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Sony HDR-PJ200

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Sony HDR-PJ200

$419.26
Sony HDR-PJ200
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A classic and fully featured 25x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera, with an affordable price
25x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 5.3MP 1" May 2012
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Sony HDR-PJ200 High Definition Handycam 5.3 MP Camcorder with 25x Optical Zoom and Built-in Projector (Silver) (2012 Model)
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Sony HDR-PJ200 Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-PJ200 number 93 across all camcorders.
90
Reviews
31 Reviews
80
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 80?

It has terrific user reviews but average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 76%, based on 31 reviews.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2018.
This Sony camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Very light
Has an image stabilizer
Supports HDMI

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Sony HDR-PJ200 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $419.26 it is in the most expensive 48% of video cameras.

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Features

Average Total Megapixels

The HDR-PJ200's total megapixels of 5.3MP is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 45% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

The average optical sensor size of all camcorders is 0.37", with the smallest being 0.12" and the largest being 1.8". The HDR-PJ200's optical sensor size of only 0.172" is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is smaller than 82% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the HDR-PJ200 of 25x is bigger than 66% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The average optical zoom of all camcorders is 19x, with the smallest being 1x and the biggest being 70x.

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Very Light

The Sony HDR-PJ200's weight of only 210g is in the lightest 32% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The lightest video camera is 50g , the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found resolution on camcorders.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HDR-PJ200 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The Sony HDR-PJ200's display diagonal of only 2.7" is smaller than 71% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of camcorders is 1.3", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HDR-PJ200 supports HDMI. 70% of video cameras also support HDMI.

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2304 X 1728 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Sony HDR-PJ200 is 2304 x 1728. That's 92% higher resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080. Across all camcorders the best resolution is 4912 x 3680 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the HDR-PJ200 of 300x is pretty average compared to most other video cameras. It is bigger than 37% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Projector

The HDR-PJ200 has a built-in projector, unlike 96% of camcorders which do not have a built-in projector.

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Features Manual Focus

The Sony HDR-PJ200 features manual focus. 89% of camcorders do not feature manual focus.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony HDR-PJ200 features smile detection, which is unusual. 89% of video cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most other camcorders, the HDR-PJ200 does not support PictBridge. 97% of camcorders do not support PictBridge.

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Longer Than Average Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of all video cameras is 33mm, with the shortest being 10mm and the longest being 110mm. The minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the HDR-PJ200 of 36mm is longer than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is longer than 80% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The average effective megapixels (movie) of all camcorders is 4.7MP, with the lowest being 0.41MP and the highest being 17MP. The HDR-PJ200's effective megapixels (movie) of only 1.31MP is in the lowest 9% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Longer Than Average Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of the Sony HDR-PJ200 of 1,320mm is longer than 72% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders is 58mm, the longest is 2,700mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 920mm.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The effective megapixels (image) of the HDR-PJ200 of only 1.31MP is lower than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lowest 8% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The average effective megapixels (image) of all video cameras is 5.6MP, with the lowest being 0.46MP and the highest being 25MP.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ200 is Full HD, as are 70% of video cameras.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-PJ200 has a built-in microphone. 54% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

Across all the video cameras the maximum aperture numbers range from 1.6 to 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5. The HDR-PJ200's maximum aperture number of only 3.2 is lower than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lowest 29% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-PJ200 has a face detection. 70% of camcorders do not have a face detection.

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Does Not Have a Headphone Outputs

The Sony HDR-PJ200 does not have a headphone outputs. 63% of camcorders also do not have a headphone outputs.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony hdrpj200s

Barcodes:

00027242842250, 00027242842267, 00702921207673, 03610170780915, 04905524856460, 04905524856477, 04905524856484, 07501450771029, 08427247081074

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