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Sony HDR-PJ530
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Sony HDR-PJ530 Camcorder

9.2MP 1/5.8 325g Jan 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Sony HDR-PJ530 Review

27 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

This Sony camcorder received a rating of 100 out of 100 from expert review website stuff.tv. The expert review sites think this camcorder is one of the very best similar spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

Good User Reviews

Users have rated this video camera on average 89 out of 100.

Sony Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Sony video cameras and also specifically for Sony medium total megapixels video cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good reviews compared to other brands.

Good Quality Lens

A few people considered that this camcorder had a good zoom. Three years ago Stuff.tv said “Massive zoom” in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ530.

Good Product Quality

One customer who reviewed the Sony HDR-PJ530 thought it was good quality. Pianofingers mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “That isn't all, this camcorder has within Sony's Bionz X chip and the picture quality is truly excellent”.

Nice Design

One customer wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Pianofingers rated it 5 stars and said on Amazon “For all its failings, all is forgiven, as it produces beautiful footage, turning novices into acceptable film makers”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was quiet. Pianofingers mentioned “It is capable of producing 'quiet' pictures in low light dull conditions.”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Sony HDR-PJ530 reviewer said in their reviews that the product had a good screen. Pianofingers mentioned on Amazon “An accessory to improve screen viewing in bright sunshine would be a welcome addition”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ530 is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age are not Full HD.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-PJ530 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the HDR-PJ530.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The HDR-PJ530 has an HDMI, as do most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDR-PJ530 range from 2x to 1,500x, and the average digital zoom is 140x. With a digital zoom of 350 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ530 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The HDR-PJ530 has a built-in projector, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-PJ530 do not have a built-in projector.

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Has Six Scene Modess

The number of scene modes found on the HDR-PJ530 is more than most video cameras of a similar type and age to it. This camcorder has a Portrait scene modes, which is the most commonly found scene modes found on camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HDR-PJ530. The scene modess "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Spotlight" and "Beach" are also found on this video camera.

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Has One Light Exposure Modes

The Sony HDR-PJ530 has a greater number of exposure modes than most medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on medium total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-PJ530.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDR-PJ530 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HDR-PJ530.

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Not Available Viewfinder Type

This camcorder has a Not available viewfinder type, which is typical of many camcorders of this type and age.

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1080p Supported Video Modes

This camcorder has a 1080p|720p supported video modes, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on camcorders of this age and type.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This video camera has an AVCHD|H.264|MPEG4 video formats supported, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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JPG Image Formats Supported

This video camera has a JPG image formats supported, which is typical of many medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on video cameras that came out around the same time as it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 26.8 millimeters, the HDR-PJ530 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst camcorders of this age. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the HDR-PJ530 is 1.8mm and the longest is 44mm.

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Has Two White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the Sony HDR-PJ530 is more than most video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years. The white balance "Outdoor" is also found on this video camera.

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7 Reasons Against

Not Robust

One Sony HDR-PJ530 owner reckoned that the product was not well made. Pianofingers mentioned on Amazon “The lens mount is near to fragile and this camera demands care” in their review.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the HDR-PJ530, the HDR-PJ530 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Heavy

At 325 grams, the Sony HDR-PJ530 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-PJ530. Video cameras of a similar type and age to the HDR-PJ530 have weights of between 76g and 3.3kg, and the average weight is 390g.

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Not 3D

The Sony HDR-PJ530 is not 3D, although keep in mind that most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony HDR-PJ530 does not have a night mode. Most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ530 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HDR-PJ530 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-PJ530 are also not waterproof.

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Only Has Two Cables Includeds

The number of included cables found on the Sony HDR-PJ530 is more than most similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it. This video camera has a USB cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on video cameras of a similar type and age to the HDR-PJ530. The cables included "HDMI" is also found on this Sony camcorder.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-PJ530

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this medium total megapixels video camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Sony HDR-PJ530 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HDR-PJ530.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-PJ530 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-PJ530.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on medium total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Wide Angle Lens System
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
Light Exposure Modes
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shoe Mounting Point
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Smartphone Remote Support
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Microphone Connectivity
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
PictBridge
S-Video in
Headphone Connectivity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Night Mode
Manual Focus
Spotlight
Aperture Range (F-F)
Backlight
Integrated USB Cable
Electrical Viewfinder
Projector
Built-In Projector
Projector Brightness
Native Resolution
Minimum Projection Distance
Contrast Ratio (typical)

Expert Reviews

(2)
13 July 2014

Sony PJ530 verdict Open Gallery If you feel the projector is a gimmick too far, by all means take a look at similarly-specced alternatives in the Sony range. But you might actually be...

Massive zoom
Superb, supersmooth video
Lightweight
Genuinely useful Builtin projector
Good range of connections
No internal memory
26 February 2014

Grundsätzlich spiegelt die HDR-PJ810 zweifellos feinste Camcordertechnologie wieder, die aus der Hand im Automatik-Modus erstaunliche Bilder ermöglicht. Hätte Sony nicht ein weiteres mal die...

User Reviews

(34)
Reviewed 23 April 2014 by IanW

The first thing you notice when opening the Sony HDR-PJ530E box is just how compact and stylish this camcorder is; as you would expect from Sony. Included in the pack are; an AC adapter/battery... Read more…

Reviewed 22 March 2014 by Socks

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. The... Read more…

Reviewed 11 May 2014 by Durham James

I have been using this for filming student interviews as part of a school A-Level and it is providing crisp, clear picture and sound. The battery life is not amazing, but it managed 2-3 hours. The... Read more…

Reviewed 7 May 2014 by S. Greig

I am mostly used to using my iPad or iPhone for taking videos so I was looking for something significantly better than these to warrant carrying another device with me whilst out and... Read more…

Reviewed 6 September 2014 by Neale Photos

Previous reviews show the PJ350 is a very good camcorder as indeed it is. What a great shame that Sony themselves let it down by having such useless software-which you have to download... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrpj530, sony hdrpj530e, sony hdrpj530eb, sony hdrpj530et, sony hdrpj530etc, sony hdrpj530ebc, sony hdrpj530ebce, sony hdrpj530etce, sony hdrpj530etcen, sony hdrpj530ebcen, sony hdrpj530ebceh
Barcodes 04905524968828, 04905524968835, 04905524973433, 04905524973440, 05054230597927, 05054230767115, 05055189019539

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