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Sony HDR-PJ820

£659.99
An enormous 24.5MP 1 camcorder with fine features but a price that represents not very good value for money
24.5MP 1/3.95" Yes 460g Jan 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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Sony HDR-PJ820 Review

With average features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-PJ820 number 148 across all camcorders.
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3 Years Old
Overall Score
42
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 43?

Canon video cameras have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a shoe mounting point
Features manual focus
Heavy
Only 1" optical sensor size

Sony HDR-PJ820 Video Reviews


Sony HDR-PJ820 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Sony Has Very Good Video Camera Reviews

Based on 6,133 owner and expert reviews (including 1,986 verified purchases), Sony has very good reviews for its video cameras. 89% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has mediocre features and is over 6 months old and at £659.99 it is more expensive than 68% of video cameras.


Features

Heavy

The weight of the HDR-PJ820 of 460g is quite heavy compared to most other video cameras. It is in the heaviest 24% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The weights of video cameras range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Sony HDR-PJ820 has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 95% of video cameras do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/3.95|1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Features Manual Focus

The Sony HDR-PJ820 features manual focus, unlike 88% of camcorders which do not feature manual focus.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Sony HDR-PJ820's digital zoom of 160x is relatively standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 48% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The HDR-PJ820's optical zoom of only 12x is in the smallest 23% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The smallest optical zoom of video cameras is 1x, the biggest is 78x, and the average optical zoom is 26x.

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Features Smile Detection

The HDR-PJ820 features smile detection. 89% of camcorders do not feature smile detection.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-PJ820 has a face detection. 72% of video cameras do not have a face detection.

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Has a Built-In Projector

The Sony HDR-PJ820 has a built-in projector, which is unusual. 96% of video cameras do not have a built-in projector.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-PJ820 is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Fairly Big Total Megapixels

The HDR-PJ820's total megapixels of 24.5MP is in the biggest 2% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Video cameras have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The HDR-PJ820 has a handheld remote control, unlike 93% of video cameras which do not have a handheld remote control.

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Age

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-PJ820 in January 2014.


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