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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 also get good reviews, but reviews are divided on 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 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Sony HDR-PJ420VE


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 People really like the zoom and size. The image quality and portability also get good opinions. There are some mixed opinions 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, 2018

Product Specifications


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


Color of product:Black


Built-in display: Yes
Display: / LCD
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Touch screen: Yes
Touch sensitive screen: Yes


Built-in flash: No


Face detection: Yes
Smile detection: Yes

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (image):8.9
Optical sensor size:1 / 3.91
Sensor Type:CMOS

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.06 - 31.7
Digital Zoom:350
Filter size:1.81
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.06 - 31.7
Focal length range (f-f):0.0748 - 2.24
Image Stabilizer: / Yes
Maximum aperture number:10
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):31.7
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.06
Optical Zoom:30

Light Exposure

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

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 4
Backlight: Yes
Electrical viewfinder: No
Extra/Smart zoom:55
HDMI out:
Integrated USB cable: Yes
Main camera sensor:
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: No
Power consumption (typical):2.7
Power cord included: Yes
USB port:
Windows operating systems supported: Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Batteries included: Yes
Cables included:HDMI, USB
Quick start guide: Yes
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


Built-in Projector: Yes
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Minimum projection distance:19.7
Native Resolution:640 x 360
Projector brightness:13
Screen size compatibility:10 - 100


Camera shutter speed:1/6 - 1/10000

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 compression format: / H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:H.264,MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080


Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions


White Balance

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