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Sony HDR-PJ330

A classic 9.2MP 1 camcorder with not bad features but high running costs
9.2MP 1" Yes 215g Jan 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date

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Sony HDR-PJ330 Review

With excellent reviews but good features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-PJ330 number 219 across all camcorders.
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Why Has it Scored 51?

It has good user reviews with an average user rating of 80%.
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 2017.
This Sony camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a night mode
Has an image stabilizer
Does not support PictBridge
Quite small display diagonal

Sony HDR-PJ330 Video Reviews


Sony HDR-PJ330 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Has a Night Mode

The HDR-PJ330 has a night mode. 94% of camcorders do not have a night mode.

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Average Optical Zoom

The HDR-PJ330's optical zoom of 30x is fairly average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HDR-PJ330 has an image stabilizer, as do 66% of camcorders.

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Average Digital Zoom

The HDR-PJ330's digital zoom of 350x is fairly average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The HDR-PJ330 does not support PictBridge, although it is worth noting that 97% of video cameras also do not support PictBridge.

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Features Manual Focus

The HDR-PJ330 features manual focus, unlike 88% of camcorders which do not feature manual focus.

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Has a Built-In Projector

The HDR-PJ330 has a built-in projector, unlike 96% of video cameras which do not have a built-in projector.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-PJ330 has a face detection, unlike 73% of video cameras which do not have a face detection.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the HDR-PJ330 of only 2.7" is fairly small compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 21% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. Camcorders have display diagonals of between 0.24" and 11", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Average Weight

The weight of the HDR-PJ330 of 215g is pretty standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lightest 1% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The HDR-PJ330 supports HDMI, as do 67% of camcorders.

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Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony HDR-PJ330 supports Near Field Communication (NFC), unlike 88% of camcorders which do not support Near Field Communication (NFC).

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1|1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HDR-PJ330 features wi-Fi, which is unusual. 77% of camcorders do not feature wi-Fi.

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Does Not Have a Touchscreen

The Sony HDR-PJ330 does not have a touchscreen, although this is within the context that 60% of camcorders also do not have a touchscreen.

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Features Smile Detection

The HDR-PJ330 features smile detection, which is unusual. 90% of camcorders do not feature smile detection.

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

The HDR-PJ330 does not support bluetooth. 97% of camcorders also do not support bluetooth.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-PJ330 is Full HD, as are 73% of camcorders.

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Does Not Have a Microphone in

The Sony HDR-PJ330 does not have a microphone in, although this is within the context that 77% of camcorders also do not have a microphone in.

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Does Not Have a Headphone Outputs

The HDR-PJ330 does not have a headphone outputs, although it is worth noting that 65% of video cameras also do not have a headphone outputs.

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Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the HDR-PJ330 of 9.2MP is relatively standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the smallest 1% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders is 1.8mm, the longest is 110mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 29mm. The HDR-PJ330's minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 26.8mm is in the shortest 25% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The Sony HDR-PJ330 does not have a built-in flash, although keep in mind that 86% of camcorders also do not have a built-in flash.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony hdrpj330ebcen

Barcodes:

04905524969337, 04905524969344, 04905524969351, 05054230786253

User reviews are marginally better
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User reviews are vastly better
180mm longer maximum focal length (35mm film equiv)
14% lighter

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