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Sony HDR-PJ380

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 reviews of Sony HDR-PJ380. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and price. The image quality and portability are also appreciated. Many are critical about the finish and reliability, and there are some mixed reviews about the color and durability.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

reliability, finish

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-PJ380 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-PJ380

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 user reviews of Sony HDR-PJ380 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the price and size. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. Comments about the color and durability are mixed, and some have doubts about the finish and reliability.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

reliability, finish

91% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-PJ380/B High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black)Sony HDR-PJ380/B High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black)

Sep, 2016

Expert review by: Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Handycam HDR-PJ380

 

The Sony HDR-PJ380 offers a built-in projector and an impressive zoom lens, but its LCD is behind the times.

Long battery life. Built-in projector. 16GB built-in storage. 30x f/1.8-4 zoom lens. 1080p60 video. Integrated USB charge cable

Stills limited to 8.9 megapixels. No Wi-Fi. Pricey. No shoe adapter

The Sony Handycam HDR-PJ380 ($599.99 direct) is a midrange camcorder with some interesting features, including a built-in projector that allows you to instantly share footage with a small group right from the camcorder. It's on the pricey side, but it...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by: Naaptol (naaptol.com)

Expert Review

 

The Sony Handycam PJ-380 E is a mid-range camcorder, and it does perform amazingly well and offers some nice internal features. With its built-in projector and a good quality video recording, it is designed to give competition to other camcorders in...

May, 2013

Consumer review by: Archie T. (newegg.com)

Love this Cam

 

While this camera came in really fast from the seller Electronic Express, the packaging really sucked. It came in the factory box, stuffed in an fedex box with no padding of any sort. I really thought I was going to have a broken item when I opened it,...

Easy to use

Packaging was poor from the seller Electronic Express

Jul, 2013

Consumer review by: steven4704 (beachcamera.com)

compact, easy to use and very good video

 

Using to video my kids (and dog). Very compact and easy to hold and use. This is my first digital camera and I am still becoming familiar with it but, so far I love it!

Compact and easy to use

Jun, 2013

Consumer review by: steven4704 (buydig.com)

compact, easy to use and very good video

 

Using to video my kids (and dog). Very compact and easy to hold and use. This is my first digital camera and I am still becoming familiar with it but, so far I love it!

Compact and easy to use

Jun, 2013

Product Specifications

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium

Camera

Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:BIONZ

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):8.9
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:CMOS

Lens System

Digital Zoom:350
Focal length range (f-f):1.9 - 57
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:30

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
HDMI: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video Out: No

Projector

Built-in projector: Yes

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/30 - 1/10000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:3984 x 2240
Still image resolution(s):3984 x 2240\n2992 x 2240\n920 x 1080\n640 x 480\n640 x 360

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Internal storage capacity:16

Video

HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVC, H.264, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:720 x 480,1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.7
Height :5.75
Weight:210
Width:5.7