Sony HDR-PJ420E Review
|Value for Money||
|3 Years Old|
Why Has it Scored 51?
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This camcorder has some great features:
Features manual focus
3984 x 2240 still image resolution
Has a built-in projector
Sony HDR-PJ420E In-Depth Analysis
Sony Has Very Good Camcorder Reviews
Based on 6,133 expert and user reviews (including 1,986 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its video cameras. 89% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Value For Money
Mediocre Value for Money
The product has very good features but is over 6 months old and at £499.99 it is more expensive than 66% of video cameras.
Features Manual Focus
The Sony HDR-PJ420E features manual focus, unlike 88% of camcorders which do not feature manual focus.
The HDR-PJ420E is Full HD. 73% of camcorders also are Full HD.
3984 X 2240 Still Image Resolution
The Sony HDR-PJ420E supports a maximum still image resolution of 3984 x 2240. That's 16% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 3200 x 2400. This camcorder also supports a still image resolution of 2992 x 2240. The resolution of all camcorders ranges from 640 x 360 (worst) to 6016 x 4016 (best).
Has a Built-In Projector
The Sony HDR-PJ420E has a built-in projector. 96% of camcorders do not have a built-in projector.
Average Optical Zoom
The Sony HDR-PJ420E's optical zoom of 30x is pretty standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 63% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.
Average Digital Zoom
The digital zoom of the HDR-PJ420E of 350x is fairly typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 73% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.
Has a Shoe Mounting Point
The HDR-PJ420E has a shoe mounting point. 95% of video cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.
The weight of the HDR-PJ420E of 345g is pretty standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 69% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.
Has an Image Stabilizer
The Sony HDR-PJ420E has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of video cameras.
The HDR-PJ420E supports HDMI, as do 67% of video cameras.
Has a Microphone in
The HDR-PJ420E has a microphone in, unlike 77% of camcorders which do not have a microphone in.
Quite Large Display Diagonal
The display diagonal of the Sony HDR-PJ420E of 3" is quite large compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 25% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The average display diagonal of all video cameras is 3", with the smallest being 0.24" and the largest being 11".
Quite High Maximum Aperture Number
The maximum aperture numbers of video cameras range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.9. The maximum aperture number of the HDR-PJ420E of 10 is fairly high compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 7% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.
Quite High Effective Megapixels (image)
Video cameras have effective megapixels (image) of between 1.1MP and 26MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.8MP. The HDR-PJ420E's effective megapixels (image) of 8.9MP is quite high compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 20% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.
Only 1" Optical Sensor Size
This camcorder has a 1/3.91|1" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras.
Does Not Have a Built-In Flash
The HDR-PJ420E does not have a built-in flash. 86% of video cameras also do not have a built-in flash.
Has a Face Detection
The Sony HDR-PJ420E has a face detection, unlike 72% of video cameras which do not have a face detection.
Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the HDR-PJ420E of only 26.8mm is quite short compared to most other camcorders. It is in the shortest 22% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all video cameras is 29mm, with the shortest being 1.8mm and the longest being 110mm.
Average Total Megapixels
The total megapixels of the HDR-PJ420E of 8.9MP is pretty average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 66% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.
Features Smile Detection
The HDR-PJ420E features smile detection, unlike 89% of camcorders which do not feature smile detection.
Released Over Three Years Ago
This video camera has been on the market since September 2013.
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