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Sony HDR-PJ820
Sony HDR-PJ820
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Sony HDR-PJ820 Camcorder

24.5MP 1/3 460g Jan 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Good brand
Full HD
Does not support HDMI

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Reviews

Good Brand

We calculated the average ratings for all Sony video cameras and also specifically for Sony big total megapixels video cameras and found that in both cases Sony had good ratings compared to other manufacturers.


Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Sony HDR-PJ820 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the HDR-PJ820 also are Full HD.

We compared all the other Full HD camcorders to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-X920 ($699) is also worth considering.

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Lens System

Quite Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HDR-PJ820 is 2x, the biggest is 1,500x, and the average digital zoom is 170x. The Sony HDR-PJ820 has a quite big digital zoom (160 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ820.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 12 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ820 has a fairly average optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HDR-PJ820.

We compared all the other 12x (optical) video cameras to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HC-X920 ($699) is also worth considering.

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Projector

Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

Unlike most of the other big total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the HDR-PJ820 which do not have a built-in projector, the HDR-PJ820 has a built-in projector.

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Support HDMI

The HDR-PJ820 does not support HDMI, unlike most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

It is worth considering other camcorders which also support HDMI including the Panasonic HC-X920 ($699) which also has a higher rating.

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Display

Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The HDR-PJ820 does not have a built-in display, unlike most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HDR-PJ820.

Other video cameras which also have a built-in display that you might want to consider include the Panasonic HC-X920 ($699) which is also higher rated.

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Other Features

Not Waterproof

Most video cameras of this spec and age are not waterproof. The Sony HDR-PJ820 is no exception to this as it is also not waterproof.

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Other

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when this Sony video camera was released.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 460 grams, the HDR-PJ820 has a fairly standard weight compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Panasonic HC-X920 ($699) (189g) which is also higher rated.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/3.95" optical sensor size, which is the most commonly found optical sensor size on video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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