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Sony HDR-PJ620 Camcorder

2.29MP 1/5 308g Jan 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Owner reviews are excellent
Good product quality
Poor technical guidance
37 Reviews

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Reviews

Owner Reviews Are Excellent

HDR-PJ620 owners on average rated this video camera as brilliant. 26 reviewers (72% of all reviewers) gave this video camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars.

Sony Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

We checked 4,270 expert and owner reviews (including 56 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that Sony has good reviews specifically within its small total megapixels camcorders range. 100% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony HDR-PJ620 supports near Field Communication (NFC). Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this video camera also support near Field Communication (NFC).

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Features Wi-Fi

The Sony HDR-PJ620 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Flash

Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder, the HDR-PJ620 does not have a built-in flash.

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Support

Poor Technical Guidance

Two people who purchased the product concluded that it did not have good technical guidance. Martian Invader said in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ620 on Amazon “This is definately a "set it up and then leave it alone " camera - what I mean is that using any manual mode is not really practical”.


Still Image

1920 X 1080 Still Image Resolution

This video camera supports a still image resolution(s) of 4032x2272| 3024x2272| 1920x1080| 640x480, which is the most frequently supported still image resolution(s) on comparable spec video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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Image Sensor

Quite High Effective Megapixels (movie)

Small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago have effective megapixels (movie) of between 0.41MP and 4.5MP, and the average effective megapixels (movie) is 2MP. At 2.29 megapixels, the HDR-PJ620 has a quite high effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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Quite High Effective Megapixels (image)

The HDR-PJ620 has one of the higher effective megapixels (image) (2.29 megapixels) amongst similar spec video cameras of this age. The effective megapixels (image) of small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera range from 1.1MP to 10MP.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Packaging Content

Has a Batteries Included

The HDR-PJ620 has a batteries included. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this video camera also have a batteries included.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The HDR-PJ620 has a touchscreen. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago also have a touchscreen.

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Fairly High Display Resolution (numeric)

With a display resolution (numeric) of 460,800 pixels, the HDR-PJ620 has a fairly high display resolution (numeric) compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago. The average display resolution (numeric) of video cameras that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder is 360,000 pixels.

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Average Display Diagonal

The HDR-PJ620 has a fairly standard display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 3" screen size video cameras currently available including the Panasonic HC-V550 which has better reviews.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HDR-PJ620 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-PJ620 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also have a built-in microphone.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The HDR-PJ620 features smile detection. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this video camera also feature smile detection.

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Has a Face Detection

The Sony HDR-PJ620 has a face detection. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this camcorder also have a face detection.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Thirty-three customers concluded that this camcorder was good quality. Martian Invader said on Amazon “Well it takes good quality videos and the sound amplifiers are good”. Jpfa wrote on Amazon “Although most mid level Digital SLRs offer good quality video recording these days” in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ620. Jpfa also wrote “A good quality card is recommended, if you want highquality images” in their review.

Robust

Eight owners wrote in their reviews that it was well made. Stuart said on Amazon “Built in WiFi that allows wireless transfer to PC” in his review of this camcorder and rated this camcorder 7 stars. Stuart also mentioned “The lens has its own motorized gimbal built in which really does keep the image steady when zoomed in / panning / walking or mounted on the dash of your car” in his review. Stuart also mentioned “Built in projector” in his review.

Easy to Use

Twelve customers concluded that the product was easy to use. Jpfa gave the product a rating of 8 stars and mentioned in their Sony HDR-PJ620 review on Amazon “The Sony's additional featuring, ease of use and fantastic anti-shake performance make it a relevant”. Omar Masood wrote in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “Excellent Camera and very easy to use” and gave it a rating of 9 stars. Two years ago Nick J said on Amazon “If on the other hand you want a camera that is extremely easy to use so that you can capture events in high quality -”.

Three owners considered that the product was easy to use the menus. Ken123 said “Easy to use menu system” and gave it a score of 7 stars. Stuart gave the product a rating of 8 stars and he said “Annoying if you need to make a quick menu change”. Bob Sherunkle scored this camcorder 8 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “The screen and menus are very easy to navigate”.

One customer who reviewed it thought it was comfortable and easy to hold. Two years ago Jpfa wrote on Amazon “It does seem to hold up to the test”.

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Nice Design

Two owners who reviewed the product thought it was well designed. Bob Sherunkle he mentioned “Cutting edge design and manufacture, exceeding my expectations” in his Sony HDR-PJ620 review. Andybsg wrote “It has some minor design flaws and a few superfluous extras such as the projector, wifi file transfer” in their review of this camcorder.

Two people mentioned in their reviews that it was smooth. One customer who reviewed it concluded that it was neat. Dm wrote on Amazon “Great price, very neat & compact” in their review of this camcorder.

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Projector

Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The HDR-PJ620 has a built-in projector, unlike most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago which do not have a built-in projector.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-PJ620 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as this camcorder.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 26.8 millimeters, the HDR-PJ620 has a quite short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age. The shortest minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) of video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder is 2.3mm, the longest is 44mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 30mm.

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Average Digital Zoom

The HDR-PJ620 has a fairly typical digital zoom (350 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

It may also be worth considering one of the other 350x (digital) video cameras currently available including because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD.

If you want a camcorder with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to look at the Canon Legria HF R66 (1,140x).

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Average Optical Zoom

The HDR-PJ620 has a pretty standard optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

There are a number of alternative 30x (optical) video cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Sony HDR-CX130E + 16GB SD which has better reviews.

If this video camera optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Canon Legria HF R66 (32x).

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HDR-PJ620 supports HDMI. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also support HDMI.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative camcorders which support HDMI currently available including the Canon XF105 ($8,499.00), or the Sony HVR-Z7 ($3,999.99) which has better reviews.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ620 is Full HD. Most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder also are Full HD.

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Very Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The smallest bitrate at maximum video resolution of video cameras of this age and spec is 2.5 Mbit/s and the biggest is 50 Mbit/s. When compared to other small total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago that we have checked, the bitrate at maximum video resolution of the Sony HDR-PJ620 of 50 megabits per second is one of the biggest.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on video cameras of this type and age.

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Fairly High Video Capturing Speed

The HDR-PJ620 has one of the higher video capturing speeds (50 frames per second) amongst camcorders of this age. The video capturing speeds of small total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a similar time to this camcorder range from 25fps to 60fps.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Four people who purchased this camcorder agreed that it had good features. Bob Sherunkle he wrote “The price is justified, as it has the features you'd expect from a camera costing up to £600”. Derek Alan Grundy said in his review of this camcorder “Nice features”.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Six owners reckoned that this camcorder was compact. Libe Hast rated this camcorder 7 stars and mentioned on Amazon “So versatile - yet small and compact will put it to the test on next holiday thanks for quick service”. Libe Hast also said “Compact and easy to handle” in their review. Cj gave it a score of 7 stars and mentioned in their Sony HDR-PJ620 review on Amazon “In addition, if you really want a compact camcorder, there are much cheaper options than this one which will offer similar or better performance”.

Two people who bought it concluded that it was lightweight. Kevin Russell scored it 7 stars and he said on Amazon “• Lightweight and compact • Screen flips to front view – perfect for Vloggers • Good in low-light conditions • 30x Optical Zoom • NFC transfer from camera to Mobile Phone • Image stabilization • Projector”. Kevin Russell also mentioned “• Records HD Video • View screen that flips over when I am in shot, essential for Vlogging and selfies • Direct connection to PC and TV • Good Low light recording • Lightweight” in his review.

One owner who bought it wrote that it was easy to carry around. Cj said in their review of this camcorder on Amazon “The device is small and light, so its easy to carry around”.

One person who bought this camcorder considered that it was thin. Andybsg scored it 4 stars and said “Also it has quite a narrow viewing angle and is a fairly low resolution so you wouldn't want to be using it for playback too much”.

One customer said in their reviews that it was heavy and bulky.

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Average Weight

With a weight of 308 grams, the HDR-PJ620 has a pretty average weight compared to most of the other small total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Power

Good Battery Life

Three people who reviewed it thought it had a good battery life. Jpfa wrote in their Sony HDR-PJ620 review two years ago “Battery is excellent” . Bob Sherunkle scored the product 6 stars and he said in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “The battery performance is good for its class, though it could be better (OK, you could buy a longer life battery.”.


Good Quality Lens

Seven owners who purchased the Sony HDR-PJ620 considered that it had a good zoom. Stuart mentioned on Amazon “I found it to be more than acceptable if you don’t zoom in too far” in his review of this camcorder but he gave it a score of 3 stars. Martian Invader mentioned on Amazon “It works well and provides nice zoom - some might say a bit slow.” and gave it a score of 6 stars. Martian Invader also wrote “It is a limited app - all it provides is zoom and start/stop record.” in their review.

Two people considered that the product had a good image stabiliser. Martian Invader gave it a score of 7 stars and mentioned in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ620 two years ago “The optical stabilisation is superb”. Martian Invader also wrote “The main reason for purchasing this camera which give it advantage over others is the optical stabilisation, which is excellent It has a 46mm thread so you can fit filters” in their review.

Two customers mentioned that this camcorder had a good lens. Stuart said on Amazon “Fortunately, you have a lens filter ring thread so you can easily fit a simple UV filter to protect it from the elements”.

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Good Screen / Viewfinder

Four customers wrote that the Sony HDR-PJ620 had a good screen. Jpfa said “From turning on (by flicking out the screen) to recording is lightning quick, though there is some slowdown when the memory card gets a bit full” in their review of this camcorder and gave the product a rating of 6 stars. Bob Sherunkle said in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “Touch screen colour is vivid” and rated it 6 stars. Dizzy Rascal said “It was an ex display camera at only £249.00” and gave the product a rating of 5 stars.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

Sony released the HDR-PJ620 in April 2017.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrpj620bceh16gbcase, discounts os035gf, discounts os035ns, sony 7630952k, sony os035gf
Barcodes 04548736000704, 04548736000711

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