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54

Overall Score

Sony HDR-PJ540

£439.99
A classic 9.2 megapixel 1 video camera with average features
9.2MP 1" Yes 325g Jan 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Sony HDR-PJ540 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Sony HDR-PJ540 number 99 across all camcorders.
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29 Reviews
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Poor
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Average Features
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
54
Average

Why Has it Scored 55?

It has great user reviews with 87% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others. Panasonic video cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest video cameras 2017.
Customers report good quality lens, is easy to use and is a good size.
This Sony camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Features smile detection
Full HD
Only 1" optical sensor size

Sony HDR-PJ540 Video Reviews


Sony HDR-PJ540 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

User Reviews Are Good

This video camera has an average user rating of 87% based on 29 user reviews. Over 86% of reviewers gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars and 87% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others.

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Sony Has Very Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We checked 6,121 expert and owner reviews (including 1,979 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has very good ratings specifically within its camcorders range. 88% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Users Report a Good Quality Lens

Four customers said in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser and two people mentioned that this camcorder had a good zoom.

Customers Report it is Easy to Use

Four people who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it was easy to use and two owners mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to use the menus.

Customers Report it is a Good Size

Two customers who bought this camcorder reckoned that it was compact.

Users Report Excellent Design

Two owners who reviewed it agreed that it was good looking.

  • The projector is pretty cool for playing videos on the go…
  • Am looking forward to testing this out as a projector for watching movies on a 100" screen! The speaker is pretty quiet though, so you wouldn't want to use this for presentations unless you had a louder external speaker…

Customers Report Good Product Quality

Four owners who reviewed it said that it was good quality.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £439.99 it is more expensive than 68% of video cameras.

Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony HDR-PJ540 and the United Kingdom price of £439.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $549.00 (£712.05).

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Features

Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the HDR-PJ540 of 350x is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Features Smile Detection

The HDR-PJ540 features smile detection, which is unusual. 90% of video cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Sony HDR-PJ540 of 325g is fairly typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the lightest 1% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ540 is Full HD. 73% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Features Manual Focus

The HDR-PJ540 features manual focus, which is unusual. 88% of camcorders do not feature manual focus.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1|1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The HDR-PJ540 has a shoe mounting point. 95% of camcorders do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Sony HDR-PJ540 of 30x is pretty standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Average Total Megapixels

The HDR-PJ540's total megapixels of 9.2MP is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-PJ540 has a face detection. 73% of camcorders do not have a face detection.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since January 2014.


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