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Sony PJ200E Camcorder

5.7MP 1/5 210g May 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Nice design
Good technical features
Average expert reviews
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Reviews

Sony Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,270 user and expert reviews (including 383 verified purchases), Sony has good reviews for its camcorders. Sony also has good reviews specifically for its medium total megapixels camcorders compared to other brands. 88% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Average Expert Reviews

On average, based on two expert reviews from sites including PC Mag and Good Gear Guide.com.au the average expert rating of this video camera is 65 out of 100.


Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Sony PJ200E features smile detection, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Has a Face Detection

The Sony PJ200E has a face detection. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as this camcorder also have a face detection.

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Sony released the PJ200E.


Image Sensor

Quite Low Effective Megapixels (image)

With an effective megapixels (image) of only 1.31 megapixels, the Sony PJ200E has one of the lower effective megapixels (image) amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. The average effective megapixels (image) of video cameras that were released around the same time as this video camera is 7.6MP, and the effective megapixels (image) range from 1.3MP to 21MP.

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Very Low Effective Megapixels (movie)

The average effective megapixels (movie) of video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera is 4.6MP, and the effective megapixels (movie) range from 0.49MP to 9.9MP. At only 1.31 megapixels, the Sony PJ200E has a quite low effective megapixels (movie) compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many camcorders of a similar age and type to it.

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Lens System

Quite Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The Sony PJ200E has a quite long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) (1,320 millimeter) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. Video cameras of a similar age and spec to this video camera have maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of between 2.7mm and 2,300mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 630mm.

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Quite Low Maximum Aperture Number

The Sony PJ200E has a very low maximum aperture number (only 1.8) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. The maximum aperture numbers of camcorders of this type and age range from 1.8 to 34, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.8.

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Fairly Long Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 36 millimeters, the Sony PJ200E has a fairly long minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other video cameras of this spec and age. Across all the similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera the minimum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) range from 1.8mm to 40mm, and the average minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 26mm.

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Quite High Minimum Aperture Number

The average minimum aperture number of medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder is 2.4. The Sony PJ200E has one of the higher minimum aperture numbers (3.2) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

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Average Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 300 times zoom factor, the Sony PJ200E has a fairly average digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

Other 300x (digital) camcorders currently available that you might also want to consider include the Samsung HMX-H304 which has better reviews.

If this video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the HDR-CX220 (320x), the HDR-PJ240 (320x), or the HDR-CX240 ($189.00) (320x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Sony PJ200E has a fairly standard optical zoom (25 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this video camera.

Video cameras with a bigger optical zoom that might be worth looking at include the HDR-CX240 ($189.00) (27x), the HDR-PJ240 (27x), or the HDR-PJ260E (30x) all from Sony which also has a higher rating.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony PJ200E has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera.

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Display

Has a Touchscreen

The Sony PJ200E has a touchscreen. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also have a touchscreen.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Sony PJ200E has a fairly typical display diagonal compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

If you want a video camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Sony HDR-PJ260E (3" and higher rated), the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 (3" and higher rated), or the Panasonic HM-TA20 (3" and higher rated).

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony PJ200E has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony PJ200E has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to this camcorder.

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White Balance

Features Outdoor White Balance

The Sony PJ200E features outdoor white balance. Most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also feature outdoor white balance.

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Features Indoor White Balance

The Sony PJ200E features indoor white balance, as do most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to this video camera.

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Features Onepush White Balance

The Sony PJ200E features onepush white balance, as do most of the other video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Other Features

Features Manual Focus

The Sony PJ200E features manual focus. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years also feature manual focus.

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Features

Good Technical Features

Two owners agreed that it had good features. Glaucio Franco scored the product 8 stars and mentioned on Amazon “It work perfectly! I highly recommend this product! The design, quality, features and the very high quality technology in a renowned brand!” in their Sony PJ200E review.


Flash

Has a Built-In Light

The Sony PJ200E has a built-in light, which is unusual. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to this camcorder do not have a built-in light.

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Has a Built-In Flash

The Sony PJ200E has a built-in flash. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type do not have a built-in flash.

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Projector

Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The Sony PJ200E has a built-in projector, which is unusual. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder do not have a built-in projector.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with a built-in projector and we think the HDR-PJ330, and the HDR-PJ240 both from Sony or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Camera

Features Progressive Scan

The Sony PJ200E features progressive scan. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also feature progressive scan.

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Features Back Light Compensation

The Sony PJ200E features back light compensation. Most of the other camcorders of this type and age also feature back light compensation.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Sony PJ200E supports HDMI, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

Alternative video cameras which support HDMI currently available which you might want to consider include the Canon Vixia HF S30, the Samsung HMX-QF30WN, or the Sony HDR-PJ330 which has better reviews.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Sony PJ200E has a DC-in jack. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Sony PJ200E has a composite video out. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder also have a composite video out.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

The Sony PJ200E does not support PictBridge. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago also do not support PictBridge.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Sony PJ200E is Full HD. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years also are Full HD.

Other Full HD camcorders currently available that you might also want to consider include because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF S30, or the EOS C100 both from Canon or the Samsung HMX-H304.

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HD-Ready

The Sony PJ200E is HD-Ready, as are most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 720 x 480|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently supported video resolutions on video cameras of this age and type.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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25x Optical Zoom

One owner wrote in their reviews that the Sony PJ200E had a good zoom. Pc Mag mentioned on PC Mag five years ago “25x optical zoom”.


Design

Nice Design

Two owners thought the product was neat. Expert review site Goodgearguide.com.au wrote “Capture some neat footage during the day, then at night project the results on an empty wall wherever you happen to be s” in their review of this camcorder. Musnt-Grumble mentioned “Small neat and very light, Recommend this camcorder, from a great trusted brand”.

Robust

Two people who reviewed the product thought it was well made. Five years ago expert website Pcmag.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and wrote “The Sony HDR-PJ200 is an entry-level digital camcorder with a fun and easy-to-use projector built right in.”. Goodgearguide.com.au mentioned “The Sony HDR-PJ200E is a tiny camcorder with a built in projector”.

Good Quality Recording

Three customers who reviewed the Sony PJ200E concluded that it was good quality. Good Gear Guide.com.au mentioned in their Sony PJ200E review “Good quality recording” nonetheless they scored it 1 stars. Five years ago Goodgearguide.com.au said on expert review site Good Gear Guide.com.au “Its capture quality is more than decent”. Musnt-Grumble wrote in their review of this camcorder “The picture quality is excellent too all functions are easy to use”.

Built-In Projector is Fun to Use

Two customers who purchased the Sony PJ200E reckoned that it was easy to use. Five years ago Good Gear Guide.com.au wrote “Built-in projector is fun to use” in their review of the Sony PJ200E.


Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 210 grams, the Sony PJ200E has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers sony hdrpj200s, sony hdrpj200e
Barcodes 00027242842250, 00027242842267, 03610170780915, 04905524856460, 04905524856477, 04905524856484, 07501450771029, 08427247081074

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