Built-in projector in Sony HDR-PJ50V / HDR-PJ30V / HDR-PJ10

3D - HDR-TD10 (2011).
Professional models - HXR-NX70 (2011). HXR-MC2000, HXR-MC50 (2010).
Flash Memory / consumer - HDR-CX260V, HDR-CX580V, HDR-CX740VE, HDR-CX760V (2012). HDR-CX360V, HDR-CX560V, HDR-CX700V (2011). HDR-CX110, HDR-CX150, HDR-CX300, HDR-CX350V, HDR-CX550V (2010). HDR-CX100 (2009). HDR-CX12 (2008). HDR-CX7 (2007).
Hard Disk / consumer - HDR-XR260V (2012). HDR-XR150, HDR-XR350V, HDR-XR550V (2010). HDR-XR100, HDR-XR200, HDR-XR500, HDR-XR520 (2009). HDR-SR11, HDR-SR12 (2008). HDR-SR5, HDR-SR7 (2007).
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Built-in projector in Sony HDR-PJ50V / HDR-PJ30V / HDR-PJ10

Postby Stephan » 08 Jan 2011 00:37

More news from CES - Sony announced 3 consumer camcorders that have a built-in video projector!
European versions on sony.co.uk:


All 3 of them with 1/4" (4.5mm) "Exmor R" CMOS Sensor, small 30mm filter diameter, 29.8mm focal length (35mm equivalent) at widest angle, optical stabilization, recording AVCHD up to 28Mbps (60p) or 24Mbps (24p 60i). 12x optical zoom (HDR-PJ50V / HDR-PJ30V) or 30x (HDR-PJ10).

The built-in projector might be fun to watch the video of your kids playing while being away from home, but it's only 640 x 360 and these camcorders optical specs are a bit crippled compared to the HDR-CX560V and HDR-CX700V. It's like Sony just took the less-performing HDR-CX360V and added LED projectors on top of it, with either 16GB / 32GB Flash memory or a hard drive.

Mmmm... Not for me.

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Sony HDR-PJ50V AVCHD camcorder with built-in video projector
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Re: Built-in projector in Sony HDR-PJ50V / HDR-PJ30V / HDR-P

Postby Doughie » 08 Jan 2011 18:36

interesting, different.

thats what is called a USP in marketing terminology. Unique Selling Point.
Might appeal to some people, but yes not something i think that many people would use all that often. Innovative, without doubt!

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Re: Built-in projector in Sony HDR-PJ50V / HDR-PJ30V / HDR-P

Postby frymanfilm » 06 Mar 2011 14:13

If they made the new 700 with projector, that would be nice.

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Re: Built-in projector in Sony HDR-PJ50V / HDR-PJ30V / HDR-P

Postby Stephan » 06 Mar 2011 17:53

It's probably a question of price and market segmentation.

The HDR-PJ30V ($950) seems to me essentially the same cam as the HDR-CX360V ($800) with an added LED projector, so let's say for argument's sake that the LED projector adds $150 in cost. I think Sony are basically experimenting this new feature to see if people will buy it, but they didn't want to increase the price tag for other cams. The HDR-CX700V is already a hefty $1300, which is as high as I remember for their consumer range - maybe they figured they wouldn't be able to sell a consumer cam for an even higher $1450.

But costs are always driven down, it's only a matter of time. So I wouldn't be surprised if they would include this feature in all cams next year or the year after - if this year's market experiment is successful, that is.


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