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Sony HDR-PJ220

A 4 year old 2.39MP 1 camcorder with not bad features but high running costs
2.39MP 1" Yes 210g Jan 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Sony HDR-PJ220 Review

With good features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-PJ220 number 390 across all camcorders.
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Good Features
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4 Years Old
Overall Score
38
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 38?

Canon video cameras have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has an image stabilizer
Has a face detection
Does not have a microphone in
Does not have a touchscreen

Sony HDR-PJ220 Video Reviews


Sony HDR-PJ220 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

We checked 6,133 expert and owner reviews (including 1,986 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other brands. 89% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HDR-PJ220 has an image stabilizer. 66% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Optical Zoom

The HDR-PJ220's optical zoom of 27x is pretty average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 54% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Microphone in

The HDR-PJ220 does not have a microphone in. 77% of camcorders also do not have a microphone in.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-PJ220 has a face detection, unlike 72% of camcorders which do not have a face detection.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HDR-PJ220 supports HDMI. 67% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Sony HDR-PJ220 does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that 60% of camcorders also do not have a touchscreen.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Sony HDR-PJ220's display diagonal of only 2.7" is fairly small compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 24% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Video cameras have display diagonals of between 0.24" and 11", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (image)

Across all the video cameras the effective megapixels (image) range from 1.1MP to 26MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.8MP. The HDR-PJ220's effective megapixels (image) of 8.9MP is fairly high compared to most other video cameras. It is in the highest 22% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Sony HDR-PJ220 does not have a built-in flash. 86% of video cameras also do not have a built-in flash.

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Features Manual Focus

The Sony HDR-PJ220 features manual focus, which is unusual. 88% of video cameras do not feature manual focus.

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Features Smile Detection

The HDR-PJ220 features smile detection, which is unusual. 89% of video cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1|1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Does Not Have a Headphone Outputs

Like most other video cameras, the HDR-PJ220 does not have a headphone outputs. 65% of camcorders do not have a headphone outputs.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-PJ220 is Full HD, as are 73% of video cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the HDR-PJ220 of 350x is pretty standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 73% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Projector

The HDR-PJ220 has a built-in projector, unlike 96% of video cameras which do not have a built-in projector.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the video cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.9. The HDR-PJ220's maximum aperture number of 10 is quite high compared to most other video cameras. It is in the highest 6% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Total Megapixels

The Sony HDR-PJ220's total megapixels of only 2.39MP is in the smallest 16% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The average total megapixels of all camcorders is 8.2MP, with the smallest being 0.3MP and the biggest being 210MP.

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Average Weight

The weight of the HDR-PJ220 of 210g is fairly typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 38% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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3984 X 2240 Still Image Resolution

The Sony HDR-PJ220 supports a maximum still image resolution of 3984 x 2240. That's 16% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 3200 x 2400. This video camera also supports a still image resolution of 2992 x 2240. The best resolution of all video cameras is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since January 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony hdrpj220e

Barcodes:

00905524924312, 04905524924299, 04905524924305, 04905524924312

Other Popular Comparisons With The Sony HDR-PJ220

5x smaller minimum illumination
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A lot bigger optical zoom
Vastly lower effective megapixels (image)

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