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Sony PJ440
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Sony PJ440 Camcorder

9.2MP 1/5.8 235g CMOS Feb 2015
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9 Reasons For

Sony Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Sony medium sensor size video cameras have good reviews on average and across all camcorders Sony is one of the superior brands.

Has an Image Stabiliser

The Sony PJ440 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for more than a year do not have an image stabiliser.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an image stabiliser and we think the Sony PJ670 ($459.49) is also worth considering.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Sony PJ440 has an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also have an HDMI port.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative video cameras with an HDMI port currently available including the easypix DVC2712, or the Canon C100 DAF ($538.75) which has better reviews.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an HDMI port to this video camera and we think the Sony PJ670 ($459.49) is also worth considering.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Sony PJ440 has a built-in display. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the PJ440 also have a built-in display.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think because of it's better review score, the easypix DVC2712, and the Canon C100 DAF ($538.75) is also worth considering.

Other camcorders which also have a built-in display that you might also want to look at include the Sony PJ670 ($459.49).

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Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

Unlike most of the other camcorders of this type and age which do not have a built-in projector, the Sony PJ440 has a built-in projector.

It is worth also looking at other video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the Sony PJ670 ($459.49).

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Very Low Minimum Aperture

The minimum apertures of video cameras of this spec and age range from 1.8 to 4. At only 1.8, the Sony PJ440 has a fairly low minimum aperture compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the PJ440.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Sony PJ440 supports a higher video resolution than most camcorders of a similar type and age to it. This Sony video camera supports a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution, whereas most camcorders that are a comparable age to it support a 1280 x 720 pixels video resolution. This video camera also supports a video resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels. Across all comparable spec video cameras that came out more than a year ago the best video resolution is 3840 x 2160 pixels and the worst is 640 x 360 pixels.

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MS Micro (M2) Memory Card

MS Micro (M2) memory card

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Auto Focus Adjustment

This camcorder has an Auto/Manual focus adjustment, which is the most frequently found focus adjustment on video cameras that have been around for more than a year.

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8 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Sony PJ440 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were launched more than a year ago also do not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens which you might want to look at including the Canon C100 DAF ($538.75).

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Not 3D Compatible

The Sony PJ440 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Sony PJ440 does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to the PJ440 also do not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

The Sony PJ440 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Very Dim Projector Brightness

With a projector brightness of only 13 ANSI lumens, the Sony PJ440 has one of the dimmer projector brightness amongst camcorders of this age. Across all the video cameras of this age and type the projector brightness range from 13 ANSI lumens to 50 ANSI lumens.

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

The smallest internal storage capacity of video cameras of this age and spec is 8GB and the largest is 130GB. With an internal storage capacity of only 8 gigabytes, the Sony PJ440 has one of the smaller internal storage capacities amongst video cameras of this age.

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Very Low Display Resolution

The display resolutions of video cameras of this age and spec range from 230,000 pixels to 1,600,000 pixels. With a display resolution of only 230,400 pixels, the Sony PJ440 has one of the lower display resolutions amongst video cameras of this age.

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Very Small Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

With a bitrate at maximum video resolution of only 50 megabits per second, the Sony PJ440 has one of the smaller bitrates at maximum video resolution amongst camcorders of this age. The bitrates at maximum video resolution of video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the PJ440 range from 50 Mbit/s to 100 Mbit/s, and the average bitrate at maximum video resolution is 75 Mbit/s.

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8 Other reasons to consider the Sony PJ440

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar spec and age to it.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this video camera was released.

Average Digital Zoom

At 350 times zoom factor, the Sony PJ440 has a fairly typical digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to the PJ440.

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Average Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of 30 times zoom factor, the Sony PJ440 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the PJ440.

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Average Weight

At 235 grams, the Sony PJ440 has a relatively standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the PJ440.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 2.7 inches, the Sony PJ440 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

There are a number of alternative 2.7" screen size video cameras currently available that you might also want to look at including because of it's better review score, the easypix DVC2712.

If this Sony video camera screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony PJ670 ($459.49) (3").

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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1/5.8" Optical Sensor Size

This video camera has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Optical Sensor Resolution
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Minimum Aperture Number
Minimum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)
Maximum Aperture Number
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Internal Storage Capacity
Flash Memory
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Camera File System
Focusing
Closest Focusing Distance
Face Detection
Normal Focusing Range
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
Light Exposure Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Vari-Angle LCD Display
Display Aspect Ratio
Camera
Camcorder Type
Image Processor
Minimum Illumination
Self-Timer Delay
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
DC-In Jack
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Networking
Wi-Fi
Near Field Communication (NFC)
Battery
Battery Type
Number of Batteries Supported
Charging Source
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
USB Connectivity
Projector
Built-In Projector
Screen Size Compatibility
Projector Brightness
Native Resolution
Minimum Projection Distance
Technical Details
Self-Timer
USB Charging

User Reviews

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Could they have missed a more important feature than the "pause" button in the video recording mode? Now, you have to link your videos together everytime you stop and start because they are all in... Read more…

Good Image Stabilization
Good in Low Light
Great Picture Quality
Great Sound
Great Zoom
Complicated To Operate
Lens cover is manual
Reviewed 9 December 2015 by Vasanth
Vasanth would recommend the Sony HDR-PJ440 (Verified Purchase)

Video quality is pretty good. And the projector feature is very nice...

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Canon C100 Mark II vs Sony PJ440

Canon C100 Mark II vs Sony PJ440
Canon C100 Mark II Sony PJ440
$ $397.99
11x Smaller Minimum Illumination
Higher Maximum Aperture Value
82% Higher Display Resolution
Newer by Four Months
Significantly Shorter Maximum Focal Length
890g Heavier

Sony PJ670 vs Sony PJ440

Sony PJ670 vs Sony PJ440
Sony PJ670 Sony PJ440
$ 459.49 $397.99
Larger Internal Storage Capacity
Hugely Bigger Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
12 ANSI Lumens Brighter Projector Brightness
Moderately Larger Screen Size
$62 More Expensive
Appreciably Lower User Review Score
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