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Sony HDR-PJ380
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Sony HDRPJ380B Camcorder

1/5.8 210g CMOS 30x Oct 2013
Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Optical Zoom Release Date
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Sony HD Camcorder HDR PJ380 with Projector Unboxing
Sony HDR - PJ380 Zoom and Image test (Only optical Zoom)
Product Review Sony Handycam HDR-PJ380
Sony Handycam HDR-PJ380 Unboxing

16 Reasons For

Expert Reviews Are Average

The average expert rating of this video camera is 73% based on three expert reviews from sites including PC Mag, IT Reviews.com and chip.com.tr.

Sony Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Sony is one of the superior camcorder brands according to average user and expert reviews, and Sony also has good ratings for its video cameras.

Good Technical Features

A few customers who bought the Sony HDR-PJ380 mentioned that it had good features.

Good Quality Lens

One Sony HDR-PJ380 owner concluded that it had a good zoom. Three years ago Pcmag.com wrote in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ380 on expert website PC Mag “The Sony HDR-PJ380 offers a built-in projector and an impressive zoom lens.” and rated it 4 stars.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of this type and age.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The HDR-PJ380 has an HDMI port, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the HDR-PJ380 do not have an HDMI port.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The Sony HDR-PJ380 has an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HDR-PJ380 which do not have an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Unlike most of the other video cameras of this type and age which are not Full HD, the HDR-PJ380 is Full HD.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The HDR-PJ380 has a quite big digital zoom (350 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HDR-PJ380. Across all the camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HDR-PJ380 the digital zooms range from 2x to 3,000x.

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SDXC Memory Card

SDXC memory card

The HDR-PJ380 supports a better memory card type than most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This video camera supports an SDXC memory card, whereas most camcorders of this age and type support an SD memory card. This camcorder also support MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo and MS XC-HG Duo and SDHC memory cards. SDXC cards are SD cards but with a much higher capacity and faster processing speeds. They have a maximum capacity of 2TB (Terabytes).

This camcorder's memory card type (SDXC) is actually the best supported memory card type across all video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

A MicroSDXC memory card is the worst supported memory card type across similar types of camcorder.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

Unlike most of the other camcorders of this age and type which do not have a built-in projector, the HDR-PJ380 has a built-in projector.

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Lithium Battery

The HDR-PJ380 has a Lithium battery which is better than most video cameras that have been around for more than two years. Most video cameras that were released more than two years ago have a Polymer battery.

This video camera's battery (Lithium) is in fact the best battery amongst all comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the HDR-PJ380.

The worst battery amongst similar types of video camera is Polymer.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HDR-PJ380 has a built-in display, as do most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The HDR-PJ380 supports a higher video resolution than most camcorders of a similar type and age to it. This Sony video camera supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution, whereas most camcorders that were released more than two years ago support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. In addition, this video camera support a video resolution of 720 x 480 pixels and 1440 x 1080 pixels. The video resolution of all video cameras that came out more than two years ago ranges from 720 x 480 pixels to 3840 x 2160 pixels.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is the most frequently found display on camcorders of a comparable age and spec to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders of this spec and age do not have an interchangeable lens. The Sony HDR-PJ380 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The HDR-PJ380 supports a maximum still image resolution of 640 x 480. That's 85% less still image resolution than a 1920 x 1080 video camera, which is the most common still image resolution supported by video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. This camcorder also support still image resolutions of 3984 x 2240, 2992 x 2240 and 920 x 1080 and 640 x 360.

This camcorder's still image resolution (640 x 480) is in fact the worst supported still image resolution amongst all video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

The best supported still image resolution across similar types of camcorder is 2592 x 1944.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HDR-PJ380 are not waterproof. The Sony HDR-PJ380 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HDR-PJ380 does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HDR-PJ380 also do not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

The HDR-PJ380 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HDR-PJ380 are also not 3D compatible.

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Very Low Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-PJ380 is 15MP, and the megapixel counts range from 8MP to 25MP. The HDR-PJ380 has a fairly low megapixel count (only 8.9 megapixels) compared to most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ380.

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5 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-PJ380

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this video camera was released.

Average Screen Size

The HDR-PJ380 has a pretty average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Sony HDR-PJ380 has a pretty standard optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the HDR-PJ380.

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Average Weight

At 210 grams, the Sony HDR-PJ380 has a pretty typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the HDR-PJ380.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the HDR-PJ380 is 1/5.8". That's 4% more optical sensor size than a 1/6" video camera, which is the most common optical sensor size.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Effective Megapixels (image)
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Camera
Camcorder Type
Image Processor
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Composite Video Out
Microphone in
S-Video Out
Battery
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Projector
Built-In Projector

Expert Reviews

(5)
5 December 2013

The Sony HDR-PJ380 offers a built-in projector and an impressive zoom lens, but its LCD is behind the times...

Long battery life
Built-in projector
16GB built-in storage
30x 1.8 4 zoom lens
1080 60 video
Stills limited to 8.9 megapixels
No Wi-Fi
Pricey
No shoe adapter
Dokunmatik ekran performans
3 December 2013

The Sony HDR-PJ380 offers a built-in projector and an impressive zoom lens, but its LCD is behind the times...

11 June 2013

Hem kamera, hem projeksiyon cihaz?Sony'nin HDR PJ380E model kameras?, çekti?imiz görüntüleri duvara yans?tarak görüntüleme imkan? sa?l?yor.Günümüz ak?ll? telefonlar? özellikle video... Read more…

11 June 2013

Video review: Sony PJ serisi kameralar, kendi içlerinde projeksiyon cihaz?na sahip. Bu sayede çekti?iniz her ?eyi yans?tabiliyorsunuz. ?nceledi?imiz kameralardan PJ 660 ise Sony'nin s?ra d???... Read more…

30 May 2013

Full HD video kayd? ile an?lar?n?z? ölümsüzle?tirebilece?iniz Handycam HDR-PJ380, geni? zoom miktar?, dahili haf?zas? ve konforlu kullan?m?yla ideal. Üzerinde dahili bir projektör...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrpj380, sony hdrpj380b
Barcodes 00027242865167
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