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Sony HDR-PJ530

Sony HDR-PJ530
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A fully featured and critically acclaimed 30x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
30x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 9.2MP 1" Jan 2014
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Sony HDR-PJ530 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-PJ530 number 244 across all camcorders.
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Reviews
38 Reviews
87
Features
Fully-Featured
65
Age
4 Years Old
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It has exceptional expert reviews and very good user reviews with an average overall rating of 95%, based on 38 reviews. 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 camcorders 2018.
Customers report superior product quality, excellent design and a good quality lens.
This Sony camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Experience G lens quality - offering flawless image quality and refined handling, every G lens is made for the best possible performance with your camera
Review and replay instantly - see what you ve captured on the 7.5cm (3 inches) LCD screen with 460k resolution and a wide viewing angle
Capture detailed 5.1 channel surround sound - give your movies audio with depth and detail using a high-quality built-in microphone
Target only the sound of your subject - with my voice cancelling; you can quieten your voice behind the camera while maintaining the volume of your subject and background
Two movies in one with dual video recording - record in two formats at the same time. film in AVCHD for high-quality footage or mp4 for easy sharing online
No cables or hook-ups with built-in wi-fi - send pictures and videos to your smartphone or tablet to upload on facebook or twitter
Instant sharing with one-touch connection via NFC - simply place your camera against an nfc-enabled smartphone or tablet to quickly share photos and mp4 videos
Every pixel perfect - pixel super resolution technology analyses every image pixel-by-pixel, improving the reproduction of textures and tones
Fill the whole frame with a 26.8mm wide-angle lens - from group shots to stretching landscapes: never miss a thing, get everything in the shot
Bigger than average optical zoom
Get closer to your subject - 30x optical/60x clear image zoom helps you pull a scene closer so you can capture it in perfect detail
See smartphone and tablet videos as large as life - connect your mobile through the HDMI input and project films, photos, youtube clips, and more from your mobile
Finer, faster shooting with BIONZ X processor - levels of noise are reduced with unparalleled speed for true detail in every frame
See the detail with an exmor R CMOS sensor - capture bright, clear images with striking full HD detail, even when shooting in low light
Feel free to move with balanced optical steadyshot - compensating for 13x more camera shake than traditional stabilisation, a floating lens unit and sensor keep a level position
PJ530E handycam with A built-in 25 lumens projector and balanced optical steadyshot - put on a show anywhere with a built-in projector - throw a picture up to 100 inches onto any surface: the projector is bright to 25 lumens for vividly clear detail
Supports HDMI
Has an image stabilizer
Add even more to your shooting - attach camera accessories like external flashes and microphones to the multi interface shoe

Sony HDR-PJ530 Video Reviews

Sony HDR-PJ530 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Excellent Expert Reviews

This camcorder received a rating of 100% from expert review site stuff.tv. The expert review sites think this video camera is one of the very best camcorders.

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Good Owner Reviews

On average, based on 37 owner reviews this camcorder has an overall owner rating of 89%. Over 91% of reviewers gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars.

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Users Report Superior Product Quality

Eight people who bought this camcorder mentioned that it was good quality.

Sony Has Very Good Camcorder Reviews

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

Customers Report Nice Design

Two people mentioned in their reviews that the Sony HDR-PJ530 was smooth.

  • For all its failings, all is forgiven, as it produces beautiful footage, turning novices into acceptable film makers…
  • The recordings my family have produced off this so far look very smooth and extremely professional…
  • This has included filming from a moving car, where the picture remains clear and smooth…

Users Report a Good Quality Lens

Two people who purchased it wrote that it had a good zoom.

Customers Report That it is Robust

Two people who bought the Sony HDR-PJ530 agreed that it was well made.

Customers Report That it is Easy to Use

Five owners who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use.

Users Report That it is Reasonably Priced

Two owners reckoned that the Sony HDR-PJ530 was good value for money.

Users Report a Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two customers agreed that it had a good screen.

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-PJ530 in January 2014.

Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of video cameras range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The total megapixels of the HDR-PJ530 of 9.2MP is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 32% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This video camera 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 optical zoom of the Sony HDR-PJ530 of 30x is bigger than 69% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have optical zooms of between 1x and 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x.

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Average Weight

The Sony HDR-PJ530's weight of 325g is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 64% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

The smallest optical sensor size of camcorders is 0.12", the largest is 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The optical sensor size of the HDR-PJ530 of only 0.172" is smaller than 89% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-PJ530 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Sony HDR-PJ530 supports HDMI. 70% of camcorders also support HDMI.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony HDR-PJ530's display diagonal of 3" is relatively standard compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 65% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The HDR-PJ530's digital zoom of 350x is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 29% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The average digital zoom of all camcorders is 460x, with the smallest being 1.5x and the biggest being 3,500x.

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Has a Face Detection

The Sony HDR-PJ530 has a face detection, which is unusual. 70% of video cameras do not have a face detection.

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

Across all the camcorders the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 10mm to 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 33mm. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Sony HDR-PJ530 of only 26.8mm is shorter than 78% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Sony HDR-PJ530 does not support PictBridge. 97% of camcorders also do not support PictBridge.

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

The HDR-PJ530 does not support bluetooth. 98% of camcorders also do not support bluetooth.

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Features Manual Focus

The HDR-PJ530 features manual focus. 89% of camcorders do not feature manual focus.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ530 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Sony HDR-PJ530 has a shoe mounting point. 95% of video cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Has a Microphone in

The HDR-PJ530 has a microphone in. 75% of camcorders do not have a microphone in.

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Has a Built-In Projector

The HDR-PJ530 has a built-in projector. 96% of camcorders do not have a built-in projector.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony HDR-PJ530 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 87% of camcorders which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Smile Detection

The HDR-PJ530 features smile detection, unlike 89% of camcorders which do not feature smile detection.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-PJ530 has a built-in microphone. 54% of video cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Sony HDR-PJ530 features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 76% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony hdrpj530ebceh, sony hdrpj530ebcen, sony pj530e

Barcodes:

04905524968828, 04905524968835, 04905524973433, 04905524973440, 05054230597927, 05054230767115, 05055189019539

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