Sony Handycam HDR-PJ230 Specifications

Sony Handycam HDR-PJ230

Part Number: CNETHDRPJ230

General

  • Depth
    4.6 in
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Camcorder Media Type
    Flash card
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor R CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/5.8"
  • Digital Zoom
    320 x
  • Video Recording Modes
    FH, FX, HQ, LP, PS
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • AE/AF Control
    Face-priority AF
  • Face Detection Detalis
    Adult Priority, Child Priority, Smile Shutter, face-priority AF function
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, H.264, MPEG-2
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Image Stabilizer
    electronic (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • AE/AF Control
    Face-priority AF
  • Effective Video Resolution
    2.15 MP
  • Digital Zoom
    320 x
  • Digital Scene Transition
    White fader, black fader
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • Camcorder Interpolated Photo Resolution
    8.9 MP
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/5.8"
  • Interfaces Provided
    Composite video/audio, HDMI, USB 2.0
  • Enclosure Color
    Black
  • Optical Zoom
    27 x
  • Print Standard
    Exif Print support
  • Video Recording Modes
    LP, FH, HQ, FX, PS
  • Auto Focus
    TTL contrast detection
  • Effective Photo Resolution
    2.29 MP
  • Face Detection
    Face-priority AF function, Smile Shutter, Child Priority, Adult Priority, Yes
  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    2.39 MP
  • Digital Video Format
    MPEG-2, AVCHD, H.264
  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor R CMOS
  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Environmental Parameters

  • Min Operating Temperature
    32 °F
  • Max Operating Temperature
    104 °F

Exposure & White Balance

  • Min Illumination
    3 lux
  • Exposure Metering
    multi-segment
  • Exposure Modes
    automatic, program
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, dawn/dusk, fireworks, landscape, night scene, portrait mode, snow, spotlight
  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    indoor, outdoor
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/10000 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/30 sec
  • Min Shutter Speed
    1/30 sec
  • White Balance
    Custom, automatic, presets
  • Shooting Programs
    Spotlight, landscape, portrait mode, fireworks, dawn/dusk, night scene, beach, snow
  • Max Shutter Speed
    1/10000 sec
  • Exposure Metering
    Multi-segment
  • Exposure Modes
    Program, automatic
  • White Balance Presets
    Indoor, outdoor
  • Min Illumination
    3 lux

Display

  • Display Format
    230,000 pixels
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating (270°)

Lens System

  • Optical Zoom
    26 x
  • Lens Aperture
    f/1.9-4.0
  • Min Focal Length
    2.1 mm
  • Max Focal Length
    57 mm
  • Focal Length Equivalent to 35mm Camera
    29.8 m
  • Min Focus Distance
    0.4 in
  • Focus Adjustment
    automatic, manual
  • Zoom Adjustment
    motorized drive
  • Lens Brand
    Carl Zeiss
  • Features
    built-in lens shield

Miscellaneous

  • Microsoft Certification
    Compatible with Windows 7
  • Color
    black
  • Color Category
    black

Viewfinder

  • Viewfinder Type
    none

Memory / Storage

  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card
  • Internal Storage
    8 GB flash
  • Image Storage
    JPEG 3984 x 2240
    JPEG 2992 x 2240
  • Video Capture
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 28Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 24Mbps
    AVCHD - 1920 x 1080 - 60 fps - 17Mbps
    AVCHD - 1440 x 1080 - 60 fps - 9Mbps
    AVCHD - 1440 x 1080 - 60 fps - 5Mbps
    MPEG-2 - 720 x 480 - 60 fps - 9Mbps
    H.264 - 1280 x 720 - 30 fps - 6Mbps
  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card

Built-in Projector

  • Output Resolution Abbreviation
    nHD
  • Max Image Brightness
    13 lumens
  • Max Image Size (cm)
    100 in
  • Resolution
    nHD - 640 x 360
  • Output Resolution
    640 x 360
  • Max Image Size
    100 in

Additional Features

  • Additional Features
    Built-in speaker, RGB primary color filter, date/time stamp, takes photos while movie recording, Dynamic Range Optimizer, face detection, USB charging, Auto Backlight Compensation, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, x.v.Color technology, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), built-in USB plug, BRAVIA Sync function, PhotoTV HD
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec
  • Features
    Auto Backlight Compensation, BRAVIA Sync function, date/time stamp, face detection, takes photos while movie recording, x.v.Color technology, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), PhotoTV HD, RGB primary color filter, USB charging, built-in USB plug, built-in speaker

Connections

  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
  • Type
    DC power input, HDMI output, USB 2.0, composite video/audio output
  • Qty
    1

Microphone

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Features
    sensitivity control, wind noise reduction, zoom
  • Microphone Operation Mode
    Stereo
  • Microphone Features
    Zoom, wind noise reduction, sensitivity control

Battery

  • Technology
    lithium ion
  • Battery Life Details
    Projection - 0.8 hours
  • Battery Type
    Sony NP-FV30
  • Details
    1 x Sony NP-FV30 Li-ion rechargeable battery ( included )
  • Battery Form Factor
    manufacturer specific
  • Manufacturer Battery Name
    Sony NP-FV30

Software

  • Type
    Drivers & Utilities, Sony PlayMemories Home Lite
  • Software
    Drivers & Utilities, Sony PlayMemories Home Lite

System Requirements for PC Connection

  • Operating System Support
    MS Windows 7, MS Windows Vista SP2, MS Windows XP SP3
  • Peripheral Devices
    USB port

Header

  • Brand
    Sony
  • Product Line
    Sony Handycam
  • Model
    HDR-PJ230
  • Packaged Quantity
    1

Video Input

  • Type
    Camcorder
  • Camcorder Type
    consumer
  • Combined with
    projector
  • Min Illumination
    3 lux
  • Digital Zoom
    320 x
  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, H.264, MPEG-2
  • Image Recording Format
    JPEG
  • High Definition Video Support
    1080p
  • Interfaces Provided
    HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video/audio
  • Camcorder Media Type
    flash card
  • Image Processor
    BIONZ
  • Video Recording Modes
    FH, FX, HQ, LP, PS
  • Digital Scene Transition
    black fader, white fader
  • Face Detection
    Yes
  • Face Detection Detalis
    Adult Priority, Child Priority, Smile Shutter, face-priority AF function
  • Self Timer Delay
    10 sec
  • Image Stabilizer
    electronic (Steady Shot with Active Mode)
  • Features
    Auto Backlight Compensation, BRAVIA Sync function, date/time stamp, face detection, takes photos while movie recording, x.v.Color technology, Dolby Digital Stereo Creator, Dynamic Range Optimizer, Intelligent AUTO (iAUTO), PhotoTV HD, RGB primary color filter, USB charging, built-in USB plug, built-in speaker

Optical System

  • Image Stabilizer
    electronic (Steady Shot with Active Mode)

Audio Input

  • Microphone Operation Mode
    stereo
  • Microphone Features
    sensitivity control, wind noise reduction, zoom

Exposure Parameters

  • Exposure Metering
    multi-segment
  • Exposure Modes
    automatic, program
  • Shooting Programs
    beach, dawn/dusk, fireworks, landscape, night scene, portrait mode, snow, spotlight

White Balance

  • White Balance
    automatic, custom, presets
  • White Balance Presets
    indoor, outdoor

Auto Focus

  • System
    TTL contrast detection
  • AE/AF Control
    Face-priority AF

Dimensions & Weight

  • Width
    2.3 in
  • Height
    2.2 in
  • Weight
    7.41 oz

Optical Sensor

  • Camcorder Sensor Resolution
    2.39 pixels
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Video Mode)
    2.15 pixels
  • Camcorder Effective Resolution (Photo Mode)
    2.29
  • Camcorder Interpolated Photo Resolution
    8.9 pixels
  • Optical Sensor Type
    Exmor R CMOS
  • Optical Sensor Size
    1/5.8"
  • Optical Sensor Size (metric)
    3.1 mm (1/5.8")
  • Sensor Qty
    1

Camera Display

  • Type
    LCD display
  • Display Form Factor
    rotating (270°)
  • Diagonal Size
    2.7 in
  • Diagonal Size (metric)
    6.7 cm
  • Display Format
    230,000 pixels
  • Features
    display brightness control

Service & Support

  • Type
    1 year warranty

Service & Support Details

  • Type
    limited warranty
  • Service Included
    labor, parts
  • Full Contract Period
    1 year, 90 days

Camera Memory

  • Internal Storage Type
    flash
  • Internal Storage Capacity
    8 GB
  • Memory Card Slot
    Memory Stick PRO Duo card, SD card
  • Supported Memory Cards
    Memory Stick PRO Duo, Memory Stick PRO-HG Duo, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, SDXC Memory Card

Camera Specifications

  • Surround Sound
    Dolby Digital AC-3 (2 channel) recording
  • Print Standard
    Exif Print support

Camcorder Features

  • Widescreen Video Capture
    Yes
  • Low Lux / Night Mode
    Yes

Still Image Storage Capacity

  • Image Resolution
    2992 x 2240, 3984 x 2240
  • Still Image Format
    JPEG

Video Capture

  • Digital Video Format
    AVCHD, H.264, MPEG-2
  • Image Resolution
    1280 x 720, 1440 x 1080, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 480
  • Frame Rate
    30 frames per second, 60 frames per second
  • Bitrate
    17Mbps, 24Mbps, 28Mbps, 5Mbps, 6Mbps, 9Mbps

Supported Battery Details

  • Quantity
    1
  • Form Factor
    Sony NP-FV30
  • Details
    Li-ion rechargeable battery
  • Included
    included

Battery Life Details

  • Usage Mode
    projection
  • Battery Life
    0.8 hours

General

  • Manufacturer
    Sony

Where to Buy

Sony Handycam HDR-PJ230

Part Number: CNETHDRPJ230

MSRP: $399.99

Visit manufacturer site for details.