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Sony HDR-PJ810
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Sony HDRPJ810B Camcorder

$1,393.21
24.5MP 1/3 460g Jan 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
One industry award
Good product quality
Reasonably priced
31 Reviews + 1 Award
altomdata.dk Recommended
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Reviews

One Industry Award

Websites Altomdata.dk concluded that concluded that they would recommend this Sony video camera and gave it their "Recommended" award.

Excellent Expert Reviews

This video camera received an expert rating of 90 out of 100 from altomdata.dk. The video camera expert review sites think this Sony video camera is one of the better video cameras of this type and age.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 29 owner reviews this big total megapixels camcorder has an outstanding overall owner rating. Over 86% of reviewers gave this camcorder the highest possible rating of 5 stars. This puts this Sony camcorder in the top 13% of all the camcorders of this age and spec when ranked by average owner review score.

Good Brand

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

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The HDR-PJ810 supports near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Features Wi-Fi

The HDR-PJ810 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Support Bluetooth

The Sony HDR-PJ810 does not support bluetooth, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder also do not support bluetooth.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Sony released the HDR-PJ810.


Display

Has a Touchscreen

The HDR-PJ810 has a touchscreen. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as this video camera also have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a fairly typical display diagonal (3 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Projector

Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The HDR-PJ810 has a built-in projector, unlike most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder which do not have a built-in projector.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Light

The HDR-PJ810 has a built-in light, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Flash

The HDR-PJ810 does not have a built-in flash, unlike most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this video camera.

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Still Image

6592 X 3712 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the HDR-PJ810 is 6592 x 3712 pixels. That's over two times the maximum image resolution of the most common maximum image resolution of 3680 x 2760 pixels. The worst maximum image resolution of all comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder is 640 x 480 pixels and the best is 6784 x 3816 pixels.

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Packaging Content

Has a Handheld Remote Control

The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a handheld remote control. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years also have a handheld remote control.

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Has an AC Adapter Included

The HDR-PJ810 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a batteries included, as do most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

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White Balance

Features Onepush White Balance

The HDR-PJ810 features onepush white balance. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also feature onepush white balance.

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Features Outdoor White Balance

The Sony HDR-PJ810 features outdoor white balance. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also feature outdoor white balance.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The Sony HDR-PJ810 features indoor white balance, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Sony HDR-PJ810 features smile detection. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this camcorder also feature smile detection.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-PJ810 has a face detection. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also have a face detection.

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Camera

Has a Remotely Operated

The HDR-PJ810 has a remotely operated. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to this video camera also have a remotely operated.

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Design

Good Product Quality

Ten people who purchased the Sony HDR-PJ810 agreed that it was good quality. Two years ago John Holford said “Great quality”. James Long said “That picture quality is top notch good for taking pictures aswell this a must buy for anyone looking a really good camcorder/camera” and rated it 8 stars. Two years ago Gary P wrote “This new unit is the best yet with excellent high quality and detailed pictures with the best image stabilisation I have ever used” and gave it a score of 9 stars.

Nice Design

Two owners who bought it reckoned that it was good looking. Samantha Cloot said on Amazon “Pretty easy to use”. Dr. Paul Ell said “It's pretty impressive”.

One customer who purchased it said that it was smooth. Scott Dawson mentioned in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “The stabilisation system is so good allowing smooth walking or running shots without the need for further stabilisation equipment”.

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Robust

Two customers thought it was well made. Dr. Paul Ell mentioned in his review of this camcorder “Most notably of all a built in projector” and rated this camcorder 7 stars. Dr. Paul Ell also wrote “First, I think it's worth stressing that the camera has 32Gb of storage built in” in his review.

Easy to Use

Four customers considered that this camcorder was easy to use. Dr. Paul Ell mentioned three years ago “To be honest the sound is a bit of a letdown here - it simply cannot be set at a sufficiently loud level using the camera speaker” in his review of the Sony HDR-PJ810.


Video

Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ810 is Full HD. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also are Full HD.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolutions on big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on camcorders of a similar spec and age to it.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HDR-PJ810 supports HDMI. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera also support HDMI.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The HDR-PJ810 has a composite video out. Most of the other video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder also have a composite video out.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a headphone outputs, as do most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has a Microphone in

The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a microphone in, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this camcorder.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The HDR-PJ810 does not support PictBridge. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also do not support PictBridge.

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Lens System

Has an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony HDR-PJ810 has an interchangeable lens, which is unusual. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony HDR-PJ810 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have an image stabilizer.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The HDR-PJ810 has a fairly big digital zoom (160 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this video camera. Across all the comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago the digital zooms range from 2x to 1,500x.

If this big total megapixels camcorder digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-W850 ($1,020.99) (1,500x) which is also higher rated.

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Supports Wide Angle Lens System

The HDR-PJ810 supports wide angle lens system. Most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to this video camera also support wide angle lens system.

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Very Short Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At only 2.9 millimeters, the HDR-PJ810 has a fairly short minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. Across all the video cameras of this age and spec the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 2.7mm to 92mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 30mm.

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Very Short Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

With a maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of only 34.8 millimeters, the Sony HDR-PJ810 has one of the shorter maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) amongst video cameras of this age. The shortest maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) of camcorders of this age and spec is 2.7mm and the longest is 730mm.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 12 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-PJ810 has a relatively average optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec.

We compared this video camera to all the other 12x (optical) camcorders and we think the Panasonic HC-X920 ($699.00) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this camcorder optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HC-W850 ($1,020.99) (20x) which also has a higher rating.

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Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who bought it wrote that it was quiet. Dr. Paul Ell said in his Sony HDR-PJ810 review “It's always an option to keep quiet” .

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony HDR-PJ810 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-PJ810 has a built-in microphone. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also have a built-in microphone.

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

One owner who purchased it considered that it had good technical guidance.


Features

Good Technical Features

Three customers thought it had good features. James Long mentioned two years ago “Love it what a brilliant product it has so many features” and scored it 4 stars. William Khor said three years ago “Why bother to buy the latter when there are more features in PJ810E” in his review of this camcorder. Dmoggy mentioned “Fantastic quality pictures and a superb array of easily accessed features and manual controls” and scored it 6 stars.


Good Screen / Viewfinder

Two people who reviewed it agreed that it had a good screen. William Khor said in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “The projector just work fine and display are equally good” and rated it 6 stars. Three years ago Dr. Paul Ell mentioned “It will display a good three or four foot image on a nearby wall” in his review of this camcorder.

Good Quality Lens

Three people who reviewed the Sony HDR-PJ810 agreed that it had a good image stabiliser. C E Gosling said “The stabilisation system works well in my not-too-steady hands”.

Three owners who reviewed this camcorder concluded that it had a good lens. Last year Amazon Customer said “At the highest zoom setting the floating lens gives a very steady picture” and gave this camcorder a rating of 7 stars. Dr. Paul Ell mentioned “The lens housing is incredible” in his review of this camcorder. Dr. Paul Ell also said “These features, in brief, include a sophisticated lens with anti-camera shake mounting” in his review.

One customer said in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Two years ago Mr. A. Poole rated it 5 stars and wrote “My only other minor gripe is that zoom control is clumsy compared to the flexible” in their review of this camcorder.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Two owners who reviewed it thought it was compact. M F M said on Amazon “Compact and projector is great” in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ810. Three years ago Dr. Paul Ell said on Amazon “A top of the range HD camcorder from Sony that's remarkably compact bearing in mind the features it has” in his Sony HDR-PJ810 review.

Average Weight

At 460 grams, the Sony HDR-PJ810 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Sony HDR-PJ810 is 1". That's 11% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1.8".

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrpj810b
Barcodes 04905524968873, 04905524968880, 05013493246188, 05054230863282

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Panasonic HC-W850 vs Sony HDR-PJ810

Panasonic HC-W850 vs Sony HDR-PJ810
Panasonic HC-W850 Sony HDR-PJ810
$ 1,020.99 $1,393.21
$372 Cheaper
Smaller Minimum Illumination
90% Bigger Digital Zoom
A Lot Bigger Optical Zoom
Lower Display Resolution
11.74MP Smaller Sensor Size

Sony PXW-Z100 vs Sony HDR-PJ810

Sony PXW-Z100 vs Sony HDR-PJ810
Sony PXW-Z100 Sony HDR-PJ810
$ 4,499.00 $1,393.21
4 Times Higher Maximum Video Resolution
SDXC Memory Card
Twice the Optical Sensor Size
Two USB 2.0 Ports
$3,106 More Expensive
Heavier

Canon XA10 vs Sony HDR-PJ810

Canon XA10 vs Sony HDR-PJ810
Canon XA10 Sony HDR-PJ810
$ $1,393.21
Vastly Smaller Minimum Illumination
Slightly Better Expert Reviews
270.2mm Longer Maximum Focal Length
15% Larger Screen Size
Smaller Digital Zoom
Significantly Smaller Sensor Size
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