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Sony HDR-PJ380

alaTest has collected and analyzed 121 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the build quality and image quality. The value for money and portability are also appreciated, whereas the reliability and features get critical reviews.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-PJ380 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 97 user reviews of Sony HDR-PJ380 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on

usability, portability, value for money, image quality, size

features, reliability

92% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-PJ380/R High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 3.0-Inch LCD (Red)Sony HDR-PJ380/W High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 3.0-Inch LCD (White)Sony HDR-PJ380/B High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black)

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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

The Sony Handycam HDR-PJ380 ($599.99 direct) is a midrange camcorder with some interesting features, including a built-in projector that allows you to instantly share footage with a small group right from the camcorder. It's on the pricey side, but it...

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Great camera for the price


Was on clearance at local Best Buy, so I got it for a great price. Easy to use, project works better than expected. So far, great battery life.About me... Love capturing special occasions, casual user

Good price, Easy to Use


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This camera is awesome. Very easy to use.


This camera is so easy to use and is very nice for someone who has hands that shake really bad. The image holds still. The zoom on this is awesome. The projector screen is a cool feature, it lets you view what you just recorded on any wall you can...

The projector to view what you just video is amazing

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Has everything you could want!


Saw this in an open box sale and went to see it. This model has every feature I researched and wanted before buying one at the great price I got it for! Turned it on and found the touch screen menus very intuitive and easily accessible. even with my...

Quality, function, performance, ease of use, features

Nothing to mention

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Very nice camera for the price


Got this camera at a sale price which was great and it has many features with great resolution and has good low light visibility. It is fairly easy to learn and use which is a plus too.About me... casual user, using this to film hunt with

Many great features

Bigger would be better but other than that not much

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Loaded handy cam


I bought this handy cam. Loved the projector in it. Next things is you can connect to your laptop and extend your screen . I watch movies looking at my ceiling. Picture quality is very good. Overall in happy with this buyAbout me... Love shooting...


In built memory

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Excellent Camera. Light and easy to use.


Bought this on clearance to replace my mini DV tape camcorder. So far no complaints. Easy to use, light and turns on quickly. Great camera for overall use. Invest in a few high speed 64gb cards and your ready to go.

Light and turn up is quick

Low light capability

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Great camera OFR VIDEOS HD


This Sony HDRPJ380/B HD flash memory camcorder features a 1/5.8" back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor for crisp high-definition videos with intricate detail and 16GB internal flash memory for storing your movies and proyectorAbout me... casual user



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Like the camera, the projector is neat "the kids"


I Like the camera what, I like least though is it is all plastic. I cant say it is not well made but it seams it might be for cost savings rather than making it lighterAbout me... Love capturing special occasions, casual user


All plastic

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Great camera


Best camera I have bought for the money. The only problem I have is when recording. I hit the record button with my hand. It is a very high quality product and I love the projectorAbout me... Love shooting sports, Video enthusiast, Parent with kids

Ease of use

Record button too close to hand