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Sony HDR-PJ780
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Sony HDR-PJ780 Camcorder

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24.1MP 1/2.88 575g Apr 2013
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17 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site concluded that this video camera was good. Les Numeriques.com gave this camcorder a "5 Star" award.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

Two experts from sites including Les Numeriques.com and tecnozoom.it have rated this camcorder on average 95%. This puts this video camera in the top 5% of all the big sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.

Good Brand

On average Sony big sensor size video cameras have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all video cameras produced by Sony.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The HDR-PJ780 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago also have an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years, the Sony HDR-PJ780 is Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HDR-PJ780 has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ780 also have an HDMI port.

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1/2.88" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the HDR-PJ780 is 1/2.88". That's 36% more optical sensor size than a 1/3.91" camcorder, which is the most common optical sensor size. The worst optical sensor size of all camcorders of this spec and age is 2/3" and the best is 1/1.3".

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Has a Night Mode

Unlike most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the HDR-PJ780 which do not have a night mode, the HDR-PJ780 has a night mode.

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Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The HDR-PJ780 has a built-in projector. Most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a built-in projector.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HDR-PJ780 supports a better memory card type than most big sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago. This Sony video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most big sensor size video cameras that were released around the same time as it support an SDHC memory card. In addition, this Sony camcorder support MS PRO Duo and MS Pro-HG Duo and SD 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 actually the best supported memory card type amongst all similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

Amongst similar types of camcorder the worst supported memory card type is MS Pro-HG.

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

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4912 X 3680 Still Image Resolution

The Sony HDR-PJ780 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4912 x 3680. That's over two times the still image resolution of a 3840 x 2160 video camera, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by video cameras that have been available for more than two years. Across all video cameras of this age and spec the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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6544 X 3680 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The HDR-PJ780 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 6544 x 3680 pixels. That's over twelve times the maximum image resolution of a 1600 x 1200 pixels video camera, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution. The maximum image resolution of all video cameras of a similar age and type to the HDR-PJ780 ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6592 x 3712 pixels (best).

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDR-PJ780 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-PJ780 also have a built-in display.

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Very High Maximum Aperture Value

The HDR-PJ780 has one of the highest maximum aperture values (9.6) amongst camcorders of this age. The maximum aperture values of camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HDR-PJ780 range from 1.6 to 10.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The HDR-PJ780 has a greater number of white balance modes than most big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on big sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-PJ780.

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Very Low Minimum Aperture

The average minimum aperture of big sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HDR-PJ780 is 2.7, and the minimum apertures range from 1.1 to 11. With a minimum aperture of only 1.8, the Sony HDR-PJ780 has one of the lower minimum apertures amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 720 x 576|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on camcorders of this age and type.

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3 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HDR-PJ780 do not have an interchangeable lens. The HDR-PJ780 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the HDR-PJ780, the Sony HDR-PJ780 is not 3D compatible.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony HDR-PJ780 is not waterproof, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HDR-PJ780 are also not waterproof.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-PJ780

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on camcorders of a similar age and spec to it.

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Released Over Three Years Ago

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

Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 3 inches, the HDR-PJ780 has a pretty standard screen size compared to most of the other big sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 575 grams, the HDR-PJ780 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 120 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ780 has a relatively average digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-PJ780.

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Average Optical Zoom

The HDR-PJ780 has a fairly standard optical zoom (10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the HDR-PJ780.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Filter Size
Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Wide Angle Lens System
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Smile Detection
White Balance
Outdoor White Balance
Indoor White Balance
Onepush White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shoe Mounting Point
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Geotagging
Design
Tripod Mountable
Colour
Video
Full HD
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Out Port
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Other Features
Night Mode
Manual Focus
Aperture Range
BRAVIA Sync
Backlight
Extra/Smart Zoom
Integrated USB Cable
Electrical Viewfinder
Power Cord Included
Projector
Built-In Projector
Projector Brightness
Native Resolution

1 Award

Les Numeriques.com 5 Star

Expert Reviews

(4)
11 October 2013

Le HDR-PJ780 est un caméscope vraiment plaisant, délivrant une belle qualité d'image, même en basse lumière (le Panasonic X920 reste plus précis), et offrant une belle évolutivité avec une...

Les Numeriques.com

Grandangle 26 mm
Viseur lectronique orientable
Enregistrement 5025 et 24p
Led pour un clairage d'appoint
Griffe flash compatible avec les accessoires
Zoom 10x seulement
Connectique (micro, casque) mal place
Pas de WiFi en standard, cran LCD un peu petit
L'emploi d'une batterie longue dure rend le viseur lectronique dlicat utiliser
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7 September 2013

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26 March 2013

Von Mo, 26.November 2012 | 4 Seiten | Nachdem wir ja in den ersten zwei Teilen regelrecht für die Black Magic Cinema Camera ins Schwärmen geraten sind, erlauben wir uns jetzt auch einmal die...

13 December 2013

La Sony HDR- PJ780VE non si può definire certo una videocamera compatta, tutt'altro. E anche la sua gamma di prezzo non la rende molto abbordabile. Fatto sta che si tratta di un modello...

26 mm wideangle lens
Tilt EVF
25 and 24p modes
LED lamp
Accessories shoe for flash, lamp, etc
Optical zoom is only 10x
Mic and headphones sockets aren't in the most practical place
No builtin WiFi
The LCD screen feels a bit small
The optional, more powerful (and bulkier) battery gets in the way of the viewfinder

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hdrpj780, hdrpj780v, hdrpj780e, hdrpj780ve, hdrpj780vecen, synergy digital pj780, synergy digital pj780v, synergy digital pj780ve
Barcodes 00724327505986, 00724327512182, 00905524924824, 04905524924824, 05013493231603
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