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Sony PJ440 Camcorder

9.2MP 1/5 235g Feb 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Sony has good reviews for its camcorders
Nice design
Does not have good technical guidance

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Reviews

Sony Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

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


Focusing

Has a Face Detection

The Sony PJ440 has a face detection, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since April 2017.


Image Sensor

Very Low Optical Sensor Resolution

Camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder have optical sensor resolutions of between 2,200,000 pixels and 5,000,000 pixels, and the average optical sensor resolution is 3,000,000 pixels. The Sony PJ440 has a quite low optical sensor resolution (only 2,290,000 pixels) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size on similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Still Image

Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Sony PJ440 is 640 x 480. That's 85% less still image resolution than the most common still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080 (which is also supported by this video camera). This camcorder also support a still image resolution(s) of 4032 x 2272 and 3024 x 2272.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) is actually the worst supported still image resolution amongst all video cameras of this age and spec.

A 4608 x 3456 still image resolution(s) is the best supported still image resolution across similar types of camcorder.

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Support

Does Not Have Good Technical Guidance

One person who reviewed the product considered that it did not have good technical guidance. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Lens cover is manual” and scored the Sony PJ440 2 stars out of 5.


Camera

Quite Small Minimum Illumination

With a minimum illumination of only 3 lux, the Sony PJ440 has a fairly small minimum illumination compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder. The minimum illuminations of medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago range from 0.3lx to 15lx.

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Good Zoom

Two customers mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good zoom. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Great Zoom” however despite that they scored it 40 out of 100. Bhphotovideo.com also wrote “Zoom rangeperformance” in their review.

One person wrote in their reviews that this camcorder had a good image stabiliser. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Good Image Stabilization”.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony PJ440 has an AC adapter included. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder also have an AC adapter included.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony PJ440 has a batteries included, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The Sony PJ440 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony PJ440 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Light

The Sony PJ440 has a built-in light. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder do not have a built-in light.

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Design

Nice Design

One person said in their reviews that the Sony PJ440 was good looking.

Good Quality

Two customers who reviewed it agreed that it was good quality. Bhphotovideo.com mentioned “Great Picture Quality” in their review of this camcorder. Vasanth gave it a rating of 4 stars out of 5 and wrote “Video quality is pretty good” in their Sony PJ440 review.


Display

Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony PJ440 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar age and spec to this camcorder.

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Average Display Diagonal

The Sony PJ440 has a pretty average display diagonal (2.7 inches) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 2.7" screen size camcorders and we think the HDR-CX400E ($297.99), and the HDR-CX240 ($189) both from Sony or the Samsung F90BN ($245.95) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Other Features

Features USB Connectivity

The Sony PJ440 features USB connectivity. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec also feature USB connectivity.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Sony PJ440 has a self-timer. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder also have a self-timer.

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony PJ440 supports near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Sony PJ440 features wi-Fi, as do most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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Projector

Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The Sony PJ440 has a built-in projector. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years do not have a built-in projector.

It may also be worth considering one of the other camcorders with a built-in projector currently available including the PJ200E, or the HDR-PJ330 both from Sony which has better reviews.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Sony PJ440 supports HDMI, as do most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder.

Alternative camcorders which support HDMI currently available which you might want to consider include the Vixia HF S30, or the EOS C300 both from Canon or the Samsung QF20 which has better reviews.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Sony PJ440 has a DC-in jack. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder also have a DC-in jack.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Sony PJ440 has a composite video out, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to this video camera.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Sony PJ440 is Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type also are Full HD.

We compared this camcorder to all the other Full HD video cameras and we think the Vixia HF S30, and the EOS C500 both from Canon or the ION The Game ActION ($244.99) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

The average bitrate at maximum video resolution of video cameras of a similar age and type to this camcorder is 32 Mbit/s, and the bitrate at maximum video resolutions range from 9 Mbit/s to 50 Mbit/s. The Sony PJ440 has one of the bigger bitrate at maximum video resolutions (50 megabits per second) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 1280 x 720|1440 x 1080|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony PJ440 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to this video camera also have an image stabilizer.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an image stabilizer and we think the Canon Vixia HF S30, the Toshiba Camileo P25, and the ION Air Pro Lite WiFi ActION ($46.85) which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of medium total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago range from 2x to 1,800x. With a digital zoom of 350 times zoom factor, the Sony PJ440 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

Alternative 350x (digital) camcorders currently available which you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the HDR-CX330 ($425.98), or the HDR-PJ330 both from Sony.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

The maximum focal lengths (35mm film equiv) of camcorders of this age and type range from 2.7mm to 2,300mm, and the average maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) is 630mm. At 984 millimeters, the Sony PJ440 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Average Optical Zoom

The Sony PJ440 has a relatively typical optical zoom (30 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 30x (optical) video cameras to this video camera and we think the HDR-CX400E ($297.99), and the HDR-PJ540 ($549) both from Sony which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

At 235 grams, the Sony PJ440 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to this video camera.

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Other Camcorders to Consider

Canon C100 vs Sony PJ440

Canon C100 vs Sony PJ440
Canon C100 Sony PJ440
$ 672.41 $0.00
11x Smaller Minimum Illumination
Higher Maximum Aperture Value
82% Higher Display Resolution
Newer by Four Months
Significantly Shorter Maximum Focal Length
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Sony PJ670 vs Sony PJ440

Sony PJ670 vs Sony PJ440
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$ 695.23 $0.00
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Hugely Bigger Maximum Fash Memory Capacity
12 ANSI Lumens Brighter Projector Brightness
Moderately Larger Screen Size
Appreciably Lower User Review Score
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