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Sony HDR-PJ540
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Sony HDRPJ540B Camcorder

$896.04
$549.00 $347.04 cheaper than 74 days ago
325g 30x 350x Jan 2014
Weight Optical Zoom Digital Zoom Release Date
The Handycam that moves with you Put on a show anywhere with a built-in projector: throw a picture up to 100 inches onto any surface: the projector is bright to 25 lumens for vividly clear detail.... More
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Owner Reviews Are Good

The average owner rating of this Sony camcorder is 87 out of 100 based on 29 owner reviews.

Sony Has Good Camcorder Reviews

Sony video cameras have good ratings on average and across all video cameras Sony is one of the superior manufacturers.

9 Reasons Against

Not Full HD

The HDR-PJ540 is not Full HD. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the HDR-PJ540 are also not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most camcorders of this age and type do not have an image stabiliser. The HDR-PJ540 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an image stabiliser to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The HDR-PJ540 does not have an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as the HDR-PJ540 also do not have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HDR-PJ540 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-PJ540 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The HDR-PJ540 does not have a built-in display, unlike most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years which have a built-in display.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have a built-in display including the Veho Muvi HD NPNG[plb_2384279_price].

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Not Waterproof

Most similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago are not waterproof. The HDR-PJ540 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HDR-PJ540 does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders of this age and type also do not have a night mode.

Other video cameras which also have a night mode that you might want to consider include the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price].

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Not 3D Compatible

Most video cameras that came out around the same time as the HDR-PJ540 are not 3D compatible. The HDR-PJ540 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might be worth considering include the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The HDR-PJ540 does not have a built-in projector, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago also do not have a built-in projector.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a built-in projector to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-PJ420[plb_1583936_price] is also worth considering.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Sony HDR-PJ540

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Sony released the HDR-PJ540.

Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 350 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-PJ540 has a pretty typical digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HDR-PJ540.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 350x (digital) video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ340[plb_2109595_price].

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Average Optical Zoom

The HDR-PJ540 has a relatively typical optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the other 30x (optical) video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ340[plb_2109595_price].

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Average Weight

At 325 grams, the HDR-PJ540 has a fairly typical weight compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

Video cameras with a heavier weight that might be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-PJ420[plb_1583936_price] (345g).

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Specification

Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Filter Size
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Wide Angle Lens System
Focusing
Face Detection
Smile Detection
Flash
Shoe Mounting Point
Display
Touchscreen
Display Resolution (numeric)
Camera
Smartphone Remote Support
Design
Colour of Product
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Night Mode
Manual Focus
Spotlight
Aperture Range (F-F)
Backlight
Integrated USB Cable
Electrical Viewfinder

User Reviews

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Reviewed 11 September 2014 by LLight in the Dark studio
LLight in the Dark studio would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ540 (Verified Purchase)

As I own many Sony camcorders, this one was bought for the use of the projector as a new feature. And that seems to work well enough so far. The picture quality seems of good quality up to mid... Read more…

Reviewed 4 September 2014 by KAS
KAS would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ540 (Verified Purchase)

What impresses me the most is how easy it is to use. The touch-screen features are great, although some of the icons are very small, making it tough to work them if you have large fingers - I find... Read more…

Reviewed 4 November 2015 by Ian

This camera is great with all the features it has built into it, however, if you plan to use this camera in indoor conditions you will be disappointed with the quality. Compared with my two other... Read more…

Reviewed 16 May 2014 by Jim
Jim would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ540 (Verified Purchase)

The camera is great. The quality is actually there. Most cameras that i have the screen shows a completely different shot color and look than when you get it on the computer. This actually looked... Read more…

Reviewed 15 March 2014 by Chris
Chris would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ540 (Verified Purchase)

Purchased this to capture high school baseball game footage for the upcoming season. Haven't really used it yet but after testing it and getting familiar with it I'm pleased. So far I haven't been... Read more…

Reviewed 15 December 2015 by Gjc
Gjc would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ540

I've used it several times outdoors. The picture quality is better than I thought in good sun light. The picture quailty is sharp, crisp with nice contrast and vivid colors. Don't need to do any... Read more…

Reviewed 20 July 2015 by Rick
(Verified Purchase)

I bought this to replace my 8 years old Canon HG10. It's got pretty good review on @, so I pulled the trigger when B&H put it on sale. However, it didn't live up the expectation. I used it for... Read more…

Reviewed 8 July 2015 by Technobabble
Technobabble would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ540 (Verified Purchase)

Got this little gem during one of the daily deals at 40% off. I am pleasantly surprised at the brightness of the built in projector. I wasn't expecting a lot, and saw the projector as an added... Read more…

Reviewed 7 July 2015 by Dr. Bell
Dr. Bell would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ540 (Verified Purchase)

Haven't used it extensively yet, but have found my first experiences to be pleasant and encouraging. Everything was clear and worked well. Shot a 20-minute fireworks show and the results were... Read more…

Reviewed 30 June 2014 by Tpet03
Tpet03 would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ540 (Verified Purchase)

Personal and professional. I take home and movies of wedding. Easy to handle and use. Very light and great quality pictures...

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