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Sony HDR-PJ220
Sony HDR-PJ220
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Sony HDR-PJ220 Camcorder

2.39MP 1/5 210g Jan 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Sony has good reviews for its camcorders
Full HD
Only 1" optical sensor size

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Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Based on 4,270 expert and user reviews (including 56 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its camcorders. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its small total megapixels camcorders compared to other manufacturers. 100% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ220 is Full HD, as are most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative Full HD video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF M40.

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Features Dual Shot (video & Photo)

The Sony HDR-PJ220 features dual shot (video & photo). Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also feature dual shot (video & photo).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 720 x 576|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HDR-PJ220 supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder also support HDMI.

We compared all the other video cameras which support HDMI to this camcorder and we think the Canon Vixia HF M40, and the Sony HVR-Z7 ($3,999.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HDR-PJ220 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

We compared all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF M40, and the Sony HVR-Z7 ($3,999.99) is also worth considering.

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Supports Wide Angle Lens System

The HDR-PJ220 supports wide angle lens system, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Quite High Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 10, the Sony HDR-PJ220 has one of the higher maximum aperture numbers amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age. The maximum aperture numbers of small total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago range from 1.8 to 22.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 350 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ220 has a relatively typical digital zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

We compared all the other 350x (digital) camcorders to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you would prefer a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Canon Legria HF G30 (400x), or the Panasonic HDC-TM900 (700x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 27 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ220 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder.

If this video camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-PJ620 (30x) which also has a higher rating.

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Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The weights of video cameras of a similar type and age to this camcorder range from 57g to 3.9kg. With a weight of only 210 grams, the HDR-PJ220 is one of the lighter camcorders of this age and spec amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

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White Balance

Features Onepush White Balance

The HDR-PJ220 features onepush white balance, as do most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera.

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Features Outdoor White Balance

The Sony HDR-PJ220 features outdoor white balance. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera also feature outdoor white balance.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The Sony HDR-PJ220 features indoor white balance. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also feature indoor white balance.

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Projector

Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The HDR-PJ220 has a built-in projector. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago do not have a built-in projector.

We compared all the other video cameras with a built-in projector to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ620 is also worth considering.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The HDR-PJ220 features smile detection. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also feature smile detection.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-PJ220 has a face detection. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera also have a face detection.

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Camera

Features Back Light Compensation

The HDR-PJ220 features back light compensation. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder also feature back light compensation.

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Very Big Minimum Illumination

Across all the small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder the minimum illuminations range from 0.05lx to 7lx, and the average minimum illumination is 1.8lx. With a minimum illumination of 6 lux, the Sony HDR-PJ220 has one of the bigger minimum illuminations amongst small total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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Other Features

Features Manual Focus

The Sony HDR-PJ220 features manual focus. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also feature manual focus.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HDR-PJ220 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this video camera.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-PJ220 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony HDR-PJ220 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony HDR-PJ220 has a batteries included, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Image Sensor

Very High Effective Megapixels (image)

The lowest effective megapixels (image) of comparable spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 1.1MP and the highest is 10MP. When compared to other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera, the effective megapixels (image) of the HDR-PJ220 of 8.9 megapixels is one of the highest.

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Quite High Effective Megapixels (movie)

At 2.15 megapixels, the Sony HDR-PJ220 has a quite high effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this camcorder. The average effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera is 2MP, and the effective megapixels (movie) range from 0.41MP to 4.5MP.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many small total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder is 2.9", and the display diagonals range from 1.4" to 4.3". At only 2.7 inches, the HDR-PJ220 has a quite small display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

If this Sony camcorder display diagonal is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Canon Legria HF R46 (3" and higher rated).

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HDR-PJ220 does not have a touchscreen. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera do have a touchscreen.

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Quite Low Display Resolution (numeric)

At only 230,000 pixels, the Sony HDR-PJ220 has a fairly low display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder. Camcorders of a similar age and spec to this camcorder have display resolutions (numeric) of between 23,000 pixels and 1,300,000 pixels.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Light

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and type, the Sony HDR-PJ220 does not have a built-in light.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Sony HDR-PJ220 does not have a built-in flash, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to this camcorder also do not have a built-in flash.

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Other

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Sony released the HDR-PJ220.


Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00905524924312, 04905524924299, 04905524924305, 04905524924312
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