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Sony 32GB HDR-PJ540 Full HD Handycam Camcorder with Built-in Projector (Black)

You Pay: $698.00
Product Highlights
  • Full HD 1080/60p Video and 9.2MP Stills
  • Built-in 25 Lumen Projector
  • Wi-Fi / NFC Control and Data Transfer
  • Balanced Optical SteadyShot
  • 26.8mm Wide-Angle Sony G Zoom Lens
  • 30x Optical Zoom & 60x Clear Image Zoom
  • 3.0" Clear Photo LCD Display
  • 32GB Internal Flash Memory
  • 5.1 Channel Surround Sound Microphone
  • 7 Picture Effects for Video and Photos

The black 32GB HDR-PJ540 Full HD Handycam Camcorder with Built-in Projector from Sony captures Full HD 1920x1080 video at 24p and 60p, as well as 9.2MP still images. It features a 1/5.8" Exmor R CMOS sensor and a wide-angle Sony G zoom lens with 30x optical zoom plus 60x Clear Image digital zoom, and provides 32GB of internal flash memory for up to 8 hours of video.

The camcorder delivers smooth shots even on the move with its Balanced Optical SteadyShot image stabilization technology with Active Mode. For enhanced connectivity and control, built-in Wi-Fi with NFC support lets you use your smartphone or tablet to control the camera, as well as wirelessly transfer files to your mobile device for sharing, and back up data on your computer.

The HDR-PJ540 includes a built-in 25 lumen projector that allows you to project video at up to a 100" diagonal size without having to connect to a playback device. You can also monitor and playback footage from the camcorder on the 3.0" Clear Photo LCD display with 460K dot resolution. For increased flexibility, you can choose to simultaneously record video in high-quality AVCHD or web-optimized MP4 files, and the built-in microphone lets you capture 5.1 channel Dolby Digital sound.

A built-in USB 2.0 cable provides a connection to your computer for charging or file transfer and fits conveniently into the hand strap, so it's out of the way until you need it. A rechargeable lithium-ion battery pack, USB AC adapter, HDMI Micro cable, and a USB connection support cable come included.

1920x1080 24p/60p Video and 9.2MP Still Images
Capture cinematic high definition 1920 x 1080 videos at 24p or 60p, and take high quality 9.2MP still images. Sony's back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor is designed for compact cameras and camcorders. The sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry, which maximizes the light gathering area per pixel and achieves better results in low light conditions.
Built-in 25 Lumen Projector
The built-in projector features a maximum 25 lumen output and screen coverage of up to 100" diagonal. Project your footage directly from the camera to view your day's shooting, or share memories without crowding everyone around the LCD screen. The HDMI Micro input allows you to connect external devices that have an HDMI output and use the camcorder's projector to display content.
Balanced Optical SteadyShot Image Stabilization
On standard Optical SteadyShot camcorders a single "shift lens" is moved in the optical block to offset camera shake. Balanced Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode moves the entire optical block at once, maintaining the integrity of the optical path and reducing shake. It also reduces vignetting (light fall off towards the edge of a scene) and lowers distortion in videos and still photos.
NFC / Wi-Fi Control, Transfer, & Data Backup
Built-in NFC and Wi-Fi lets you turn your mobile phone and/or tablet into a remote control/viewing device. You can also transfer your files to your mobile device wirelessly for instant sharing, back up your data on your PC, and even enjoy your videos and photos on a TV without wires.

Please note: NFC feature requires NFC-compatible mobile device.
Wide Angle Sony G Lens
The lens has a 35mm equivalent of 26.8mm at the wide end of the focal range. Shoot distant subjects with a 30x optical zoom plus 60x Clear Image digital zoom. With Clear Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in higher-quality images. Clear Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos and video.
3.0" Clear Photo LCD Display
The 3.0" Clear Photo LCD features 460K dot resolution for sharp, bright, vivid images, enabling you to change settings to best represent the scene.
5.1 Channel Mic with Audio Record Controls
Dolby Digital 5.1 channel recording captures active sounds coming from all directions, so you can experience your home movies the way you experienced them while recording. Advanced sound features such as Auto Wind Noise Reduction and Premium Closer Voice make it even easier to get high-quality sound in various situations.
7 Picture Effects for Video and Still Photos
Use Picture Effects to add expression and heighten the mood of your videos and photos. Seven picture effects (Toy Camera, Pop Color, Soft High Key, Partial Color, Retro Photo, High Contrast Monochrome, and Posterization) are available in both photo and video modes. Shooting with these special modes will provide you an easy way to instantly transform your memories without any post editing software needed.
AVCHD and MP4 Dual Recording
Record video in the AVCHD and MP4 formats for high-quality or easy transfer and sharing. For the greatest flexibility, you can even record AVCHD and MP4 formats simultaneously. AVCHD provides premium video that can be enjoyed on large screen HDTVs and is ideal for capturing precious memories at special occasions, family vacations and other moments you want to treasure for a lifetime. MP4 is great for those moments that you want to quickly share on your social networks or store on the cloud.
Intelligent Auto Mode
Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically selecting the appropriate settings from ten distinct scene modes and wind noise reduction. There are 60 different combinations possible: Portrait, Baby, Tripod, Backlight, Landscape, Spotlight, Twilight, Macro, and Low light.
PlayMemories Home and Music Transfer Software
PC: PlayMemories Home and Music Transfer.
Mac: Music Transfer, PlayMemories Online Uploader, Wireless Auto Import.

Please note: Windows XP SP3, Windows Vista SP2, Windows 7 64-bit editions, and Starter (Edition) are not supported.
Additional Features
  • Built-in USB 2.0 cable
  • Face detection
  • Self timer
  • Red-eye reduction
  • White/black fader effects
  • Airplane mode
Camera
Sensor 1x 1/5.8"  CMOS Sensor
Backside Illumination Yes
Color Filter RGB
Pixel Gross 2,510,000
Effective Pixels 2,290,000 16:9
1,710,000 4:3
Optics
35mm Equivalent Focal Length 26.8 - 804 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Video mode
26.8 - 804 @ Aspect Ratio: 16:9 Photo Mode
32.8 - 984 @ Aspect Ratio: 4:3 Photo mode
Maximum Aperture f/ 1.8 - f/ 4
Focusing Distance 0.4" / 1.0 cm - Infinity
Zoom Optical: 30x
Digital: 350x
Intelligent: 60x
Recording
System NTSC
Recording Media Memory Stick Micro, microSD/SDHC/SDXC  
Internal Flash Memory 32GB 
Recording Time Internal Flash Memory 32 GB
1920 x 1080 (2 ch) PS: 2 hr 30 min
1920 x 1080 (2 ch) HD FX: 2 hr 35 min
1920 x 1080 (2 ch) HD FH: 3 hr 25 min
1440 x 1080 (2 ch) HD HQ: 5 hr 25 min
1440 x 1080 (2 ch) HD LP: 7 hr 55 min
Internal Flash Memory 32 GB
1920 x 1080 (5.1 ch) PS: 2 hr 35 min
1920 x 1080 (5.1 ch) HD FX: 2 hr 40 min
1920 x 1080 (5.1 ch) HD FH: 3 hr 30 min
1440 x 1080 (5.1 ch) HD HQ: 5 hr 30 min
1440 x 1080 (5.1 ch) HD LP: 8 hr
Video Format High Definition
AVCHD (MPEG4)
1920 x 1080p / 60 fps (28Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 24 fps (24Mbps)
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (24Mbps)
1920 x 1080p / 24 fps (17Mbps)
1920 x 1080i / 60 fps (17Mbps)
1440 x 1080i / 60 fps (9Mbps)
1440 x 1080i / 60 fps (5Mbps)
High Definition
MP4
(3Mbps)
Aspect Ratio 16:9
4:3
Still Image Resolution JPEG: 9.2 Megapixel, 4032 x 2272 (16:9)
JPEG: 6.9 Megapixel, 3024 x 2272 (4:3)
JPEG: 2.1 Megapixel, 1920 x 1080 (16:9)
Channels 5.1-Channel
Audio Format AAC-LC
Dolby Digital 2ch
Dolby Digital 5.1
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen Yes
Screen Size 3.0"
Pixel Count 460,000
Rotation Opening Angle: 90°
Turning Angle: 270°
Projector
Native Resolution Not Specified By Manufacturer
Brightness 25 Lumens
Projection Size Max Diagonal: 100" / 254.00 cm 
Features
Image Stabilization Optical
Scene Modes Preset: Yes
Lux 6 (Standard)
3 (Low Lux)
Shutter Speed 1/8-1/10000sec
White Balance Modes Auto
Indoor 1
Onepush
Outdoors
Creative Effects Yes
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Yes
Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - No
Wi-Fi Yes, 802.11b/g/n
Accessory Shoe Multi Interface Shoe
Tripod Mount 1/4"
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs 1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Input (Jack)
1x HDMI Micro
Outputs 1x Composite Video (out)
1x HDMI D (Micro)
1x USB 2.0
1x Bravia Sync
1x 1/8" (3.5mm) Stereo Output (Jack)
Microphone Input Yes
Headphone Jack Yes
General
Languages Brazilian Portuguese
Canadian French
English
Spanish
Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack, 6.8-7.2VDC, 1030mAh
Charging Method AC Adapter
USB
Power Adapter 5.0-VDC
Power Consumption in LCD Operation: 2.4 W
Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.4 x 2.6 x 4.8" / 61.5 x 66.5 x 121.0 mm
Weight 11.46 oz / 325 g
Sony 32GB HDR-PJ540 Full HD Handycam Camcorder with Built-in Projector (Black)
  • NP-FV50 Rechargeable Battery Pack (1030mAh, 8.4V)
  • USB AC Adapter
  • HDMI Micro Cable
  • USB Connection Support Cable
  • Operating Guide
  • Limited Warranty (1-Year Parts, 90-Days Labor)

  • Included Free

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    Sony32GB HDR-PJ540 Full HD Handycam Camcorder with Built-in Projector (Black)
     
    4.3

    (based on 4 reviews)

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    75%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to use (3)
    • Great picture quality (3)

    Cons

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        5.0

        Excellent camry, downloads easy!

        By tpet03

        from Tehachapi, CA

        About Me Video Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use
        • Good Image Stabilization
        • Good in Low Light
        • Great Picture Quality
        • Great Sound
        • Great Zoom
        • Zoom range/performance

        Cons

        • Poor Still Image

        Best Uses

        • HD Shooting
        • Home Movies
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Sony 32GB HDR-PJ540 Full HD Handycam Camcorder with Built-in Projector (Black):

        Personal and professional. I take home and movies of wedding. Easy to handle and use. Very light and great quality pictures.

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        5.0

        Great Video Camera

        By Jim

        from Pa

        About Me Pro Videographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy to Use

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • HD Shooting

          Comments about Sony 32GB HDR-PJ540 Full HD Handycam Camcorder with Built-in Projector (Black):

          The camera is great. The quality is actually there. Most cameras that i have the screen shows a completely different shot color and look than when you get it on the computer. This actually looked close and worked. I would recomend this camera to a friend.

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          3.0

          HUH?

          By gnappi

          from South Florida

          About Me Video Enthusiast

          Pros

          • Good in Low Light
          • Great Picture Quality
          • Light
          • Mic input
          • Small

          Cons

          • No charger
          • No Record In Usb Charging

          Best Uses

            Comments about Sony 32GB HDR-PJ540 Full HD Handycam Camcorder with Built-in Projector (Black):

            I'm disappointed in Sony.

            This is not a cheap camera, nor top of the line... BUT... No separate charger? Also you cannot record while using the USB battery charge mode connected to your PC?

            Oh, there is not even a cheap zippered case to keep the cables and doodads in separate from the camera.

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            4.0

            So far so good

            By Chris

            from North East Pennsylvania

            About Me Video Enthusiast

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy to Use
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • Great Picture Quality
            • Great Sound
            • Large Clear LCD

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Sony 32GB HDR-PJ540 Full HD Handycam Camcorder with Built-in Projector (Black):

                Purchased this to capture high school baseball game footage for the upcoming season. Haven't really used it yet but after testing it and getting familiar with it I'm pleased. So far I haven't been able to discover a fade in or fade out feature. There is no way to turn off or turn down the external mic to eliminate or reduce capturing the noise when filming in heavy wind.

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