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Sony HDR-PJ420VE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 reviews of Sony HDR-PJ420VE. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the zoom and portability. The durability and size are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed comments about the usability.

image quality, size, durability, portability, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-PJ420VE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Sony HDR-PJ420VE 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 Comments about the zoom and size are overall positive. The image quality and portability also get good reviews. There are some mixed reviews about the usability.

durability, portability, image quality, size, zoom

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony PJ420 Full HD Projector Camcorder - Black (8.9MP, 30x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCDSony PJ420 Full HD Projector Camcorder - Black (8.9MP, 30x Optical Zoom) 3 inch LCD

Mar, 2019

Product Specifications


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


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type: / NP-FV50


Back light compensation: Yes
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination: / 6


Colour of product:Black


Built-in Display: Yes
Display: / LCD
Display diagonal: / 7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touch screen: Yes
Touch sensitive screen:Y
Touchscreen: Yes


Built-in Flash: No
Shoe mounting point:Y


Face detection:Y / Yes
Smile detection:Y / Yes

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):8.9
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 3.91
Sensor Type:CMOS

Lens System

Digital Zoom:350
Filter Size:4.6 / 46
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):26.8 - 804
Focal length range (f-f):1.9 - 57
Image stabilizer: / Yes
Maximum aperture number:10
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):80.4
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.68
Optical Zoom:30
Wide angle lens system:Y

Light exposure

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

Other features

Adapter Type:
Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 4
Automatic geotagging by GPS:
Battery Life:
Composite Video In:
Contrast Ratio:
D-range optimizer:
Direct copy:
Effective sensor resolution:
Electrical viewfinder:N
Event browse:
Extra/Smart zoom:55
Golf shot:
Highlight playback:
Image quality:
Integrated USB cable:Y / Yes
Intelligent mode:
Lens system:
Light output:
Main camera sensor:
Manual Focus:Y / Yes
Mini HDMI cable:
Movie quality:
Night mode:N / No
One-touch disc burn:
Other Features:
Playlist editing:
Power consumption (LCD):
Power consumption (typical):2.7
Power cord included:Y
Projector native resolution:
Remote control type:
Screen coverage:
Spot focus:
Still image recording:
Still recording during Movie:
Surround recording:
Throw Distance:
Tracking focus:
USB cable:
USB port:
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:
Cables included:HDMI, USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:
Headphone outputs: / 1
Microphone in: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Built-in projector: Yes
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Minimum Projection Distance:0.5
Native Resolution:640 x 360
Projector brightness:13
Screen size compatibility:254 - 2540


Camera shutter speed:1/6 - 1/10000
Shutter speed (photo):

Still image

Image formats supported: / JPG
Maximum image resolution:3984 x 2240
Still image resolution(s):2992 x 2240,3984 x 2240


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


Dual shot (video & photo): Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:1080p
Video formats supported: / H.264, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.1 / 121
Height :6.6 / 66
Width:6.15 / 61.5

White balance

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