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Sony HDR-PJ810 Camcorder

24.5MP 1/3 460g Jan 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
One industry award
Good product quality
Reasonably priced
31 Reviews + 1 Award
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Reviews

One Industry Award

Websites Altomdata.dk recommend this video camera and have given it their "Recommended" award.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Expert review website altomdata.dk scored this video camera 90%. Video camera experts think this Sony camcorder is one of the better video cameras of this type and age.

User Reviews Are Excellent

The average user rating of this Sony video camera is terrific based on 29 user reviews. 25 reviewers (86% of all reviewers) gave this video camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars. If all the similar spec 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 13%.

Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Based on 4,268 user and expert reviews (including 352 verified purchases), 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. 91% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Three owners wrote in their reviews that the Sony HDR-PJ810 was good value for money. Amazon Customer mentioned “Excellent value for money”. Mr. J. N. Parry-Jennings said on expert website Amazon “Well done amazon - excellent service at a very fair price” in their review of this camcorder. Amazon Customer also mentioned “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” in their review.


Features

Good Technical Features

Three people who purchased the product considered that it had good features. Two years ago James Long scored the product a maximum of 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this camcorder “Love it what a brilliant product it has so many features”. William Khor said in his review of this camcorder “Why bother to buy the latter when there are more features in PJ810E”. Dmoggy mentioned “Fantastic quality pictures and a superb array of easily accessed features and manual controls” and gave it a score of 4 stars out of 5.


Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two owners reckoned that it had a good screen. William Khor rated the product 5 stars out of 5 and he mentioned on expert review site Amazon “The projector just work fine and display are equally good” in his review of this camcorder. Dr. Paul Ell wrote “It will display a good three or four foot image on a nearby wall” in his review of this camcorder.

Good Quality Lens

Three customers said in their reviews that the product had a good image stabiliser. Scott Dawson scored it 5 stars out of 5 and he said in his review of this camcorder “The stabilisation system is so good allowing smooth walking or running shots without the need for further stabilisation equipment”. C E Gosling wrote in their review of this camcorder “The stabilisation system works well in my not-too-steady hands” .

Three customers said in their reviews that it had a good lens. Amazon Customer wrote in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ810 on expert website Amazon “At the highest zoom setting the floating lens gives a very steady picture” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars. Dr. Paul Ell said “The lens housing is incredible” in his review of this camcorder. He also mentioned “These features, in brief, include a sophisticated lens with anti-camera shake mounting” in his review.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Ten owners who reviewed the Sony HDR-PJ810 considered that it was good quality. John Holford mentioned “Great quality”. James Long said “That picture quality is top notch good for taking pictures aswell this a must buy for anyone looking a really good camcorder/camera”. Gary P wrote in his review of this camcorder on expert website Amazon two years ago “This new unit is the best yet with excellent high quality and detailed pictures with the best image stabilisation I have ever used”.

Nice Design

Two people who purchased it thought it was good looking. Last year Samantha Cloot wrote on expert review site Amazon “Pretty easy to use”. Dr. Paul Ell scored it a maximum of 5 stars and he said on expert website Amazon “It's pretty impressive”.

Robust

Two owners wrote in their reviews that the product was well made. Dr. Paul Ell said in his Sony HDR-PJ810 review “Most notably of all a built in projector” and gave it a score of 5 stars out of 5. He also mentioned “First, I think it's worth stressing that the camera has 32Gb of storage built in” in his review.

Easy to Use

Four owners who reviewed it thought it was easy to use. Dr. Paul Ell wrote in his review of the Sony HDR-PJ810 “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”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two owners considered that this camcorder was compact. Last year M F M wrote in their review of this camcorder “Compact and projector is great”. Dr. Paul Ell mentioned in his review of this camcorder on expert website Amazon “A top of the range HD camcorder from Sony that's remarkably compact bearing in mind the features it has” and scored the product a maximum of 5 stars.

Average Weight

The HDR-PJ810 has a relatively average weight (460 grams) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was January 2014 when this camcorder was released.


Display

Average Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the HDR-PJ810 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this camcorder.

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Has a Touchscreen

The HDR-PJ810 has a touchscreen. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera also have a touchscreen.

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Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony HDR-PJ810 has an interchangeable lens, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

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

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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 camcorders of this spec and age. Across all the big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago the digital zooms range from 2x to 1,500x.

If this camcorder digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-W850 (1,500x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 12 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-PJ810 has a relatively typical optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

Other 12x (optical) camcorders currently available that you might want to consider include because of its better review score, the Panasonic HC-X920 (£679.99).

If you want a bigger optical zoom then you might want to consider the Panasonic HC-W850 (20x) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Wide Angle Lens System

The Sony HDR-PJ810 supports wide angle lens system, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this video camera.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 2.9 millimeters, the HDR-PJ810 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago. The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera is 29mm.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ810 is Full HD, as are most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this video camera.

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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 big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HDR-PJ810 supports HDMI, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a composite video out. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years also have a composite video out.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The HDR-PJ810 does not support PictBridge. Most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera also do not support PictBridge.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The HDR-PJ810 has a headphone outputs. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a headphone outputs.

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Has a Microphone in

The HDR-PJ810 has a microphone in, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera.

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Camera

Has a Remotely Operated

The HDR-PJ810 has a remotely operated. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera also have a remotely operated.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Light

The HDR-PJ810 has a built-in light, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The HDR-PJ810 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Projector

Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The HDR-PJ810 has a built-in projector, unlike most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera which do not have a built-in projector.

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Still Image

6592 X 3712 Pixels Image Resolution

The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 6592 x 3712 pixels. That's over twelve times the maximum image resolution of the most common maximum image resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels. The worst maximum image resolution of all comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 6784 x 3816 pixels.

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White Balance

Features Outdoor White Balance

The Sony HDR-PJ810 features outdoor white balance, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

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Features Onepush White Balance

The Sony HDR-PJ810 features onepush white balance. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also feature onepush white balance.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The HDR-PJ810 features indoor white balance. Most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also feature indoor white balance.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Sony HDR-PJ810 features smile detection, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-PJ810 has a face detection. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder also have a face detection.

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HDR-PJ810 supports near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera.

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

The HDR-PJ810 does not support bluetooth, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also do not support bluetooth.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Sony HDR-PJ810 features wi-Fi. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also feature wi-Fi.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also have a handheld remote control.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The HDR-PJ810 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The HDR-PJ810 has a batteries included. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 1". That's 11% more optical sensor size than a 1.8" camcorder, which is the most common optical sensor size.

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24.5 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 24.5 megapixels sensor video camera.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrpj810ebcen, sony hdrpj810b
Barcodes 04905524968873, 04905524968880, 05013493246188, 05054230863282

Sony HDR-PJ810 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony HDR-PJ810 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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