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Sony HDR-PJ420VE
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Sony HDR-PJ420VE Camcorder

1/3.91 345g CMOS 30x Jan 2013
Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
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17 Reasons For

Sony Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 3,411 expert and user reviews for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its camcorders.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The HDR-PJ420 has an HDMI. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type do not have an HDMI.

We compared all the other camcorders with an HDMI to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony FDR-AX33[plb_2699652_price] is also worth considering.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HDR-PJ420 has an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years which do not have an image stabilizer.

Alternative video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available that you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Sony FDR-AX33[plb_2699652_price].

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Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

Unlike most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years which do not have a built-in projector, the HDR-PJ420 has a built-in projector.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

SDXC compatible memory cards

The HDR-PJ420 supports a better memory card type than most similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Sony video camera supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most video cameras that were launched around the same time as it support an SD compatible memory cards. In addition, this video camera support MS PRO, MS PRO Duo and MS Pro-HG Duo and SDHC compatible memory cardss. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This video camera's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

The worst supported memory card type amongst similar types of video camera is Not supported.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery Technology

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is typical of many camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Has Nine Scene Modess

The Sony HDR-PJ420 has a greater number of scene modes than most camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it. The most commonly found scene modes is Underwater, but this scene modes is not found on this video camera. The scene modess Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise, Sunset and Twilight are also found on this Sony video camera.

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Fairly High Maximum Aperture Number

The lowest maximum aperture number of camcorders that were launched more than two years ago is 1.8, the highest is 22, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.2. At 10, the Sony HDR-PJ420 has a fairly high maximum aperture number compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-PJ420.

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55 Extra/Smart Zooms

The Sony HDR-PJ420 is a 55 times zoom factor extra/Smart zoom camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDR-PJ420 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also have a built-in display.

Alternative video cameras with a built-in display currently available which you might also want to look at include the Sony FDR-AX33[plb_2699652_price] which has better reviews.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This camcorder has a 1080p supported video modes, which is the most commonly found supported video modes on video cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

The HDR-PJ420 supports a higher video resolution than most video cameras of a similar age and type to it. This video camera supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions, whereas most video cameras of this type and age support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolutions. This camcorder also supports a video resolutions of 1440 x 1080 pixels. Across all camcorders of this age and type the worst video resolution is 720 x 480 pixels and the best is 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of 804 millimeters, the HDR-PJ420 has one of the longest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst video cameras of this age. The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)s of video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-PJ420 range from 0.5mm to 900mm.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Has One White Balance

The HDR-PJ420 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders that are a similar age to it. This Sony camcorder has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ420.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Most camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-PJ420 are not Full HD. The Sony HDR-PJ420 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HDR-PJ420 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDR-PJ420 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony HDR-PJ420 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HDR-PJ420 are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The HDR-PJ420 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of this spec and age are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the HDR-PJ420, the Sony HDR-PJ420 does not have a night mode.

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Very Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the HDR-PJ420 has a quite low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HDR-PJ420. The lowest display resolution (numeric) of video cameras of this age and spec is 150 pixels, the highest is 1,600,000 pixels, and the average display resolution (numeric) is 500,000 pixels.

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Quite Big Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of 6 lux, the Sony HDR-PJ420 has a quite big minimum illumination compared to most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as the HDR-PJ420. The average minimum illumination of video cameras of this age and type is 41lx.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-PJ420VE

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Sony video camera has been on the market for over four years.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the HDR-PJ420 has a relatively average display diagonal compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-PJ420.

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Average Digital Zoom

The HDR-PJ420 has a relatively average digital zoom (350 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Weight

At 345 grams, the HDR-PJ420 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDR-PJ420.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-PJ420 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HDR-PJ420.

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1/3.91" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/3.91" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
Back Light Compensation
Minimum Illumination
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Dual Shot (video & Photo)
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Other Features
Night Mode
Power Consumption (typical)
Manual Focus
Windows Operating Systems Supported
Extra/Smart Zoom
Integrated USB Cable
Projector
Built-In Projector
Screen Size Compatibility
Projector Brightness
Native Resolution
Minimum Projection Distance
Contrast Ratio (typical)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdrpj420, hdrpj420v, hdrpj420ve, sony hdrpj420e
Barcodes 00905524924954, 04905524924954, 04905524924961, 05013493231580

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