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Sony HDR-PJ230/B

A 4 year old 2.1MP 1 video camera with not bad features but high running costs
2.1MP 1" Yes 210g Jul 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date

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Sony HDR-PJ230/B Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-PJ230/B number 273 across all camcorders.
73
Good Features
35
4 Years Old
Overall Score
43
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 44?

Canon video cameras have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest video cameras 2017.
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

Reviews

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.


Features

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.

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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).

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-PJ230/B has an image stabilizer. 66% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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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.

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Has a Face Detection

The Sony HDR-PJ230/B has a face detection. 72% of camcorders do not have a face detection.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-PJ230/B is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Has a Microphone in

The Sony HDR-PJ230/B has a microphone in. 77% of video cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HDR-PJ230/B supports HDMI, as do 67% of camcorders.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony HDR-PJ230/B features smile detection, unlike 89% of video cameras which do not feature smile detection.

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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.

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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".

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Features Manual Focus

The HDR-PJ230/B features manual focus, unlike 88% of video cameras which do not feature manual focus.

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Tripod Mountable

The Sony HDR-PJ230/B is tripod mountable, unlike 86% of video cameras which are not tripod mountable.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Average Weight

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.

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Features Photo Mode

The Sony HDR-PJ230/B features photo mode, which is unusual. 76% of camcorders do not feature photo mode.

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Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Sony video camera has been on the market since July 2013.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrpj230b
Barcodes 04905524924503, 04905524924510, 05013493231573
27.44mm shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
4lx smaller minimum illumination
1.36mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Lower maximum aperture number
Hugely smaller minimum illumination
50% higher display resolution (numeric)
Bigger optical zoom
6.7MP lower effective megapixels (image)
Vastly longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Vastly bigger total megapixels
6 higher maximum aperture number
40% heavier
92% bigger total megapixels
76% higher display resolution (numeric)
2x smaller optical zoom

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