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Sony HDR-PJ820

70

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Sony HDR-PJ820

Sony HDR-PJ820
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A good spec but 4 year old 12x optical zoom 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution video camera
12x 1920 X 1080 (Full HD) Pixels 24.5MP 1" Jan 2014
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Sony HDR-PJ820 Review

With very good features, we have ranked the Sony HDR-PJ820 number 489 across all camcorders.
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70
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 70?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest video cameras 2018.
This camcorder has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Bigger than average total megapixels
Has a built-in microphone
Heavier than average

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Sony HDR-PJ820 In-Depth Analysis

Features

Bigger Than Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the Sony HDR-PJ820 of 24.5MP is very big compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 2% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature. The smallest total megapixels of camcorders is 0.3MP, the biggest is 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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Average Optical Sensor Size

The HDR-PJ820's optical sensor size of 0.253" is relatively typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 44% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Average Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the HDR-PJ820 of 12x is fairly typical compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 58% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Heavier Than Average

The HDR-PJ820's weight of 460g is heavier than 74% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. Camcorders have weights of between 50g and 7.5kg, and the average weight is 570g.

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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 typical of many video cameras.

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Average Digital Zoom

The HDR-PJ820's digital zoom of 160x is fairly standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the biggest 48% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HDR-PJ820 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of video cameras.

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Has a Face Detection

The HDR-PJ820 has a face detection, unlike 70% of video cameras which do not have a face detection.

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Has a Built-In Projector

The HDR-PJ820 has a built-in projector, which is unusual. 96% of camcorders do not have a built-in projector.

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Has a Shoe Mounting Point

The HDR-PJ820 has a shoe mounting point, unlike 95% of camcorders which do not have a shoe mounting point.

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Features Manual Focus

The Sony HDR-PJ820 features manual focus, unlike 88% of camcorders which do not feature manual focus.

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Full HD

The Sony HDR-PJ820 is Full HD, as are 70% of video cameras.

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Features Smile Detection

The HDR-PJ820 features smile detection, which is unusual. 89% of video cameras do not feature smile detection.

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Has a Handheld Remote Control

The HDR-PJ820 has a handheld remote control. 92% of camcorders do not have a handheld remote control.

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Sony HDR-PJ820 - Other Camcorders Worth Considering

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15x bigger optical zoom
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