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Sony HDR-PJ440

Sony HDR-PJ440
alaScore 88

177 reviews

2017-12

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 177 reviews of Sony HDR-PJ440. 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. People are impressed by the usability. The durability is also mentioned favorably.

durability, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-PJ440 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony HDR-PJ440

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 30 user reviews of Sony HDR-PJ440 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the usability. The durability also gets good reviews.

durability, usability

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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2017-12

Consumer review by: Ddssqq (sony.com)

Good overall, poor picture quality

 

For the price, this is a nice, easy to use, small, light weight camcorder. But, picture quality (sharpness of recorded video) no matter the setting is less than desirable.

2015-08

Consumer review by: Rocky213 (sony.com)

Awesome Camera

 

I bought this camera for the sole purpose of a vacation I was taking with my sisters. It had been 8 for me and 17 years since my sisters and had seen. So I wanted as much video and pictures I could get. This camera documented just about The whole trip....

2015-07

Consumer review by: sasesq (sony.com)

Excellent Camcorder

 

I really love this camcorder. It is small, easy to use, the menu is self-explanatory, and the video quality is great. It also has a projector feature which allows instant replay....all you need is a flat surface and some darkness to view your...

2015-07

Consumer review by: Richsleafs (sony.com)

Great buy

 

Love the camera! But I wish it came with a controller. When playing videos on my tv, I'll have to get up everytime I want to skip a video or stop or play.

2015-06

Consumer review by: exodus (sony.com)

Battery life too short

 

Good camera but cannot be used for long shoots due to the short battery life. It needs the charge while you shoot capability the previous models had. A battery eliminator accessory would make this the perfect camera. I had the previous model that had...

2015-06

Consumer review by: (sony.com)

Very nice video camera. Photos are pretty good

 

The video is very good for the size of the camera. Very glad I bought it. The photos are pretty good. I like being able to take photos when I am taking videos without stopping the video. The projector feature was a very nice surprise.

2015-06

Consumer review by: japags (sony.com)

great small cam

 

This is a nice small size for easy carting so far like it haven't tried it Yet to see how it records performances . Love the projection . Wish it had better pixels though .

2015-06

Consumer review by: Firgit (sony.com)

Loved the unit - Hated the usage

 

This camcorder is great except when it came to making my own DVDs. Because it is Sonys proprietary software I could not burn my own copies with my software and it took 12+ hours, for their software to convert my recording to a non-Blueray format. Yep!...

2015-05

Consumer review by: haircutdad (sony.com)

I LOVE IT!!!

 

Easy to learn, to use, and it is the best thing I ever bought!

2015-05

Consumer review by: McFly (bestbuy.com)

Excellent!

 

Takes quality HD video up close and from a distance. Handles a 128 GB memory card very well. The projector not only works but gives a very clear image. I've used the on camera projector to show presentations and game video.

2016-03

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y / Yes

Battery

Battery Capacity:1240
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP-BX1
Battery voltage:3.6
Charging source:AC, USB
Number of Batteries Supported:1

Camera

3D: No
Back light compensation:Y
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:BIONZ X
Minimum illumination:3
Self-timer:10
Self-timer delay:10
Supported aspect ratios:4:3, 16:9

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Built-in Display:Y / Yes
Display:LCD
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230400
Vari-angle LCD display: Yes

Flash

Built-in light: Yes

Focusing

Closest focusing distance:0.0100
Face detection:Y / Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual
Normal focusing range:0.01 - 0.8
Smile detection:Y

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):9.2
Optical sensor resolution:2290000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:9.2

Lens System

Digital Zoom:350
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):26.8 - 804
Focal length range (f-f):1.9 - 57
Image stabilizer:Y / Yes
Interchangeable lens: No
Maximum aperture number:4
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):98.4
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.68
Optical Zoom:30

Light exposure

Light exposure modes:Auto, Manual
Scene modes:Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise, Sunset / Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise, Sunset

Networking

Near Field Communication (NFC):Y / Yes
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes

Other features

USB Connectivity:Y / Yes

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Batteries included:Y / Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI:Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1
USB Connectivity:Y

Projector

Built-in projector:Y / Yes
Minimum Projection Distance:0.5
Native Resolution:640 x 360
Projector brightness:13
Screen size compatibility:254 - 2540

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:0.0001 - 0.125 / 1/6 - 1/10000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:4032 x 2272
Still image resolution(s):4032 x 2272\n3024 x 2272\n1920 x 1080\n640 x 480

Storage

Camcorder media type:NAND
Camcorder tape type: No
Camera file system:DCF 2.0, Exif 2.3, MPF
Compatible memory cards:Memory Stick (MS), SD, SDHC, SDXC / MS Micro (M2), MicroSD (TransFlash), MicroSDHC, MicroSDXC
Disc types supported: No
Flash memory:8
Internal storage capacity:8

Technical Details

Display brightness control:Y
Self-timer:Y / Yes
USB charging:Y / Yes

Video

Bitrate at maximum video resolution:50
Capture modes:FH, HQ, LP
Dual shot (video & photo):Y
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Supported video modes:720p, 1080p
Video formats supported:AVC, AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4 / AVCHD, H.264, MP4, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080 / 1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.8 / 128
Height :5.95 / 59.5
Weight:210 / 235
Width:5.9 / 59

White balance

Indoor white balance:Y
Onepush white balance:Y
Outdoor white balance:Y
White Balance:Auto, Indoor, One Push, Outdoor / Auto, Indoor, Outdoor, Push