Sony HDR-PJ650 vs Sony HDR-PJ810
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Sony HDR-PJ650vsSony HDR-PJ810

Sony HDR-PJ650

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A critically acclaimed and high image quality 12x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with great features
97
Reviews
35 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Overall Score
Very Good
12x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 20.4MP 1" Jan 2013
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 20.4MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2013
Sony HDR-PJ810

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and high image quality 12x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with very good features
97
Reviews
30 Reviews + 1 Award
83
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Overall Score
Very Good
12x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 24.5MP 1" Jan 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 24.5MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2014
Sony HDR-PJ650

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
A critically acclaimed and high image quality 12x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with great features
97
Reviews
35 Reviews
82
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Overall Score
Very Good
12x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 20.4MP 1" Jan 2013
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 20.4MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2013
Sony HDR-PJ810

79

Overall Score

79

Overall Score
Our Verdict:
An award winning and high image quality 12x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with very good features
97
Reviews
30 Reviews + 1 Award
83
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Overall Score
Very Good
12x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 24.5MP 1" Jan 2014
Optical Zoom Max Video Resolution Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Release Date
Optical Zoom 12x
Max Video Resolution 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels
Total Megapixels 24.5MP
Optical Sensor Size 1"
Release Date Jan 2014

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Reasons For

Sony HDR-PJ650 Sony HDR-PJ810
3 Reasons For
Built-In Flash
The Sony HDR-PJ650 has a built-in flash, however the Sony HDR-PJ810 does not.

This denotes whether the camcorder has a flash unit built into it, or whether you have to rely on natural lighting or external flash units.

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Lighter
The Sony HDR-PJ650 is a 450g camcorder. That's 10g lighter than the Sony HDR-PJ810 (460g).

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

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Expert Reviews Are a Little Better
Based on 4 reviews, the average expert review score of the Sony HDR-PJ650 is 93%, however the average rating of the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 90% (based on 2 reviews).
2 Reasons For
17% Bigger Total Megapixels
The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a total megapixels of 24.5MP, however the Sony HDR-PJ650 is only a 20.4MP camcorder (4.1MP smaller).

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

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User Reviews Are Better
The average user review score of the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 97%, but the average rating of the Sony HDR-PJ650 is 90% (based on 33 reviews).

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Reviews & Awards

Awards

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1 Award
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Average Expert Rating

The Sony HDR-PJ650 has better expert reviews than the Sony HDR-PJ810. The average expert reviews score for the Sony HDR-PJ650 is 93% based on 4 reviews, where as the average score for the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 90% based on 2 reviews.
Sony HDR-PJ650 Sony HDR-PJ810
Best
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
5 stars
1 review
4 stars
0 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Average User Rating

The Sony HDR-PJ810 has better user reviews than the Sony HDR-PJ650. The average user reviews score for the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 97% based on 29 reviews, where as the average score for the Sony HDR-PJ650 is 90% based on 33 reviews.
Sony HDR-PJ650 Sony HDR-PJ810
5 stars
17 reviews
4 stars
15 reviews
3 stars
1 review
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews
Best
5 stars
25 reviews
4 stars
4 reviews
3 stars
0 reviews
2 stars
0 reviews
1 star
0 reviews

Date Released

Sony HDR-PJ650 Sony HDR-PJ810
61 months old 50 months old Best

Key Features

Total Megapixels

A megapixel (MP or Mpx) is one million pixels, and is a term used not only for the number of pixels in an image, but also to express the number of image sensor elements of digital cameras or the number of display elements of digital displays. For example, a camera that makes a 2048 1536 pixel image typically uses a few extra rows and columns of sensor elements and is commonly said to have "3.2 megapixels" or "3.4 megapixels", depending on whether the number reported is the "effective" or the "total" pixel count (as opposed to the 2048 1536 = 3,145,728 finished image pixels).

A larger number of megapixels increases the sharpness of images and video.

Optical Sensor Size

Optical sensor size is one of the most important factors affecting the image quality produced by a camcorder. The sensor is what processes the light from the lens and transfers it into a digital image.

A larger optical sensor produces better quality results, because more light can be brought into the lens at once, This leads to larger, more highly-detailed videos and photos.

Weight

This denotes the weight of the camcorder, including battery.

A lighter camcorder is easier to handle when recording and to carry when travelling.

Specification

 
 
 
Lens System Sony HDR-PJ650 Sony HDR-PJ810
Optical Zoom 12x 12x
Digital Zoom 160x 160x
Minimum Aperture Number 1.8 Unknown - Click to provide data
Maximum Aperture Number 10 Unknown - Click to provide data
Image Stabilizer Type
Optical
 Optical
Optical
 Optical
Filter Size 46mm Unknown - Click to provide data
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
 
 
 
Video Sony HDR-PJ650 Sony HDR-PJ810
Max Video Resolution
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
HD Type
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Full HD HD
HD
 Full HD
 HD
 HD
Video Resolutions
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 720 x 576
1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
 1280 x 720
1920 x 1080 (Full HD) 1920 x 1080
1440 x 1080 720 x 576
1280 x 720
 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)
 1920 x 1080
 1440 x 1080
 720 x 576
 1280 x 720
 
 
 
Image Sensor Sony HDR-PJ650 Sony HDR-PJ810
Total Megapixels 20.4MP 24.5MP
BEST
Optical Sensor Size 1" 1"
Sensor Type
CMOS
 CMOS
CMOS
 CMOS
 
 
 
Storage Sony HDR-PJ650 Sony HDR-PJ810
Compatible Memory Cards
SDXC SDHC
MS PRO MS PRO Duo
MS Pro-HG MS Pro-HG Duo
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
SDXC SDHC
MS PRO MS PRO Duo
MS Pro-HG MS Pro-HG Duo
SD/SDHC SD/SDHC/SDXC
 SDXC
 SDHC
 MS PRO
 MS PRO Duo
 MS Pro-HG
 MS Pro-HG Duo
 SD/SDHC
 SD/SDHC/SDXC
Camcorder Media Type
Memory card
 Memory card
Memory card
 Memory card
 
 
 
Focusing Sony HDR-PJ650 Sony HDR-PJ810
Focus Adjustment
Manual
 Manual
Manual
 Manual
 
 
 
White Balance Sony HDR-PJ650 Sony HDR-PJ810
White Balance
Auto Outdoor
Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
Auto Outdoor
Indoor
 Auto
 Outdoor
 Indoor
 
 
 
Shutter Sony HDR-PJ650 Sony HDR-PJ810
Camera Shutter Speed
 
 
 
Display Sony HDR-PJ650 Sony HDR-PJ810
Display Diagonal 3" 3"
Display Resolution (numeric) 921,000 Pixels 921,000 Pixels
Display
LCD
 LCD
LCD
 LCD
 
 
 
Viewfinder Sony HDR-PJ650 Sony HDR-PJ810
Viewfinder Type
Not available
 Not available
Not available
 Not available
 
 
 
Camera Sony HDR-PJ650 Sony HDR-PJ810
Minimum Illumination Unknown - Click to provide data 3lx
 
 
 
Still Image Sony HDR-PJ650 Sony HDR-PJ810
Still Image Resolution
4512 x 3384
 4512 x 3384
4512 x 3384
 4512 x 3384
Image Formats Supported
JPG
 JPG
JPG
 JPG
Maximum Image Resolution
6592 x 3712
 6592 x 3712
6592 x 3712
 6592 x 3712
 
 
 
Audio Sony HDR-PJ650 Sony HDR-PJ810
Audio System
Dolby Digital 5.1
 Dolby Digital 5.1
Dolby Digital 5.1
 Dolby Digital 5.1
 
 
 
Ports & Interfaces Sony HDR-PJ650 Sony HDR-PJ810
USB 2.0 Port 1 1
 
 
 
Battery Sony HDR-PJ650 Sony HDR-PJ810
Battery Type
 
 
 
Weight & Dimensions Sony HDR-PJ650 Sony HDR-PJ810
Weight 450g
BEST
460g
Height 72.5mm 72.5mm
Depth 134mm 134mm
Width 67mm 67.5mm
 
 
 
Packaging Content Sony HDR-PJ650 Sony HDR-PJ810
Bundled Software Unknown - Click to provide data
Cables Included
USB HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
USB HDMI
 USB
 HDMI
 
 
 
Other Features Sony HDR-PJ650 Sony HDR-PJ810
Aperture Range (F-F) Unknown - Click to provide data
Extra/Smart Zoom 20x Unknown - Click to provide data
 
 
 
Projector Sony HDR-PJ650 Sony HDR-PJ810
Projector Brightness 20 ANSI Lumens 50 ANSI Lumens
BEST
Native Resolution
640 x 360
 640 x 360
640 x 360
 640 x 360
Minimum Projection Distance Unknown - Click to provide data 0.5m

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