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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 reviews of Sony HDR-PJ50VE. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and durability. The zoom and image quality are also appreciated. There are some mixed opinions about the portability. Some have doubts about the usability.

image quality, zoom, durability, battery


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-PJ50VE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review: Sony Handycam HDR-PJ50


Coming to the front of the camcorder, the lens is protected by a cover, which opens automatically when the camcorder is turned on. The coated wide angle Sony Lens G has a specification of 1.8/2.9-34.8 and an optical zoom power of 12x. There is a dual...

Compact; Full HD recording; Projector function; Swivel touch-screen controls; Excellent build; Crisp image quality; Crystal clear sound; Smooth and silent optical zoom; Good battery life; SteadyShot; Decent still photography; Wireless remote control

A bit heavy, Touch-screen controls may be difficult to use; Projector only projects contents recorded by camcorder

Oct, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital 2.0/5.1 / Dolby Digital 5.1
Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes


Battery Type:NP-FV50


3D: No
3D compatibility:N
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:11


Colour of product:Black


Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display diagonal:7.62 / 76.2
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touchscreen: Yes


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):7.1
Optical sensor size:1/0.157 / 25.4 / 4
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:7.1 / 7.11

Lens System

Digital Zoom:160
Filter Size:3 / 30
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):29.8 - 357.6
Focal length range (f-f):2.9 - 34.8
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Optical Zoom:12

Light exposure

Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunset, Twilight

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 10
Manual Focus:Y / Yes
Photo mode:Y / Yes
Spotlight:Y / Yes
Twilight:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
HDMI:Y / Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
S-Video Out:No / Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/6 - 1/1000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:3072 x 2304


Camcorder media type:HDD
Camcorder tape type:N
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC / MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported:N
Internal storage capacity:220


Full HD:Y
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:MPEG2, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080 / 1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.8 / 128
Height :6.6 / 66
Width:6.4 / 64

White balance

Indoor white balance:Y / Yes
Onepush white balance:Y / Yes
Outdoor white balance:Y / Yes
White Balance:Auto