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Sony HDR-PJ230/B Review
|4 Years Old|
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Sony HDR-PJ230/B In-Depth Analysis
Very Good Brand
We checked 9,817 owner and expert reviews (including 2,796 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 91% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Released Over Four Years Ago
Sony released the HDR-PJ230/B in July 2013.
Very Small Total Megapixels
The total megapixels of the HDR-PJ230/B of only 2.1MP is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is smaller than 90% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. Camcorders have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.
1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution
This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on camcorders.
Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom
The optical zoom of the HDR-PJ230/B of 27x is bigger than 66% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The smallest optical zoom of video cameras is 1x, the biggest is 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x.
The weight of the Sony HDR-PJ230/B of only 210g is lighter than 68% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Across all the camcorders the weights range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g.
Very Small Optical Sensor Size
The HDR-PJ230/B's optical sensor size of only 0.172" is in the smallest 6% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Camcorders have optical sensor sizes of between 0.12" and 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37".
Has an Image Stabilizer
The HDR-PJ230/B has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.
Longer Than Average Maximum Battery Life
The maximum battery life of the HDR-PJ230/B of 3.16h is longer than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is longer than 65% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The battery life (max) of camcorders range from 0.16h to 93h, and the average maximum battery life is 4.4h.
The HDR-PJ230/B supports HDMI. 70% of camcorders also support HDMI.
Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal
Camcorders have display diagonals of between 1.3" and 9", and the average display diagonal is 3". The display diagonal of the HDR-PJ230/B of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is smaller than 85% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.
Average Digital Zoom
The HDR-PJ230/B's digital zoom of 320x is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 35% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.
2992 X 2240 Still Image Resolution
The HDR-PJ230/B supports a maximum still image resolution of 2992 x 2240. That's over three times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by camcorders. The best resolution of all camcorders is 4912 x 3680 and the worst is 640 x 360.
Has a Wind Filter
The HDR-PJ230/B has a wind filter, which is unusual. 93% of camcorders do not have a wind filter.
Features Photo Mode
The HDR-PJ230/B features photo mode, unlike 80% of camcorders which do not feature photo mode.
The HDR-PJ230/B is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.
Has a Built-In Projector
The Sony HDR-PJ230/B has a built-in projector, which is unusual. 96% of camcorders do not have a built-in projector.
Features Manual Focus
The HDR-PJ230/B features manual focus, which is unusual. 89% of video cameras do not feature manual focus.
Higher Than Average Minimum Aperture Number
The minimum aperture number of the HDR-PJ230/B of 1.9 is higher than 70% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The minimum aperture numbers of video cameras range from 1.1 to 22, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.3.
Has a Microphone in
The Sony HDR-PJ230/B has a microphone in, which is unusual. 75% of camcorders do not have a microphone in.
Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (image)
The effective megapixels (image) of the HDR-PJ230/B of 8.9MP is in the highest 20% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average effective megapixels (image) of all video cameras is 5.6MP, with the lowest being 0.46MP and the highest being 25MP.
Has a Face Detection
The HDR-PJ230/B has a face detection, unlike 70% of camcorders which do not have a face detection.
Has a Built-In Microphone
The HDR-PJ230/B has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.
The HDR-PJ230/B is tripod mountable. 86% of camcorders are not tripod mountable.
Very Small Internal Storage Capacity
The HDR-PJ230/B's internal storage capacity of only 8GB is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 23% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The average internal storage capacity of all camcorders is 27GB, with the smallest being 0.1GB and the largest being 220GB.
Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders is 58mm, the longest is 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 920mm. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Sony HDR-PJ230/B of 1,160mm is in the longest 35% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.
Features Smile Detection
The HDR-PJ230/B features smile detection, which is unusual. 89% of video cameras do not feature smile detection.
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