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Sony HDR-PJ810 Camcorder

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24.5MP 1/3.95 460g Jan 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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28 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at Altomdata.dk wrote that concluded that they would recommend this Sony video camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

This big total megapixels video camera received a rating of 90 out of 100 from expert review website altomdata.dk. That puts this camcorder in the top 16% of all the video cameras of a similar age and spec.

User Reviews Are Excellent

Owners have rated this camcorder as superb on average. If all the big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years are ranked by average user review score then this video camera is in the top 18%.

Good Quality Lens

A number of people who purchased it considered that it had a good lens. Amazon Customer wrote “At the highest zoom setting the floating lens gives a very steady picture” in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ810. Dr. Paul Ell mentioned “These features, in brief, include a sophisticated lens with anti-camera shake mounting” in his review of the Sony HDR-PJ810 and gave it a rating of 5 stars. Dr. Paul Ell also mentioned “The lens housing is incredible”.

A number of Sony HDR-PJ810 owners wrote in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. C E Gosling mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “The stabilisation system works well in my not-too-steady hands”. Two years ago Gary P gave the product a rating of 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Detailed pictures with the best image stabilisation I have ever used” in his review of the Sony HDR-PJ810.

One customer who bought it wrote that it had a good zoom. Mr. A. Poole mentioned two years ago “My only other minor gripe is that zoom control is clumsy compared to the flexible” in their Sony HDR-PJ810 review.

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Good Product Quality

A number of customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. In January last year Amazon Customer gave the product a rating of 5 stars and mentioned in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ810 “Replacing my old camcorder which cost £1,200 about 10 years ago - this one has better image stability, superior images (3 x quality) and tons of features”. Dmoggy mentioned on Amazon “Fantastic quality pictures and a superb array of easily accessed”. Dr. Paul Ell wrote three years ago “The quality is excellent” in his review of the Sony HDR-PJ810 and gave the product a very good review.

Sony Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 3,411 owner and expert reviews, Sony has good reviews for its camcorders. Sony also has good reviews specifically within its big total megapixels video cameras range compared to other manufacturers.

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Nice Design

Some people wrote in their reviews that it was good looking. Dr. Paul Ell mentioned on Amazon “It's pretty impressive” in his Sony HDR-PJ810 review. Samantha Cloot mentioned last year “Pretty easy to use”.

One person who bought it reckoned that it was smooth. Scott Dawson scored it very highly and he wrote “The stabilisation system is so good allowing smooth walking or running shots without the need for further stabilisation equipment” in his Sony HDR-PJ810 review.

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Easy to Use

Some people said in their reviews that the Sony HDR-PJ810 was easy to use.

Good Technical Features

A few customers said in their reviews that it had good features. James Long said “Love it what a brilliant product it has so many features” in his review. William Khor said “Why bother to buy the latter when there are more features in PJ810E” .

Reasonably Priced

Some Sony HDR-PJ810 reviewers wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was good value for money. Amazon Customer mentioned “Excellent value for money” in their review of this camcorder. Amazon Customer also said “The camera comes with the skimpiest user manual I've ever seen! All in all though a real value for money camera with superb quality output”. Mr. J. N. Parry-Jennings wrote on Amazon “Well done amazon - excellent service at a very fair price”.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A few Sony HDR-PJ810 owners who reviewed the product considered that it had a good screen. Dr. Paul Ell said in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “It will display a good three or four foot image on a nearby wall” and rated the product as excellent. William Khor gave the Sony HDR-PJ810 an excellent review score and he mentioned on Amazon “The projector just work fine and display are equally good”.

Good Size

A few Sony HDR-PJ810 reviewers who bought it considered that it was compact. Dr. Paul Ell wrote “A top of the range HD camcorder from Sony that's remarkably compact bearing in mind the features it has”. In January last year M F M mentioned in their review on Amazon “Compact and projector is great” and rated it 80 out of 100.

Robust

Several customers agreed that the product was well made. Dr. Paul Ell said in his Sony HDR-PJ810 review on Amazon three years ago “Most notably of all a built in projector”. Dr. Paul Ell also wrote “First, I think it's worth stressing that the camera has 32Gb of storage built in”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who purchased it concluded that it was quiet. Dr. Paul Ell wrote on Amazon “It's always an option to keep quiet” in his review of the Sony HDR-PJ810.

One Sony HDR-PJ810 owner who purchased it said that it was noisy. Dr. Paul Ell scored it very highly and he mentioned on Amazon “To be honest the sound is a bit of a letdown here - it simply cannot be set at a sufficiently loud level using the camera speaker” in his review.

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Good Support

One Sony HDR-PJ810 reviewer concluded that the product had good technical guidance. Dmoggy said on Amazon “A superb array of easily accessed features and manual controls” in their Sony HDR-PJ810 review.

Has an Interchangeable Lens

Unlike most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago which do not have an interchangeable lens, the Sony HDR-PJ810 has an interchangeable lens.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Sony HDR-PJ810 has an HDMI, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-PJ810 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 160 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ810 has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-PJ810. Big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago have digital zooms of between 2x and 1,500x, and the average digital zoom is 130x.

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Optical Image Stabilizer Type

This camcorder has an Optical image stabilizer type, which is the most frequently found image stabilizer type on video cameras of this age and spec. 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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6592 X 3712 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the HDR-PJ810 is 6592 x 3712 pixels. That's over eight times the maximum image resolution of the most frequently found maximum image resolution of 2304 x 1296 pixels.

This camcorder's maximum image resolution (6592 x 3712 pixels) is actually the best maximum image resolution across all video cameras of this spec and age.

The worst maximum image resolution across comparable types of camcorder is 640 x 480 pixels.

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Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The HDR-PJ810 has a built-in projector, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type do not have a built-in projector.

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SDHC Compatible Memory Cards

SDHC compatible memory cards

This camcorder supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many camcorders that were launched around the same time as it. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has Six Scene Modess

The number of scene modes found on the HDR-PJ810 is more than most video cameras that have been around for more than two years. This Sony camcorder has a Snow scene modes, which is the most frequently found scene modes found on comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-PJ810. The scene modess "Fireworks", "Landscape", "Portrait", "Spotlight" and "Beach" are also found on this video camera.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-PJ810, the Sony HDR-PJ810 has a built-in display.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Has Three White Balances

The HDR-PJ810 has a greater number of white balance modes than most video cameras of this type and age. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most frequently found white balance found on comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-PJ810. The white balances "Outdoor" and "Indoor" are also found on this Sony video camera.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 2.9 millimeters, the HDR-PJ810 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 2.8mm and the longest is 40mm.

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5 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Most comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-PJ810 are not Full HD. The HDR-PJ810 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

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Not 3D

The HDR-PJ810 is not 3D, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-PJ810 are also not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HDR-PJ810 does not have a night mode. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ810, the HDR-PJ810 is not waterproof.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras of this age and type is 330mm. The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a fairly short maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 34.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the HDR-PJ810.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-PJ810

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many big total megapixels video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this big total megapixels video camera was released.

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the HDR-PJ810 has a pretty standard display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-PJ810.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 460 grams, the HDR-PJ810 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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1/3.95" Optical Sensor Size

The HDR-PJ810 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/3.95". That's 1% less optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/3.91".

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-PJ810 has a fairly standard optical zoom compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Wide Angle Lens System
Storage
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Remotely Operated
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Microphone Connectivity
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Microphone in
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Headphone Connectivity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Ethernet LAN
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Bluetooth
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Handheld Remote Control
Other Features
Waterproof
Shock Proof
Projector
Built-In Projector
Projector Brightness
Native Resolution
Minimum Projection Distance
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Technical Details
Dustproof
USB Charging

1 Award

altomdata.dk Recommended

Expert Reviews

(2)
29 August 2014

Altomdata.dk

Hvad gør du, når du ikke kan vente med at se familiens ferievideoer, til du er kommet hjem? Løsningen kan være et videokamera som Sony HDR-PJ810, der, udover at skyde video i full HD og... Read more…

26 February 2014

Grundsätzlich spiegelt die HDR-PJ810 zweifellos feinste Camcordertechnologie wieder, die aus der Hand im Automatik-Modus erstaunliche Bilder ermöglicht. Hätte Sony nicht ein weiteres mal die...

User Reviews

(29)
Reviewed 25 June 2016 by Scott Dawson
(Verified Purchase)

Great camera with a high quality image. the stabilisation system is so good allowing smooth walking or running shots without the need for further stabilisation equipment. The only downside seems... Read more…

(Verified Purchase)

Fantastic quality pictures and a superb array of easily accessed features and manual controls. The projector works well too. The supplied battery doesn't last long, so it's well investing in a... Read more…

Reviewed 16 April 2016 by Mr. G. Cowan
(Verified Purchase)

Brilliant in low light and great quality...

Reviewed 28 March 2016 by Zaneta
(Verified Purchase)

Very good...

Reviewed 18 March 2016 by Samantha Cloot
(Verified Purchase)

We love it but still are learning all its capabilities.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdrpj810, hdrpj810e, hdrpj810ebcen
Barcodes 04905524968873, 04905524968880, 05013493246188, 05054230863282

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