The Sony HDR-PJ275 8GB Full HD Handycam Camcorder with Built-in Projector captures Full HD 1920x1080 video at 60p and 9.2MP still images. It features a 1/5.8" Exmor R CMOS sensor and a wide-angle Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar zoom lens with 27x optical zoom plus 54x Clear Image digital zoom and provides 8GB of internal flash memory. SteadyShot image stabilization with Active Mode delivers smooth video and 3-Way-Shake-Canceling adds electronic roll stability for even smoother results.
The HDR-PJ275 also includes a built-in 13 lumen projector that allows you project video at up to a 100" diagonal size without having to connect to a playback device. Another convenient feature is built-in Wi-Fi and NFC support, which lets you use your smartphone or tablet to control the camera, as well as wirelessly transfer files to your mobile device for sharing and back up data on your computer.
Monitor and playback footage from the camcorder on the 2.7" Clear Photo LCD display with 230K dot resolution. Dual recording lets you simultaneously capture both high-quality AVCHD and web-optimized MP4 files. A built-in USB 2.0 cable provides a connection to your computer for charging or file transfer and fits conveniently into the hand strap, so it's out of the way until you need it.
Reviewed by 1 customers
I got this camcorder specifically for a Air-Show event. That's because I wanted to do hybrid video with photos and video. Also, I needed a zoom for video and a DSLR would not be as stable. It is a great little camcorder with a projector. I like the manual exposure modes, and manual focus and WB. And the zoom with stabilization is amazing. Tracking targets is not a problem. Also, the video codec and format is easy to work with in post processing. And it uses the same battery as my Sony HDR-AS100v action cam. The battery life is good, video quality at 60p is good. And, the onboard mic sound quality is pretty good. The downers of this camera are: no 30p no 24p at 1080HD, only 60i and 60p. Also, the snapshot image quality is not that great if you use it for 1920x1080HD. Also, the startup time is long, about 8-12 seconds. So having it on and in stand by mode is essential at event shooting. Some will fault it for not having a external mic input, but this is not the type of camcorder to build a system on. It's a consumer camcorder for the masses. Overall, you could spend thousands for a super zoom lens for your DSLR to shoot air-shows. or you could spend thousands for a heavy full function pro camcorder. But if you only do personal production, this is a great camera. And, having a decent budget camcorder with great tracking and stabilization can add a lot more content to your photo/video production than just a still photo.