Sony HDR-PJ200E – A Bit More Than Just a Camcorder

Sony HDR-PJ200E – A Bit More Than Just a Camcorder

Sony HDR-PJ200E – A Bit More Than Just a Camcorder

by April 26, 2013 0 comments

“Camcorders are dead and gone”. That’s something you hear quite often in an age of high-end cameras. Moreover, even your smartphone shoots impressive HD videos. So, why would you want a camcorder? Sony answers the question with its brand new HDR-PJ200E, a camcorder that features a built-in projector, which means you don’t need a TV or a PC to play your recorded memories.

Sony HDR PJ200ESpecifications:

  • 5.3 MP still image capture
  • 1920 x 1080 full HD recording
  • 25X optical zoom
  • CMOS image sensor
  • 2.7 inch screen

Simple yet quite innovative is the best way to describe the Sony HDR-PJ200E. It weighs around 8.9 ounces which seems a bit heavy, but feels comfortable in hand. A fatter LCD is probably responsible for that extra ounce. The zoom rocker can easily be reached by your index finger, while the record button lies just below your thumb.

The photo and the mode buttons find a space behind the zoom rocker. Interestingly, this one doesn’t have a power button. Simply open up the LCD and the camcorder is powered up automatically. The 2.7 inch display may not be the best one out there, but is surely much brighter compared to others in the same category.

The Sony HDR-PJ200E is capable of recording videos at different quality settings, but saves videos only in the AVCHD format. Image stabilization is pretty decent. The camcorder uses the SteadyShot image stabilization technology for reducing blur caused due to a shake.

Its most notable feature is the built-in projector. Flip out the display and press the projector button to play the recorded video. The images are projected at 640 x 360 pixel resolution which is definitely not bad.

The PJ200E may not be the best camcorder ever produced, but surely makes you think before you settle down for just a smartphone. The video quality is truly incredible and of course, the projector will further add up to your excitement. With a great design and a bunch of amazing features, the PJ200E truly deserves an 8 on 10. Visit for best deals on the gadget.

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