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Sony HDR-PJ340

79

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Sony HDR-PJ340

Sony HDR-PJ340
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A classic and fully featured 30x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with a good price
30x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 9.2MP 1" Jan 2014
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Sony HDR-PJ340 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-PJ340 number 228 across all camcorders.
94
Reviews
161 Reviews
70
Value for Money
Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Age
4 Years Old
79
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 79?

It has great user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this video camera to others. HP camcorders also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2018.
Customers report it is easy to use, good product quality and that it is reasonably priced.
This Sony camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Bigger than average optical zoom
Very light
Bigger than average digital zoom

Sony HDR-PJ340 Video Reviews

Sony HDR-PJ340 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent User Reviews

Based on 161 user reviews the average user rating of this video camera is 90%. 62 reviewers (91% of all reviewers) gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars and 94% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

23 people who bought this camcorder agreed that it was easy to use and two customers who reviewed the product reckoned that it was easy to setup.

Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Based on 9,817 expert and user reviews (including 2,796 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its camcorders. 91% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Customers Report Good Product Quality

Eight owners who reviewed the Sony HDR-PJ340 said that it was good quality.

Customers Report That it is Fairly Priced

Six customers who bought the Sony HDR-PJ340 thought it was good value for money.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Four owners said in their reviews that it was compact and two customers who reviewed this camcorder wrote that it was lightweight.

Customers Report Good Battery Life

Three people who reviewed the Sony HDR-PJ340 reckoned that it had a good battery life.

Customers Report Excellent Technical Features

Three people who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it had good features.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Two customers who reviewed it said that it was well made.

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camcorder has been on the market since January 2014.

Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

Across all the camcorders the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The total megapixels of the HDR-PJ340 of 9.2MP is in the biggest 32% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

Across all the camcorders the optical zooms range from 1x to 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The optical zoom of the Sony HDR-PJ340 of 30x is bigger than 68% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Light

The weights of video cameras range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g. The weight of the HDR-PJ340 of only 215g is lighter than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lightest 34% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

The HDR-PJ340's optical sensor size of only 0.172" is smaller than 90% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the optical sensor sizes range from 0.12" to 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37".

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The HDR-PJ340's digital zoom of 350x is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 69% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Video cameras have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x.

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Features Manual Focus

The HDR-PJ340 features manual focus, which is unusual. 89% of camcorders do not feature manual focus.

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Features Smile Detection

The HDR-PJ340 features smile detection, which is unusual. 89% of camcorders do not feature smile detection.

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Has a Face Detection

The Sony HDR-PJ340 has a face detection, unlike 70% of video cameras which do not have a face detection.

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Full HD

The HDR-PJ340 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HDR-PJ340 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth noting that 59% of camcorders also do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-PJ340 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of video cameras.

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