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Sony HDR-PJ410 Camcorder

£282.00
£254.00 £28.00 cheaper than 8 days ago
9.2MP 1/5 210g Aug 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
User reviews are excellent
Popular choice
Good product quality
57 Reviews
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Reviews

User Reviews Are Excellent

On average, based on 85 user reviews the average user rating of this camcorder is exceptional. 40 reviewers (89% of all reviewers) gave this camcorder either 4 or 5 stars. Most HDR-PJ410 owners think it is one of the better medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than a year.

Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

We checked 4,268 user and expert reviews (including 409 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings. We also found that Sony has good ratings 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

Good Product Quality

Ten people concluded that it was good quality. Sachin Sharma said in their review of this camcorder “It is easy to use and produce great quality movie and pictures”. The Beke wrote on expert review site Amazon “This camera is the best thing ! It weighs nothing, quality is fantastic”. Ddweebee mentioned on expert website Johnlewis.com “The projection has amazing quality.”.

Easy to Use

Eleven owners who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to use. Two years ago Sachin Sharma mentioned on expert website Amazon “Camera is very easy to use and my 9 year old son can handle” in their review of this camcorder. Johnboy43 wrote in their review of this camcorder on expert website Johnlewis.com “Video reproduction is excellent, very easy to use”. Amazon Customer mentioned on expert website Amazon “Very handy and does the job nicely” in their review of this camcorder and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5.

Robust

Five owners concluded that it was well made. Sockymon said in their review of this camcorder “Second – the built in projector is really interesting” . They also wrote “Overall it is a great little camcorder for throwing in a bag, going on holiday and then reliving the moments whenever or wherever with the built in projector” in their review. G L Brooks mentioned on expert website Amazon last year “The built in projector is very effective”.

Nice Design

Two owners who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it was good looking. Chris wrote in his review of the Sony HDR-PJ410 “Although shooting in low light is not great on the automatic settings if you spend a moment and set it manually you can get pretty good picture”. Mr. Robin Guest said “Footage is indeed of a high quality and the camera set-up is pretty easy” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5.


Other

Popular Choice

The HDR-PJ410 is a popular choice of camcorder according to sales data from Amazon.

Released Over a Year Ago

Sony released the HDR-PJ410 in August 2015.


Power

Good Battery Life

Three customers agreed that it had a good battery life. The Beke mentioned on expert review site Amazon “Great camcorder, works in all environments with great battery”. Dan Craggs gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and he wrote in his review of this camcorder on expert review site Amazon “Contained is a battery”. Mucky-Ducker said “Battery life is excellent, just keeps on going” in their review of this camcorder and gave this camcorder a rating of 80 out of 100.


Price

Price Has Gone Down by £28 (10%)

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Reasonably Priced

Seven owners considered that this camcorder was good value for money. Sachin Sharma scored it 80 out of 100 and mentioned on expert website Amazon “Value for Money” in their review of this camcorder. Tom scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and he wrote “Great quality - very competitive price” in his review of this camcorder. Amazon Customer said “Good value” in their review of this camcorder.

Expensive

The price range of camcorders of a similar age and spec is from £34 to £3,599. We think that this video camera looks expensive compared to other camcorders of a similar age and spec.


Good Quality Lens

Three people who bought it considered that it had a good zoom. Grumpodan wrote on expert website Johnlewis.com “The zoom is very good”. They also mentioned “You do lose what you are zooming in on easily and have to zoom out to frame the object again” in their review.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Three customers concluded that this camcorder was compact. Rich rated it 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned on expert website Amazon “Very small and compact works well”. Joanna Z said on expert website Amazon two years ago “Very good compact camcorder”. Eileen M Hennessy mentioned “Compact and easy to use” in her review of the Sony HDR-PJ410.

Three owners said in their reviews that this camcorder was lightweight. Amazon Customer mentioned “Very easy to use and extremely lightweight” in their review of this camcorder and gave it a rating of 5 stars out of 5. They also wrote “Only gripe for me is that it is perhaps too lightweight” in their review. Mike Nelson gave this camcorder a score of 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned on expert website Amazon “Very Impressive Performance From A Lightweight Unit”.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 210 grams, the HDR-PJ410 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera.

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Battery

Very Short Battery Life (max)

Across all the video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder the battery life (max) range from 1h to 5h, and the average battery life (max) is 2.2h. At only 1 hour, the HDR-PJ410 has a quite short battery life (max) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

Camcorders with a longer battery life (max) that might be worth considering include the JVC GZ-R415 (£202.95) (5h) which is also cheaper.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HDR-PJ410 supports HDMI. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder also support HDMI.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which support HDMI currently available that you might want to look at including the JVC GZ-R415 (£202.95) which is cheaper.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Sony HDR-PJ410 has a composite video out. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also have a composite video out.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ410 is Full HD. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder also are Full HD.

There are a number of other Full HD video cameras currently available that you might want to look at including a cheaper video camera such as the JVC GZ-R415 (£202.95) or you might consider a higher scoring video camera such as the Sony HDR-MV1 (£204.99).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The HDR-PJ410 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions which is higher than the 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions supported by most camcorders that are a similar age to it.

This video camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this video camera.

A 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of video camera.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-PJ410 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of alternative video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper video cameras such as the JVC GZ-R415 (£202.95).

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Average Digital Zoom

At 350 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ410 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-PJ410 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than a year.

Camcorders with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the JVC GZ-R415 (£202.95) (40x and cheaper).

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Very Low Minimum Aperture Number

The minimum aperture numbers of video cameras of this age and spec range from 1.8 to 4. With a minimum aperture number of only 1.8, the HDR-PJ410 has one of the lower minimum aperture numbers amongst video cameras of this age.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera range from 26mm to 41mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 30mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 26.8 millimeters, the HDR-PJ410 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

At only 4, the HDR-PJ410 has a quite low maximum aperture number compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out more than a year ago. The lowest maximum aperture number of camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera is 3.7 and the highest is 38.

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than a year ago is 4.3", and the display diagonals range from 2.7" to 9". With a display diagonal of only 2.7 inches, the HDR-PJ410 has one of the smaller display diagonals amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age.

Video cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth considering include the JVC GZ-R415 (£202.95) (9" and cheaper).

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Has a Touchscreen

The HDR-PJ410 has a touchscreen. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera also have a touchscreen.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of only 230,400 pixels, the HDR-PJ410 has one of the lower display resolutions (numeric) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age. The display resolutions (numeric) of camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Sony HDR-PJ410 has a face detection, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Projector

Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The HDR-PJ410 has a built-in projector, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera do not have a built-in projector.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The HDR-PJ410 has a batteries included. Most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony HDR-PJ410 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this video camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Networking

Features Wi-Fi

The HDR-PJ410 features wi-Fi. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder also feature wi-Fi.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony HDR-PJ410 supports near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also support near Field Communication (NFC).

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Other Features

Features Manual Focus

The HDR-PJ410 features manual focus. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder also feature manual focus.

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Features USB Connectivity

The Sony HDR-PJ410 features USB connectivity. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also feature USB connectivity.

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Has a Wireless Connection

The Sony HDR-PJ410 has a wireless connection, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than a year ago.

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Features Photo Mode

The HDR-PJ410 features photo mode. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder also feature photo mode.

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Image Sensor

Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The effective megapixels (image) of similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than a year range from 2.2MP to 8.3MP. The HDR-PJ410 has a fairly low effective megapixels (image) (only 2.29 megapixels) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released one year ago.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The lowest effective megapixels (movie) of medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera is 2.2MP, the highest is 10MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 7.4MP. At only 2.29 megapixels, the Sony HDR-PJ410 has a fairly low effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the HDR-PJ410 is 1". That's 25% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 4/3".

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9.2 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 9.2 megapixels sensor video camera.

If you are looking for a bigger total megapixels then you might want to consider the JVC GZ-R415 (£202.95) (10MP) which is also cheaper.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrpj410bceh16gbcase, sony 4548736000605, sony hdrpj410bcen, sony 63ypq
Barcodes 03355830058972, 04056572580026, 04548736000582, 04548736000599, 04548736000605, 04548736016798, 05055189022638

Sony HDR-PJ410 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony HDR-PJ410 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,287 product attributes, 24,577 camcorder reviews and 2,150,700 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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