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Sony PJ670 Camcorder

$695.23
9.2MP 1/5 325g Feb 2015
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
Sony has good video camera reviews
Good image stabiliser
Easy to use
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Reviews

Sony Has Good Video Camera Reviews

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


Design

Easy to Use

One customer who bought it said that it was easy to use. Two years ago Bhphotovideo.com wrote in their review of the Sony PJ670 “Easy to Use”.

Good Product Quality

Three people who reviewed it mentioned that it was good quality. Brett Higgins wrote “I just bought the Sony a6000 which I am loving and has great image quality for stills and video” however despite that he only rated it 20 out of 100. Jack mentioned “Nice and light little camcorder with good quality images” in his review of this camcorder.


Good Image Stabiliser

One person said in their reviews that it had a good image stabiliser. Bhphotovideo.com wrote “Good Image Stabilization” but even so they gave it a score of 20 out of 100.


Display

Quite Large Display Diagonal

Video cameras that came out more than two years ago have display diagonals of between 1.5" and 4", and the average display diagonal is 2.8". With a display diagonal of 3 inches, the Sony PJ670 has one of the larger display diagonals amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age.

We compared this video camera to all the other 3" screen size video cameras and we think the HDR-PJ420E, and the HDR-PJ50 both from Sony or the Panasonic HM-TA2 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has a Vari-Angle LCD Display

The Sony PJ670 has a vari-angle LCD display, as do most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this video camera.

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Has a Touchscreen

The Sony PJ670 has a touchscreen, as do most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this video camera.

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Lens System

Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony PJ670 has an image stabilizer. Most of the other video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also have an image stabilizer.

Alternative video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available which you might want to look at include the Canon Vixia HF S30, or the Sony PJ440 which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

Camcorders that were launched more than two years ago have digital zooms of between 2x and 1,800x, and the average digital zoom is 160x. At 350 times zoom factor, the Sony PJ670 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

We compared all the other 350x (digital) camcorders to this video camera and we think the PJ440, the HDR-CX400E ($297.99), and the HDR-CX330 ($425.98) all from Sony which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Fairly Long Maximum Focal Length (35mm Film Equiv)

At 984 millimeters, the Sony PJ670 has a fairly long maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder. Medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as this camcorder 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 Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the video cameras of this age and type the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 6.8, and the average minimum aperture number is 2.4. At only 1.8, the Sony PJ670 has a fairly low minimum aperture number compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to this camcorder.

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Average Optical Zoom

At 30 times zoom factor, the Sony PJ670 has a pretty average optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera.

We compared all the other 30x (optical) video cameras to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the PJ440, and the HDR-PJ340 ($269.97) both from Sony or the Samsung HMX-H304 is also worth considering.

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Video

Full HD

Full HD

The Sony PJ670 is Full HD, as are most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years.

There are a number of other Full HD camcorders currently available that you might also want to consider including the Vixia HF S30, or the EOS C500 both from Canon or the Sony PJ440 which has better reviews.

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Very Big Bitrate At Maximum Video Resolution

At 50 megabits per second, the Sony PJ670 has a very big bitrate at maximum video resolution 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. Across all the video cameras of this spec and age the bitrate at maximum video resolutions range from 9 Mbit/s to 50 Mbit/s.

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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 the most frequently supported video resolutions on similar spec video cameras 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 the most commonly found maximum video resolution on video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The Sony PJ670 supports HDMI, as do most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras which support HDMI and we think because of it's better review score, the Vixia HF S30, and the EOS C500 both from Canon or the Samsung QF20 is also worth considering.

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Has a DC-In Jack

The Sony PJ670 has a DC-in jack, as do most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The Sony PJ670 has a composite video out. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years also have a composite video out.

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Projector

Has a Built-In Projector

has a built-in projector

The Sony PJ670 has a built-in projector, unlike most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to this video camera which do not have a built-in projector.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative video cameras with a built-in projector currently available including the PJ200E, the HDR-PJ330, or the PJ440 all from Sony which has better reviews.

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Networking

Supports Near Field Communication (NFC)

The Sony PJ670 supports near Field Communication (NFC), as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera.

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Features Wi-Fi

The Sony PJ670 features wi-Fi. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as this camcorder also feature wi-Fi.

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Technical Details

Has a Self-Timer

The Sony PJ670 has a self-timer. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this camcorder also have a self-timer.

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Flash

Has a Built-In Flash

The Sony PJ670 has a built-in flash. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as this video camera do not have a built-in flash.

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Focusing

Features Smile Detection

The Sony PJ670 features smile detection, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Has a Face Detection

The Sony PJ670 has a face detection. Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years also have a face detection.

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Packaging Content

Has an AC Adapter Included

The Sony PJ670 has an AC adapter included, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Sony PJ670 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 PJ670 has a built-in speaker(s), as do most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to this camcorder.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The Sony PJ670 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as this camcorder.

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Storage

Fairly Large Internal Storage Capacity

At 32 gigabytes, the Sony PJ670 has a quite large internal storage capacity compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to this video camera. Video cameras of this type and age have internal storage capacities of between 0.016GB and 220GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 33GB.

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Fairly Big Flash Memory

The Sony PJ670 has a fairly big flash memory (32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago. The smallest flash memory of medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this camcorder is 0.12GB and the biggest is 160GB.

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Weight & Dimensions

Heavy

The Sony PJ670 is quite heavy (325 grams) compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and spec. The lightest similar spec video camera that came out more than two years ago is 50g weight and the heaviest is 3.3kg.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 325g weight video cameras currently available including the HDR-PJ530, or the HDR-PJ540 ($549.00) both from Sony which has better reviews.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Sony HDR-PJ260E (320g) which also has a higher rating.

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Still Image

Only 640 X 480 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Sony PJ670 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 camcorder). This video camera also support a still image resolution(s) of 4032 x 2272 and 3024 x 2272.

A 640 x 480 still image resolution(s) is in fact the worst supported still image resolution across all camcorders of a similar age and spec to this video camera.

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

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Price

Price Has Gone Up by 40% (40%)

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

This medium total megapixels video camera was released in April 2017.


Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

This camcorder has a 1/5.8" optical sensor size, which is typical of many medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched more than two years ago.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00027242886094

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