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Sony HDR-PJ820

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Sony HDR-PJ820

Sony HDR-PJ820
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A good spec but 4 year old 12x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
12x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 24.5MP 1" Jan 2014
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Sony HDR-PJ820 Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-PJ820 number 505 across all camcorders.
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Features
Good Features
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Age
4 Years Old
68
Overall Score
Good

Why Has it Scored 68?

Looking across the entire GoPro video camera range, the average reviews for all GoPro camcorders are excellent.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Has a built-in projector
Heavier than average

Sony HDR-PJ820 Video Reviews

Sony HDR-PJ820 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Very Good Brand

We checked 9,795 owner and expert reviews (including 3,082 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other brands. 90% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Age

Released Over Four Years Ago

This Sony video camera has been on the market since January 2014.

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Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the HDR-PJ820 of 24.5MP is very big compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 98% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. Across all the video cameras the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The optical sensor size of the Sony HDR-PJ820 of 0.253" is relatively typical compared to most other camcorders. It is in the largest 44% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Sony HDR-PJ820's optical zoom of 12x is fairly typical compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 58% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The lightest camcorder is 50g , the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 580g. The weight of the Sony HDR-PJ820 of 460g is heavier than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 27% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Sony HDR-PJ820's digital zoom of 160x is relatively standard compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 53% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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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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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony HDR-PJ820 has a built-in microphone. 54% of video cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-PJ820 has a face detection. 70% of video cameras do not have a face detection.

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Full HD

The Sony HDR-PJ820 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony HDR-PJ820 features smile detection, which is unusual. 89% of video cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The HDR-PJ820 has a handheld remote control, unlike 92% of video cameras which do not have a handheld remote control.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

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

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Features Manual Focus

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

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