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Sony HDR-PJ540 Review
|Value for Money||
|3 Years Old|
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
Only 1" optical sensor size
Sony HDR-PJ540 Video Reviews
Sony HDR-PJ540 In-Depth Analysis
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.
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.
The balanced optical stabilization is really amazing…
The optical image stabilization is fantastic…
The image stabilization is extremely effective…
Haven't yet figured out how to turn off the clear image zoom…
The image stabilizer is amazing…
You loose the sharpness when at full 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.
The three custom touch screen buttons you can program so your most used settings are easy to get to…
The handling is great…
What impresses me the most is how easy it is to use…
The touch menu works smoothly and navigation is quite clear…
Simple to use to record and playback…
It's easy to use too…
Perfect to use for amateur and home videos…
Customers Report it is a Good Size
Two customers who bought this camcorder reckoned that it was compact.
The camera is compact enough it fits easily into my camera bag in one of the lens slots…
Compact Easy to handle 5…
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.
The image quality is adequate.
Would definitely recommend this to anyone looking for a good quality affordable camcorder…
Very light and great quality pictures…
The picture quality seems of good quality up to mid range.
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…
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).
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.
Features Smile Detection
The HDR-PJ540 features smile detection, which is unusual. 90% of video cameras do not feature smile detection.
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.
The HDR-PJ540 is Full HD. 73% of camcorders also are Full HD.
Features Manual Focus
The HDR-PJ540 features manual focus, which is unusual. 88% of camcorders do not feature manual focus.
Only 1" Optical Sensor Size
This camcorder has a 1|1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders.
Has a Shoe Mounting Point
The HDR-PJ540 has a shoe mounting point. 95% of camcorders do not have a shoe mounting point.
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.
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.
Has a Face Detection
The HDR-PJ540 has a face detection. 73% of camcorders do not have a face detection.
Released Over Three Years Ago
This video camera has been on the market since January 2014.