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Sony HDR-PJ340
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Sony HDR-PJ340 Camcorder

215g 30x 350x Jan 2014
Weight Optical Zoom Digital Zoom Release Date
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CES 2014 | Sony Handycam HDR-PJ340 Projector Camcorder | WiFi | Full HD | Smart Review
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User Reviews Are Excellent

HDR-PJ340 owners on average rated this video camera 90 out of 100. This puts this video camera in the top 19% of all the camcorders of this spec and age when ranked by average user review score.

Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Based on 3,411 expert and user reviews, Sony has good ratings for its camcorders. Sony also has good ratings specifically for its camcorders compared to other brands.

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years is 320x, and the digital zooms range from 2x to 3,000x. The HDR-PJ340 has a quite big digital zoom (350 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ340 do not have an image stabilizer. The Sony HDR-PJ340 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the FDR-X1000[pl_2962225_price], or the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price] both from Sony; or the Canon Legria HF R57[plb_2666037_price].

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The HDR-PJ340 does not have an HDMI. Most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-PJ340 also do not have an HDMI.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have an HDMI including the Sony HDR-AS200[plb_2962230_price]; or the Sony FDR-X1000[plb_2962225_price].

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Not Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the HDR-PJ340, the HDR-PJ340 is not Full HD.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might be worth looking at include the Canon Legria HF R57[plb_2666037_price], or the Sony HDR-AS200[plb_2962230_price]; or the Sony HDR-AZ1[plb_2962228_price].

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HDR-PJ340 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The HDR-PJ340 does not have a built-in display. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years do have a built-in display.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think the Sony HDR-AS200[plb_2962230_price]; or the FDR-X1000[pl_2962225_price], or the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price] both from Sony are also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony HDR-PJ340 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the HDR-PJ340 are also not waterproof.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is waterproof then you might also want to look at the Sony HDR-AS200[plb_2962230_price]; or the FDR-X1000[pl_2962225_price], or the HDR-AZ1[pl_2962228_price] both from Sony.

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Not 3D

The HDR-PJ340 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-PJ340 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony HDR-PJ340 does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-PJ340, the HDR-PJ340 does not have a built-in projector.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

The HDR-PJ340 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) (only 230,000 pixels) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years. The average display resolution (numeric) of camcorders that came out around the same time as the HDR-PJ340 is 500,000 pixels.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-PJ340

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony camcorder was released over three years ago.

Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-PJ340 has a relatively standard optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HDR-PJ340.

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Average Weight

The HDR-PJ340 has a relatively typical weight (215 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Specification

Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Wide Angle Lens System
Focusing
Face Detection
Smile Detection
Flash
Shoe Mounting Point
Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Camera
Smartphone Remote Support
Design
Colour of Product
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Night Mode
Manual Focus
Spotlight
Aperture Range (F-F)
Backlight
Integrated USB Cable
Electrical Viewfinder

User Reviews

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Reviewed 31 July 2014 by JMed
JMed would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ340

I did quite a bit of research before I committed to this camera. I was worried by the people who rated it low, especially as it compares to the next model up and the next model down. I discovered... Read more…

Reviewed 12 April 2014 by Specsoul
Specsoul would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ340 (Verified Purchase)

The camera is great, easy to use and works great under low light conditions. The projector feature is really cool and actually impressed me with how fat it could project. Overall I think this is a... Read more…

Reviewed 19 July 2014 by Wbb43
Wbb43 would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ340 (Verified Purchase)

Got this camera in a rush to video a wedding. Was worried since we didn't have time to research it. Surprisingly, turned out to be a great camera all round. Great video and sound quality. Handles... Read more…

Reviewed 19 April 2014 by Kenn66
Kenn66 would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ340 (Verified Purchase)

I used to record my Grand-daughter's preschool program. I was able to zoom right in on her face, even though I was sitting about. 50 ft away. Sound sensitivity was good also. Battery life seems... Read more…

Reviewed 15 October 2014 by BigDog
BigDog would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ340 (Verified Purchase)

I used my previous camcorder (JVC) for many years, for mainly my 3 favorite things, grandkids, family vacations, and hunting. I loved that camera. When it finally gave out and was not repairable,... Read more…

Reviewed 6 September 2014 by Lagarto
Lagarto would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ340 (Verified Purchase)

We bought this camera for my 10 year old nephew. Of course, he immediately got the hang of it and the different features: different color effects, automatic compilation of different videos, etc.... Read more…

Reviewed 17 June 2014 by Castillo
Castillo would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ340 (Verified Purchase)

This is an excellent camera for the following reasons; the physical size is ideal for all family members and outings. The easy of use is also a high value point for us, no need to read the manual... Read more…

Reviewed 7 June 2014 by Mdipad
Mdipad would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ340 (Verified Purchase)

This camera works great. It is small, light weight and easy to use. With the built in Wi-Fi it will connect to your smart tv without using cables. I like the feature that you can combine video... Read more…

Reviewed 24 May 2014 by Upn889
Upn889 would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ340 (Verified Purchase)

Excellent picture quality from a compact platform. Easy to use when recording. Make sure you read the manual so you can take advantage of all the available features...

Reviewed 9 September 2015 by Rockersk08
Rockersk08 would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ340

I wanted to upgrade from my Sony HDR-CX190, which was not capable of full 1080p video and had interlacing. I picked up this camcorder on clearance as an open item, with just the camcorder, for... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers hdrpj340, hdrpj340e

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