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Sony HDR-PJ440

Sony HDR-PJ440
alaScore 89

183 reviews

Oct, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 183 reviews of Sony HDR-PJ440. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the usability and durability.

durability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-PJ440 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 36 user reviews of Sony HDR-PJ440 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the usability and durability.

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Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Ddssqq (

Good overall, poor picture quality


For the price, this is a nice, easy to use, small, light weight camcorder. But, picture quality (sharpness of recorded video) no matter the setting is less than desirable.

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: Rocky213 (

Awesome Camera


I bought this camera for the sole purpose of a vacation I was taking with my sisters. It had been 8 for me and 17 years since my sisters and had seen. So I wanted as much video and pictures I could get. This camera documented just about The whole trip....

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: sasesq (

Excellent Camcorder


I really love this camcorder. It is small, easy to use, the menu is self-explanatory, and the video quality is great. It also has a projector feature which allows instant replay....all you need is a flat surface and some darkness to view your...

Jul, 2015

Consumer review by: Richsleafs (

Great buy


Love the camera! But I wish it came with a controller. When playing videos on my tv, I'll have to get up everytime I want to skip a video or stop or play.

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: exodus (

Battery life too short


Good camera but cannot be used for long shoots due to the short battery life. It needs the charge while you shoot capability the previous models had. A battery eliminator accessory would make this the perfect camera. I had the previous model that had...

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: (

Very nice video camera. Photos are pretty good


The video is very good for the size of the camera. Very glad I bought it. The photos are pretty good. I like being able to take photos when I am taking videos without stopping the video. The projector feature was a very nice surprise.

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: japags (

great small cam


This is a nice small size for easy carting so far like it haven't tried it Yet to see how it records performances . Love the projection . Wish it had better pixels though .

Jun, 2015

Consumer review by: Firgit (

Loved the unit - Hated the usage


This camcorder is great except when it came to making my own DVDs. Because it is Sonys proprietary software I could not burn my own copies with my software and it took 12+ hours, for their software to convert my recording to a non-Blueray format. Yep!...

May, 2015

Consumer review by: haircutdad (



Easy to learn, to use, and it is the best thing I ever bought!

May, 2015

Consumer review by: camerareview (

Great camera for traveling


The camera is a good camera for traveling. It is small and easy to use.

Mar, 2016

Product Specifications


Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes


Battery Type:NP-BX1
Charging source:AC, USB
Number of Batteries Supported:1


3D: No
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:BIONZ X
Minimum illumination:3


Colour of product:Black


Built-in Display: Yes
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230400
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes


Built-in light: Yes


Closest focusing distance:0.0100
Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Normal focusing range:0.01 - 0.8

Image sensor

Optical sensor resolution:2290000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:9.2

Lens System

Digital Zoom:350
Focal length range (f-f):1.9 - 57
Image stabilizer: Yes
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:4
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):98.4
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.68
Optical Zoom:30

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise, Sunset


Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other features

USB Connectivity: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Built-in projector: Yes
Minimum Projection Distance:0.5
Native Resolution:640 x 360
Projector brightness:13
Screen size compatibility:254 - 2540


Camera shutter speed:0.0001 - 0.125

Still image

Maximum image resolution:4032 x 2272
Still image resolution(s):4032 x 2272\n3024 x 2272\n1920 x 1080\n640 x 480


Camcorder media type:NAND
Camcorder tape type: No
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, MPF
Compatible memory cards:MS Micro (M2), MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Disc types supported: No
Flash memory:8
Internal storage capacity:8

Technical Details

Self-timer: Yes
USB charging: Yes


Bitrate at maximum video resolution:50
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:720p, 1080p
Video formats supported:AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.95

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, Push