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Sony HDR-PJ780VE

alaTest has collected and analyzed 151 reviews of Sony HDR-PJ780VE. 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 really like the reliability and durability. The portability and image quality are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed reviews about the viewfinder and battery.

usability, image quality, portability, durability, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-PJ780VE is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Sony HDR-PJ780VE Handycam


We're not sure the last time was when we picked up a camcorder, as thanks to phones these days boasting decent recording skills, we're not sure if we even need one. It seems like Sony's not too fussed though, as its latest top-of-the-range HDR-PJ780VE...

Sony's new Handycam is a top top-end piece of kit, but whether it's worth the £1,199 price tag is another question. It's not the most pocket friendly, but if you're after top-end image quality and a built-in projector to impress friends and family, the...

Sep, 2013

Product Specifications


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


Battery Type:NP-FV50


3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Geotagging: Yes


Color of product:Black
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y


Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:3
Display resolution (numeric):921000
Touch screen: Yes


Built-in flash: Yes
Built-in light: Yes
Shoe mounting point:Y


Face detection: / Yes
Focus adjustment:Manual
Smile detection: / Yes

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1/2.88
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:24.1

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.02 - 10.2
Digital Zoom:120
Filter size:2.05
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.02 - 10.2
Focal length range (f-f):0.15 - 1.5
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Maximum aperture number:9.6
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:10
Wide angle lens system:Y

Light Exposure

Scene modes:

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 3.4
Backlight: / Yes
Electrical viewfinder: / Yes
Extra/Smart zoom:17
HDMI out:
Integrated USB cable: / Yes
Main camera sensor:
Manual focus: / Yes
Night mode: / Yes
Power cord included: / Yes
USB port:

Packaging Content

Batteries included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Headphone outputs:1
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Built-in Projector: Yes
Native Resolution:854 x 480
Projector brightness:35


Camera shutter speed:1/6 - 1/10000

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:6544 x 3680
Still image resolution(s):4912 x 3680


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


Full HD: Yes
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:AVCHD, H.264, MPEG4
Video formats supported:AVCHD,H.264,MPEG4
Video Resolutions:720 x 576, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080


Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:5.41 / 5.43

White Balance

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