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Sony PJ440 Camcorder

9.2MP 1/5 235g Feb 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Good brand
Good quality
Has an image stabilizer

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Reviews

Good Brand

We checked 4,268 user and expert reviews (including 409 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically for its medium total megapixels camcorders. 88% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Design

Good Quality

Two people thought this camcorder was good quality. Website Bhphotovideo.com said “Great Picture Quality” but in spite of that they rated this camcorder 40 out of 100. Vasanth wrote on expert review site Bhphotovideo.com “Video quality is pretty good” in their review of this camcorder.


Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was February 2015 when this video camera was released.


Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony PJ440 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this video camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including because of their better review scores, the Canon Vixia HF S30, the Philips CAM150BU/37, or the JVC GZ-R15.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The Sony PJ440 has one of the bigger digital zooms (350 times zoom factor) amongst video cameras of this age. Across all the comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera the digital zooms range from 2x to 1,800x, and the average digital zoom is 160x.

Alternative 350x (digital) video cameras currently available which you might want to look at include because of their better review scores, the HDR-CX400E, or the HDR-CX330 both from Sony.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the Sony PJ440 has a fairly typical optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 30x (optical) camcorders currently available including because of their better review scores, the Sony HDR-PJ340 (£279.99), or the Samsung HMX-H304.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 235 grams, the Sony PJ440 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Sony PJ440 supports HDMI, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders which support HDMI and we think because of their better review scores, the Canon Vixia HF S30, the ION Air Pro Lite ActION, and the Sony HDR-CX400E are also worth considering.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Sony PJ440 has a composite video out. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also have a composite video out.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Sony PJ440 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Sony PJ440 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this camcorder.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other Full HD video cameras currently available including because of their better review scores, the Vixia HF S30, or the EOS C300 (£4,770) both from Canon or the Sony HDR-CX330.

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Fairly Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The Sony PJ440 has one of the bigger bitrate at maximum video resolutions (50 megabits per second) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age. Across all the video cameras that came out more than two years ago the bitrate at maximum video resolutions range from 9 Mbit/s to 50 Mbit/s.

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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 the most frequently supported video resolutions on similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Sony PJ440 has a fairly average display diagonal compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of other 2.7" screen size video cameras currently available that you might want to look at including the HDR-CX240, or the HDR-CX220 (£129.99) both from Sony or the Samsung F90BN which all of have better reviews.

Video cameras with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Sony PJ670 (£533.93) (3").

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony PJ440 has a vari-angle LCD display. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also have a vari-angle LCD display.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Sony PJ440 has a self-timer. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder also have a self-timer.

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Projector

Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The Sony PJ440 has a built-in projector, unlike most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera which do not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative camcorders with a built-in projector currently available including because of their better review scores, the PJ200E, the HDR-PJ260E, or the HDR-PJ330 all from Sony.

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The Sony PJ440 features USB connectivity, as do most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder.

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony PJ440 supports near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also support near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Wi-Fi

The Sony PJ440 features wi-Fi. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder also feature wi-Fi.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Light

The Sony PJ440 has a built-in light, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age do not have a built-in light.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Sony PJ440 has a face detection. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this camcorder also have a face detection.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The Sony PJ440 has a batteries included, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony PJ440 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony PJ440 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony PJ440 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

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Image Sensor

Very Low Optical Sensor Resolution

Video cameras of a similar spec and age to this video camera have optical sensor resolutions of between 2,200,000 pixels and 5,000,000 pixels, and the average optical sensor resolution is 3,000,000 pixels. With an optical sensor resolution of only 2,290,000 pixels, the Sony PJ440 has one of the lower optical sensor resolutions amongst video cameras of this age.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many comparable spec video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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9.2 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 9.2 megapixels sensor video camera.

We compared all the other 9.2MP sensor video cameras to this camcorder and we think because of their better review scores, the HDR-PJ540 (£439.99), and the HDR-PJ240 (£399.99) both from Sony are also worth considering.

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Sony PJ440 Review Sources

To prepare this Sony PJ440 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 139,287 product attributes, 24,577 camcorder reviews and 2,150,700 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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