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Sony HDR-PJ410 Camcorder

2.29MP 1/5 235g Aug 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Excellent owner reviews
Good product quality
A best selling camcorder
57 Reviews

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Reviews

Excellent Owner Reviews

Users have rated this small total megapixels camcorder as excellent on average. 40 reviewers (89% of all reviewers) gave this video camera either 4 or 5 stars.

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

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


Weight & Dimensions

Very Light

The HDR-PJ410 is one of the lighter camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera (only 235 grams) amongst video cameras of this age. The lightest small total megapixels camcorder that is a similar age to this camcorder is 55g weight, the heaviest is 2.4kg, and the average weight is 460g.

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Good Size

Seven people who reviewed this camcorder said that it was compact. Rich wrote “Very small and compact works well” in his review of the Sony HDR-PJ410. Joanna Z mentioned two years ago “Very good compact camcorder” . Eileen M Hennessy said in her review of this camcorder on Amazon “Compact and easy to use” and gave it a rating of 7 stars.

Six owners said in their reviews that this camcorder was lightweight. Amazon Customer said “Only gripe for me is that it is perhaps too lightweight”. Amazon Customer also wrote “Very easy to use and extremely lightweight” in their review. Mike Nelson scored it 7 stars and he wrote on Amazon two years ago “Very Impressive Performance From A Lightweight Unit”.

One owner wrote in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky. Dan Craggs gave the product a score of 7 stars and he wrote “The HDR-PJ410 is heavy enough to counter small jostles.” in his Sony HDR-PJ410 review.

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Display

Quite Small Display Diagonal

The average display diagonal of video cameras of this spec and age is 2.9", and the display diagonals range from 0.24" to 3.5". At only 2.7 inches, the Sony HDR-PJ410 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that were released one year ago.

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-V380 ($327.99) (3" and cheaper).

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Support

Poor Technical Guidance

One owner thought it did not have good technical guidance. Sockymon wrote “As is the case nowadays there is no proper manual with it, which is really annoying”.


Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HDR-PJ410 supports near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HDR-PJ410 features wi-Fi. Most of the other video cameras of this spec and age also feature wi-Fi.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The HDR-PJ410 has a batteries included. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera also have a batteries included.

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Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The HDR-PJ410 has a face detection. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder also have a face detection.

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Projector

Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The HDR-PJ410 has a built-in projector. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder do not have a built-in projector.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ410 is Full HD, as are most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative Full HD camcorders currently available including cheaper video cameras such as the Panasonic HC-V380 ($327.99).

Camcorders which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the HC-W580EB-K, or the HC-W580 ($397.99) both from Panasonic.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar age and spec to it.

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Design

Easy to Use

Twenty owners wrote that this camcorder was easy to use. Sylvio Galea gave the product a score of 8 stars and mentioned on Amazon “I found it very good and friendly to use” in their review of this camcorder. Sachin Sharma said on Amazon “Camera is very easy to use and my 9 year old son can handle” in their review of this camcorder. Sachin Sharma also mentioned “It is easy to use and produce great quality movie” in their review.

Two customers who reviewed the Sony HDR-PJ410 agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Sockymon wrote “The cable in the handgrip is great.” and rated it 6 stars. Dan Craggs said in his review of this camcorder “Light enough to be a comfortable hold over long durations” .

One person thought this camcorder was easy to use the menus. Ddweebee wrote “The features and settings are very easy to understand”.

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Good Product Quality

Sixteen people who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it was good quality. The Beke said on Amazon “This camera is the best thing ! It weighs nothing, quality is fantastic” and gave it a rating of 8 stars. Tom mentioned on Amazon “Movie quality very good and stabalizer works excellent” in his Sony HDR-PJ410 review. Mucky-Ducker wrote on Amazon “Good quality pictures and movies”.

Nice Design

Three owners said in their reviews that the Sony HDR-PJ410 was good looking. Two years ago Mr. Robin Guest rated it as excellent and he mentioned “Footage is indeed of a high quality and the camera set-up is pretty easy”. Also two years ago Chris said on Amazon “Although shooting in low light is not great on the automatic settings if you spend a moment and set it manually you can get pretty good picture”. Also two years ago Dan Craggs said “The Zeiss lens set is a beautiful thing” in his review of this camcorder and gave this camcorder a rating of 8 stars.

One customer concluded that this camcorder was neat. Shadow said on Amazon two years ago “Pros+ Projector, very neat feature, can have an input in so e.g” in their Sony HDR-PJ410 review.

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Robust

Ten owners who bought it mentioned that it was well made. Sockymon mentioned on Amazon “Second – the built in projector is really interesting”. Sockymon also mentioned “Overall it is a great little camcorder for throwing in a bag, going on holiday and then reliving the moments whenever or wherever with the built in projector” in their review. Mucky-Ducker said “Good build”.

One person mentioned in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. Brainier said “The HDMI output shows what is on LCD viewer so both streaming and projecting the video at a live event is badly broken”.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Sony HDR-PJ410 supports HDMI, as do most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

There are a number of other video cameras which support HDMI currently available that you might want to look at including cheaper camcorders such as the Panasonic HC-V380 ($327.99).

We think you might also be interested in alternative video cameras which also support HDMI including the HC-W580EB-K, or the HC-W580 ($397.99) both from Panasonic.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The HDR-PJ410 has a composite video out. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this camcorder also have a composite video out.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-PJ410 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to this camcorder also have an image stabilizer.

There are a number of other video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to consider including the Panasonic HC-V380 ($327.99) which is cheaper.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an image stabilizer to this video camera and we think the HC-W580 ($397.99), or the HC-W580EB-K both from Panasonic is also worth considering.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The HDR-PJ410 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) (only 26.8 millimeters) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder. The minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of small total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera range from 26mm to 33mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 29mm.

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Very Low Maximum Aperture Number

At only 4, the HDR-PJ410 has a fairly low maximum aperture number compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than a year. Across all the small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.7 to 16, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.8.

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Average Digital Zoom

The HDR-PJ410 has a pretty typical digital zoom (350 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera.

If you want a video camera with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to consider the Canon XA30 ($1,599.99) (400x) which is also cheaper.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ410 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than a year.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the HC-W570 ($312.99) (50x), or the HC-W580 ($397.99) (50x) both from Panasonic or the Canon Legria HF R78 (32x).

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Power

Good Battery Life

Three owners who bought the Sony HDR-PJ410 said that it had a good battery life. The Beke gave this camcorder a rating of 7 stars and wrote “Great camcorder, works in all environments with great battery”. Mucky-Ducker said “Battery life is excellent, just keeps on going” in their review of this camcorder. Dan Craggs mentioned in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “Contained is a battery”.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One person concluded that the Sony HDR-PJ410 was quiet.

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HDR-PJ410 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera.

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Good Quality Lens

Six customers who reviewed it considered that it had a good zoom. Richard Crowley mentioned on Amazon “Absolutely brilliant, incredible zoom, projector fantastic to a large screen TV size” in his review of this camcorder. Grumpodan mentioned in their review of this camcorder “You do lose what you are zooming in on easily and have to zoom out to frame the object again”. Grumpodan also mentioned “The zoom is very good” in their review.

One person who bought it thought it had a good image stabiliser. An anonymous author mentioned in her review of this camcorder “The image stabilisation works well though”.

One customer wrote in their reviews that it had a good autofocus. In April last year Gazpro mentioned in their review of this camcorder on Johnlewis.com “The flip out screen is impossible to see in bright sunlight, therefore you cannot see what you are trying to focus on”.

One owner reckoned that this camcorder had a good lens.

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Other

A Best Selling Camcorder

According to sales data from Amazon, the HDR-PJ410 is one the most popular video camera currently on sale.

Released Over a Year Ago

This video camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrpj410bceh16gbcase, sony 4548736000582, sony hdrpj410bcen, sony 7630949k, sony vp872648
Barcodes 03355830058972, 04056572580026, 04548736000582, 04548736000599, 04548736000605, 05055189022638

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