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Sony HDR-PJ380
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Sony HDRPJ380B Camcorder

1/5.8 210g CMOS Oct 2013
Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Sensor Type Release Date
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16 Reasons For

Average Expert Reviews

This camcorder has an average expert rating of 73% based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, IT Reviews.com and chip.com.tr.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Camcorders built by Sony have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all video cameras (not just camcorders) and found that Sony also has good reviews across its entire range.

Good Technical Features

A few customers who bought the Sony HDR-PJ380 mentioned that it had good features.

Good Quality Lens

One Sony HDR-PJ380 owner concluded that it had a good zoom. Three years ago Pcmag.com wrote in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ380 on expert website PC Mag “The Sony HDR-PJ380 offers a built-in projector and an impressive zoom lens.” and rated it 4 stars.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Sony HDR-PJ380 has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HDR-PJ380 do not have an HDMI port.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The HDR-PJ380 has an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other video cameras of this age and spec which do not have an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-PJ380 is Full HD, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age are not Full HD.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The HDR-PJ380 has a quite big digital zoom (350 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-PJ380. The smallest digital zoom of camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 2x, the biggest is 3,000x, and the average digital zoom is 380x.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HDR-PJ380 supports an SDXC memory card which is better than most video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most camcorders that came out around the same time as it support an SD memory card. This Sony video camera also support MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo and MS XC-HG Duo and SDHC memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

An SDXC memory card is in fact the best supported memory card type amongst all video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HDR-PJ380.

A MicroSDXC memory card is the worst supported memory card type across comparable types of camcorder.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The Sony HDR-PJ380 has a built-in projector, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ380 do not have a built-in projector.

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Lithium Battery

The Sony HDR-PJ380 has a Lithium battery which is better than the Polymer battery found on most camcorders of this spec and age.

A Lithium battery is in fact the best battery amongst all camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HDR-PJ380.

The worst battery across similar types of camcorder is Polymer.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDR-PJ380 has a built-in display, as do most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-PJ380.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The HDR-PJ380 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution supported by most comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as it. This video camera also support a video resolution of 720 x 480 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. Camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ380 video resolutions range from 720 x 480 pixels (worst) to 3840 x 2160 pixels (best).

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is typical of many camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HDR-PJ380 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ380 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HDR-PJ380 is 640 x 480. That's 85% less still image resolution than a 1920 x 1080 video camera, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by camcorders that have been around for more than two years. In addition, this video camera support still image resolutions of 3984 x 2240, 2992 x 2240 and 920 x 1080 and 640 x 360.

This video camera's still image resolution (640 x 480) is in fact the worst supported still image resolution amongst all camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-PJ380.

Amongst similar types of video camera the best supported still image resolution is 2592 x 1944.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years, the HDR-PJ380 is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders of this age and type do not have a night mode. The HDR-PJ380 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HDR-PJ380 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-PJ380 are also not 3D compatible.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

Across all the video cameras of this type and age the megapixel counts range from 8MP to 25MP, and the average megapixel count is 15MP. The HDR-PJ380 has one of the lower megapixel counts (only 8.9 megapixels) amongst camcorders of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-PJ380

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-PJ380 over three years ago.

Average Screen Size

The Sony HDR-PJ380 has a pretty standard screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ380 has a pretty standard optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the HDR-PJ380.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 210 grams, the HDR-PJ380 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

The Sony HDR-PJ380 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/5.8". That's 4% more optical sensor size than a 1/6" camcorder, which is the most common optical sensor size.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Camera
Camcorder Type
Image Processor
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Out Port
Battery
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Projector

Expert Reviews

(5)
5 December 2013

The Sony HDR-PJ380 offers a built-in projector and an impressive zoom lens, but its LCD is behind the times...

Long battery life
Built-in projector
16GB built-in storage
30x 1.8 4 zoom lens
1080 60 video
Stills limited to 8.9 megapixels
No Wi-Fi
Pricey
No shoe adapter
Dokunmatik ekran performans
3 December 2013

The Sony HDR-PJ380 offers a built-in projector and an impressive zoom lens, but its LCD is behind the times...

11 June 2013

Hem kamera, hem projeksiyon cihaz?Sony'nin HDR PJ380E model kameras?, çekti?imiz görüntüleri duvara yans?tarak görüntüleme imkan? sa?l?yor.Günümüz ak?ll? telefonlar? özellikle video... Read more…

11 June 2013

Video review: Sony PJ serisi kameralar, kendi içlerinde projeksiyon cihaz?na sahip. Bu sayede çekti?iniz her ?eyi yans?tabiliyorsunuz. ?nceledi?imiz kameralardan PJ 660 ise Sony'nin s?ra d???... Read more…

30 May 2013

Full HD video kayd? ile an?lar?n?z? ölümsüzle?tirebilece?iniz Handycam HDR-PJ380, geni? zoom miktar?, dahili haf?zas? ve konforlu kullan?m?yla ideal. Üzerinde dahili bir projektör...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrpj380, sony hdrpj380b
Barcodes 00027242865167
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