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Sony HDR-PJ410
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Sony HDR-PJ410 Camcorder

2.29MP 1/5.8 235g Jan 2015
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29 Reasons For

Excellent Owner Reviews

HDR-PJ410 owners on average rated this camcorder as marvellous.

Easy to Use

Twelve people considered that the product was easy to use. Amazon Customer said in October “Very nice and handy to carry especially when you are out”. Amazon Customer also said “Very handy and does the job nicely”. In October this year David J. Main mentioned in his review on Amazon “Its simple enough to use and footage is fine” however despite that he only gave it a score of 1 stars.

Two customers who purchased it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Dan Craggs said on Amazon “Light enough to be a comfortable hold over long durations”. Sockymon said “The cable in the handgrip is great.” in their review.

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Robust

A number of Sony HDR-PJ410 reviewers who reviewed this camcorder thought it was well made. Amazon Customer scored it 5 stars and wrote “1) built in projector that you can set up in seconds to share photos or videos immediately(2) very compact”. Dan Craggs rated this camcorder 80 out of 100 and he said in his Sony HDR-PJ410 review “A solid mid-range effort”. G L Brooks gave it a very good review and wrote “The built in projector is very effective”.

Good Size

Several people who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. In October last year Eileen M Hennessy rated the Sony HDR-PJ410 5 stars and she wrote in her review of this camcorder “Compact and easy to use”. Joanna Z wrote on Amazon “Very good compact camcorder”. In October last year Rich said on Amazon “Very small and compact works well” in his review of the Sony HDR-PJ410.

Five people considered that it was lightweight. Amazon Customer wrote “Very easy to use and extremely lightweight” in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ410. Amazon Customer also wrote “Only gripe for me is that it is perhaps too lightweight”. Mike Nelson wrote in October last year “Very Impressive Performance From A Lightweight Unit” .

Several customers who reviewed the product wrote that it was a good weight. Stuart Hall mentioned last year “Small light weight easy to store” and gave the Sony HDR-PJ410 a score of 5 stars. This month Tom wrote “Very light weight and ideal for travelling” in his review of the Sony HDR-PJ410.

One customer who purchased it thought it was heavy and bulky. Amazon Customer rated it 5 stars and said this year “Handy to carry especially when you are out not like the old bulky ones” in their review.

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Good Product Quality

Some people wrote that the Sony HDR-PJ410 was good quality. In October this year Amazon Customer said in their Sony HDR-PJ410 review on Amazon “Excellent Quality” and rated this camcorder 5 stars. Amazon Customer also wrote “Good quality videos”. A few weeks ago B. Langton mentioned in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ410 on Amazon “The WiFi won't connect, so have to use the USB connection which works fine, quality of video is excellent” and scored it 80 out of 100.

Popular Choice

The HDR-PJ410 is one the most popular video camera currently available for purchase.

Good Connectivity

Some customers who bought the Sony HDR-PJ410 wrote that it was good in terms of HDMI connections. Brainier wrote on Amazon “It does not output audio only video on the built in HDMI port when recording live, though you can record when charging”. Shadow mentioned on Amazon “You can display your laptop if you wish (if it has hdmi out” in their Sony HDR-PJ410 review.

Some Sony HDR-PJ410 reviewers who bought it concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. A few weeks ago Tom mentioned in his review on Amazon “Charging works fine through USB or through the normal plug” and scored the product very highly.

Two Sony HDR-PJ410 reviewers said in their reviews that the product was wifi compatible. Amazon Customer mentioned last year “Note there is a wi-fi option as well as NFC which allows wireless transfer of data to your smartphone” in their Sony HDR-PJ410 review. In the same month Sachin Sharma mentioned on Amazon “Wifi feature makes it easy to transfer images to smartphone” in their review.

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Nice Design

Three Sony HDR-PJ410 reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it was good looking. Chris said “Although shooting in low light is not great on the automatic settings if you spend a moment and set it manually you can get pretty good picture” in his review of this camcorder. Dan Craggs wrote “The Zeiss lens set is a beautiful thing” in his review of this camcorder. Mr. Robin Guest said on Amazon “The camera set-up is pretty easy” and scored it very highly.

One Sony HDR-PJ410 reviewer wrote in their reviews that the Sony HDR-PJ410 was neat. Shadow wrote on Amazon “Pros+ Projector, very neat feature, can have an input in so e.g” in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ410 but in spite of that they only gave it a rating of 60 out of 100.

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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

We checked 3,509 expert and owner reviews for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically for its small sensor size camcorders.

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Good Quality Lens

Several customers thought it had a good zoom. Richard Crowley wrote in his Sony HDR-PJ410 review “Absolutely brilliant, incredible zoom, projector fantastic to a large screen TV size”. One Sony HDR-PJ410 owner wrote in their reviews that the product had a good lens.

Good Battery Life

Several customers who reviewed the Sony HDR-PJ410 reckoned that it had a good battery life. Dan Craggs gave the product a rating of 4 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Contained is a battery”. In October Mucky-Ducker rated the product 80 out of 100 and said on Amazon “Battery life is excellent, just keeps on going” in their Sony HDR-PJ410 review. The Beke mentioned this month “Great camcorder, works in all environments with great battery” .

Acceptable Noise Level

One person who bought it concluded that it was quiet. Mike Nelson rated the product 5 stars and he said on Amazon in October last year “The zoom is very impressive (with digital zoom disabled) with no audible noise of the zoom motor or any other camera noise, in fact it is totally silent” in his review.

Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the HDR-PJ410, the Sony HDR-PJ410 has an image stabiliser.

Alternative camcorders with an image stabiliser currently available which you might want to consider include cheaper camcorders such as the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price], or the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price].

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than a year ago, the HDR-PJ410 is Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD video cameras to this video camera and we think cheaper camcorders such as the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price], and the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price] is also worth considering.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might also be worth looking at include the JVC GZ-R310[plb_2860334_price].

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Sony HDR-PJ410 has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also have an HDMI port.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders with an HDMI port currently available including the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price], or the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price] which is cheaper.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have an HDMI port including the JVC GZ-R310[plb_2860334_price].

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Has Two Exposure Modes

The HDR-PJ410 has a greater number of exposure modes than most comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year. This Sony camcorder has an Auto exposure mode, which is the most commonly found exposure mode found on small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HDR-PJ410. The exposure mode "Manual" is also found on this video camera.

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Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

Unlike most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-PJ410 which do not have a built-in projector, the Sony HDR-PJ410 has a built-in projector.

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Optical Image Stabiliser

The Sony HDR-PJ410 has a better image stabiliser type than most camcorders that were launched more than a year ago. This Sony camcorder has an Optical image stabiliser, whereas most comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it have a Hybrid image stabiliser. 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.

An Optical image stabiliser is in fact the best image stabiliser type across all small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HDR-PJ410.

The worst image stabiliser type across similar types of camcorder is Hybrid.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDR-PJ410 has a built-in display, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-PJ410.

There are a number of other video cameras with a built-in display currently available which you might want to look at including the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price], or the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price] which is cheaper.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have a built-in display that you might also want to look at including the JVC GZ-R310[plb_2860334_price].

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Supports Two Audio Formats

The Sony HDR-PJ410 has a greater number of audio formats than most video cameras of this spec and age. This video camera supports an LPCM audio format, which is the most commonly supported audio format supported by similar spec video cameras that were released around the same time as the HDR-PJ410. The audio format "AAC" is also supported by this camcorder.

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Has Three White Balance Modes

The Sony HDR-PJ410 has a greater number of white balance modes than most similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HDR-PJ410. The white balance modes "Outdoor" and "Indoor" are also found on this Sony video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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MS Micro (M2) Memory Card

MS Micro (M2) memory card

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

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Fairly High Movie Megapixel Count

With a movie megapixel count of 2.29 megapixels, the Sony HDR-PJ410 has a fairly high movie megapixel count compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age. Comparable spec camcorders that were released one year ago have movie megapixel counts of between 2MP and 3MP.

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Has Two Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the HDR-PJ410 is more than most similar spec video cameras that came out more than a year ago. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDR-PJ410. The cable included "HDMI" is also found on this Sony camcorder.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The HDR-PJ410 has one of the higher megapixel counts (2.29 megapixels) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The megapixel counts of similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than a year range from 2MP to 3MP, and the average megapixel count is 2.2MP.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camcorder has an Auto focus adjustment, which is the most commonly found focus adjustment on camcorders that came out more than a year ago.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length

The average minimum focal length of camcorders of this age and type is 30mm. The HDR-PJ410 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (only 26.8 millimeters) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This camcorder supports a still image resolution of 4032x2272| 3024x2272| 1920x1080| 640x480, which is typical of many camcorders of this spec and age.

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8 Reasons Against

Poor Support

One person who bought the Sony HDR-PJ410 thought it did not have good technical guidance. Sockymon wrote in their review on Amazon “As is the case nowadays there is no proper manual with it, which is really annoying”.

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HDR-PJ410 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras of this type and age also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Very Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 2.7 inches, the HDR-PJ410 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The screen sizes of camcorders of a comparable age and type to the HDR-PJ410 range from 2.7" to 3.5".

If you want a video camera with a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price] (3" and cheaper), or the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price] (3" and cheaper).

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Quite Small Optical Zoom

Across all the video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HDR-PJ410 the optical zooms range from 10x to 50x. The HDR-PJ410 has a fairly small optical zoom (only 30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released one year ago.

Video cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth considering include the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price] (32x and cheaper), or the Panasonic HC-W570[plb_2749244_price] (50x and cheaper).

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Not 3D Compatible

The HDR-PJ410 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for more than a year are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HDR-PJ410 does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of this age and type also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The HDR-PJ410 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDR-PJ410 are also not waterproof.

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Quite Low Maximum Aperture Value

Small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ410 have maximum aperture values of between 2.7 and 8. At only 4, the HDR-PJ410 has a quite low maximum aperture value compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDR-PJ410.

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6 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-PJ410

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than a year.

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Released Over a Year Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over a year.

Average Digital Zoom

At 350 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-PJ410 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than a year.

If this camcorder digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Canon Legria HF R66[plb_2848576_price] (1,140x) which is also cheaper.

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Average Weight

At 235 grams, the HDR-PJ410 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than a year.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Megapixel Count
Movie Megapixel Count
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabiliser
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length Range
Storage
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
File System
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Camera
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Networking
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Memory Card Included
Included Memory Card Size
Projector
Projected Screen Size
Projector Brightness
Native Resolution
Minimum Projection Distance
Technical Details

User Reviews

(57)
Reviewed 7 April 2015 by Victor007

I bought this camcorder to film my new born baby and all I can say is that the quality of the image is super and it is very easy to use. I like the buit-in projector as it allows me to keep the... Read more…

Reviewed 7 July 2015 by Johnboy43

Video reproduction is excellent, very easy to use. On minus side photo's are vert small in size, to enlarge loses clarity greatly. Does not appear to be any indication of how much recording time... Read more…

Reviewed 19 June 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent Quality .... Above and Beyond expection!!!.... That's SONY FIR YOU...*****...

(Verified Purchase)

I really regret buying this camcorder. Its simple enough to use and footage is fine but uploading footage to my laptop has been an absolute nightmare.

Reviewed 6 May 2016 by Amazon Customer
(Verified Purchase)

Great for the price...

Reviewed 6 May 2016 by Raptor
(Verified Purchase)

Does the job..

Reviewed 29 April 2016 by Richard crowley
(Verified Purchase)

Absolutely brilliant, incredible zoom, projector fantastic to a large screen TV size...

(Verified Purchase)

Haven't used this as yet got it for the use to capture memories, very surprised at the size but very nice and handy to carry especially when you are out not like the old bulky ones. Arrived... Read more…

Reviewed 22 April 2016 by Brainier
(Verified Purchase)

It does not output audio only video on the built in HDMI port when recording live, though you can record when charging. When streaming to Ustream, the HDMI output shows what is on LCD viewer so... Read more…

Reviewed 17 April 2016 by B. Langton
(Verified Purchase)

Very nice camera, but the WiFi won't connect, so have to use the USB connection which works fine, quality of video is excellent...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony pj410, sony pj410b, sony 7630949k, sony hdrpj410, sony hdrpj410b, sony 6513640583, sony hdrpj410bc, sony hdrpj410bce, sony hdrpj410bceh, sony hdrpj410bcen, sony hdrpj410bceh16, sony hdrpj410bceh16g, sony hdrpj410bceh16gb, sony hdrpj410bceh16gbc, sony hdrpj410bceh16gbca, sony hdrpj410bceh16gbcas, sony hdrpj410bceh16gbcase
Barcodes 00006513640583, 04056572580026, 04548736000582, 04548736000599, 04548736000605

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