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Sony HDR-PJ320E
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Sony HDR-PJ320E Camcorder

2.1MP 1/5.8 210g CMOS Jun 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
PJ320E Full HD Flash Memory Camcorder More than a camcorder, it's a mobile movie theatre Full HD, built-in projector, wide-angle G Lens, Exmor R CMOS sensor, Optical SteadyShot Active Mode -... More
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18 Reasons For

Good Brand

Based on 3,411 expert and owner reviews, Sony has good ratings for its camcorders. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its small total megapixels video cameras compared to other brands.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The HDR-PJ230/B has an HDMI, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDR-PJ230/B.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative camcorders with an HDMI currently available including because of it's better review score, 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].

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-PJ230/B has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HDR-PJ230/B.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might also want to consider including the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], or the Vixia HF R40[pl_1633221_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

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Very Light

The weights of video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HDR-PJ230/B range from 57g to 3.9kg. With a weight of only 210 grams, the HDR-PJ230/B is one of the lighter camcorders that were released more than two years ago amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The HDR-PJ230/B has a built-in projector, unlike most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years which do not have a built-in projector.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a built-in projector and we think the HDR-PJ620[pl_2697194_price], and the HDR-PJ410[pl_2697188_price] both from Sony which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The HDR-PJ230/B supports an SDXC compatible memory cards which is better than most small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most video cameras that were released around the same time as it support an SD compatible memory cards. In addition, this Sony video camera support an MS PRO Duo and SDHC compatible memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC compatible memory cards is in fact the best supported memory card type across all small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDR-PJ230/B.

Across similar types of video camera the worst supported memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash).

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

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Optical Image Stabilizer Type

This video camera has an optical image stabilizer type, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to it. 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 battery technology, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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Has Eleven Scene Modess

The number of scene modes found on the HDR-PJ230/B is more than most video cameras of this spec and age. This video camera has an Spotlight scene modes, which is the most frequently found scene modes found on small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-PJ230/B. The scene modess "Beach", "Children", "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Night", "Portrait", "Snow", "Sunrise", "Sunset" and "Twilight" are also found on this camcorder.

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Very High Effective Megapixels (image)

Small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HDR-PJ230/B have effective megapixels (image)s of between 1.1MP and 10MP. The Sony HDR-PJ230/B has one of the highest effective megapixels (image)s (8.9 megapixels) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDR-PJ230/B has a built-in display, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-PJ230/B.

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Not Available Viewfinder Type

This video camera has a Not available viewfinder type, which is typical of many video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This video camera has a 1080p supported video modes, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 720 x 480|1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

At 28 megabits per second, the HDR-PJ230/B has a fairly big bitrate at maximum video resolution compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-PJ230/B. The bitrate at maximum video resolutions of video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HDR-PJ230/B range from 2.5 Mbit/s to 50 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 25 Mbit/s.

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JPG Image Formats Supported

This video camera has a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly found image formats supported on camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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Has Two White Balances

The HDR-PJ230/B has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras that were released around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HDR-PJ230/B. The white balance "Outdoor" is also found on this Sony camcorder.

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9 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The HDR-PJ230/B is not Full HD, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of this age and spec are also not Full HD.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is Full HD then you might want to look at the Canon Legria HF M52[plb_389042_price], the Panasonic HDC-TM900[plb_1824860_price], or the Sony HDR-PJ620[plb_2697194_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HDR-PJ230/B does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HDR-PJ230/B also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens including the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price] which is also higher rated.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The smallest display diagonal of video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 1.4" and the largest is 4.3". The HDR-PJ230/B has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2.7 inches) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

If this camcorder display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the Vixia HF R40[pl_1633221_price] (3"), or the Legria HF R66[pl_2848576_price] (3") both from Canon or the Panasonic HC-V550[plb_2197140_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years, the HDR-PJ230/B does not have a night mode.

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

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Not 3D

Most video cameras that were released more than two years ago are not 3D. The HDR-PJ230/B is no exception to this as it too is not 3D.

Video cameras which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the HDR-PJ230/B is not waterproof.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,000 pixels, the HDR-PJ230/B has one of the lower display resolution (numeric)s amongst similar spec video cameras of this age. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDR-PJ230/B is 1.2 pixels, the highest is 1,300,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 330,000 pixels.

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Fairly High Minimum Aperture Number

With a minimum aperture number of 1.9, the HDR-PJ230/B has one of the higher minimum aperture numbers amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. The average minimum aperture number of video cameras of this age and spec is 1.8, and the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.5 to 3.1.

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Very Big Minimum Illumination

At 6 lux, the HDR-PJ230/B has a very big minimum illumination compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDR-PJ230/B. The smallest minimum illumination of video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-PJ230/B is 0.1lx, the biggest is 7lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1.9lx.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-PJ320E

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony camcorder was released over three years ago.

Average Battery Life (max)

At 3.16 hours, the HDR-PJ230/B has a relatively standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDR-PJ230/B.

If you would prefer a longer battery life (max) then you might want to look at the Canon Legria HF R56[plb_2114213_price] (3.25h) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Digital Zoom

The HDR-PJ230/B has a fairly typical digital zoom (320 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

If this video camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to look at the HDR-PJ410[pl_2697188_price] (350x), or the HDR-PJ620[pl_2697194_price] (350x) both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

The HDR-PJ230/B has a fairly typical optical zoom (27 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-PJ230/B.

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

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on camcorders of a comparable type and age 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 typical of many video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
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
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Camera File System
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shoe Mounting Point
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Camera Shutter Type
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
Image Processor
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
Self-Timer Delay
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Camera Playback
Progressive Scan
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Capture Modes
Supported Video 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
Wind Filter
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
S-Video Out
Battery
Battery Life (max)
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
Photo Mode
Spotlight
Aperture Range (F-F)
Windows Operating Systems Supported
BRAVIA Sync
Backlight
Extra/Smart Zoom
Integrated USB Cable
Electrical Viewfinder
Power Cord Included
X.v.Color Support
Projector
Built-In Projector
Screen Size Compatibility
Projector Brightness
Native Resolution
Minimum Projection Distance
Contrast Ratio (typical)

Expert Reviews

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Porta HDMI
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Risoluzione display
No flash

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdrpj230, hdrpj320, hdrpj230b, hdrpj320e, hdrpj320eb
Barcodes 04905524924503, 04905524924510, 05013493231573

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