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Sony HDR-PJ820
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Sony HDR-PJ820 Camcorder

460g 12x 160x Jan 2014
Full HD Weight Optical Zoom Digital Zoom Release Date
From movie camera to movie theatre Put on a show anywhere with a built-in projector: throw a picture up to 200 inches onto any surface with the projector: bright to 50 lumens for vividly clear... More
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3 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Sony video cameras have good ratings on average and across all video cameras Sony is one of the superior brands.

Full HD

Full HD

Unlike most of the other camcorders of this age and type which are not Full HD, the Sony HDR-PJ820 is Full HD.

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Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The HDR-PJ820 has a built-in projector, unlike most of the other camcorders of this spec and age which do not have a built-in projector.

Other camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to consider include the Sony HDR-PJ420[plb_1583936_price].

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The HDR-PJ820 does not have an image stabiliser, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDR-PJ820 also do not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Most video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HDR-PJ820 do not have an HDMI port. The HDR-PJ820 is no exception to this as it too does not have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HDR-PJ820 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Sony HDR-PJ820 does not have a built-in display, unlike most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the HDR-PJ820.

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Not Waterproof

Most comparable spec video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HDR-PJ820 are not waterproof. The HDR-PJ820 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HDR-PJ820 does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also do not have a night mode.

Other video cameras which also have a night mode that you might want to look at include the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price], or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The HDR-PJ820 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-PJ820 are also not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which also has a higher rating.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-PJ820

Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Weight

At 460 grams, the HDR-PJ820 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

We compared all the other 460g weight video cameras to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 160 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-PJ820 has a pretty standard digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you want a camcorder with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Sony HDR-PJ340[plb_2109595_price] (350x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

The HDR-PJ820 has a fairly standard optical zoom (12 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Camcorders with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Sony PXW-X200[plb_2941311_price] (17x).

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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
Video
Full HD
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Night Mode
Manual Focus
Spotlight
Aperture Range
Backlight
Integrated USB Cable
Electrical Viewfinder
Projector
Built-In Projector

Expert Reviews

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony pj820, sony pj820e
Barcodes 00027242842380

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