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Sony HDR-PJ650

74

Overall Score

Sony HDR-PJ650

Sony HDR-PJ650
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A good spec and critically acclaimed 12x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution camcorder
12x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 20.4MP 1" Jan 2013
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Sony HDR-PJ650 Review

With excellent reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-PJ650 number 220 across all camcorders.
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35 Reviews
79
Features
Good Features
74
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 74?

It has superb expert reviews and great user reviews with 100% of buyers recommending this video camera to others.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer video cameras 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 good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Has an image stabilizer
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Sony HDR-PJ650 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

Across all the camcorders the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. The HDR-PJ650's total megapixels of 20.4MP is very big compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 96% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The HDR-PJ650's optical sensor size of 0.256" is pretty standard compared to most other camcorders. It is larger than 53% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The HDR-PJ650's optical zoom of 12x is pretty average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 45% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The average weight of all camcorders is 570g, with the lightest being 50g and the heaviest being 7.5kg. The weight of the HDR-PJ650 of 450g is heavier than 72% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Resolution

This camcorder has a max video resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD)|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly found resolution on video cameras.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HDR-PJ650 has an image stabilizer, as do 69% of camcorders.

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4512 X 3384 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HDR-PJ650 is 4512 x 3384. That's over seven times the resolution of a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by camcorders. Across all camcorders the worst resolution is 640 x 360 and the best is 4912 x 3680.

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Supports HDMI

HDMI

The Sony HDR-PJ650 supports HDMI, as do 70% of camcorders.

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Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the HDR-PJ650 of 160x is relatively average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 49% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Sony HDR-PJ650 of 3" is fairly standard compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 73% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-PJ650 has a face detection. 70% of camcorders do not have a face detection.

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Tripod Mountable

The HDR-PJ650 is tripod mountable. 86% of video cameras are not tripod mountable.

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Features Smile Detection

The HDR-PJ650 features smile detection. 89% of camcorders do not feature smile detection.

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Higher Than Average Maximum Aperture Number

The Sony HDR-PJ650's maximum aperture number of 10 is higher than average when compared to most other camcorders. It is in the highest 7% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The lowest maximum aperture number of camcorders is 1.6, the highest is 38, and the average maximum aperture number is 5.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Sony HDR-PJ650 has a built-in flash, unlike 86% of video cameras which do not have a built-in flash.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Sony HDR-PJ650 has a shoe mounting point, which is unusual. 95% of camcorders do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ650 is Full HD. 70% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Has a Built-In Projector

The HDR-PJ650 has a built-in projector. 96% of camcorders do not have a built-in projector.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony HDR-PJ650 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of camcorders.

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Features Manual Focus

The HDR-PJ650 features manual focus, unlike 89% of video cameras which do not feature manual focus.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

sony hdrpj650vediyg, HDRPJ650VE.CEN, 4905524924701, sony 204mp, hdrpj650e

Barcodes:

00027242863521, 00905524924701, 04905524924701, 05013493231597

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