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Sony HDR-PJ380

alaTest has collected and analyzed 159 reviews of Sony HDR-PJ380. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the size and price are overall positive. The image quality and portability also get good views, whereas some have doubts about the finish and color. Views are divided on the durability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony HDR-PJ380 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 153 user reviews of Sony HDR-PJ380 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers are impressed by the price and size. The image quality and portability are also appreciated, but many are less positive about the finish and reliability. The color and durability get mixed reviews.

usability, portability, image quality, size, price

reliability, finish

91% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Sony HDR-PJ380/B High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black)Sony HDR-PJ380/B High Definition Handycam Camcorder with 3.0-Inch LCD (Black)

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications


Battery technology:Lithium


Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Image processor:BIONZ


Colour of product:Black


Built-in Display: Yes
Display aspect ratio:16:9
Display diagonal:7.62
Display resolution (numeric):230000


Focus adjustment:Manual

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (image):8.9
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 5.8
Sensor Type:CMOS

Lens System

Digital Zoom:350
Focal length range (f-f):1.9 - 57
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:30

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video Out: No


Built-in projector: Yes


Camera shutter speed:1/30 - 1/10000

Still image

Maximum image resolution:3984 x 2240
Still image resolution(s):3984 x 2240\n2992 x 2240\n920 x 1080\n640 x 480\n640 x 360


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG Duo, MS XC-HG Duo, SD, SDHC, SDXC
Disc types supported: No
Internal storage capacity:16


HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:AVC, H.264, MP4, MPEG2, MPEG4
Video Resolutions:720 x 480,1280 x 720,1440 x 1080,1920 x 1080

Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.75