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Sony HDR-PJ380

We have collected and analysed 3 expert reviews and 156 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 70/100 and users rate it 85/100. The average review date is 26-10-2013. We have compared these reviews to 369525 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 83/100 = Very good. Last update: 10-12-2018.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

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. Comments about the size and price are on the whole positive. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the finish and reliability, while there are some mixed comments about the color and memory.

usability, portability, image quality, price, size

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)

Dec, 2018

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.

Video Quality and Conclusions The PJ380 uses the same image sensor as the disappointing Sony HDR-CX230 , but its 30x zoom lens captures footage that's noticeably sharper. The CX230 showed noticeable barrel distortion at its widest setting, but that's...

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 (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 (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 (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