Six people said in their reviews that this camcorder had a good lens. Pierre29 said “There's no barrel distortion and the combination of a large sensor and wide lens aperture produces excellent pictures in low light levels”. Edward Debuse said on Amazon “A 26mm wide angle lens gives a superb wide field of view while filming” in his review of this camcorder. Dr. Paul Ell mentioned in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “These features, in brief, include a sophisticated lens with anti-camera shake mounting”.
Four people who purchased the product agreed that it had a good zoom. Pierre29 mentioned in their Sony HDR-PJ810E review “The wide angle zoom lens is superb, enabling me to shoot groups of people in small rooms for weddings, committee meetings, childrens' parties etc” and gave it a rating of 7 stars. Mr. A. Poole said on Amazon two years ago “My only other minor gripe is that zoom control is clumsy compared to the flexible” in their review of the Sony HDR-PJ810E.
Three people mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Chopin wrote “Image stabilization is superb, projector is awesome”. Marty63 mentioned on Argos.co.uk two years ago “Image Stabilisation is fantastic and requires very little work afterwards”. Gary P gave the product a rating of 8 stars and he wrote in his review of this camcorder on Amazon “This new unit is the best yet with excellent high quality and detailed pictures with the best image stabilisation I have ever used”.