|30x||1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels||9.2MP||1"||Jan 2014|
|Optical Zoom||Max Video Resolution||Total Megapixels||Optical Sensor Size||Release Date|
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Sony HDR-PJ340 Review
Why Has it Scored 81?
It has great user reviews with 94% of buyers recommending this camcorder to others.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer camcorders with better features are available. However it has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest camcorders 2018.
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Sony HDR-PJ340 In-Depth Analysis
Value For Money
Poor Value for Money
The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $583.17 it is in the most expensive 40% of video cameras.
Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels
Across all the camcorders the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The total megapixels of the HDR-PJ340 of 9.2MP is in the biggest 32% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.
Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom
Across all the camcorders the optical zooms range from 1x to 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The optical zoom of the Sony HDR-PJ340 of 30x is bigger than 68% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.
The weights of video cameras range from 50g to 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g. The weight of the HDR-PJ340 of only 215g is lighter than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the lightest 34% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.
Very Small Optical Sensor Size
The HDR-PJ340's optical sensor size of only 0.172" is smaller than 90% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Across all the camcorders the optical sensor sizes range from 0.12" to 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.37".
1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution
This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders.
Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom
The HDR-PJ340's digital zoom of 350x is bigger than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 69% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Video cameras have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 460x.
Features Smile Detection
The HDR-PJ340 features smile detection, which is unusual. 89% of camcorders do not feature smile detection.
Features Manual Focus
The HDR-PJ340 features manual focus, which is unusual. 89% of camcorders do not feature manual focus.
The HDR-PJ340 is Full HD. 70% of camcorders also are Full HD.
Does Not Have a Touchscreen
The HDR-PJ340 does not have a touchscreen, although it is worth noting that 59% of camcorders also do not have a touchscreen.
Has a Built-In Microphone
The HDR-PJ340 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of video cameras.
Has a Face Detection
The Sony HDR-PJ340 has a face detection, unlike 70% of video cameras which do not have a face detection.