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Sony HDR-PJ530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 312 reviews of Sony HDR-PJ530. 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. Opinions about the zoom and size are overall positive. The design and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the viewfinder and memory.

usability, portability, design, size, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-PJ530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Sony HDR-PJ530 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The durability and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are mixed opinions on the viewfinder and memory.

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97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PJ530E Full HD Camcorder with Built In Projector - BlackSony PJ530E Full HD Camcorder with Built In Projector - Black

Jun, 2017

Consumer review by: David (

Sony HDR-PJ530 Handycam


Small, lightweight and the projector is amazing

Have to go online to get the full user manual

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: JOHN (

Sony HDR-PJ530 Handycam


Outstanding camcorder for the money, in all aspects, plus an amazing 60x zoom. The extra bonus is it is small enough to fit in your pocket – as the adage says, the best camera is the one you've got with you

Dec, 2014

Consumer review by: Muhammad (

Sony HDR-PJ530 Handycam


Its good so far except for the battery life

Sorry can't say much as I am still getting my head around it

Nov, 2014

Product Specifications


Audio system:Dolby Digital 5.1
Built-In Microphone:Y
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Microphone connectivity:3.5 mm


Battery Type:NP-FV50


3D: No
3D compatibility:N
Back light compensation:
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:3
Smartphone remote support:Y


Colour of product:Black / Brown


Built-in Display:Y
Display diagonal:76.2
Display resolution (numeric):460000
Touch screen:Y
Touchscreen: Yes


Built-in Flash:N
Built-in light:N
Shoe mounting point:Y


Face detection:Y
Smile detection:Y

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:1/0.228
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:9.2

Lens System

Digital Zoom:350
Filter Size:46
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):26.8 - 804
Focal length range (f-f):1.9 - 57
Image stabilizer:Y
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):804
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):26.8
Optical Zoom:30
Wide angle lens system:Y

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:
Light exposure modes:
Scene modes:


Ethernet LAN:N
Near Field Communication (NFC):Y

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 4
Audio recording formats:
Electrical viewfinder:N
Integrated USB cable:Y
Main camera sensor:
Manual Focus:Y
Night mode:N
Projector native resolution:
Shock proof:
USB port:

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included:Y
Bundled software:PlayMemories Home
Cables included:HDMI, USB
Quick start guide:Y

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
S-Video In:N
S-Video Out:N
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Built-in projector:Y
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Minimum Projection Distance:0.5
Native Resolution:640 x 360
Projector brightness:25


Camera shutter speed:1/10000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:4032 x 2272
Still image resolution(s):4032 x 2272


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type:N
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, MS Micro (M2)
Disc types supported:N

Technical Details

Flash exposure compensation:
Flash exposure correction:
Flash metering modes:
Flash Modes:
Lens cover included:
Number of diaphragm blades:
Playback modes:
USB charging:


Full HD:Y
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p, 720p
Video formats supported:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type:N

Weight & Dimensions

Height :66.5

White balance

Indoor white balance:Y
Onepush white balance:Y
Outdoor white balance:Y
White Balance:Auto, Outdoor