Sony HDR-PJ30V 32 GB Flash Memory HD Camcorder

12x Opt, 150x Dig, 3" LCD - MPN: HDRPJ30V
Product Details
Description
The Sony HDR-PJ30V Camcorder is more than your ordinary high def camera. The PJ30 boasts a GPS receiver and projector too. Now, instead of sharing your videos and stills on the LCD screen you can project right onto the nearest wall, up to 60-inch. And when you want to geo-tag your creations the built-in receiver lets you do just that.
Summary
Product Title Sony HDR-PJ30V 32 GB Flash Memory HD Camcorder
Manufacturer Sony
Power Score 4.0 | 7 Reviews
Expert Reviews
Sony HDR-PJ30VE
3.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Aug 23, 2011

Testseek.com has collected 6 expert reviews for Sony HDR-PJ30VE and the average expert rating is 66 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Sony Handycam HDR-PJ30V
3.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Jan 24, 2011

The Sony Handycam HDR-PJ30V is handheld digital camera released in early 2011 alongside the HDR-PJ10 and HDR-PJ50V. It upgrades from the former by incorporating double the flash memory (32GB), though it too offers plenty of expansion options such as SD/SDHC and Memory Stick Pro. The signature key to this digital camcorder is that it features a built-in projector, which means users who either don’t have an HDTV or who are constantly on the go can proudly display their photos and videos on any flat surface. Other than that, the Handycam HDR-PJ30V records 1080p video and stereo audio, outputs it at full HD with 5.1-channel Dolby Digital audio, and automatically configures photos and videos to match the current surroundings. Features Handheld Digital Camcorder G Lens BIONZ Image Processor Back-Illuminated CMOS Sensor 42x Extended Optical Zoom 350x Digital Zoom Flip-Out LCD Display Integrated Projector iAuto Scene Selection Built-In USB Cable Optical SteadyShot Image ... PROS: (1) includes a built-in projector - allows home movies to be played just about anywhere (2) records in Full HD at 1080p with full 5.1 surround sound - allows for a cinema-like experience (3) records video at 60 frames per second - great for shooting action scenes (4) integrated USB connection - no need to carry around extra cables when on-the-go (5) compatible with both Sony Memory Sticks and SD Cards - doesnt rely on a single format ... CONS: (1) only projects at a resolution of 640×360 - doesnt take advantage of the camcorders HD capabilities (2) only 32GB of built-in storage - most users will have to buy additional memory cards

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User Reviews
Loudly loaded with lots of bells and whistles.
5 Star Review   By cosmo261 on Sony - Official Store - Mar 29, 2013   

Other than cell phone cams and a Sony I bought mostly for stills, this is the first cam corder I purchased since an RCA VHS (remember those?) 4 1/2 lb monster purchased 100 years ago. This camera has all the bells and whistles that anybody but a professional photog would want. Took me awhile to decipher the Manual but then found that the printed out Handbook was much easier to familiarize myself with the camera. Even though this particular Model has been replaced, there are still many out there, new and used. And at a price much less than the original MSRP ($849) If you can get this camera for under $450, you won't be disappointed.

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Excellent Gadget
5 Star Review   By SonyAdmirer on Sony - Official Store - Sep 28, 2011   

This is an excellent deal as I got it for 799 which I didn't find anywhere. I was surprised with the features of this tiny camcoder and wondered how it can fit with this many high-tech qualities. I really like the Projector feature as I can show my kid's acitivities alongwith high quality audio to my grandmother who can't come to my home. I would suggest other's on this product. At the end, I am a big fan of Sony prior to this purchase as well.

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Great Features, Average Performance
4 Star Review   By CamcorderInfo on Sony - Official Store - Jul 15, 2011   

The Sony Handycam HDR-PJ30V is a middling camcorder, and, while its built-in projector is a cool feature, we’re not sure if it warrants the price tag that comes with the model. The camcorder did well in most of our tests, and it really stood out in stabilization and motion, but its overall numbers weren’t able to match what we saw from the competition. Mid-range camcorders from Canon (Vixia HF M40) and Panasonic (HDC-TM90) both did better in our tests—particularly in low light—and are available at much lower costs than the PJ30V. In fact, the PJ30V is closer in price to Panasonic’s high-end model, the HDC-TM900. And if you can get a camcorder of that quality for the same price, then that puts the HDR-PJ30V in a dangerous limbo. But there is the built-in projector. That feature, along with the ability to record Full HD video with 60p and 24p frame rates, make the HDR-PJ30V stand out from the crowd at least a little. The Panasonic HDC-TM90 can record 60p, and the Canon HF M40 can record 24p, but the Sony HDR-PJ30V is the only mid-range model of the bunch that can do both. So, if you are a lover of multiple frame rates, there is some incentive to go with the PJ30V. While Sony did load the PJ30V with numerous frame rates, it neglected to include a variety of manual controls on the camcorder. There is no option for manual aperture or shutter speed adjustment, and most of the controls found on the camcorder are enhanced auto features. This stands in contrast to the Canon and Panasonic models, both of which give you some kind of control over shutter and aperture. In the end, we were more impressed with the quality and performance of the Canon HF M40 and Panasonic HDC-TM90 over the Sony HDR-PJ30V. Unless you’re in love with the idea of having a projector built into your camcorder, or you’re looking for a mid-range model with the most frame rate options, the Sony HDR-PJ30V is not your best choice. It doesn’t have a good set of manual controls, and it lacks the top-notch low light performance that we’ve seen from other mid-range models this year. For our full in-depth review, please visit CamcorderInfo.com: www.camcorderinfo.com/...

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I love this Sony HD --
5 Star Review   By Z06DRIVER on Sony - Official Store - Jun 28, 2011   

The stabilizer is the best I have used in this generation of smaller cameras. The auto features are intuitive and do most of the best adjustments automatically. Transfer features are easy to set up and use. Video length and Battery life are very good.

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Awesome so far..
5 Star Review   By Rdesai3 on Sony - Official Store - Apr 17, 2011   

I upgraded from a DV handycam (6 years old) to this one. I must say so far very impressed with the product's performance and features. The interface is very user friendly and easy to use.

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Product Details
Description
The Sony HDR-PJ30V Camcorder is more than your ordinary high def camera. The PJ30 boasts a GPS receiver and projector too. Now, instead of sharing your videos and stills on the LCD screen you can project right onto the nearest wall, up to 60-inch. And when you want to geo-tag your creations the built-in receiver lets you do just that.
Summary
Product Title Sony HDR-PJ30V 32 GB Flash Memory HD Camcorder
Manufacturer Sony
Power Score 4.0 | 7 Reviews
Additional Specifications
Parent Product Type: Camcorder
Parent Retsku: B004H8FN7Q
Expert Reviews
Sony HDR-PJ30VE
3.5 Star Review  testseek.com - Aug 23, 2011

Testseek.com has collected 6 expert reviews for Sony HDR-PJ30VE and the average expert rating is 66 of 100. The average score reflects the expert community’s view on this product. Click below and use Testseek.com to see all ratings, product awards and conclusions.

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Sony Handycam HDR-PJ30V
3.5 Star Review  productwiki.com - Jan 24, 2011

The Sony Handycam HDR-PJ30V is handheld digital camera released in early 2011 alongside the HDR-PJ10 and HDR-PJ50V. It upgrades from the former by incorporating double the flash memory (32GB), though it too offers plenty of expansion options such as SD/SDHC and Memory Stick Pro. The signature key to this digital camcorder is that it features a built-in projector, which means users who either don’t have an HDTV or who are constantly on the go can proudly display their photos and videos on any flat surface. Other than that, the Handycam HDR-PJ30V records 1080p video and stereo audio, outputs it at full HD with 5.1-channel Dolby Digital audio, and automatically configures photos and videos to match the current surroundings. Features Handheld Digital Camcorder G Lens BIONZ Image Processor Back-Illuminated CMOS Sensor 42x Extended Optical Zoom 350x Digital Zoom Flip-Out LCD Display Integrated Projector iAuto Scene Selection Built-In USB Cable Optical SteadyShot Image ... PROS: (1) includes a built-in projector - allows home movies to be played just about anywhere (2) records in Full HD at 1080p with full 5.1 surround sound - allows for a cinema-like experience (3) records video at 60 frames per second - great for shooting action scenes (4) integrated USB connection - no need to carry around extra cables when on-the-go (5) compatible with both Sony Memory Sticks and SD Cards - doesnt rely on a single format ... CONS: (1) only projects at a resolution of 640×360 - doesnt take advantage of the camcorders HD capabilities (2) only 32GB of built-in storage - most users will have to buy additional memory cards

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User Reviews
Loudly loaded with lots of bells and whistles.
5 Star Review   By cosmo261 on Sony - Official Store - Mar 29, 2013   

Other than cell phone cams and a Sony I bought mostly for stills, this is the first cam corder I purchased since an RCA VHS (remember those?) 4 1/2 lb monster purchased 100 years ago. This camera has all the bells and whistles that anybody but a professional photog would want. Took me awhile to decipher the Manual but then found that the printed out Handbook was much easier to familiarize myself with the camera. Even though this particular Model has been replaced, there are still many out there, new and used. And at a price much less than the original MSRP ($849) If you can get this camera for under $450, you won't be disappointed.

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Excellent Gadget
5 Star Review   By SonyAdmirer on Sony - Official Store - Sep 28, 2011   

This is an excellent deal as I got it for 799 which I didn't find anywhere. I was surprised with the features of this tiny camcoder and wondered how it can fit with this many high-tech qualities. I really like the Projector feature as I can show my kid's acitivities alongwith high quality audio to my grandmother who can't come to my home. I would suggest other's on this product. At the end, I am a big fan of Sony prior to this purchase as well.

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Great Features, Average Performance
4 Star Review   By CamcorderInfo on Sony - Official Store - Jul 15, 2011   

The Sony Handycam HDR-PJ30V is a middling camcorder, and, while its built-in projector is a cool feature, we’re not sure if it warrants the price tag that comes with the model. The camcorder did well in most of our tests, and it really stood out in stabilization and motion, but its overall numbers weren’t able to match what we saw from the competition. Mid-range camcorders from Canon (Vixia HF M40) and Panasonic (HDC-TM90) both did better in our tests—particularly in low light—and are available at much lower costs than the PJ30V. In fact, the PJ30V is closer in price to Panasonic’s high-end model, the HDC-TM900. And if you can get a camcorder of that quality for the same price, then that puts the HDR-PJ30V in a dangerous limbo. But there is the built-in projector. That feature, along with the ability to record Full HD video with 60p and 24p frame rates, make the HDR-PJ30V stand out from the crowd at least a little. The Panasonic HDC-TM90 can record 60p, and the Canon HF M40 can record 24p, but the Sony HDR-PJ30V is the only mid-range model of the bunch that can do both. So, if you are a lover of multiple frame rates, there is some incentive to go with the PJ30V. While Sony did load the PJ30V with numerous frame rates, it neglected to include a variety of manual controls on the camcorder. There is no option for manual aperture or shutter speed adjustment, and most of the controls found on the camcorder are enhanced auto features. This stands in contrast to the Canon and Panasonic models, both of which give you some kind of control over shutter and aperture. In the end, we were more impressed with the quality and performance of the Canon HF M40 and Panasonic HDC-TM90 over the Sony HDR-PJ30V. Unless you’re in love with the idea of having a projector built into your camcorder, or you’re looking for a mid-range model with the most frame rate options, the Sony HDR-PJ30V is not your best choice. It doesn’t have a good set of manual controls, and it lacks the top-notch low light performance that we’ve seen from other mid-range models this year. For our full in-depth review, please visit CamcorderInfo.com: www.camcorderinfo.com/...

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I love this Sony HD --
5 Star Review   By Z06DRIVER on Sony - Official Store - Jun 28, 2011   

The stabilizer is the best I have used in this generation of smaller cameras. The auto features are intuitive and do most of the best adjustments automatically. Transfer features are easy to set up and use. Video length and Battery life are very good.

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Awesome so far..
5 Star Review   By Rdesai3 on Sony - Official Store - Apr 17, 2011   

I upgraded from a DV handycam (6 years old) to this one. I must say so far very impressed with the product's performance and features. The interface is very user friendly and easy to use.

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