Sony HDR-PJ420VE hand-held camcorder

Full-HD Exmor R CMOS, 7.62 cm (3 ") Touch LCD, 640x360 projector 13lm, Wi-Fi ready, HDMI, USB, MS/SD, 345g

Manufacturer
Sony
SKU
HDR-PJ420VE
06-02-2013
PJ420VE Full HD Flash Memory camcorder
Smooth shooting meets easy sharing

Full HD, built-in projector, G Lens, Exmor R™ CMOS sensor, Wi-Fi ready, Balanced Optical SteadyShot

- Capture steady footage as you follow the action
- Show your films anywhere with built-in projector
- Capture more movie detail, even in low-light

Filming and sharing, you call the shots

Life doesn’t stay still, so why should you? Shoot smooth Full HD video on the move with Balanced Optical SteadyShot. Screen it anywhere you like using the built-in projector. And use a Wi-Fi adapter* to send footage to your smartphone and share with friends.

Jump in and enjoy freedom of movement

Shooting on the go? Whether you’re running on the beach or just walking, with Balanced Optical SteadyShot the lens unit and sensor “float” within the camcorder so everything stays steady. It compensates for up to 13x more camcorder shake than traditional image stabilisation.

Share movies anywhere

With a built-in projector, the world is your movie theatre. On the beach, at a party or a wedding reception, shoot and share footage straightaway on any available surface. See a bright, clear picture with vivid colours, even in daylight, up to 250cm (100 inches) big.

Watch anything via the projector

Found the next big viral hit on YouTube™? Got some old home videos stored on your laptop, or perhaps you've just downloaded the latest Hollywood blockbuster. Connect via HDMI and you can enjoy them anytime, anywhere, on the big screen.

Share videos online with Wi-Fi

Share the sights and sounds of your travels with friends and family. A Wi-Fi adapter* lets you send video wirelessly to your smartphone or tablet from your Handycam® then share it online with the PlayMemories™ app. You can use your smartphone to control your Handycam® too.

Remember places with GPS

Where was that beautiful beach you discovered on holiday last year? With GPS tagging, photos and videos can tell you exactly where you were when you took them. See all your shooting locations marked on a map, then simply tap on one to play back and rediscover the memories.

Fit in the whole scene

Get more into the frame with a G Lens. With a wide angle at 26.8mm and 55x extended zoom, take on any scene from detailed close-ups of faces to faraway shots of wildlife. No matter what catches your eye, capture remarkably sharp, clear photos and Full HD video every time.

Storage

Camcorder media type 
Memory card

Video

Full HD 
Y
Maximum video resolution 
1920 x 1080 pixels
Video resolutions 
1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080 pixels
Video formats supported 
H.264, MPEG4
Supported video modes 
1080p

Technical details

Colour of product 
Black
Built-in speaker(s) 
Y
Back light compensation
Y
Built-in display 
Y
Weight 
345g
Focal length range (f-f) 
1.9 - 57 mm
Audio system 
Dolby Digital 5.1
Camera shutter speed 
1/6 - 1/10000s
Compatible memory cards 
MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Display 
LCD
Dual shot (video & photo)
Y
Face detection
Y
Optical sensor size 
1/0.154 mm (1/3.91")
Optical zoom 
30x
Scene modes 
Beach, Fireworks, Landscape, Portrait, Snow, Spotlight, Sunrise, Sunset, Twilight
Sensor type 
CMOS
Viewfinder type 
N
White balance 
Auto

Ports & interfaces

HDMI 
Y
Built-in microphone 
Y
Headphone outputs 
1
Microphone in 
Y

Power

Battery type 
NP-FV50
Power consumption (typical) 
2.7W

Performance

Manual focus
Y

Display

Display resolution (numeric) 
230000 pixels
Touch screen 
Y

Technical details

Display diagonal 
7.62 cm (3")

Lens system

Extra/Smart zoom
55x
Digital zoom 
350x
Focal length (35mm film equivalent)
26.8 - 804 mm
Image stabilizer 
Y
Maximum aperture number 
10
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv) 
80.4 cm
Minimum aperture number 
1.8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv) 
2.68 cm

Camera

Camcorder type 
Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination 
6 lx

Focusing

Smile detection
Y

White balance

Indoor white balance
Y
Onepush white balance
Y
Outdoor white balance
Y

Flash

Built-in flash 
N

System requirements

Windows operating systems supported 
Y

Projector

Built-in projector 
Y
Contrast ratio (typical) 
1500:1
Minimum projection distance
0.5m
Native resolution 
640 x 360
Projector brightness
13 ANSI lumens

Packaging content

Battery technology 
Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Cables included
HDMI, USB
AC adapter included
Y
Batteries included
Y
Quick start guide 
Y
Warranty card
Y

Picture quality

Maximum image resolution 
3984 x 2240 pixels
Image formats supported 
JPG
Still image resolution(s) 
2992 x 2240, 3984 x 2240

Weight & dimensions

Filter size 
4.6 cm
Width 
6.15 cm
Depth 
12.1 cm
Height 
6.6 cm

Other features

USB 2.0 ports quantity 
1
Effective megapixels (image)
8.9 MP
Integrated USB cable
Y
Night mode
N
Screen size compatibility 
254 - 2540 mm (10 - 100")