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Sony HDR-PJ30E
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5 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

The average expert rating of this camcorder is 73 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including Les Numeriques.com and gadgetshow.channel5.com.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

On average Sony camcorders have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all camcorders manufactured by Sony.

Easy to Use

One Sony HDR-PJ30 owner said in their reviews that it was easy to use the menus. Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “Menu could be better” in their Sony HDR-PJ30 review although they only gave it a score of 3 stars.

Good Product Quality

One Sony HDR-PJ30 owner who reviewed this camcorder considered that it was good quality. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned “Full HD video Audio quality Built-in projector” in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ30.

Good Size

One customer considered that this camcorder was compact. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “When you look at the sample footage embedded in this article that will become obvious to you — Ed.) I prefer the convenience of a digital SLR or compact camera instead” in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ30.

9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-PJ30 do not have an image stabilizer. The HDR-PJ30 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

Alternative camcorders which also have an image stabilizer that you might also want to consider include the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price], the Canon ZR50MC[plb_2109828_price], or the HTC RE Digital Camera[plb_2962211_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The HDR-PJ30 does not have an HDMI, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDR-PJ30 also do not have an HDMI.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have an HDMI including the HDR-CX730E[pl_363171_price], or the PMW-150[pl_2251125_price] both from Sony or the ION Air Pro 3 WiFi ActION[plb_2962229_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other camcorders of this spec and age, the HDR-PJ30 is not Full HD.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might also be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price], the GoPro Hero 3+[plb_2666023_price], or the ION Air Pro 3 WiFi ActION[plb_2962229_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the HDR-PJ30 does not have an interchangeable lens.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens including the PMWEX3[pl_1584436_price], the HXR-NX30[pl_1584491_price], or the PMW100[pl_1584492_price] all from Sony.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Sony HDR-PJ30 does not have a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age do have a built-in display.

Other video cameras which also have a built-in display that you might want to look at include the HDR-CX730E[pl_363171_price], or the PMW-150[pl_2251125_price] both from Sony or the Panasonic HC-V270EB[plb_2962226_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

Most camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-PJ30 are not waterproof. The HDR-PJ30 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

Video cameras which are waterproof that might also be worth considering include the Air Pro Lite ActION[pl_2962206_price], or the Air Pro 3 WiFi ActION[pl_2962229_price] both from ION or the HTC RE Digital Camera[plb_2962211_price].

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Not 3D

The HDR-PJ30 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-PJ30 are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is 3D then you might also want to consider the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a night mode. The HDR-PJ30 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

It is worth considering other camcorders which also have a night mode including the F-500[pl_2962207_price], or the F-500G[pl_2962220_price] both from HP or the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras of this spec and age, the HDR-PJ30 does not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ420E[pl_1583936_price], or the HDR-PJ820[pl_2109593_price] both from Sony which is also higher rated.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony HDR-PJ30E

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the HDR-PJ30.

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Expert Reviews

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Overall, however, we were impressed at just how well the Sony PJ30 projector camcorder works. We were expecting the projector element of the camera to be a bit of a gimmick ? it definitely isn't....

19 August 2011

Le PJ30 marque une nette évolution ergonomique du caméscope. Léger et relativement compact, le PJ30 est le caméscope "couteau-suisse". Il filme en HD, photographie, projette de la vidéo sur...

7 April 2011

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19 January 2012
On first impressions, the Sony P 30 projector camcorder looks just like any other compact camcorder
Look a little closer, and you'll see the pico projector integrated into the viewfinder lid
It's small, neatly done and doesn't add any bulk to the device at all
You'll be able to shoot 1080p video at 50fps, with the ability to shoot up to 32GB of footage
Performance is good, but not exceptional
The only real downside, is that the viewfinder switches off when projecting, so you'll have to control the camera using a remote control it's all a bit fiddly
The Sony P 30 projector camcorder is also expensive
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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdrpj30, hdrpj30e
Barcodes 00027242820074

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