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Sony HDR-PJ420VE

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Sony HDR-PJ420VE

Sony HDR-PJ420VE
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A classic and powerful 30x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
30x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 8.9MP 1" Feb 2013
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Sony HDR-PJ420VE Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-PJ420VE number 233 across all camcorders.
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Reviews
4 Reviews
91
Features
Fully-Featured
60
Age
5 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has very good user reviews with an average user rating of 85%. HP camcorders 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 video cameras 2018.
Customers report superior product quality.
This Sony camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI
2992 x 2240 still image resolution
PJ420VE full HD flash memory camcorder
Filming and sharing, you call the shots
Jump in and enjoy freedom of movement
Share movies anywhere
Watch anything via the projector
Share videos online with wi-fi
Remember places with GPS
Fit in the whole scene

Sony HDR-PJ420VE Video Reviews

Sony HDR-PJ420VE In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Sony Has Very Good Video Camera Reviews

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

Customers Report Good Product Quality

Three people said that the product was good quality.

  • Once in full dark conditions the picture quality is excellent and you're not limited to what you've recorded either…
  • Good quality sound is also produced The feature that really grabbed my attention was the built in projector…
  • Overall a fine quality camcorder that has so far produced great results, no problems filming while on the move…

Customers Report That it is Robust

Two people mentioned that the Sony HDR-PJ420VE was well made.

Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-PJ420VE in February 2013.

Features

Average Total Megapixels

The HDR-PJ420VE's total megapixels of 8.9MP is relatively typical compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 35% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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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 the most frequently found resolution on camcorders.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of all camcorders is 19x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 70x. The Sony HDR-PJ420VE's optical zoom of 30x is bigger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 30% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The Sony HDR-PJ420VE's weight of 345g is in the heaviest 35% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The lightest video camera is 50g , the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the HDR-PJ420VE of 0.256" is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 55% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-PJ420VE has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Average Display Diagonal

The HDR-PJ420VE's display diagonal of 3" is relatively typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 76% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Sony HDR-PJ420VE supports HDMI. 70% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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2992 X 2240 Still Image Resolution

The HDR-PJ420VE supports a maximum still image resolution of 2992 x 2240. That's over three times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most common resolution supported by video cameras. The best resolution of all camcorders is 4912 x 3680 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

Across all the camcorders the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x. The HDR-PJ420VE's digital zoom of 350x is in the biggest 28% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Higher Than Average Effective Megapixels (image)

Across all the camcorders the effective megapixels (image) range from 0.46MP to 25MP, and the average effective megapixels (image) is 5.6MP. The HDR-PJ420VE's effective megapixels (image) of 8.9MP is higher than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the highest 21% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Shorter Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

Camcorders have minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 10mm and 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 33mm. The HDR-PJ420VE's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 26.8mm is shorter than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the shortest 13% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Microphone in

The HDR-PJ420VE has a microphone in, which is unusual. 75% of video cameras do not have a microphone in.

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Features Manual Focus

The HDR-PJ420VE features manual focus, unlike 89% of camcorders which do not feature manual focus.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony HDR-PJ420VE has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The maximum aperture number of the Sony HDR-PJ420VE of 10 is in the highest 7% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The lowest maximum aperture number of video cameras is 1.6, the highest is 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.

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Has a Built-In Projector

The HDR-PJ420VE has a built-in projector, unlike 96% of camcorders which do not have a built-in projector.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Sony HDR-PJ420VE has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 95% of video cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-PJ420VE has a face detection. 70% of video cameras do not have a face detection.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ420VE is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony HDR-PJ420VE features smile detection. 89% of camcorders do not feature smile detection.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony hdrpj420ve

Barcodes:

00905524924954, 04905524924954, 04905524924961, 05013493231580

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