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Sony HDR-PJ330
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Sony HDR-PJ330 Camcorder

9.2MP 1/5.8 215g Jan 2014
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21 Reasons For

Good User Reviews

On average, based on 8 user reviews the average user rating of this video camera is 80 out of 100.

Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Sony has good average reviews for its medium sensor size camcorders as well as across its entire video camera range.

Good Size

A number of people agreed that this camcorder was lightweight. This year Allen Birch he mentioned on Amazon “Dinky lightweight camera on holiday”. Allen Birch also mentioned “Very lightweight”.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HDR-PJ330 has an image stabiliser, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

There are a number of alternative camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper video cameras such as the Sony HDR-PJ240[plb_2109550_price].

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HDR-PJ330, the HDR-PJ330 is Full HD.

We compared this video camera to all the other Full HD camcorders and we think the Sony HDR-PJ240[plb_2109550_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HDR-PJ330 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

We compared all the other video cameras with an HDMI port to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-PJ240[plb_2109550_price] which is cheaper is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

Across all the camcorders of this type and age the digital zooms range from 2x to 1,800x. With a digital zoom of 350 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-PJ330 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-PJ330.

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Quite Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the HDR-PJ330 range from 1x to 60x. The Sony HDR-PJ330 has a quite big optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

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Optical Image Stabiliser

This video camera has an Optical image stabiliser, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Optical image stabilisation is hardware based. Digital cameras with optical IS typically have a built-in gyro sensor and microprocessor that detects camera shake as it occurs. The stabiliser compensates for any camera movement.

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Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

Unlike most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HDR-PJ330 which do not have a built-in projector, the HDR-PJ330 has a built-in projector.

We compared all the other camcorders with a built-in projector to this video camera and we think cheaper camcorders such as the Sony HDR-PJ240[plb_2109550_price] is also worth considering.

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Has a Night Mode

The HDR-PJ330 has a night mode, which is unusual. Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years do not have a night mode.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HDR-PJ330, the Sony HDR-PJ330 has a built-in display.

There are a number of other video cameras with a built-in display currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper camcorders such as the Sony HDR-PJ240[plb_2109550_price].

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has an AVCHD|H.264|MP4|MPEG4 video format, which is the most frequently found video format on camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The HDR-PJ330 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on medium sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago. The white balance mode "Outdoor" is also found on this Sony camcorder.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolution on camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution on medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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JPG Image Format

This video camera has a JPG image format, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

With a minimum focal length of only 26.8 millimeters, the Sony HDR-PJ330 has a fairly short minimum focal length compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HDR-PJ330. The shortest minimum focal length of camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-PJ330 is 1.8mm and the longest is 40mm.

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8 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

One Sony HDR-PJ330 owner who bought this camcorder said that it was not easy to setup.

One person wrote in their reviews that this camcorder was not easy to use. Bomber Harris said “It realy is worth every penny, also dead easey to use to the point i felt a bit cheated” in their review nonetheless they still rated it 5 stars.

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Poor Design

One Sony HDR-PJ330 owner who reviewed it considered that it was not a good design. Bomber Harris mentioned on Amazon “As you may know some things are manufacture design faults” in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ330 but they gave the Sony HDR-PJ330 a rating of 5 stars.

Not Robust

One person wrote in their reviews that it was not well made. Bomber Harris mentioned on Amazon “All the other jargon they sell, i refused as their service is shoddy” but even so they still gave it a very good review score.

Only 1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HDR-PJ330 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth noting that most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HDR-PJ330, the HDR-PJ330 is not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

The HDR-PJ330 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-PJ330 are also not waterproof.

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Only Has Two Cables Included

The HDR-PJ330 has a greater number of included cables than most similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This Sony video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on video cameras of this spec and age. The cable included "HDMI" is also found on this video camera.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-PJ330

Released Over Three Years Ago

This video camera was released over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the Sony HDR-PJ330 has a fairly typical screen size compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDR-PJ330.

There are a number of other 2.7" screen size video cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including cheaper camcorders such as the Sony HDR-PJ240[plb_2109550_price].

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Average Weight

At 215 grams, the HDR-PJ330 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the HDR-PJ330.

If you would consider a video camera with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Sony HDR-PJ240[plb_2109550_price] (210g and cheaper).

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shoe Mounting Point
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Microphone in Port
Headphone Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
S-Video in Port
Networking
Bluetooth
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Other Features
Spotlight
Aperture Range
Electrical Viewfinder
Projector
Projector Brightness
Native Resolution
Minimum Projection Distance
Typical Contrast Ratio

Expert Reviews

26 February 2014

Grundsätzlich spiegelt die HDR-PJ810 zweifellos feinste Camcordertechnologie wieder, die aus der Hand im Automatik-Modus erstaunliche Bilder ermöglicht. Hätte Sony nicht ein weiteres mal die...

User Reviews

(5)

Have used this dinky lightweight camera on holiday and have been very happy with the results. Not bothered with the complicated wifi connection as you can download your video using the usb... Read more…

Reviewed 26 October 2015 by Rev Ross Brown
(Verified Purchase)

Not fully used it yet, bought for the holidays, like what I see so far, swift delivery. good service and clear set up.

Reviewed 5 April 2015 by David Warren

Bought one of these yesterday it took me a few minutes to set up with the wifi which doesn't make it any easier to download as you can connect it to your computer via usb, But it is more... Read more…

Reviewed 16 April 2014 by Scott P

The reason I paid more for this model versus others is that it had WiFi capabilities, which made it sound like it would be easy to download videos. The online information made it all sound so... Read more…

Reviewed 26 March 2014 by Bomber Harris

After looking at all the sony cameras i found other reviews very helpfull, but as you know holding, and touching the itemm, you know you can get on with what you need, yourself. The problem is... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdrpj330, hdrpj330e, hdrpj330ebcel, hdrpj330ebcen
Barcodes 04905524969337, 04905524969344, 04905524969351, 05054230786253

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