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Sony HDR-PJ820

A 4 year old 24.5 megapixel 1 video camera with average features
24.5MP 1/3.95" Yes 460g Jan 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date

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Sony HDR-PJ820 Review

With average features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-PJ820 number 368 across all camcorders.
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Average Features
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Overall Score
38
Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 39?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest video cameras 2017.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a handheld remote control
Full HD
Heavy
Only 1" optical sensor size

Sony HDR-PJ820 Video Reviews


Sony HDR-PJ820 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Heavy

The Sony HDR-PJ820 is fairly heavy (460 grams) compared to most of the other camcorders. Video cameras have weights of between 50g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 530g.

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Only 1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/3.95|1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The HDR-PJ820 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Full HD

Full HD

The HDR-PJ820 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders also are Full HD.

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Has a Built-In Projector

The HDR-PJ820 has a built-in projector. Most of the other camcorders do not have a built-in projector.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-PJ820 has a face detection, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Fairly Big Total Megapixels

The HDR-PJ820 has one of the biggest total megapixels (24.5 megapixels) amongst camcorders of this age. Across all the camcorders the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 210MP, and the average total megapixels is 8.2MP.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The Sony HDR-PJ820 has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other camcorders.

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Features Smile Detection

The HDR-PJ820 features smile detection, as do most of the other video cameras.

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Very Small Optical Zoom

At only 12 times zoom factor, the Sony HDR-PJ820 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders. The average optical zoom of camcorders is 25x.

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Average Digital Zoom

At 160 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ820 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders.

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Features Manual Focus

The HDR-PJ820 features manual focus. Most of the other camcorders also feature manual focus.

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Two times lighter
15x bigger optical zoom
Bigger digital zoom
Smaller total megapixels

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