Three people thought it had a good lens. Dr. Paul Ell gave it a score of 99 out of 100 and he said on Amazon “These features, in brief, include a sophisticated lens with anti-camera shake mounting”. Dr. Paul Ell also mentioned “The lens housing is incredible”. Edward Debuse said “A 26mm wide angle lens gives a superb wide field of view while filming” in his Sony HDR-PJ810E review.
Some people reckoned that it had a good zoom. Edward Debuse wrote in his Sony HDR-PJ810E review “The optical image stabilisation is nothing short of astonishing - on a long zoom, things are just rock solid, as if you've got a steadycam mount on your shoulder”. Mr. A. Poole said on Amazon “My only other minor gripe is that zoom control is clumsy compared to the flexible” in their review.
One Sony HDR-PJ810E owner said in their reviews that this camcorders had a good image stabiliser. Gary P said in his review in September last year “Detailed pictures with the best image stabilisation I have ever used” and rated it 99 out of 100.