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Sony HDR-PJ330

A classic 9.2MP 1 video camera with good features but high running costs
9.2MP 1" Yes 215g Jan 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date

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Sony HDR-PJ330 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-PJ330 number 210 across all camcorders.
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8 Reviews
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Good Features
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
50
Average

Why Has it Scored 50?

It has not bad user reviews with an average user rating of 80%. Canon video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2017.
Customers report it is a good size.
This Sony camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a night mode
Has an image stabilizer
Does not support PictBridge
Quite small display diagonal

Sony HDR-PJ330 Video Reviews


Sony HDR-PJ330 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Good User Reviews

On average, people who bought this camcorder rated it as 80 out of 100. Over 80% of reviewers gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars.

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Sony Has Very Good Video Camera Reviews

We checked 6,133 user and expert reviews (including 1,986 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has very good ratings. 89% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Three customers who reviewed the Sony HDR-PJ330 reckoned that it was lightweight.


Features

Has a Night Mode

The Sony HDR-PJ330 has a night mode, which is unusual. 94% of video cameras do not have a night mode.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Sony HDR-PJ330's optical zoom of 30x is relatively standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 64% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-PJ330 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-PJ330 of 350x is fairly standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 74% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most other camcorders, the Sony HDR-PJ330 does not support PictBridge. 97% of video cameras do not support PictBridge.

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Features Manual Focus

The Sony HDR-PJ330 features manual focus. 88% of camcorders do not feature manual focus.

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Has a Built-In Projector

The Sony HDR-PJ330 has a built-in projector. 96% of video cameras do not have a built-in projector.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-PJ330 has a face detection, unlike 72% of video cameras which do not have a face detection.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The Sony HDR-PJ330's display diagonal of only 2.7" is in the smallest 14% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Camcorders have display diagonals of between 0.24" and 11", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Average Weight

The HDR-PJ330's weight of 215g is fairly average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 40% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Sony HDR-PJ330 supports HDMI, as do 67% of video cameras.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HDR-PJ330 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 88% of video cameras which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1|1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HDR-PJ330 features wi-Fi. 77% of video cameras do not feature wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

Like most other camcorders, the HDR-PJ330 does not have a touchscreen. 60% of camcorders do not have a touchscreen.

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Features Smile Detection

The HDR-PJ330 features smile detection. 89% of video cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

The HDR-PJ330 does not support bluetooth, although this is within the context that 97% of video cameras also do not support bluetooth.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ330 is Full HD, as are 73% of camcorders.

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Does Not Have a Microphone in

The Sony HDR-PJ330 does not have a microphone in. 77% of video cameras also do not have a microphone in.

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Does Not Have a Headphone Outputs

The HDR-PJ330 does not have a headphone outputs. 65% of camcorders also do not have a headphone outputs.

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Average Total Megapixels

The HDR-PJ330's total megapixels of 9.2MP is fairly average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 68% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all camcorders is 29mm, with the shortest being 1.8mm and the longest being 110mm. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the HDR-PJ330 of only 26.8mm is quite short compared to most other video cameras. It is in the shortest 20% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The HDR-PJ330 does not have a built-in flash. 86% of camcorders also do not have a built-in flash.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera was released in January 2014.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony hdrpj330ebcen

Barcodes:

04905524969337, 04905524969344, 04905524969351, 05054230786253

9x shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)
Significantly shorter maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
37g lighter
7% bigger optical zoom
Older by three months
User reviews are hugely better
Bigger optical zoom
A little larger display diagonal
Smaller digital zoom

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