Return it for the reasons noted. I don't see why we would get a projector in a camera if the goal was video and low light work.
Again, send it back.
CROSS POSTED IT SEEMS TOO!
I bought this camera for a church. Sony Camcorder HDR-PJ540. But when I used it at the church it did a terrible job. I think I figured out why. The church doesn't have good lighting and they wanted it setup at the back and so I had to zoom in to get a picture of the speaker. When I played it back on a large screen tv it looked grainy. I was shocked. I picked it out and got them to spend over $700. So I changed the quality setting to the highest level it makes no difference. I tried to change settings but nothing is helping. Also the digital zoom is turned off. If this wasn't a problem it would be a great camcorder. All the other features work great.
They were using another camcorder of about $230 price. Now this one was used at a closer range and it has a better picture. The main reason we were upgrading cameras was we needed one that had a microphone port to get rid of back ground noises. I am at a loss, I don't know what to do. Anyone that has any ideas please post them, thanks.