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Camcorder Sony HDR-PJ580 Review Performance, Powerful and Complete with Projector

The Camcorder Sony HDR-PJ580 Review. In addition to a camcorder, this device can also display the recording due to the presence of an internal projector. Do not miss any special moments that so meaningful. There are times when you want to immediately enjoy the moments that you have just taken to enjoy together, right?

To target these needs, Sony issuing product in line PJ-series. Products in this line comes with an internal projector. One of them is on this HD-PJ580 series. Yes, the projectors are already embedded-in camcorder can display film on any surface. You can instantly project video you want to see on a wall or other media.

With more than 13 lumens, output images produced were enough contrast and can be seen clearly as long as used in dim conditions with less projection distance of 1 meter. The placement of the projector on the front of the LCD lets you adjust the projection direction while the slider at the top controls the focus of projector.

Use Exmor R CMOS sensor called BSI (Back Side Illuminated) make image processing capabilities to be more sensitive. Picture becomes more clear with minimal noise and distortion. At the tests performed, a new noise disturbing when we did the maximum zoom. Taking pictures in dim light conditions can still be done well, especially when the flash turned on. This camcorder also supports static image capture up to 20.4 megapixel resolution and can take pictures while recording video (dual recording).

Record mode can be set according to your wishes. Options that can be selected including Photo, Movie, Smooth Slow and Golf Shot. Interestingly, at Golf Shot option, shooting focused on the 1/7 portions of the screen. The movement captured frame per frame like using a burst-shot on a DSLR camera. With the support of Full-HD recording (1920×1080 pixels), this camcorder is certainly quite interesting for those who want to try out the HD LCD TVs sensation.

Dolby 5.1 Creator technology to maximize the audio functions on this HDR PJ-580. Input noise around objects recorded properly. The resulting internal output speakers are also clear, so you can watch a video that was recorded without need for additional speakers.

GPS feature is also became one of product advantages. You can recall moments that have been recorded with the shooting location. Unfortunately, when tested, this GPS is difficult to lock locations and often experience a loss of signal (especially when you are in a room). With an internal memory of 32 GB, HDRPJ580 capacity can still be expanded via SD card or Memory Stick Pro Duo.

With a myriad of features including the ability to play Full-HD video, GPS facilities, and internal projector, recorder HDR-PJ580 is an innovative cool stuff. This product is very useful, especially if we want to directly play the tape.

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Specification Camcorder Sony HDR-PJ580 Review

FunctionsCamcorders and cameras
Image resolution (min/max)6016 x 3384 pixels (20.4MP, 16:9) 4512 x 3384 pixels (15.3MP, 4:3)
Video resolution (min/max)HD: 1920 x 1080/50p (PS), 25p (FX, FH), 50i (FX, FH), 1440 x 1080/50i (HQ, LP) – STD: 720 x 576/50i
connection typesMini USB, A/V, Mini HDMI
Memory (internal/external)32 GB/SDHC & MS Pro Duo
zoom12x (optical), 20x (extended)
screenLCD 3.0″ wide-screen
battery type/rechargeableLi-ion Battery 980 mAh/Yes
Video formatsHD: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD™ format compatible ver.2.0. STD: MPEG2-PS
Photo formatJPEG
dimension11.65 x 5.85 x 6.45 cm
Weight (with battery)390 grams
other toolsAdaptor, Remotecontrol, Lens hood, cable A/V and USB, mini-HDMI to HDMI Cable
guarantee1 year
Price (range)*US $1260
Camcorder Sony HDR-PJ580 Review: Main Specifications
camcorder sony hdr-pj580 review
Camcorder Sony HDR-PJ580 Review

Projector function

Internal projector above 13 lumens output capable of delivering 640×360 pixels resolution and is suitable to small-scale space.

camcorder sony hdr-pj580 review
Camcorder Sony HDR-PJ580 Review

USB cable

USB connection cable now fitted with a cover on the hand strap. Previously available USB port.

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Camcorder Sony HDR-PJ580 Review

Record position

GPS feature allows you to remember the shooting location. However, if the GPS signal is not good, the locking position to be rather difficult.



  • The Internal Projector;
  • support Full-HD;
  • Dolby Surround 5.1 channel;
  • Memory support.


  • GPS difficult to locks area;
  • small battery power.

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Score Assessment

Performance - 9
Facilities & Features - 9
Easiness - 8.5
Price - 6



Plus: The Internal Projector; support Full-HD; Dolby Surround 5.1 channel, memory relief. Minus: GPS difficult to locks area; small battery power.Shop Now

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