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Sony HDR-PJ270

76

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Sony HDR-PJ270

$317.99
Sony HDR-PJ270
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An affordable and good spec 27x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
27x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 2.29MP 1" Jan 2014
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Sony HDR-PJ270 Review

Representing excellent value for money and with very good features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-PJ270 number 131 across all camcorders.
80
Value for Money
Very Good
79
Features
Good Features
76
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 76?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest video cameras 2018.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average optical zoom
Very light
Very small total megapixels
Very small optical sensor size

Sony HDR-PJ270 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Adequate Value for Money

The product has mediocre features but at $317.99 it is in the cheapest 40% of video cameras.

Features

Very Small Total Megapixels

The HDR-PJ270's total megapixels of only 2.29MP is in the smallest 11% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature. The smallest total megapixels of camcorders is 0.3MP, the biggest is 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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Very Light

The lightest video camera is 50g , the heaviest is 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g. The weight of the HDR-PJ270 of only 210g is in the lightest 33% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of camcorders range from 1x to 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The optical zoom of the HDR-PJ270 of 27x is bigger than 67% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

Across all the camcorders the optical sensor sizes range from 0.12" to 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37". The Sony HDR-PJ270's optical sensor size of only 0.172" is smaller than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 11% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This video camera has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

The Sony HDR-PJ270's digital zoom of 320x is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 65% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Full HD

The HDR-PJ270 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-PJ270 has a built-in microphone. 54% of video cameras also have a built-in microphone.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The HDR-PJ270 has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 95% of camcorders do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Features Smile Detection

The Sony HDR-PJ270 features smile detection. 89% of video cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The HDR-PJ270 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth noting that 59% of camcorders also do not have a touchscreen.

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Features Manual Focus

The HDR-PJ270 features manual focus, unlike 89% of camcorders which do not feature manual focus.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-PJ270 has a face detection. 70% of camcorders do not have a face detection.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony hdrpj270b

Barcodes:

00027242877627

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