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Sony HDR-PJ790 Camcorder

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3 Reasons For

Excellent Expert Reviews

This Sony camcorder received a rating of 90% from video camera expert review site parentesis.com. This puts this camcorder in the top 8% of all the comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

The average owner rating of this Sony video camera is superb based on 29 owner reviews. This puts this video camera in the top 3% of all the video cameras of a similar age and spec when ranked by average owner review score.

Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

We checked 3,509 user and expert reviews for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has good ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Sony has good ratings specifically within its camcorders range.

9 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

Like most of the other camcorders of this spec and age, the Sony HDR-PJ790 is not Full HD.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is Full HD then you might want to look at the Veho Muvi HD NPNG[plb_2384279_price], or the GoPro Hero 3[plb_2666018_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The HDR-PJ790 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also do not have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an image stabiliser to this video camera and we think the FDR-X1000[pl_2962225_price], or the HDR-CX730[pl_363171_price] both from Sony is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HDR-PJ790, the HDR-PJ790 does not have an HDMI port.

Alternative video cameras which also have an HDMI port that you might also want to look at include the FDR-X1000[pl_2962225_price], or the HDR-CX730[pl_363171_price] both from Sony.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders that are a comparable age to the HDR-PJ790 do not have an interchangeable lens. The HDR-PJ790 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The HDR-PJ790 does not have a built-in display, unlike most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the HDR-PJ790.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with a built-in display and we think the Veho Muvi HD NPNG[plb_2384279_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The HDR-PJ790 is not waterproof. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the HDR-PJ790 are also not waterproof.

Video cameras which are waterproof that might be worth looking at include the Sony FDR-X1000[plb_2962225_price].

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ790 do not have a night mode. The HDR-PJ790 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

Other camcorders which also have a night mode that you might want to consider include the Sony HDR-CX730[plb_363171_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras of this type and age do not have a built-in projector. The Sony HDR-PJ790 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years, the Sony HDR-PJ790 is not 3D compatible.

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1 Other reason to consider the Sony HDR-PJ790

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this video camera was released.

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Expert Reviews

(4)
16 May 2014

We won't argue the fact that the HDR-PJ790V is a great camcorder, but the lack of improvement when it comes to performance is frustrating. If you have a Sony HDR-CX760V, HDR-PJ760V, or an...

Excellent image quality
Great stabilization
Elevated microphone with wind noise reduction
Builtin projector
Lens hood encumbers use of the manual button and dial
29 April 2013

Con esta cámara podrás proyectar todos tus vídeos o fotos sin necesidad de sacarlos de ella o pasarlos a una computadora y gracias a su gran memoria no tienes necesidad de borrar nada...

16 May 2013

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7 September 2013

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El proyector incluido hace de la experiencia de compartir fotos y vdeos algo inigualable
La calidad de las fotografas es muy bueno
Proyectar fotos o video desgasta mucha batera y su duracin es poca

User Reviews

(28)
Reviewed 25 February 2013 by Cal
Cal would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ790 (Verified Purchase)

The cam won't make me a great videographer--that depends on creativity, brevity, appeal to my audience, interesting shots, and more. But this great cam will support my efforts to aspire to... Read more…

Reviewed 2 October 2013 by Cyan
Cyan would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ790 (Verified Purchase)

After being introduced to this camera by an aerial imaging production company I hired, I immediately purchased one for my own use. The company used one on their hexacopter for a flyover of the... Read more…

Reviewed 19 June 2013 by Bill the video shooter
Bill the video shooter would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ790 (Verified Purchase)

I'm a retired television cameraman, and I just attended an annual reunion. I was able to capture the Friday night celebration in a night club with great results. The video from the picnic on... Read more…

Reviewed 16 July 2013 by Mina J.
Mina J. would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ790

I am still in awe over this camcorder. I purchased it thru B&H, who are the greatest, and received it in June. I immediately downloaded all the instructions from the Sony website. It made it so... Read more…

Reviewed 8 June 2014 by Ve7ovy
Ve7ovy would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ790

Having used professional cameras in my career, i wanted something acceptable HD quality that was affordable, for shooting home movies & family travel videos. Being small & easy to cary/use was... Read more…

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony pj650, sony pj790, sony rmtvp1, sony pj650v, sony pj790v, sony rmtvp1k, sony hdrpj790, sony hdrpj790v, sony hdrpj790vb, sony evsnpj790vbkb2, sony evsnpj790vbkb2b, sony evsnpj790vbkb2bd, sony evsnpj790vbkb2bdl
Barcodes 00027242863514, 00616241010007

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