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Sony HDR-PJ330 Camcorder

9.2MP 1/5 215g Jan 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Good user reviews
Good size
Difficult to use
6 Reviews

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Reviews

Good User Reviews

Users have rated this video camera on average 80 out of 100. Over 80% of reviewers gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

We checked 4,270 user and expert reviews (including 383 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its medium total megapixels camcorders range. 88% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Difficult to Use

One person who reviewed it mentioned that it was not easy to use. Three years ago Bomber Harris mentioned “It realy is worth every penny, also dead easey to use to the point i felt a bit cheated” in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ330.

One customer mentioned that this camcorder was not easy to setup.

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Poor Design

One person who reviewed the product considered that it was not well designed. Bomber Harris mentioned on Amazon three years ago “As you may know some things are manufacture design faults”.

Not Robust

One person who reviewed this camcorder considered that it was not well made.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three people said in their reviews that the product was lightweight. In April last year Allen Birch he wrote on Amazon “Dinky lightweight camera on holiday”. Allen Birch also wrote “Very lightweight” in his review.

Average Weight

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

Video cameras with a heavier weight that might also be worth considering include the Sony HDR-PJ240 (£209.99) (210g).

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Sony released the HDR-PJ330.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HDR-PJ330 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this video camera.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The HDR-PJ330 has a quite big digital zoom (350 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder. Comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago have digital zooms of between 2x and 1,800x, and the average digital zoom is 160x.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 350x (digital) camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the HDR-CX330, the HDR-CX400E, or the HDR-PJ340 (£279.99) all from Sony.

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Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of video cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1x to 60x. The HDR-PJ330 has a fairly big optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 30x (optical) camcorders currently available including the HDR-CX330, or the HDR-PJ540 (£439.99) both from Sony which has better reviews.

If you would prefer a camcorder with a bigger optical zoom then you might want to look at the GZ-R15 (40x and higher rated), or the GZ-R10 (£157) (40x and higher rated) both from JVC.

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Supports Wide Angle Lens System

The Sony HDR-PJ330 supports wide angle lens system. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this camcorder also support wide angle lens system.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder range from 1.8mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 26.8 millimeters, the HDR-PJ330 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst camcorders of this age.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HDR-PJ330 supports HDMI, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders which support HDMI currently available including the Samsung F90BN which has better reviews.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The HDR-PJ330 has a composite video out. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also have a composite video out.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Sony HDR-PJ330 does not support PictBridge. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also do not support PictBridge.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ330 is Full HD. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder also are Full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative Full HD camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX400E.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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 typical of many camcorders of this age and type.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The HDR-PJ330 has a relatively standard display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder.

If this video camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-PJ530 (£429) (3" and higher rated), the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£200.73) (3" and higher rated), or the JVC GZ-R15 (3" and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HDR-PJ330 does not have a touchscreen, unlike most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Other Features

Has a Night Mode

The HDR-PJ330 has a night mode. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago do not have a night mode.

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Features Manual Focus

The Sony HDR-PJ330 features manual focus, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this video camera.

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Projector

Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The Sony HDR-PJ330 has a built-in projector, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera do not have a built-in projector.

Alternative camcorders with a built-in projector currently available that you might also want to look at include the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (£200.73) which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the Sony HDR-PJ240 (£209.99).

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HDR-PJ330 supports near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and spec, the HDR-PJ330 does not support bluetooth.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HDR-PJ330 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this camcorder.

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White Balance

Features Outdoor White Balance

The Sony HDR-PJ330 features outdoor white balance. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder also feature outdoor white balance.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The Sony HDR-PJ330 features indoor white balance. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also feature indoor white balance.

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Features Onepush White Balance

The Sony HDR-PJ330 features onepush white balance. Most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this video camera also feature onepush white balance.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The HDR-PJ330 features smile detection, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

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Has a Face Detection

The Sony HDR-PJ330 has a face detection, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The Sony HDR-PJ330 does not have a built-in light. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder also do not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years, the HDR-PJ330 does not have a built-in flash.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The HDR-PJ330 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Batteries Included

The HDR-PJ330 has a batteries included. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HDR-PJ330 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-PJ330 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrpj330ebcen
Barcodes 04905524969337, 04905524969344, 04905524969351, 05054230786253

Sony HDR-PJ330 Review Sources

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