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.