of easily accessed” in their review. Dr. Paul Ell said on Amazon “The quality is excellent” in his Sony HDR-PJ810 review.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

We checked 3,510 owner and expert reviews for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its big sensor size video cameras range.

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Nice Design

Several Sony HDR-PJ810 reviewers who purchased the product thought it was good looking. Dr. Paul Ell rated it 5 stars and he said on Amazon “It's pretty impressive”. Samantha Cloot wrote this year “Pretty easy to use”.

One Sony HDR-PJ810 reviewer who bought the Sony HDR-PJ810 reckoned that it was smooth. In November Scott Dawson said “The stabilisation system is so good allowing smooth walking or running shots without the need for further stabilisation equipment”.

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Easy to Use

A few Sony HDR-PJ810 owners wrote in their reviews that it was easy to use.

Good Technical Features

A few Sony HDR-PJ810 reviewers considered that this camcorder had good features. Dmoggy said in their review “A superb array of easily accessed features and manual controls”. James Long said “Love it what a brilliant product it has so many features”. William Khor mentioned on Amazon “Why bother to buy the latter when there are more features in PJ810E” and rated the product as very good.

Reasonably Priced

A few Sony HDR-PJ810 owners mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder was good value for money. Amazon Customer said “Excellent value for money” in their Sony HDR-PJ810 review. Amazon Customer also said “The camera comes with the skimpiest user manual I've ever seen! All in all though a real value for money camera with superb quality output”. In November this year Mr. J. N. Parry-Jennings said in their review on Amazon “Well done amazon - excellent service at a very fair price” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of Sony HDR-PJ810 reviewers who reviewed the product thought it had a good screen. Dr. Paul Ell wrote on Amazon two years ago “It will display a good three or four foot image on a nearby wall” in his review of the Sony HDR-PJ810 and gave the product a score of 5 stars. William Khor wrote on Amazon “The projector just work fine and display are equally good” and rated the product 5 stars.

Good Size

Two customers who bought the Sony HDR-PJ810 considered that it was compact. Dr. Paul Ell mentioned on Amazon “A top of the range HD camcorder from Sony that's remarkably compact bearing in mind the features it has”. M F M gave it a rating of 4 stars and mentioned on Amazon “Compact and projector is great” in their review.

Robust

A number of customers agreed that this camcorder was well made. Dr. Paul Ell said on Amazon two years ago “Most notably of all a built in projector”. Dr. Paul Ell also wrote “First, I think it's worth stressing that the camera has 32Gb of storage built in”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer mentioned that it was quiet. Dr. Paul Ell scored the product very highly and he mentioned in his review “It's always an option to keep quiet”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that the Sony HDR-PJ810 was noisy. Dr. Paul Ell said “To be honest the sound is a bit of a letdown here - it simply cannot be set at a sufficiently loud level using the camera speaker” and scored the product very highly.

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Good Support

One customer who purchased it concluded that it had good technical guidance.

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The HDR-PJ810 has an interchangeable lens, which is unusual. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ810, the HDR-PJ810 has an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-PJ810 is Full HD. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also are Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HDR-PJ810 has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HDR-PJ810 also have an HDMI port.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 160 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ810 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-PJ810. The digital zooms of big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDR-PJ810 range from 2x to 1,500x.

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Optical Image Stabiliser

This camcorder has an Optical image stabiliser, which is the most frequently found image stabiliser on comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago. 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 Sony HDR-PJ810 has a built-in projector. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-PJ810 do not have a built-in projector.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HDR-PJ810 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. Most big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago support an SDHC memory card. In addition, this Sony camcorder support MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG and MSXC and SD 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 that have been available for more than two years.

An MS Pro-HG memory card is the worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder.

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

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6592 X 3712 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 6592 x 3712 pixels. That's over twelve times the maximum image resolution of the most frequently found maximum image resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels.

A 6592 x 3712 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the best maximum image resolution amongst all comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ810.

Amongst similar types of camcorder the worst maximum image resolution is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Has Six Scene Modes

The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a greater number of scene modes than most big sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. This camcorder has a Snow scene mode, which is the most frequently found scene mode found on big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-PJ810. The scene modes "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Portrait", "Spotlight" and "Beach" are also found on this Sony camcorder.

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Very Bright Projector Brightness

Across all the camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years the projector brightness range from 13 ANSI lumens to 50 ANSI lumens. When compared to other camcorders of this age and spec, the HDR-PJ810's projector brightness of 50 ANSI lumens is one of the brightest.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDR-PJ810 also have a built-in display.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The HDR-PJ810 has a greater number of white balance modes than most big sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to it. This Sony camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HDR-PJ810. 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 video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 2.9 millimeters, the HDR-PJ810 has a quite short minimum focal length compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HDR-PJ810. The average minimum focal length of camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HDR-PJ810 is 28mm, and the minimum focal lengths range from 2.8mm to 40mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Not 3D Compatible

The Sony HDR-PJ810 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HDR-PJ810 does not have a night mode. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-PJ810 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HDR-PJ810 is not waterproof. Most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDR-PJ810 are also not waterproof.

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Quite Short Maximum Focal Length

The average maximum focal length of comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDR-PJ810 is 330mm, and the maximum focal lengths range from 34mm to 730mm. With a maximum focal length of only 34.8 millimeters, the Sony HDR-PJ810 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths amongst video cameras of this age.

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Only Has Two Cables Included

The HDR-PJ810 has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-PJ810. The cable included "HDMI" is also found on this Sony camcorder.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-PJ810

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-PJ810 over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the HDR-PJ810 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Average Weight

At 460 grams, the HDR-PJ810 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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1/3.95" Optical Sensor Size

The HDR-PJ810 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/3.95". That's 1% less optical sensor size than a 1/3.91" camcorder, which is the most common optical sensor size.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 12 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ810 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Wide Angle Lens System
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
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
Remote Control
Design
Colour
Video
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
Microphone Connection
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Composite Video Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Headphone Socket
Networking
WiFi
Ethernet LAN Connection
Near Field Communication
Bluetooth
Battery
Battery Type
Operational Conditions
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Projector
Built-In Projector
Projector Brightness
Native Resolution
Minimum Projection Distance
Typical Contrast Ratio
Technical Details
Technical Details

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Expert Reviews

(2)
29 August 2014

Altomdata.dk

Hvad gør du, når du ikke kan vente med at se familiens ferievideoer, til du er kommet hjem? Løsningen kan være et videokamera som Sony HDR-PJ810, der, udover at skyde video i full HD og... Read more…

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

(29)
Reviewed 25 June 2016 by Scott Dawson
(Verified Purchase)

Great camera with a high quality image. the stabilisation system is so good allowing smooth walking or running shots without the need for further stabilisation equipment. The only downside seems... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic quality pictures and a superb array of easily accessed features and manual controls. The projector works well too. The supplied battery doesn't last long, so it's well investing in a... Read more…

Reviewed 16 April 2016 by Mr. G. Cowan
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant in low light and great quality...

Reviewed 28 March 2016 by Zaneta
(Verified Purchase)

Very good...

Reviewed 18 March 2016 by Samantha Cloot
(Verified Purchase)

We love it but still are learning all its capabilities.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdrpj810, hdrpj810e, sony pj650, sony pj790, sony pj650v, sony pj790v, sony rmtvp1, sony rmtvp1k, hdrpj810ebcel, sony hdrpj810, hdrpj810ebcen, sony hdrpj810e, sony hdrpj810b, sony hdrpj810eb, sony hdrpj810ebc, sony hdrpj810ebce, sony hdrpj810ebcen
Barcodes 00689466815382, 04905524968873, 04905524968880, 05013493246188, 05054230863282

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