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Sony HDRPJ30V Camcorder

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Good Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including Les Numeriques.com and gadgetshow.channel5.com this camcorder has an overall expert rating of 80%.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Sony has good average ratings for its camcorders as well as across its entire video camera range compared to other manufacturers.

9 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Most camcorders that have been available for more than two years are not Full HD. The HDR-PJ30 is no exception to this as it too is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most camcorders of this spec and age do not have an image stabiliser. The HDR-PJ30 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an image stabiliser to this camcorder and we think the Sony HDR-TD20VE is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The HDR-PJ30 does not have an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-PJ30 also do not have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HDR-PJ30 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Sony HDR-PJ30 does not have a built-in display, unlike most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years which have a built-in display.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HDR-PJ30, the HDR-PJ30 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony HDR-PJ30 does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the HDR-PJ30 also do not have a night mode.

Alternative video cameras which also have a night mode that you might also want to consider include the Transcend DrivePro 200 ($99.95) which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HDR-PJ30 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-PJ30 also do not have a built-in projector.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a built-in projector to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-PJ420 is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HDR-PJ30 is not 3D compatible, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years are also not 3D compatible.

If you want a camcorder that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-TD20VE which also has a higher rating.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony HDR-PJ30

Released Over Three Years Ago

This Sony camcorder has been on the market for over three years.

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Expert Reviews

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Overall, however, we were impressed at just how well the Sony PJ30 projector camcorder works. We were expecting the projector element of the camera to be a bit of a gimmick ? it definitely isn't....

The stand-out features of the Hanycam HDR-PJ30VE are its Full HD video recording and inbuilt pico projector. As far as cameras with built-in projectors are concerned, this one is among the best,...

Full HD video Audio quality Built-in projector
Menu could be better
19 August 2011

Le PJ30 marque une nette évolution ergonomique du caméscope. Léger et relativement compact, le PJ30 est le caméscope "couteau-suisse". Il filme en HD, photographie, projette de la vidéo sur...

7 April 2011

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19 January 2012
On first impressions, the Sony P 30 projector camcorder looks just like any other compact camcorder
Look a little closer, and you'll see the pico projector integrated into the viewfinder lid
It's small, neatly done and doesn't add any bulk to the device at all
You'll be able to shoot 1080p video at 50fps, with the ability to shoot up to 32GB of footage
Performance is good, but not exceptional
The only real downside, is that the viewfinder switches off when projecting, so you'll have to control the camera using a remote control it's all a bit fiddly
The Sony P 30 projector camcorder is also expensive
Image un peu bruite sous 10 lux
Piqu d'image moyen pour le prix

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrpj30, sony hdrpj30v, sony hdrpj3032gbsta, sony hdrpj3032gbstar, sony hdrpj3032gbstart, sony hdrpj3032gbstarte, sony hdrpj3032gbstarter, sony hdrpj3032gbstarterb, sony hdrpj3032gbstarterbu, sony hdrpj3032gbstarterbun, sony hdrpj3032gbstarterbund, sony hdrpj3032gbstarterbundl, sony hdrpj3032gbstarterbundle
Barcodes 00027242820074

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