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Sony HDR-PJ230/B Review
|4 Years Old|
Why Has it Scored 44?
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This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a built-in projector
3984 x 2240 still image resolution
Does not have a built-in flash
Very small total megapixels
Sony HDR-PJ230/B In-Depth Analysis
Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras
Based on 6,133 owner and expert reviews (including 1,986 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its video cameras. 89% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Has a Built-In Projector
The HDR-PJ230/B has a built-in projector, unlike 96% of video cameras which do not have a built-in projector.
3984 X 2240 Still Image Resolution
The HDR-PJ230/B supports a maximum still image resolution of 3984 x 2240. That's 16% higher resolution than a 3200 x 2400 video camera, which is the most common resolution supported by camcorders. In addition, this video camera supports a still image resolution of 2992 x 2240. Across all video cameras the resolution ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).
Has an Image Stabilizer
The HDR-PJ230/B has an image stabilizer. 66% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.
Average Digital Zoom
The digital zoom of the HDR-PJ230/B of 320x is relatively typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 66% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.
Has a Face Detection
The Sony HDR-PJ230/B has a face detection. 72% of camcorders do not have a face detection.
The Sony HDR-PJ230/B is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.
Does Not Have a Built-In Flash
Like most other video cameras, the HDR-PJ230/B does not have a built-in flash. 86% of video cameras do not have a built-in flash.
Average Battery Life (max)
The Sony HDR-PJ230/B's battery life (max) of 3.16h is fairly standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the longest 74% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.
Very Small Total Megapixels
Video cameras have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP. The Sony HDR-PJ230/B's total megapixels of only 2.1MP is fairly small compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 10% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.
Has a Microphone in
The Sony HDR-PJ230/B has a microphone in. 77% of video cameras do not have a microphone in.
The HDR-PJ230/B supports HDMI, as do 67% of camcorders.
Features Smile Detection
The Sony HDR-PJ230/B features smile detection, unlike 89% of video cameras which do not feature smile detection.
Average Optical Zoom
The optical zoom of the HDR-PJ230/B of 27x is pretty average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 55% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.
Quite Small Display Diagonal
The display diagonal of the HDR-PJ230/B of only 2.7" is in the smallest 18% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the video cameras the display diagonals range from 0.24" to 11", and the average display diagonal is 3".
Features Manual Focus
The HDR-PJ230/B features manual focus, unlike 88% of video cameras which do not feature manual focus.
The Sony HDR-PJ230/B is tripod mountable, unlike 86% of video cameras which are not tripod mountable.
Fairly High Effective Megapixels (image)
Video cameras have effective megapixels (image) of between 1.1MP and 26MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.8MP. The HDR-PJ230/B's effective megapixels (image) of 8.9MP is in the highest 21% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.
Has a Wind Filter
The HDR-PJ230/B has a wind filter, which is unusual. 94% of video cameras do not have a wind filter.
Only 1" Optical Sensor Size
This video camera has a 1|1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on video cameras.
The weight of the Sony HDR-PJ230/B of 210g is pretty standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 38% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.
Features Photo Mode
The Sony HDR-PJ230/B features photo mode, which is unusual. 76% of camcorders do not feature photo mode.
Released Over Four Years Ago
This Sony video camera has been on the market since July 2013.
|Manufacturer Part Numbers||sony hdrpj230b|
|Barcodes||04905524924503, 04905524924510, 05013493231573|