Sony HDR-PJ430V High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 3.0-Inch LCD is an exceptionally impressive model, in my opinion. The features are many and all make this camcorder totally worth checking into if you are wanting a high quality camcorder to shoot just about anything indoor or outdoors that you’ve set your heart on.
It’s very easy to use, basically hit record and you’re well on your way. There are options and setting that you can choose from with the handy touch screen interface. You can even create and edit videos before uploading them to your computer. Though if you just want to import it all directly from the camera and edit after with the included software, you can choose that option as well. The camcorder is very light and comes on as soon as you open the LCD screen. I didn’t find my arm or hand tiring in the least after extended use.
One thing I believe makes this camcorder stand out from the rest is the Built-in Projector with External Input. You can easily project the video you take on the camera and project to any surface. You can set the camera up on tripod if you so choose, opt for lights out and enjoy watching video from the camera itself or from another device( You can project the screen of tablets, smart phone or pc with the video camera with purchase of a sold separately adapter). There’s a slider button on the camera that specially can adjust the focus of what you are projecting as well. When using this feature, I would recommend keeping it dark and projecting onto a solid surface for the best viewing quality.
The Balanced Optical SteadyShot is amazing. I in the past using camcorders would produce pretty wobbly videos! But no more with this camcorder. The image is crisp & clear, the 55x extended zoom is wonderful, and the wide angle lens allows to get more of the picture in your videos! I believe this camcorder would be ideal for shooting at any sort of sports game, or even taking along to the zoo to get really up close and personal video of the animals! There’s an auto adjust feature that makes recording without changing options ideal for the environment you are shooting in that much easier for you.This camcorder was built with the consumers needs in mind not letting you miss out on those once in a life time moments by fiddling with options or not allowing a matter of distance and width prevent you from getting it all in!
I wanted to mention the exceptional high sound quality with 5.1 ch MIC and Auto Wind Noise Reduction! In my recorded videos, I didn’t hear any fuzz or distortion in the least. It’s very crisp and clear.
This camcorder is more than just that, it takes pretty nice still images too! The auto adjust feature allows for great photos with little adjustment on your part! So if you were wanting to just take your video camera along on vacation or wherever but still want to get pictures too, you get the best of both worlds with decent 8.9 mega pixels still image recording.
When fully charged, this camcorder has up to 9 hours of battery life. Though if you were going to be needing more time than that between charging, you could easily purchase a second battery. I didn’t feel it took very long to recharge the camera fully, maybe two hours. As is, there’s 32GB of internal memory available on the camera. There’s a SD slot too so you could use an SD memory card up to 64mb if you are needing more space for recording.
I haven’t quite explored all the wi-fi capabilities nor the GPS. But when I do, I’ll be editing my review with my thoughts upon those features.
Overall, highest recommendations for the Sony HDR-PJ430V High Definition Handycam Camcorder!
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Sony HDR-PJ430V High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black) is currently available on Amazon.com ($800. range) and eligible for free super savers shipping!