Sony HDR-PJ430 - PAL - 32GB Full HD Camcorder with Built-In Projector, 8.9MP, 3" LCD Display, 30x Optical, 350x Digital Zoom


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About Sony HDR-PJ430E

The Sony HDR-PJ430 - PAL - 32GB Full HD Camcorder with Built-In Projector is a superb camcorder with built-in project that allows you to share your memories even on the go. It's external HDMI input enables you to share even content from your laptop, smartphone or tablet.

Preserve special occasions in gorgeous 1920x1080 Full HD quality with this Sony HDR-PJ430 Handycam camcorder. It features a 13 lumens projector built into the LCD, you can project your videos onto virtually any wall or flat surface for spontaneous viewing. Plus, the projector works with HDMI-compatible smartphones, tablets and PCs, so you can also project YouTube videos, full-length movies, PowerPoint presentations and more. Shoot extra clear, sharp photos and videos thanks to Sony's back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor, which cuts down on graininess and greatly improves low-light shooting. With Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization, your footage will be crisp and beautifully blur-free. And with 32GB1 of built-in flash memory, you can record up to 11 hours and 40 minutes of HD video footage (HD LP mode).

Sony HDR-PJ430E Features

  • 1920x1080 FullHD 24p/60p w/20.4MP ExmorR CMOS Sensor: Create cinematic video in high definition 1920x1080 24p/60p and high quality 20.4MP still images. Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony's back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor
  • Project everything from home movies to streaming video: Enjoy your favorite memories virtually anywhere with the high-contrast 13 lumen projector built-in to the LCD panel
  • Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active Mode: On standard SteadyShot camcorders a single "shift lens" is moved in the optical block to offset camera shake
  • Up to 11hr 40min recording with 32GB embedded Flash Memory: The built-in 32GB1 embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 11 hours 40 minutes of high definition video footage (HD LP mode)
  • 5.1ch Surround mic for vivid and dynamic surround sound: Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording captures active sounds coming from all directions, so you can experience your home movies the way you experienced them while recording
  • Attach an array of accessories via Multi-Interface shoe: Sony's Multi-Interface shoe is specifically designed to offer a common interface across all of Sony's Digital Imaging products
  • Wireless control, transfer, data backup via Wi-Fi: Handycam camcorders with Multi-Interface shoe are compatible with a myriad of powerful accessories, including Sony's new optional Wi-Fi adapter ADP-WL1M. Turn compatible smartphones and tablets into a remote control for your camcorder
  • Shoot high quality AVCHD or web optimized MP4 video: Select between HD video in the AVCHD or MP4 format for highest quality or easy transfer and sharing
  • CinemaTone presets and 24p recording for cinematic quality video: For extra control over image expression, CinemaTone technology is used to deepen the color and recreate film-like color tones
  • 55x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action: Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 30x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality
  • Wide Angle G lens to capture more of what you want: Experience the pinnacle of Sony lens technology with the professional-quality G Lens. Engineered for superior optical performance, Sony G lenses deliver brilliant, accurate color reproduction and sharp, amazingly detailed images
  • New Advanced Sound System for Premium Audio: Premium video demands premium audio. This is why Sony has enhanced the sound system in select camcorders
  • 3.0" wide Clear Photo Plus LCD (230k) touch screen: The 3.0" (16:9) Clear Photo Plus LCD touch screen (230K) displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose a shot more easily -- even outdoors, while enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene
  • Closer Voice (with Face Detection): When the camcorder's Face Detection technology identifies people in a scene, an Advanced Acoustic Processor automatically reduces background noise, resulting in recorded voices with outstanding clarity and intelligibility
  • Tracking Focus follows selected subjects in/out of the frame: Tracking Focus works as an extension of Face Detection to allow you to select an object with a touch of the LCD and have the focus follow the selected object, even if it leaves the frame and returns
  • Wind noise reduction for clear voice recording: Wind Reduction reduces noise and interference that is produced when wind passes over the microphone, giving you a clearer and more enjoyable sound experience
  • Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ maps: A built-in GPS receiver makes the HDR-PJ430V an ideal choice for travelers. The receiver gives you the ability to view your current location on the LCD map display, as well as "tag" your shooting locations
  • Expanded recording/monitoring with mic/headphone jack: Features dedicated mic and headphone inputs for expanded audio recording options and convenient monitoring of audio with headphones
  • Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you: Highlight Playback identifies and compiles key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions
  • Intelligent Auto (180 different scene combinations possible): Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes and wind noise reduction
  • Direct Copy to external HDD without PC: Store your memories in a whole new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive (sold separately), all without a computer
  • Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge: The high-speed, built-in USB 2.0 cable allows for easy connection to your computer for charging or file transfer without having to remember separate cables. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it's out of the way until you need it

Sony HDR-PJ430E Specifications

Camera Type
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder w/ Projector
Imaging Sensor
1/3.91'' (4.6mm) back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS Sensor
BIONZ image processor
Pixel Gross
Approx.5430K pixels
Effective Picture Resolution
Movie: Approx.2230K pixels(16:9) Still: Approx.2230K pixels(16:9)
Color Filter System
ClearVid array
Viewfinder: Touch Panel
Lens Type
G Lens
Lens Stabilization
Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization w/ Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length
Movie Mode: 26.8-804.0mm (16:9); 32.8-984.0mm (4:3); Photo Mode: 26.8-804.0mm (16:9), 32.8-984.0mm (4:3)
Filter Diameter
Minimum Focus Distance
Approx.1cm(Wide),Approx.80cm(Tele),Approx.37cm(Tele Macro)
Extended Zoom
Focal Distance
f=1.9-57.0mm; f=3/32-2 1/4inch
Focus System
Contrast AF
AF Modes
Auto/Manual(Touch Panel)
Focus Area
Full range Focus/Spot Focus
Projector: Endurance
Approx. 100min(Supplied Battery)
Projector: Light Output
Upto 13 lumens
Projector: Input
Yes (HDMI micro)
Projector: Resolution Output
640 x 360
Projector: Screen Coverage
Up to 100" (diagonal)
Projector: Throw Distance
Approx. 0.5m( 1.6' ) or over
Projection type
Projector Input
Yes (Only from Projector input terminal )
Light source
Memory Card Slot
Memory Stick PRO Duo and SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
SD Output
Composite Video Out(AV CABLE(sold separately))
HD Output
HDMI Out(micro)(supplied)
USB Port(s)
Multi Micro USB-AB/USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage)
PhotoTV HD
Headphone Jack
Stereo Minijack
Microphone Input
Stereo Minijack
Direct Copy
Accessory Shoe
Yes(Multi Interface Shoe)
HDMI Terminal
Yes (HDMI micro)
Multi/Micro USB Terminal
Wi-Fi (Opt. Acc)
Supplied Software
PC: PlayMemories Home Lite (built-in; for PC only); PlayMemories Home (by download); Music Transfer(by download); MAC: Music Transfer(by download); PlayMemories Online Uploader(by download)
Operating System Compatibility
Windows XP SP3 /Windows Vista SP2 /Windows7 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition) are not supported. The Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver. 2.0 or later is required to use the function for creating discs. Starter (Edition) are not supported. Standard installation is required. Operation is not assured if the above OS has been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment
Metering Modes
Exposure Compensation
AE Shift(Touch Panel)
Exposure Settings
Auto; Manual(Menu);Flexible Spot(Touch Panel)
Scene Mode(s)
Auto/Twilight/Sunrise & Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/Snow
D-Range Optimizer
Noise Reduction
White Balance Mode
Minimum Illumination
Standard:6 lux(1/30 Shutter Speed); Low Lux:3 lux(1/30 Shutter Speed)
Auto Iris Control
F1.8 - F10
Backlight Compensation
WB Shift
Media Type
Internal Flash Memory; Memory Stick PRO Duo (Mark 2);Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo; Memory Stick XC-HG Duo; SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card(Class 4 or Higher)
Still image Mode
Still Image Max Effective Resolution
8.9 megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9
Movie Mode: 8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240 Photo Mode: 8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240)
Still Image Size 4:3
Movie Mode:6.7 megapixels 4:3 (2992x2240); Photo Mode: 6.7 megapixels 4:3 (2992x2240)
Video Mode
HD: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format.compatible; STD: MPEG2-PS; MP4: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264
Video Resolution
HD:1920x1080/60p(PS),1440x1080; STD:720x480;
Video Actual (Pixel)
Approx.2230K pixels(16:9), Approx.1670K pixels(4:3)
Video Signal
HDTV, EIA standards
Recording and Playback Times (2ch)
HD PS: 2h20m; HD FX: 2h45m; HD FH: 3h45m; HD HQ: 6h40m; HD LP: 11h40m; STD HQ: 7h00m (Times are approximate; max time); MP4: 9hr55min
Photo Capture from Movie
2.1 megapixels 16:9 (1920x1080); 0.3 megapixels 4:3 (640x480); 0.2 megapixels 16:9 (640x360)
Dual Record
8.9 megapixels 16:9 (3984x2240); 4.5 megapixels 16:9 (2816 x 1584); 2.1 megapixels 4:3 (1920 x 1080)
Audio Format
Dolby Digital 5.1ch, Dolby Digital 5.1Creator; Dolby Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator; MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Built-in Zoom Microphone; Monoral Speaker
Internal Media
Flash Memory 32GB
Mic Level Control
Movie Recording Rate
(Average Bit Rate/VBR): HD
Recording and Playback Times
(5.1ch): HD PS: 2h15m; HD FX: 2h40m; HD FH: 3h40m; HD HQ: 6h30m; HD LP: 11h15m; STD HQ: 6h45m (Times are approximate; max time)
Still Image File Format
DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Wind Noise Reduction
LCD Type
3.0'' (7.5cm) Clear Photo Plus LCD (230K) Wide (16:9)
Angle Adjustment
Opening Angle:max.90 deg., Turning Angle:max.270 deg.
Brightness Control
Grid Display
Grid Line
Drive Mode
Photo Mode: Single-shot/Self-timer
Approx.10sec.(Still Image/Golf Shot)
Shutter Speeds
Shutter Speed(Standard): 1/30 - 1/10,000; Shutter Speed (Auto Control Range); Shutter Speed(Smooth Slow Rec): 1/250 - 1/10,000
Power Requirements
6.8V/7.2V (battery pack); 8.4V (AC Adaptor)
Battery Type
InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)
Wi-Fi Opt Wireless adaptor
Send to Smartphone; Send to Computer; Control with Smartphone
2.5x2.62x4.87" (6.35x6.654x12.36cm)
12.2oz (345.8 g) Main Unit Only
Mfr #

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