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Sony HDR-PJ580E Camcorder

20.4MP 1/3 345g Sep 2013
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Expert reviews are good
Has an image stabilizer
Poor connectivity

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Good

The average expert rating of this video camera is 82 out of 100 based on two expert reviews from sites including cnwintech.com and log.com.tr.

Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,270 expert and user reviews (including 352 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its big total megapixels video cameras range. 91% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony HDR-PJ580E has an AC adapter included. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony HDR-PJ580E has a batteries included. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder also have a batteries included.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 345 grams, the Sony HDR-PJ580E has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-PJ580E in April 2017.


Image Sensor

Very Low Effective Megapixels (image)

The lowest effective megapixels (image) of camcorders of a similar type and age to this video camera is 2MP and the highest is 25MP. The HDR-PJ580E has a fairly low effective megapixels (image) (only 5.02 megapixels) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

With an effective megapixels (movie) of only 5.02 megapixels, the HDR-PJ580E has a quite low effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as this video camera. The average effective megapixels (movie) of big total megapixels video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder is 9.5MP, and the effective megapixels (movie) range from 1.1MP to 17MP.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/3.91" optical sensor size, which is typical of many big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Smart TV

Poor Connectivity

One Sony HDR-PJ580 owner said in their reviews that the Sony HDR-PJ580 did not have gps. Cnwintech.com mentioned “GPS difficult to locks area small battery power” in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ580.


Storage

Quite Large Internal Storage Capacity

At 32 gigabytes, the Sony HDR-PJ580E has a fairly large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera. The average internal storage capacity of comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder is 12GB.

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Still Image

6016 X 3384 Pixels Image Resolution

This video camera has a maximum image resolution of 6016x3384 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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4512 X 3384 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Sony HDR-PJ580E is 4512 x 3384. That's over seven times the still image resolution of the most common still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080. Across all video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the worst still image resolution is 640 x 480 and the best is 5472 x 3648.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony HDR-PJ580E has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-PJ580E has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Flash

The Sony HDR-PJ580E has a built-in flash. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also have a built-in flash.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Light

The Sony HDR-PJ580E does not have a built-in light, unlike most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera which have a built-in light.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-PJ580E has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer and we think the Sony HDR-CX730E, and the Panasonic HX-DC3 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

At 160 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ580E has a fairly big digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago. The digital zooms of camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera range from 2x to 1,500x.

If this camcorder digital zoom is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HC-W850 ($1,020.99) (1,500x) which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Sony HDR-PJ580E has a relatively average optical zoom (12 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder.

If you are looking for a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to look at the Panasonic HC-W850 ($1,020.99) (20x) which also has a higher rating.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The HDR-PJ580E has a touchscreen. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 3 inches, the HDR-PJ580E has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen size camcorders currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX730E.

If you would prefer a larger display diagonal then you might also want to look at the Sony FDR-AX1 ($4,399.99) (3.5").

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The HDR-PJ580E features smile detection, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-PJ580E has a face detection, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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White Balance

Features Onepush White Balance

The HDR-PJ580E features onepush white balance, as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to this video camera.

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Features Outdoor White Balance

The HDR-PJ580E features outdoor white balance. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago also feature outdoor white balance.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The Sony HDR-PJ580E features indoor white balance. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder also feature indoor white balance.

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Projector

Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The Sony HDR-PJ580E has a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this camcorder do not have a built-in projector.

We compared all the other video cameras with a built-in projector to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-PJ810 ($1,393.21) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector including the Sony HDR-PJ820.

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Camera

Features Back Light Compensation

The HDR-PJ580E features back light compensation. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this camcorder also feature back light compensation.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ580E is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this video camera also are Full HD.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative Full HD video cameras currently available including the Sony HDR-CX730E which has better reviews.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 720 x 576|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum video resolution on big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HDR-PJ580E supports HDMI. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also support HDMI.

We compared all the other video cameras which support HDMI to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-CX730E, and the Canon Legria Mini X which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has an S-Video Out

The HDR-PJ580E has an S-Video out. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder do not have an S-Video out.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The HDR-PJ580E has a composite video out. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also have a composite video out.

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Has a Microphone in

The HDR-PJ580E has a microphone in, as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The HDR-PJ580E has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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Battery

Average Battery Life (max)

At 1.41 hours, the Sony HDR-PJ580E has a fairly standard battery life (max) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

If this Sony video camera battery life (max) is too short for you then you might also want to look at the Sony PXW-Z100 ($4,499.00) (2.75h).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrpj580vecen, sony hdrpj580vb, hdrpj580e
Barcodes 00017985623544, 03610170778257, 04905524856859, 04905524886559, 08029276070359

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