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Sony HDRPJ710V High Definition Handycam 24.1 MP Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom, 32 GB Embedded Memory and Built-in Projector (2012 Model)

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  • 3-inch LCD display
  • 24.1 megapixel still image; 10X Optical, 17X Extended Zoom
  • Display with TruBlack technology
  • Up to 11 hours of recording with 32GB embedded Flash Memory
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Product Description

Product Description

Take the shake out of 1920x1080 60p/24p Full HD video with Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization in the HDRPJ710V Handycam camcorder. Enjoy ultra-stable video from its 10X Optical/17X extended digital zoom lens, and boost creativity using its advanced manual controls. Share your memories anytime, anywhere with its’ built-in projector.

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Sony HDRPJ710V High Definition Handycam Camcorder

  • 1920x1080 Full HD 24p Recording w/24.1MP still image
  • Project up to 100"(diag) videos with built-in projector
  • Up to 11 hours of recording with 32GB* embedded Flash Memory
  • Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization
  • Manual Control(Iris/Shutter/Exposure/White Balance)
  • CinemaTone presets and 24p recording for cinematic quality video
  • Advanced controls with expanded focus, zebra, and peaking
  • 26mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T* lens
  • Back-illuminated Exmor CMOS sensor for superb low-light video
  • 10x Optical/17x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action
  • 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD display(921K) w/TruBlack technology
  • Color EVF (0.27-inch 201K) crisp clear video monitoring
  • Face detection with voice enhancement and noise reduction
  • Tracking Focus follows selected subjects in/out of the frame
  • 5.1ch Surround mic for vivid and dynamic surround sound
  • Auto wind noise reduction for clear voice recording
  • Expanded recording/monitoring with mic/headphone jack
  • Active Interface Shoe to attach intelligent accessories
  • Event Browse groups video/stills by events automatically
  • Highlight Playback creates movies with transitions for you
  • S-Master digital amplifier for true and dynamic sound
  • Clear Phase stereo speakers for true-to-life audio playback
  • Geotagging with built-in GPS receiver & NAVTEQ maps
  • Direct Copy to external HDD without PC
  • Built-in USB cable for easy file transfer/charge
  • Intelligent Auto (120 different scene combinations possible)
  • Golf Shot
  • Built-In Flash

Take the shake out of 1920x1080 60p/24p Full HD video with Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization in the HDR-PJ710V Handycam camcorder. Enjoy ultra-stable video from the HDR-PJ710V's 10X Optical/17X extended digital zoom lens, and boost creativity using its advanced manual controls. Share your memories anytime, anywhere with the Handycam's built-in projector.

Key Features

1920x1080 Full HD 60p Recording w/24.1MP still image capture

The Sony HDRPJ710V offers 1920 x 1080 high definition resolution letting you record your memories in exceptional Full High Definition quality. Capable of 60p recording and playback via HDMI and compatible HDTV** providing stunning clarity and incredibly detailed and smoother playback of your memories.

Built-in High-Contrast Projector

The high-contrast projector built-in to the LCD panel gives you the freedom to share your favorite memories virtually anywhere. Powerful enough to project up to a 100-inch diagonal screen, this small mobile theater packs a powerful punch. Combined with advanced Clear Phase stereo speakers, your memories will come alive for you and those you’re sharing with.

Projector light

32GB embedded Flash Memory for up to 11 hours of Recording*

The built-in 32GB* embedded Flash memory can record and store up to 11 hours of high definition video footage(HD LP mode).

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. Balanced Optical SteadyShot w/ Active Mode moves the entire optical block at once, maintaining the integrity of the optical path and improving shake reduction by up to 13X. It also reduces vignetting (light falloff towards the edge of a scene) and lowers distortion in videos and still photos.

Manual Control (Iris/Shutter/Exposure/White Balance)

Get the most out of your camcorder with enhanced manual controls. The assignable dial allows for control of focus, exposure, white balance, iris, and shutter speed.
Projector Campsite

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. Combined with 24p recording, you’ll have some of the tools you need to fulfill your need for cinematic expression.

Advanced Controls with Expanded Focus, Zebra, and Peaking

The HDRPJ710V provides advanced capture and control features that are often considered the domain of professional cameras including expanded focus for precise manual focus control, zebra and peaking for precision focus and exposure adjustments.

26mm Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T Lens

From the authority in lens technology, the Carl Zeiss Vario-Sonnar T lens provides a high quality 26mm wide angle so you can get everything you want in the shot.

Back-illuminated Exmor CMOS sensor for Superb Low-light Video

Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced grain with Sony’s back-illuminated Exmor CMOS sensor. Designed for compact cameras and camcorders, the Exmor sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting conditions.

17x Extended Zoom to get even closer to the action

Extended Zoom works in conjunction with 10x optical zoom to get even closer to the action while maintaining HD image quality.

3.0-inch touch-screen Xtra Fine LCD display (921K) w/TruBlack technology

The 3.0-inch Xtra Fine LCD screen (921K) 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. TruBlack technology brings remarkably higher contrast delivering more natural, realistic colors and easier viewing in bright conditions by reducing glare.

Color EVF Crisp Clear Video Monitoring

A color EVF (electronic view finder) provides clear crisp representation of your video allowing for proper framing, battery conservation, and increased stability.

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.

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.

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.

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 (external microphones and headphones sold separately).

Active Interface Shoe to Attach Intelligent Accessories

The Active Interface Shoe lets you mount Intelligent Accessories, such as external lights and microphones, which can help extend the capabilities of your camcorder.

Event Browse Groups Photos/Videos for You for Easy Reference

Event Browse conveniently groups your images and videos together for easier viewing. The date range that Event Browse groups your pictures and videos is easily adjusted to suit your needs. When used with the Highlight Playback feature, making and sharing a highlight reel from your event is easy and fun.

Highlight Playback Creates Movies with Transitions for You

Why spend hours editing your movies when you can let your camcorder do it for you? Highlight Playback identifies and compiles key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions. You can even pinpoint the exact scene you want to include in the highlight reel.

Clear Phase Stereo Speakers for True and Dynamic Sound

Bring your video alive with Clear Phase stereo speakers. Drawing on Sony’s high-end audio expertise, renown S-Master digital amplifier technology is utilized to produce more true-to-life sound.

Geotagging with Built-in GPS Receiver & NAVTEQ Maps***

A built-in GPS receiver*** makes the HDRPJ710V 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. Tagged videos and still images can be reviewed and played back using the Map Index function on the camcorder or once downloaded to your PC using the supplied PlayMemories Home software****. Additionally, the receiver automatically adjusts your camcorder's clock to the proper time zone.

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. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV**, allowing you to utilize the camcorder’s handy playback features.

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. Charging your camcorder is faster than ever now through the USB; for every two minutes of charge time you get one minute of recording time.
Projector Low-Angle

Intelligent Auto (120 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. There are 120 different combinations possible: Landscape, Backlight, Twilight, Spotlight, Low light, Macro, Portait, Baby, Walk, Tripod, Wind Noise Reduction. The camcorder utilizes an advanced sound processor and sophisticated noise reduction algorithms to reduce wind noise by up to 10db compared to other models. In addition to reducing low frequency noise, iAuto also suppresses mid- and upper-frequency noise, resulting in clearer, more enjoyable sound.

Golf Shot

Building on the slow-motion capture capabilities of Smooth Slow Record, Golf Shot captures a few seconds of motion as a sequence of up to 22 still images, which can be viewed/printed individually or as a composite “sequence shot” image, perfect for analyzing the nuances of a golf swing, tennis serve, and other fast action.

Built-in Flash

The built-in flash will assist in shedding light on your subject when shooting still photos.
*1GB equals 1 billion bytes, a portion of which is used for data management functions. Records in 29 minute segments
**Requires HDTV and HDMI cable sold separately.
***Map service requires PC with Internet. Service provided by Google and subject to change without notice
****For PC: Requires Microsoft Windows XP SP3/Windows Vista Sp2/Windows 7. For Mac: Requires Mac OSX(v10.5-10.7)
*****Requires via VMC-UAM1 cable (sold separately), AC power for camcorder, and hard drive formatted in FAT-32.USB-hub not supported. External HHD/USB media should be less than 2TB(Terabytes).






Internal Memory
Wide Angle Lens: Still/Video
26.8/26.8 26.0/26.0 26.0/26.0
Optical Zoom
30x 12x

Extended Zoom
Imager Pixel Size (Still: Recording/Effective)
20.4/5M 24.1/6.1M
"Exmor R" CMOS Sensor
Yes Yes Yes Yes
Image Stabilization
60p Recording
Yes Yes Yes Yes
24p Recording
Yes Yes Yes
LCD Panel
2.7" Clear Photo 230k
3.0" Clear Photo 230k
3.0" XtraFine 921K
3.0" XtraFine 921K
3.0" XtraFine 921K
Built-in USB Cable
Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Active Interface Shoe
Yes Yes Yes
Supplied Battery Type
FV50 FV50 FV50

Product Information

Product Dimensions 6.7 x 4.2 x 3.5 inches
Item Weight 14.1 ounces
Shipping Weight 8 pounds
Item model number HDRPJ710V
Batteries 1 Lithium ion batteries required. (included)
Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars 21 customer reviews

4.0 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #23,550 in Camera & Photo
#1,300 in Camera & Photo > Camcorders
Discontinued by manufacturer Yes
Date first available at Amazon.com January 9, 2012

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By JJ TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 2, 2012
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I've tried many video cameras over the years, and consider myself a loyal Canon user. I've had the XL1, XL2, XLH1 and a few of their handheld consumer cams like the HFS10, so I was curious to see how this Sony HDR-PJ710V would compare to my past experience. And I have to say, I'm quite impressed.

Wide-Angle Lens

I really LOVE Sony's decision to include a wide-angle lens on this cam. I've bought an aftermarket wide angle for virtually every video camera I've ever owned, so to have that come standard this time out was a real nice touch. If we're talking a Canon XL camera, then the expense and hassle of an additional wide angle is justified. But as far as the average Joe(sephine,) getting a wide angle is a big deal in both cost and convenience. Most video cameras try to strike a balance between a decent zoom lens, and a barely adequate focal width. The problem with that is, the majority of us are using personal cams like this for intimate events like birthdays and family gatherings; environments that beg for the wide angle lens that most cams are lacking. Plus, aftermarket wide angle lenses never fit right, because the cams themselves weren't manufactured with the added lens in mind; even if you buy a name brand lens direct from the cam's manufacturer. So the extra attachments tend to block things like flashes, built-in lights, buttons, and often mess with auto-focus and an array of other nifty features you got the cam for in the first place. Plus, I hate carrying added attachments. A pro working environment is different; I expect to have a bunch of added gear in those situations. But for personal shooting environments, less is more. What's the point of buying a nifty little compact cam, if you have to lug around a bulky wide angle lens too? Doesn't make sense.
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Want the short review? Okay. THIS THING IS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC.

Here's the obligatory, longer and more detailed review. We'll do bullet point format for this one.

- It's kind of weird seeing the lens bob around the way it does when you first take it out of the box. I swore that it was broken and was ready to scream bloody murder until I plugged it in to the AC cord and powered it up. The lens moves like that because it's basically its own steadicam. It locks into place when it turns on but it seems to be on a gyroscope of sorts. Handheld panning shots are now incredibly smooth.

- Just about everything you need comes in the box

- There's an attached USB cable that comes out from the camera and rests in the hand strap. Never seen this before in other cameras and it's a wonder as to why if this is indeed the case, why this wasn't done sooner. Admittedly, it's a very short cord (maybe 2") but the box comes packed with a USB extension, so don't worry about your camera getting uncomfortably close to your computer if you don't want it to.

- Connected to my Mac through iMovie with absolutely no hitches (sigh of relief)

- Video looks GORGEOUS. Guaranteed, this camera has the settings you need to get what you shoot exactly how you want it to look

- 24.1 MP still photo capability

- Manual focus knob up at the front.
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I'm not going to lie, since the late 90's, I've been a pretty solid Canon customer. Sony gear always seemed just a little too proprietary (I'm talking to you, MemoryStick) and just a little overpriced. But the HDRPJ710V has definitely changed my perceptions.

I've been using a Canon Vixia HFS10 for the past couple years, so I'm accustomed to a "prosumer" camcorder. And while the HFS10 is an incredible camera in its own right, I can't believe how drastic the improvements in the newer Sony camera are. Facial recognition is almost instant, and very intelligent. Transitioning from various sources of ambient light is silky smooth, and the picture quality is well maintained through very bright light, as well as low-light.

I was especially surprised by how good the night vision / pervert function is. Resolution is excellent if you have even the slightest bit of light. Similarly, I wasn't too hopeful about the Dolby Digital recording capabilities, but the end product is astoundingly professional.

The Zeiss lens is suspended in a float, so it takes a fair amount of trembling to see a shaky picture, which is a good thing... largely because the handstrap is unforgiving in its smallness. Though on the upside, Sony chose to integrate a USB cable in to the handstrap. And if you're the type to add filters, you can use the native 52mm screwthreads, or the included stepdown to 37mm. Also included: a very nice lens shade, remote, HDMI, and AV cables.

So, awesome image quality, very good build quality. My favorite thing, though, is that you can directly access your files through USB. Plug it in, grab your files, and go. No need to connect to AC power, and no need to convert on the fly. I can't believe it's taken this long for a higher-end camera to be able to do this!
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