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Sony HDR-PJ540

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Sony HDR-PJ540

$698.00
Sony HDR-PJ540
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A classic and fully featured 30x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder, with an affordable price
30x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 9.2MP 1" Jan 2014
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Sony 32GB HDR-PJ540 Full HD Handycam Camcorder with Built-in Projector (Black)
$698.00
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Sony 32GB HDR-PJ540 Full HD Handycam Camcorder with Built-in Projector (Black)
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Sony Memory Stick Micro / Micro SD support 32GB memory built-in projector equipped with full high-definition video camera HDR-PJ540 (WC)
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Used - Sony 32GB HDR-PJ540 Full HD Handycam Camcorder with Built-in Projector (Black)
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Sony HDR-PJ540 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Sony HDR-PJ540 number 69 across all camcorders.
96
Reviews
700 Reviews
87
Value for Money
Very Good
87
Features
Fully-Featured
87
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 87?

It has very good user reviews with 88% of buyers recommending this video camera 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.
This Sony camcorder has some great features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Bigger than average optical zoom
Bigger than average digital zoom
Full HD

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Sony HDR-PJ540 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features and at $698.00 it is in the most expensive 40% of video cameras.

Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

Across all the video cameras the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The Sony HDR-PJ540's total megapixels of 9.2MP is in the biggest 31% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Bigger Than Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Sony HDR-PJ540 of 30x is bigger than 73% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The smallest optical zoom of camcorders is 1x, the biggest is 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x.

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Very Small Optical Sensor Size

The Sony HDR-PJ540'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. Video cameras have optical sensor sizes of between 0.12" and 1.8", and the average optical sensor size is 0.38".

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Average Weight

The weight of the Sony HDR-PJ540 of 325g is pretty average compared to most other video cameras. It is heavier than 35% 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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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The average digital zoom of all camcorders is 460x, with the smallest being 1.5x and the biggest being 3,500x. The digital zoom of the HDR-PJ540 of 350x is bigger than 69% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-PJ540 is Full HD, as are 70% of camcorders.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Sony HDR-PJ540 has a shoe mounting point, unlike 95% of camcorders which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-PJ540 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of camcorders.

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Features Manual Focus

The HDR-PJ540 features manual focus. 88% of camcorders do not feature manual focus.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-PJ540 has a face detection, which is unusual. 70% of camcorders do not have a face detection.

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Features Smile Detection

The HDR-PJ540 features smile detection, which is unusual. 89% of camcorders do not feature smile detection.

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