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Sony HDR-PJ710 Camcorder Review

Sony's new HDR-PJ710V is one of the most impressive camcorders we've reviewed this year.

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Design

A huge chunk of the camcorders on the market these days are small enough to fit in your pocket, heck, some of them are small enough to mount on your helmet with ease. The Sony HDR-PJ710V is not one of those camcorders. In fact, it's one of the bulkiest camcorders we've seen since we reviewed the Canon HF G10 last year. But this extra size makes the PJ710V feel more professional, and that should make you feel more like a pro when you're using it. The most unusual design implementation on the PJ710V is probably the camcorder's built-in projector, but it's not like this projector really gets in the way of the overall design. It's just a little light on the back of the LCD panel.

There's also the strange lens that wobbles thanks to Sony's new optical image SteadyShot feature. When you turn the PJ710V on, you may notice the lens snapping into place like a robot that's that's tuned-in on your face. It's kinda creepy, but also kind of cool. Just remember that the wobbly lens that you can hear when you shake the camcorder is normal.

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Sections

  1. Introduction
  2. Design
  3. Product Tour
  4. Performance
  5. Color Performance
  6. Low Light Performance
  7. Motion Performance
  8. Sharpness Performance
  9. Usability
  10. Ease of Use
  11. Handling
  12. Controls
  13. Features
  14. Recording Options
  15. Hardware
  16. Other Features
  17. Sony Handycam HDR-CX700V Comparison
  18. Panasonic HC-X900M Comparison
  19. Canon Vixia HF G10 Comparison
  20. Conclusion
  21. Photo Gallery
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