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Sony HDR-PJ330
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Sony HDR-PJ330 Camcorder

9.2MP 1/5.8 215g Jan 2014
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21 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

Based on 8 owner reviews this video camera has an average owner rating of 80 out of 100.

Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

Sony medium total megapixels video cameras have good reviews on average and across all camcorders Sony is one of the better rated brands.

Good Size

Three Sony HDR-PJ330 owners who bought the Sony HDR-PJ330 thought it was lightweight. Allen Birch mentioned in his Sony HDR-PJ330 review “Dinky lightweight camera on holiday”. Allen Birch also said “Very lightweight”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on medium total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-PJ330 is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years are not Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-PJ330 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-PJ330.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the Sony HDR-CX130[plb_1355831_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The HDR-PJ330 has an HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-PJ330.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Medium total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago have digital zooms of between 2x and 1,500x, and the average digital zoom is 140x. With a digital zoom of 350 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ330 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HDR-PJ330.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 350x (digital) video cameras currently available including the HDR-CX330[pl_2206005_price], the HDR-PJ260VE[pl_363188_price], or the HDR-CX260VEB[pl_409852_price] all from Sony which has better reviews.

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Optical Image Stabilizer Type

This camcorder has an Optical image stabilizer type, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that came out around the same time as 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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Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The Sony HDR-PJ330 has a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type do not have a built-in projector.

We compared all the other video cameras with a built-in projector to this camcorder and we think the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price], and the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a built-in projector and we think the Sony HDR-PJ240[plb_2109550_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Night Mode

Unlike most of the other video cameras of this spec and age which do not have a night mode, the Sony HDR-PJ330 has a night mode.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Sony HDR-PJ330 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also have a built-in display.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other video cameras with a built-in display currently available including the Canon EOS C300[plb_1585371_price] which has better reviews.

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Not Available Viewfinder Type

This video camera has a Not available viewfinder type, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on similar spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This video camera has an AVCHD|H.264|MP4|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is typical of many camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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JPG Image Formats Supported

This camcorder has a JPG image formats supported, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of medium total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-PJ330 range from 1.8mm to 44mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 30mm. The HDR-PJ330 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s (only 26.8 millimeters) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

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Has Two White Balances

The Sony HDR-PJ330 has a greater number of white balance modes than most medium total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on medium total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDR-PJ330. The white balance "Outdoor" is also found on this Sony video camera.

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8 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

One person who reviewed it considered that it was not easy to use. Three years ago Bomber Harris mentioned on Amazon “It realy is worth every penny, also dead easey to use to the point i felt a bit cheated” in their review but despite that they still gave this camcorder a score of 5 stars.

One Sony HDR-PJ330 owner said in their reviews that the product was not easy to setup.

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Poor Design

One Sony HDR-PJ330 owner said in their reviews that the Sony HDR-PJ330 was not a good design. Bomber Harris said “As you may know some things are manufacture design faults”.

Not Robust

One person who bought it considered that it was not well made. Bomber Harris mentioned on Amazon “All the other jargon they sell, i refused as their service is shoddy” in their review of this camcorder.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-PJ330, the HDR-PJ330 does not have an interchangeable lens.

Alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens that you might want to consider include the Panasonic HS900[plb_1047313_price], or the Canon EOS C300[plb_1585371_price].

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Not 3D

The HDR-PJ330 is not 3D, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HDR-PJ330 are also not 3D.

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Not Waterproof

Most medium total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago are not waterproof. The Sony HDR-PJ330 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

Camcorders which are waterproof that might also be worth considering include the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Only Has Two Cables Includeds

The HDR-PJ330 has a greater number of included cables than most similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This video camera has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on camcorders of this age and spec. The cables included "HDMI" is also found on this camcorder.

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Only Memory Stick (MS) Compatible Memory Cards

The HDR-PJ330 supports a better memory card type than most medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This video camera supports a Memory Stick (MS) compatible memory cards, whereas most medium total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago support an SDHC compatible memory cards. In addition, this camcorder support MicroSD (TransFlash) and MicroSDHC and MicroSDXC compatible memory cardss. Across all camcorders of this age and spec the worst memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash) and the best is SDXC.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-PJ330

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this medium total megapixels video camera was released.

Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ330 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-PJ330.

Other 30x (optical) camcorders currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the HDR-CX330[pl_2206005_price], the HDR-CX260VEB[pl_409852_price], or the HDR-PJ530[pl_2109584_price] all from Sony.

If this video camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the GZ-R15[pl_2450097_price] (40x), or the GZ-R10[pl_2633778_price] (40x) both from JVC which also has a higher rating.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the HDR-PJ330 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

There are a number of other 2.7" screen size camcorders currently available that you might also want to look at including the Canon Vixia HF M32[plb_89683_price] which has better reviews.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price] (3" and higher rated), or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] (3" and higher rated).

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Average Weight

At 215 grams, the HDR-PJ330 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-PJ240[plb_2109550_price] (210g).

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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 comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Wide Angle Lens System
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
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
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Supported Aspect Ratios
Smartphone Remote Support
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
PictBridge
S-Video in
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Night Mode
Manual Focus
Spotlight
Aperture Range (F-F)
Backlight
Integrated USB Cable
Electrical Viewfinder
Projector
Built-In Projector
Projector Brightness
Native Resolution
Minimum Projection Distance
Contrast Ratio (typical)

Expert Reviews

26 February 2014

Grundsätzlich spiegelt die HDR-PJ810 zweifellos feinste Camcordertechnologie wieder, die aus der Hand im Automatik-Modus erstaunliche Bilder ermöglicht. Hätte Sony nicht ein weiteres mal die...

User Reviews

(5)

Have used this dinky lightweight camera on holiday and have been very happy with the results. Not bothered with the complicated wifi connection as you can download your video using the usb... Read more…

Reviewed 26 October 2015 by Rev Ross Brown
(Verified Purchase)

Not fully used it yet, bought for the holidays, like what I see so far, swift delivery. good service and clear set up.

Reviewed 5 April 2015 by David Warren

Bought one of these yesterday it took me a few minutes to set up with the wifi which doesn't make it any easier to download as you can connect it to your computer via usb, But it is more... Read more…

Reviewed 16 April 2014 by Scott P

The reason I paid more for this model versus others is that it had WiFi capabilities, which made it sound like it would be easy to download videos. The online information made it all sound so... Read more…

Reviewed 26 March 2014 by Bomber Harris

After looking at all the sony cameras i found other reviews very helpfull, but as you know holding, and touching the itemm, you know you can get on with what you need, yourself. The problem is... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04905524969337, 04905524969344, 04905524969351, 05054230786253

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