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Sony HDR-PJ540
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Sony HDR-PJ540 Camcorder

325g 30x 350x Jan 2014
Weight Optical Zoom Digital Zoom Release Date
The Handycam that moves with you 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.... More
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3 Reasons For

Owner Reviews Are Good

Owners have rated this video camera on average 87%.

Good Brand

Sony is one of the better rated camcorder manufacturers according to average expert and user reviews, and Sony also has good ratings for its camcorders.

Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-PJ540 is 2x and the biggest is 3,000x. The HDR-PJ540 has one of the bigger digital zooms (350 times zoom factor) amongst camcorders of this age.

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9 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-PJ540 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also do not have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in other camcorders which also have an image stabilizer including the Sony HDR-PJ420E[plb_1583936_price].

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The HDR-PJ540 does not have an HDMI. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have an HDMI.

It is worth considering alternative video cameras which also have an HDMI including the Sony HDR-PJ420E[plb_1583936_price].

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Not Full HD

Most camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HDR-PJ540 are not Full HD. The Sony HDR-PJ540 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HDR-PJ540 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the HDR-PJ540 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Sony HDR-PJ540 does not have a built-in display, unlike most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ540 which have a built-in display.

It is worth considering alternative camcorders which also have a built-in display including the Sony HDR-PJ420E[plb_1583936_price].

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HDR-PJ540, the HDR-PJ540 is not waterproof.

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Not 3D

The HDR-PJ540 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDR-PJ540 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HDR-PJ540 does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago, the Sony HDR-PJ540 does not have a built-in projector.

Other video cameras which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to consider include the Sony HDR-PJ420E[plb_1583936_price].

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-PJ540

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera was released over three years ago.

Average Weight

The HDR-PJ540 has a fairly average weight (325 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-PJ540.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-PJ420E[plb_1583936_price] (345g).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ540 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Specification

Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Wide Angle Lens System
Focusing
Face Detection
Smile Detection
Flash
Shoe Mounting Point
Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Camera
Smartphone Remote Support
Design
Colour of Product
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Night Mode
Manual Focus
Spotlight
Aperture Range (F-F)
Backlight
Integrated USB Cable
Electrical Viewfinder

User Reviews

(29)
Reviewed 11 September 2014 by LLight in the Dark studio
LLight in the Dark studio would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ540 (Verified Purchase)

As I own many Sony camcorders, this one was bought for the use of the projector as a new feature. And that seems to work well enough so far. The picture quality seems of good quality up to mid... Read more…

Reviewed 4 September 2014 by KAS
KAS would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ540 (Verified Purchase)

What impresses me the most is how easy it is to use. The touch-screen features are great, although some of the icons are very small, making it tough to work them if you have large fingers - I find... Read more…

Reviewed 4 November 2015 by Ian

This camera is great with all the features it has built into it, however, if you plan to use this camera in indoor conditions you will be disappointed with the quality. Compared with my two other... Read more…

Reviewed 16 May 2014 by Jim
Jim would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ540 (Verified Purchase)

The camera is great. The quality is actually there. Most cameras that i have the screen shows a completely different shot color and look than when you get it on the computer. This actually looked... Read more…

Reviewed 15 March 2014 by Chris
Chris would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ540 (Verified Purchase)

Purchased this to capture high school baseball game footage for the upcoming season. Haven't really used it yet but after testing it and getting familiar with it I'm pleased. So far I haven't been... Read more…

Reviewed 15 December 2015 by Gjc
Gjc would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ540

I've used it several times outdoors. The picture quality is better than I thought in good sun light. The picture quailty is sharp, crisp with nice contrast and vivid colors. Don't need to do any... Read more…

Reviewed 20 July 2015 by Rick
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this to replace my 8 years old Canon HG10. It's got pretty good review on @, so I pulled the trigger when B&H put it on sale. However, it didn't live up the expectation. I used it for... Read more…

Reviewed 8 July 2015 by Technobabble
Technobabble would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ540 (Verified Purchase)

Got this little gem during one of the daily deals at 40% off. I am pleasantly surprised at the brightness of the built in projector. I wasn't expecting a lot, and saw the projector as an added... Read more…

Reviewed 7 July 2015 by Dr. Bell
Dr. Bell would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ540 (Verified Purchase)

Haven't used it extensively yet, but have found my first experiences to be pleasant and encouraging. Everything was clear and worked well. Shot a 20-minute fireworks show and the results were... Read more…

Reviewed 30 June 2014 by Tpet03
Tpet03 would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ540 (Verified Purchase)

Personal and professional. I take home and movies of wedding. Easy to handle and use. Very light and great quality pictures...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers hdrpj540, hdrpj540e

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