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Sony HDR-PJ340

£279.99
A classic 9.2MP 1 camcorder with satisfactory features but a price that represents alright value for money
9.2MP 1" Yes 215g Jan 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Sony HDR-PJ340 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Sony HDR-PJ340 number 68 across all camcorders.
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98 Reviews
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Average
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Average Features
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
61
Good

Why Has it Scored 61?

It has great user reviews with 95% of buyers recommending this video camera to others. 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 camcorders 2017.
Customers report it is easy to use, product quality and it is fairly priced.
This Sony camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Features smile detection
Features manual focus
Only 1" optical sensor size
Does not have a touchscreen

Sony HDR-PJ340 Video Reviews


Sony HDR-PJ340 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 98 user reviews the average user rating of this video camera is 90 out of 100. Over 91% of reviewers gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars and 95% 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 said in their reviews that it was easy to use and two people said in their reviews that the product was easy to setup.

Customers Report Great Product Quality

Eight owners said in their reviews that this camcorder was good quality.

Sony Has Very Good Video Camera Reviews

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

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Six people agreed that this camcorder was good value for money.

Customers Report That it is a Good Size

Four customers who reviewed it concluded that it was compact and two people agreed that the product was lightweight.

Customers Report Superior Battery Life

Three customers said in their reviews that this camcorder had a good battery life.

Customers Report Great Technical Features

Three people who purchased it considered that it had good features.

Users Report That it is Robust

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the product was well made.


Value For Money

Average Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £279.99 it is more expensive than 56% of video cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony HDR-PJ340 and the United Kingdom price of £279.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $583.17 (£759.17).

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Features

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1|1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras.

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Features Manual Focus

The Sony HDR-PJ340 features manual focus, which is unusual. 88% of camcorders do not feature manual focus.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Sony HDR-PJ340 of 215g is relatively 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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Features Smile Detection

The HDR-PJ340 features smile detection. 89% of video cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Average Total Megapixels

The HDR-PJ340's total megapixels of 9.2MP is relatively standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 68% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Sony HDR-PJ340 of 30x is pretty standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 59% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HDR-PJ340 does not have a touchscreen, although keep in mind that 60% of video cameras also do not have a touchscreen.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-PJ340 has a face detection, unlike 72% of video cameras which do not have a face detection.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the HDR-PJ340 of 350x is relatively standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 72% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ340 is Full HD, as are 73% of video cameras.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camcorder was released in January 2014.


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