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Sony HDR-PJ540
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Sony HDRPJ540B Camcorder

325g 30x 350x Jan 2014
Weight Optical Zoom Digital Zoom Release Date
The Handycam that moves with you Put on a show anywhere with a built-in projector: throw a picture up to 100 inches onto any surface: the projector is bright to 25 lumens for vividly clear detail.... More
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Good User Reviews

Users have rated this video camera on average 87 out of 100.

Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

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

9 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The Sony HDR-PJ540 is not Full HD, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-PJ540 are also not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDR-PJ540, the Sony HDR-PJ540 does not have an image stabiliser.

It is worth considering other video cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The HDR-PJ540 does not have an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HDR-PJ540 also do not have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony HDR-PJ540 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-PJ540 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Sony HDR-PJ540 does not have a built-in display. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HDR-PJ540 do have a built-in display.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony HDR-PJ540 is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ540 do not have a night mode. The HDR-PJ540 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a night mode and we think the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDR-PJ540, the Sony HDR-PJ540 does not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector including the Sony HDR-PJ420[plb_1583936_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

The HDR-PJ540 is not 3D compatible, although keep in mind that most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDR-PJ540 are also not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which is also higher rated.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-PJ540

Released Over Three Years Ago

This camcorder was released over three years ago.

Average Digital Zoom

The HDR-PJ540 has a pretty typical digital zoom (350 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of other 350x (digital) video cameras currently available which you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ340[plb_2109595_price].

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Average Optical Zoom

The Sony HDR-PJ540 has a relatively typical optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

We compared this video camera to all the other 30x (optical) video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ340[plb_2109595_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Weight

The Sony HDR-PJ540 has a relatively standard weight (325 grams) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the HDR-PJ540.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Sony HDR-PJ420[plb_1583936_price] (345g).

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 11 September 2014 by LLight in the Dark studio
LLight in the Dark studio would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ540 (Verified Purchase)

As I own many Sony camcorders, this one was bought for the use of the projector as a new feature. And that seems to work well enough so far. The picture quality seems of good quality up to mid... Read more…

Reviewed 4 September 2014 by KAS
KAS would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ540 (Verified Purchase)

What impresses me the most is how easy it is to use. The touch-screen features are great, although some of the icons are very small, making it tough to work them if you have large fingers - I find... Read more…

Reviewed 4 November 2015 by Ian

This camera is great with all the features it has built into it, however, if you plan to use this camera in indoor conditions you will be disappointed with the quality. Compared with my two other... Read more…

Reviewed 16 May 2014 by Jim
Jim would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ540 (Verified Purchase)

The camera is great. The quality is actually there. Most cameras that i have the screen shows a completely different shot color and look than when you get it on the computer. This actually looked... Read more…

Reviewed 15 March 2014 by Chris
Chris would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ540 (Verified Purchase)

Purchased this to capture high school baseball game footage for the upcoming season. Haven't really used it yet but after testing it and getting familiar with it I'm pleased. So far I haven't been... Read more…

Reviewed 15 December 2015 by Gjc
Gjc would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ540

I've used it several times outdoors. The picture quality is better than I thought in good sun light. The picture quailty is sharp, crisp with nice contrast and vivid colors. Don't need to do any... Read more…

Reviewed 20 July 2015 by Rick
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I bought this to replace my 8 years old Canon HG10. It's got pretty good review on @, so I pulled the trigger when B&H put it on sale. However, it didn't live up the expectation. I used it for... Read more…

Reviewed 8 July 2015 by Technobabble
Technobabble would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ540 (Verified Purchase)

Got this little gem during one of the daily deals at 40% off. I am pleasantly surprised at the brightness of the built in projector. I wasn't expecting a lot, and saw the projector as an added... Read more…

Reviewed 7 July 2015 by Dr. Bell
Dr. Bell would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ540 (Verified Purchase)

Haven't used it extensively yet, but have found my first experiences to be pleasant and encouraging. Everything was clear and worked well. Shot a 20-minute fireworks show and the results were... Read more…

Reviewed 30 June 2014 by Tpet03
Tpet03 would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ540 (Verified Purchase)

Personal and professional. I take home and movies of wedding. Easy to handle and use. Very light and great quality pictures...

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Manufacturer Part Numbers hdrpj540, hdrpj540e, sony hdrpj540, sony hdrpj540b
Barcodes 00027242877511

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