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Sony HDR-PJ580E Camcorder

Have Fun Sharing Your Full HD VideosLet everyone in the room enjoy your special memories. Inside this feature-packed, easy to use Full HD camcorder there's a projector that beams your videos onto... More
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Expert Reviews Are Good

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including log.com.tr and cnwintech.com the average expert rating of this big total megapixels video camera is 82%.

Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

On average Sony big total megapixels video cameras have good ratings as do all camcorders manufactured by Sony.

Full HD

The HDR-PJ580 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ580 are not Full HD.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative Full HD video cameras currently available including the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], or the HDR-AS15[pl_1456659_price] both from Sony which has better reviews.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-PJ580, the Sony HDR-PJ580 has an image stabilizer.

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Has an HDMI

The HDR-PJ580 has an HDMI, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-PJ580.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Camcorders of a similar type and age to the HDR-PJ580 have digital zooms of between 2x and 1,500x. With a digital zoom of 160 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-PJ580 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a video camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the JVC GZ-VX815[plb_1885721_price] (200x) which also has a higher rating.

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SDXC Compatible Memory Cards

The HDR-PJ580 supports a better memory card type than most camcorders of a similar age and type to it. This camcorder supports an SDXC compatible memory cards, whereas most camcorders of this age and type support an SDHC compatible memory cards. This video camera also support MS PRO Duo Mark 2 and MS Pro-HG Duo and SD compatible memory cardss. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is in fact the best supported memory card type across all big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

An MS Pro-HG compatible memory cards is the worst supported memory card type amongst comparable types of camcorder.

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Optical Image Stabilizer Type

This camcorder has an optical image stabilizer type, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.

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Has a Built-In Projector

The HDR-PJ580 has a built-in projector, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the HDR-PJ580 do not have a built-in projector.

We compared all the other camcorders with a built-in projector to this camcorder and we think the Sony HDR-PJ810[plb_2109575_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the Sony FDR-AXP33[plb_2697198_price].

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Has Nine Scene Modess

The HDR-PJ580 has a greater number of scene modes than most camcorders of this age and spec. This video camera has a Snow scene modes, which is the most commonly found scene modes found on similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The scene modess "Beach", "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Portrait", "Spotlight", "Sunrise", "Sunset" and "Twilight" are also found on this Sony video camera.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Sony HDR-PJ580 has a built-in display. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-PJ580 also have a built-in display.

There are a number of other camcorders with a built-in display currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HX-WA3[plb_1895953_price].

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6016 X 3384 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum image resolution of 6016x3384 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

Camcorders of a similar age and type to the HDR-PJ580 have internal storage capacitys of between 0.032GB and 65GB. With an internal storage capacity of 32 gigabytes, the Sony HDR-PJ580 has one of the larger internal storage capacitys amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 720 x 576|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Has Three Cables Includeds

The number of included cables found on the Sony HDR-PJ580 is more than most big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as it. This Sony video camera has a USB cables included, which is the most frequently found cables included found on big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-PJ580. The cables includeds "AV" and "HDMI" are also found on this video camera.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HDR-PJ580 is 2.8mm, the longest is 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 28mm. With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 26.8 millimeters, the HDR-PJ580 has one of the shorter minimum focal length (35mm film equiv)s amongst video cameras of this age.

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Has One White Balance

The HDR-PJ580 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of this type and age. This Sony video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-PJ580.

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10 Reasons Against

Poor Connectivity

One Sony HDR-PJ580 owner said in their reviews that the Sony HDR-PJ580 did not have gps. Cnwintech.com mentioned “GPS difficult to locks area small battery power” in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ580.

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

Across all the big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-PJ580 the maximum frame rates range from 25fps to 120fps. With a maximum frame rate of only 25 frames per second, the Sony HDR-PJ580 has one of the slower maximum frame rates amongst video cameras of this age.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ580 do not have an interchangeable lens. The Sony HDR-PJ580 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

It is worth also looking at alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens including the NEX-VG20[pl_1137845_price], or the NEX-VG30[pl_1543923_price] both from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

The HDR-PJ580 is not 3D. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HDR-PJ580 are also not 3D.

Camcorders which are 3D that might also be worth considering include the Panasonic HC-V707[plb_1350701_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-PJ580, the HDR-PJ580 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HDR-PJ580 are not waterproof. The Sony HDR-PJ580 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The HDR-PJ580 has one of the dimmer projector brightnesss (only 13 ANSI lumens) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age. The projector brightnesss of camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HDR-PJ580 range from 13 ANSI lumens to 50 ANSI lumens.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The effective megapixels (image)s of video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the HDR-PJ580 range from 2MP to 17MP. The HDR-PJ580 has one of the lower effective megapixels (image)s (only 5.02 megapixels) amongst big total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The Sony HDR-PJ580 has one of the lower effective megapixels (movie)s (only 5.02 megapixels) amongst camcorders of this age. The average effective megapixels (movie) of big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years is 9.3MP.

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Very Small Flash Memory

At only 32 gigabytes, the HDR-PJ580 has a quite small flash memory compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HDR-PJ580. The flash memorys of camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HDR-PJ580 range from 32GB to 96GB, and the average flash memory is 64GB.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-PJ580E

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the Sony HDR-PJ580 has a pretty average display diagonal compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-PJ580.

If this video camera display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might want to look at the Sony FDR-AX1[plb_1621641_price] (3.5").

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Released Over Five Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over five years.

Average Weight

The Sony HDR-PJ580 has a pretty typical weight (345 grams) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the easypix DVC5127 Trip[plb_296709_price] (190g).

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1/3.91" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/3.91" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Average Battery Life (max)

At 1.41 hours, the HDR-PJ580 has a fairly average battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

Camcorders with a longer battery life (max) that might also be worth considering include the Sony PXW-Z100[plb_2991864_price] (2.75h).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ580 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

If this video camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HC-W850[plb_2203540_price] (20x) which also has a higher rating.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of this age and type.

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Expert Reviews

(2)
20 December 2012

In addition to a camcorder, this device can also display the recording due to the presence of an internal projector. Do not miss any special moments that so meaningful. There are times when you... Read more…

The Internal Projector support FullHD Dolby Surround 5.1 channel, memory relief
GPS difficult to locks area small battery power
24 September 2012

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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdrpj580, hdrpj580v, hdrpj580e, hdrpj580ve, sony hdrpj580, sony hdrpj580v, sony hdrpj580ve, sony hdrpj580vb, sony hdrpj580vec, sony hdrpj580vece, sony hdrpj580vecen
Barcodes 00017985623544, 03610170778257, 04905524856859, 04905524886559, 08029276070359

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