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This review is from: Sony HDRPJ10EB Handycam Camcorder - Black (30x Optical Zoom, 3.3 MP, 3 inch Touch LCD) (Electronics)
This camcorder has everything I need and more. I was looking at a similar priced Canon here on Amazon as I have Canon Digital SLR's and they're great too.
The Sony was cheaper from a Retail Park Shop rather than from Amazon (sorry guys) and it has the added bonus of the projector. Battery life is great although I have ordered a much bigger one for Airshows / days out, the optical zoom and stabiliser is wonderful, very clever how that works. The supplied software PMB is really good and very easy to use like Windows Live Movie Maker and easy to upload to YouTube etc.
I always use HD Quality on HQ setting. There is a lower setting and two higher ones but this looks perfect on a very large HD Panasonic television and only takes up about 100MB per minute of video. Sounds a lot but you can use a lot more on the better quality settings (you don't need them). As a note, I have my own Wedding Photography business and I shot a Wedding with this camcorder whilst my wife used the Canon 5d MK2 camera. It's that good and easy to use, we had a very happy Bride / Groom with the video too. Who needs to pay a Videographer with a £5K massive Camcorder when this is as good quality, trust me, it's that good!
It's light, small and well built, has all the nice leads / connectors with it, the built in 16GB as well as my additional 32GB SD card slotted in underneath.
The only very small issue I have with it is you need to use the projector in a dark room, no TV or lights on. Then it's fine projecting a 5 foot wide image on a screen or wall at 2.5 meters distance. Not the brightest in the World but great for casual viewing.
Well done Sony for such a great Camcorder at a very good price, as a professional with 30 years in the industry, I'm very impressed!