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Sony HDR-PJ220
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Sony HDR-PJ220 Camcorder

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2.39MP 1/5.8 210g Jan 2013
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18 Reasons For

Good Brand

Sony is one of the superior camcorder brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and Sony also has good reviews for its small total megapixels video cameras.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and type.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ220 is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HDR-PJ220 are not Full HD.

We compared this camcorder to all the other Full HD video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], and the Legria HF G10[pl_1059637_price] both from Canon or the Sony HDR-PJ620[plb_2697194_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Sony HDR-PJ220 has an HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HDR-PJ220.

Other camcorders with an HDMI currently available that you might also want to consider include the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], or the Legria HF R56[pl_2114213_price] both from Canon or the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-PJ220, the HDR-PJ220 has an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available including because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], or the Vixia HF R40[pl_1633221_price] both from Canon.

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Very Light

The lightest video camera that has been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-PJ220 is 57g weight and the heaviest is 3.9kg. The HDR-PJ220 is fairly light (only 210 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The Sony HDR-PJ220 supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than the SD compatible memory cards supported by most comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as it. In addition, this video camera support MS PRO, MS PRO Duo and MS Pro-HG Duo and SDHC compatible memory cardss. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all camcorders of a similar type and age to the HDR-PJ220.

A MicroSD (Transflash) compatible memory cards is the worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of video camera.

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

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Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The HDR-PJ220 has a built-in projector. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the HDR-PJ220 do not have a built-in projector.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative camcorders with a built-in projector currently available including the HDR-PJ620[pl_2697194_price], or the HDR-PJ410[pl_2697188_price] both from Sony which has better reviews.

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Optical Image Stabilizer Type

This camcorder has an optical image stabilizer type, which is typical of many camcorders of this type and age. 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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Lithium Battery Technology

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ220 the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.8 to 11. The HDR-PJ220 has a quite high maximum aperture number (10) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very High Effective Megapixels (image)

When compared to other video cameras of this age and type, the Sony HDR-PJ220's effective megapixels (image) of 8.9 megapixels is one of the highest. The lowest effective megapixels (image) of small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-PJ220 is 1.1MP and the highest is 10MP.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDR-PJ220 has a built-in display, as do most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-PJ220.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 720 x 576|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on camcorders of this type and age.

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Fairly High Effective Megapixels (movie)

The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of camcorders of this spec and age is 0.41MP and the highest is 1,300,000MP. With an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.15 megapixels, the Sony HDR-PJ220 has a fairly high effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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JPG Image Formats Supported

This video camera has a JPG image formats supported, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Very Low Power Consumption (typical)

The average power consumption (typical) of comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDR-PJ220 is 4W, and the power consumption (typical)s range from 1.8W to 12W. At only 2.2 Watts, the Sony HDR-PJ220 has a fairly low power consumption (typical) compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDR-PJ220.

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Has One White Balance

The number of white balance modes found on the HDR-PJ220 is more than most similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-PJ220 do not have an interchangeable lens. The HDR-PJ220 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

Alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens that you might also want to consider include the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the HDR-PJ220 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HDR-PJ220. Small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-PJ220 have display diagonals of between 1.4" and 4.3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

Video cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the Legria HF R406[pl_2071911_price] (3"), or the Legria HF R66[pl_2848576_price] (3") both from Canon which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a night mode. The HDR-PJ220 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have a night mode that you might also want to consider including the Canon Legria HF M52[plb_389042_price].

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Not 3D

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago, the Sony HDR-PJ220 is not 3D.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-PJ220, the Sony HDR-PJ220 is not waterproof.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the Sony HDR-PJ220 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Across all the small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-PJ220 the display resolution (numeric)s range from 1.2 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 330,000 pixels.

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Quite Big Minimum Illumination

The smallest minimum illumination of video cameras of this type and age is 0.1lx and the biggest is 7lx. With a minimum illumination of 6 lux, the Sony HDR-PJ220 has a fairly big minimum illumination compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HDR-PJ220.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-PJ220

Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera was released over four years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 350 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ220 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ220.

Video cameras with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth looking at include the Canon Legria HF G30[plb_1564050_price] (400x and higher rated), or the Panasonic HDC-TM900[plb_1824860_price] (700x and higher rated).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 27 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ220 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HDR-PJ220.

If this small total megapixels video camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HDR-PJ620[pl_2697194_price] (30x), or the HDR-PJ410[pl_2697188_price] (30x) both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Effective Megapixels (movie)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Wide Angle Lens System
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Smile Detection
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Capture Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Dual Shot (video & Photo)
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Other Features
Night Mode
Power Consumption (typical)
Manual Focus
Aperture Range (F-F)
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Backlight
Extra/Smart Zoom
Integrated USB Cable
Power Cord Included
X.v.Color Support
Projector
Built-In Projector
Screen Size Compatibility
Projector Brightness
Native Resolution
Minimum Projection Distance
Contrast Ratio (typical)

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242866010, 00905524924312, 04905524924299, 04905524924305, 04905524924312

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