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Sony HDR-PJ820 Review
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
Only 1" optical sensor size
Sony HDR-PJ820 Video Reviews
Sony HDR-PJ820 In-Depth Analysis
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.
Only 1" Optical Sensor Size
This camcorder has a 1/3.95|1" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders.
Has a Handheld Remote Control
The HDR-PJ820 has a handheld remote control, as do most of the other camcorders.
The HDR-PJ820 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders also are Full HD.
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.
Has a Face Detection
The HDR-PJ820 has a face detection, as do most of the other camcorders.
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.
Has a Shoe Mounting Point
The Sony HDR-PJ820 has a shoe mounting point, as do most of the other camcorders.
Features Smile Detection
The HDR-PJ820 features smile detection, as do most of the other video cameras.
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.
Average Digital Zoom
At 160 times zoom factor, the HDR-PJ820 has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders.
Features Manual Focus
The HDR-PJ820 features manual focus. Most of the other camcorders also feature manual focus.