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Sony HDR-PJ530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 314 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. Comments about the zoom and size are overall positive. The design and portability also get good reviews. There are some mixed comments 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 87/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony HDR-PJ530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Sony HDR-PJ530 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. Views about the size and image quality are generally positive. The durability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the viewfinder and memory get mixed opinions.

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97% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

Nov, 2017

Consumer review by: JOHN (reevoo.com)

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.

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: David (reevoo.com)

Sony HDR-PJ530 Handycam

 

Small, lightweight and the projector is amazing

Have to go online to get the full user manual

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: JOHN (reevoo.com)

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 (reevoo.com)

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

Consumer review by: Muhammad (reevoo.com)

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

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

Battery

Battery Type:NP-FV50

Camera

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:BIONZ
Minimum illumination:3
Smartphone remote support: Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Brown

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):460000
Touch screen: Yes
Touchscreen:Y

Flash

Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: No
Shoe mounting point:Y

Focusing

Face detection: Yes
Smile detection: Yes

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 5.8
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:9.2

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 focal length (35mm film equiv):31.7
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):1.06
Optical Zoom:30
Wide angle lens system:Y

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Ethernet LAN:N
Ethernet LAN connection: No
Near Field Communication (NFC): Yes
Wi-Fi: Yes

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 4
Backlight: Yes
Electrical viewfinder: No
Integrated USB cable: Yes
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: No
Spotlight: No

Packaging Content

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

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
HDMI: Yes
Headphone connectivity:3.5 mm
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video in: No
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Projector

Built-in Projector: Yes
Contrast ratio (typical):1500:1
Minimum projection distance:19.7
Native Resolution:640 x 360
Projector brightness:25

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/10000

Still Image

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

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC, MS Micro (M2)
Disc types supported: No

Video

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

Viewfinder

Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:4.76
Height:2.62
Weight:11.5
Width:2.42

White Balance

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