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Sony HDR-PJ820 Review
|Value for Money||
|3 Years Old|
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
Only 1" optical sensor size
Sony HDR-PJ820 Video Reviews
Sony HDR-PJ820 In-Depth Analysis
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.
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.
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.
Only 1" Optical Sensor Size
This video camera has a 1/3.95|1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many video cameras.
Features Manual Focus
The Sony HDR-PJ820 features manual focus, unlike 88% of camcorders which do not feature manual focus.
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.
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.
Features Smile Detection
The HDR-PJ820 features smile detection. 89% of camcorders do not feature smile detection.
Has a Face Detection
The HDR-PJ820 has a face detection. 72% of video cameras do not have a face detection.
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.
The Sony HDR-PJ820 is Full HD. 73% of video cameras also are Full HD.
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.
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.
Released Over Three Years Ago
Sony released the HDR-PJ820 in January 2014.