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Sony is one of the oldest camcorder manufacturers in the world and has a history of launching in-house standards for the latest video and audio technologies. This often results in Sony products being incompatible with a wide range non-Sony accessories. Case in point is the Flash Memory format - while all other manufacturers use SD cards to store the same, Sony uses its proprietary Memory Stick format. Memory Stick format though has found little support outside of Sony's camcorders as SD Card is a more affordable and better performing (in terms of read/write speeds) technology.

The best Sony camcorders are some of the affordable offerings (around $500) in the consumer camcorder category. These are great portable tools for outdoor shooting and provide features like MPEG movie mode for quick online sharing. Sony is also a reputed brand for Hard Disk Drive based camcorders.

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Sony HDR-PJ650V

Sony HDR-PJ650V High Definition Handycam Camcorder


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Release Date
Jan 2013
Jan 2013
Feb 2013
Jan 2013
Aug 2012
HDD Size
32.0 GB
32.0 GB
64.0 GB
Optical Zoom
12.0 x
30.0 x
12.0 x
10.0 x
Recording Format
Flash Media, High Definition
High Definition
High Definition
High Definition
Flash Media, High Definition
Recording System
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
NTSC
PAL
Camcorder Type
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Digital
Memory Still Resolution
5.02 MegaPixels
8.9 MegaPixels
7.1 MegaPixels
20.4 MegaPixels
2.0 MegaPixels
Recordable Media
MPEG-4, MPEG-2, AVCHD
Flash Media
SD/SDHC/SDXC Memory Card
AVCHD
Flash Media, High Definition, MPEG-4
Use
Video
Video
Video
Video
Video

Solidly built all around

Excellent high-definition video quality at 24p/60i/60p

Lightweight body and offers a decent number of recording options