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Sony HDR-PJ620 Camcorder

2.29MP 1/5 308g Jan 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Excellent owner reviews
Good product quality
Good quality lens
37 Reviews
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Reviews

Excellent Owner Reviews

Based on 57 owner reviews this Sony video camera has a fantastic average owner rating. 26 reviewers (72% of all reviewers) gave this video camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Sony Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,268 user and expert reviews (including 23 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its small total megapixels video cameras range. 100% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Price

Reasonably Priced

Six people who reviewed the Sony HDR-PJ620 thought it was good value for money. Zeffrey mentioned “Got exactly what i wanted, was cheaper then retail price too” in their review of this camcorder. Bob Sherunkle wrote “That would cost you a fair amount”. Cj mentioned on expert review site Amazon “The quality is largely the same and my SureShot is smaller and obviously takes better photographs into the bargain”.


Power

Good Battery Life

Three customers who reviewed this camcorder agreed that it had a good battery life. Two years ago Jpfa mentioned on expert website Amazon “Battery is excellent” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Bob Sherunkle said in his review of this camcorder also two years ago “The battery performance is good for its class, though it could be better (OK, you could buy a longer life battery.” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars out of 5.


Design

Good Product Quality

Thirty-three people said in their reviews that it was good quality. Martian Invader wrote on expert website Amazon “Well it takes good quality videos and the sound amplifiers are good” although they only rated it 60 out of 100. Jpfa scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of this camcorder on expert review site Amazon “Although most mid level Digital SLRs offer good quality video recording these days”. They also said “A good quality card is recommended, if you want highquality images” in their review.

Robust

Eight people who purchased the Sony HDR-PJ620 reckoned that it was well made. Stuart mentioned on expert website Amazon “Built in WiFi that allows wireless transfer to PC” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars. He also said “The lens has its own motorized gimbal built in which really does keep the image steady when zoomed in / panning / walking or mounted on the dash of your car” in his review, and also wrote “Built in projector”.

Easy to Use

Twelve owners considered that the product was easy to use. Jpfa scored the product the highest possible rating of 5 stars and wrote on expert website Amazon “The Sony's additional featuring, ease of use and fantastic anti-shake performance make it a relevant” in their Sony HDR-PJ620 review. Omar Masood mentioned “Excellent Camera and very easy to use” in his review of this camcorder. Nick J said “If on the other hand you want a camera that is extremely easy to use so that you can capture events in high quality -” in his review of this camcorder.

Three customers who reviewed it said that it was easy to use the menus. Ken123 mentioned in their review of this camcorder on expert website Johnlewis.com “Easy to use menu system” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. Stuart wrote in his review of this camcorder “Annoying if you need to make a quick menu change” . Bob Sherunkle said “The screen and menus are very easy to navigate” and scored it a maximum of 5 stars.

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Nice Design

Two people said in their reviews that it was well designed. Bob Sherunkle wrote “Cutting edge design and manufacture, exceeding my expectations” in his review of this camcorder and scored it 5 stars out of 5. Andybsg mentioned on expert review site Amazon “It has some minor design flaws and a few superfluous extras such as the projector, wifi file transfer”.

Two customers who purchased it reckoned that it was smooth.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Four owners reckoned that it had good features. Bob Sherunkle said “The price is justified, as it has the features you'd expect from a camera costing up to £600” and scored it the highest possible rating of 5 stars. Derek Alan Grundy scored it 5 stars out of 5 and he wrote “Nice features” in his review of this camcorder.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-PJ620 in January 2015.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Six customers considered that the product was compact. Libe Hast wrote in their review of this camcorder “So versatile - yet small and compact will put it to the test on next holiday thanks for quick service” . They also mentioned “Compact and easy to handle” in their review. Cj said on expert review site Amazon “In addition, if you really want a compact camcorder, there are much cheaper options than this one which will offer similar or better performance” in their review of this camcorder.

Two customers thought the Sony HDR-PJ620 was lightweight. Kevin Russell wrote “• Lightweight and compact • Screen flips to front view – perfect for Vloggers • Good in low-light conditions • 30x Optical Zoom • NFC transfer from camera to Mobile Phone • Image stabilization • Projector”. He also mentioned “• Records HD Video • View screen that flips over when I am in shot, essential for Vlogging and selfies • Direct connection to PC and TV • Good Low light recording • Lightweight” in his review.

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Average Weight

At 308 grams, the HDR-PJ620 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HDR-PJ620 supports HDMI. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera also support HDMI.

We compared all the other camcorders which support HDMI to this camcorder and we think because of its better review score, the Canon Vixia HF R40 is also worth considering.

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Good Quality Lens

Seven customers said in their reviews that it had a good zoom. Stuart gave the product a score of 5 stars out of 5 and he said on expert review site Amazon “I found it to be more than acceptable if you don’t zoom in too far” in his review of this camcorder. Two years ago Martian Invader wrote in their review of this camcorder “It works well and provides nice zoom - some might say a bit slow.”. They also said “It is a limited app - all it provides is zoom and start/stop record.” in their review.

Two customers who reviewed this camcorder reckoned that it had a good image stabiliser. Martian Invader wrote on expert review site Amazon “The optical stabilisation is superb” however despite that they gave the Sony HDR-PJ620 a score of 3 stars out of 5. They also said “The main reason for purchasing this camera which give it advantage over others is the optical stabilisation, which is excellent It has a 46mm thread so you can fit filters” in their review.

Two people mentioned that the product had a good lens. Stuart wrote in his review of this camcorder “Fortunately, you have a lens filter ring thread so you can easily fit a simple UV filter to protect it from the elements” and rated the product 5 stars out of 5.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four people mentioned in their reviews that this camcorder had a good screen. Jpfa said “From turning on (by flicking out the screen) to recording is lightning quick, though there is some slowdown when the memory card gets a bit full” in their Sony HDR-PJ620 review. Bob Sherunkle wrote in his review of this camcorder on expert review site Amazon “Touch screen colour is vivid”. Dizzy Rascal said two years ago “It was an ex display camera at only £249.00”.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-PJ620 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer and we think the Sony HVR-Z7 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Digital Zoom

The HDR-PJ620 has a pretty typical digital zoom (350 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

Other 350x (digital) video cameras currently available which you might want to look at include the Sony HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD which has better reviews.

If this Sony video camera digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Canon Legria HF R66 (£269.99) (1,140x).

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Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-PJ620 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 30x (optical) video cameras currently available including the Sony HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD which has better reviews.

If this Sony video camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the Canon Legria HF R66 (£269.99) (32x).

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera range from 2.3mm to 110mm. The HDR-PJ620 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) (only 26.8 millimeters) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

The HDR-PJ620 has a relatively average display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 3" screen size video cameras currently available including the Panasonic HC-V550 (£299.99) which has better reviews.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 460,800 pixels, the HDR-PJ620 has one of the higher display resolutions (numeric) amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. Video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera have display resolutions (numeric) of between 23,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ620 is Full HD, as are most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Very Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The HDR-PJ620 has one of the biggest bitrate at maximum video resolutions (50 megabits per second) amongst camcorders of this age. The bitrate at maximum video resolutions of camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera range from 2.5 Mbit/s to 50 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 25 Mbit/s.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Fairly High Video Capturing Speed

Across all the video cameras of this spec and age the video capturing speeds range from 25fps to 60fps, and the average video capturing speed is 37fps. At 50 frames per second, the HDR-PJ620 has a fairly high video capturing speed compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Image Sensor

Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

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

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Quite High Effective Megapixels (movie)

Camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera have effective megapixels (movie) of between 0.41MP and 4.5MP. With an effective megapixels (movie) of 2.29 megapixels, the HDR-PJ620 has a fairly high effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite High Effective Megapixels (image)

The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a quite high effective megapixels (image) (2.29 megapixels) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera. Video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera have effective megapixels (image) of between 1.1MP and 16MP.

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2.29 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 2.29 megapixels sensor video camera.

If you are looking for a camcorder with a bigger total megapixels then you might want to consider the Panasonic HC-V160 (£129.98) (2.5MP), or the JVC GZ-R310 (£267.99) (2.5MP).

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Projector

Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The HDR-PJ620 has a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder do not have a built-in projector.

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HDR-PJ620 supports near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also support near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Wi-Fi

The HDR-PJ620 features wi-Fi. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera also feature wi-Fi.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The HDR-PJ620 features smile detection, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Has a Face Detection

The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a face detection. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder also have a face detection.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The HDR-PJ620 does not have a built-in flash, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also do not have a built-in flash.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HDR-PJ620 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-PJ620 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a batteries included. Most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this camcorder also have a batteries included.

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Still Image

1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This video camera supports a still image resolution(s) of 4032x2272| 3024x2272| 1920x1080| 640x480, which is the most commonly supported still image resolution(s) on video cameras of this spec and age.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrpj620bceh16gbcase, discounts os035gf, info hdrpj620bceh, discounts os035ns, sony 7630952k, sony os035ns, sony os035gf
Barcodes 04548736000704, 04548736000711

Sony HDR-PJ620 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony HDR-PJ620 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 138,553 product attributes, 23,579 camcorder reviews and 1,695,800 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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