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Sony PJ440 Camcorder

9.2MP 1/5.8 235g CMOS Feb 2015
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11 Reasons For

Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

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 within its medium sensor size camcorders range.

Has an Image Stabiliser

Unlike most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the PJ440 which do not have an image stabiliser, the Sony PJ440 has an image stabiliser.

Alternative video cameras with an image stabiliser currently available that you might want to look at include the Panasonic AG-AC90[plb_1834081_price] which has better reviews.

We think you might also be interested in other camcorders which also have an image stabiliser including the Sony PJ670[plb_3231428_price].

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Sony PJ440 has an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age also have an HDMI port.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other camcorders with an HDMI port currently available including because of it's better review score, the WDV1080[pl_2782188_price], or the DVC2712[pl_2549120_price] both from easypix.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have an HDMI port that you might also want to consider including the Sony PJ670[plb_3231428_price].

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Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The Sony PJ440 has a built-in projector. Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the PJ440 do not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the Sony PJ670[plb_3231428_price].

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Has a Built-In Display

The Sony PJ440 has a built-in display. Most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than a year also have a built-in display.

We compared all the other video cameras with a built-in display to this video camera and we think the WDV1080[pl_2782188_price], and the DVC2712[pl_2549120_price] both from easypix which has better reviews is also worth considering.

Alternative video cameras which also have a built-in display that you might also want to consider include the Sony PJ670[plb_3231428_price].

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony PJ440 supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution which is higher than the 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution supported by most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camcorder also supports a video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels.

This video camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution across all camcorders that are a comparable age to the PJ440.

A 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution is the worst supported video resolution across comparable types of video camera.

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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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Auto Focus Adjustment

This video camera has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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Small

The Sony PJ440 is one of the smaller camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the PJ440 (only 59 millimeters) amongst medium sensor size camcorders of this age. Similar spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the PJ440 have widths of between 20mm and 160mm.

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Small

The Sony PJ440 is fairly small (only 59.5 millimeters) compared to most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the PJ440. The smallest medium sensor size camcorder that was released around the same time as the PJ440 is 20mm high, the biggest is 200mm, and the average height is 90mm.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length

The Sony PJ440 has one of the shorter minimum focal lengths (only 26.8 millimeters) amongst medium sensor size camcorders of this age. The minimum focal lengths of camcorders of this type and age range from 26mm to 30mm, and the average minimum focal length is 28mm.

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7 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony PJ440 does not have an interchangeable lens, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras that came out more than a year ago also do not have an interchangeable lens.

It is worth also looking at alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens including the Canon C100 DAF[plb_2942361_price] which is also higher rated.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most video cameras of a similar age and type to the PJ440 are not 3D compatible. The Sony PJ440 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony PJ440 does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the PJ440 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Most medium sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the PJ440 are not waterproof. The Sony PJ440 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

The Sony PJ440 has one of the dimmer projector brightness (only 13 ANSI lumens) amongst camcorders of this age. The dimmest projector brightness of comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the PJ440 is 13 ANSI lumens and the brightest is 50 ANSI lumens.

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Very Low Display Resolution

With a display resolution of only 230,400 pixels, the Sony PJ440 has one of the lower display resolutions amongst camcorders of this age. The display resolutions of camcorders of a comparable age and type to the PJ440 range from 230,000 pixels to 1,300,000 pixels.

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Very Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The bitrates at maximum video resolution of camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the PJ440 range from 50 Mbit/s to 100 Mbit/s. The Sony PJ440 has one of the smaller bitrates at maximum video resolution (only 50 megabits per second) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age.

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7 Other reasons to consider the Sony PJ440

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is the most commonly found HD type on comparable spec camcorders that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Sony PJ440 has a relatively standard digital zoom (350 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to the PJ440.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the Sony PJ440 has a pretty typical optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the PJ440.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 235 grams, the Sony PJ440 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out around the same time as the PJ440.

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Average Screen Size

The Sony PJ440 has a pretty standard screen size (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 2.7" screen size camcorders and we think the WDV1080[pl_2782188_price], and the DVC2712[pl_2549120_price] both from easypix which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this medium sensor size camcorder screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Sony PJ670[plb_3231428_price] (3").

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than a year ago.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

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

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Resolution
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Aperture
Minimum Focal Length
Maximum Aperture Value
Focal Length Range
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
File System
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Camera
Camcorder Type
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Video Mode
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Networking
Battery
Battery Type
Battery Slot
Charging Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Other Features
Projector
Projected Screen Size
Projector Brightness
Native Resolution
Minimum Projection Distance
Technical Details

User Reviews

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Could they have missed a more important feature than the "pause" button in the video recording mode? Now, you have to link your videos together everytime you stop and start because they are all in... Read more…

Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Great Picture Quality
Great Sound
Great Zoom
Complicated To Operate
Lens cover is manual
Reviewed 9 December 2015 by Vasanth
Vasanth would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ440 (Verified Purchase)

Video quality is pretty good. And the projector feature is very nice...

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See How Other Camcorders Compare to the Sony PJ440

Canon C100 Mark II vs Sony PJ440

Canon C100 Mark II vs Sony PJ440
Canon C100 Mark II Sony PJ440
$ 3,749.99 $397.99
11x Smaller Minimum Illumination
Higher Maximum Aperture Value
82% Higher Display Resolution
Newer by Four Months
Significantly Shorter Maximum Focal Length
890g Heavier

Sony PJ670 vs Sony PJ440

Sony PJ670 vs Sony PJ440
Sony PJ670 Sony PJ440
$ 669.99 $397.99
Larger Internal Storage Capacity
Hugely Bigger Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
12 ANSI Lumens Brighter Projector Brightness
Moderately Larger Screen Size
Appreciably Lower User Review Score
Heavier
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