Sony's 16GB HDR-PJ380E HD Handycam Camcorder with Projector in black is a PAL camcorder designed for use in the Middle Eastern, Asian and African markets. It shoots Full HD 1920 x 1080 video at 50 progressive frames per second and stores the video on its 16GB of internal flash memory. The camcorder features a BIONZ image processor and a back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor for improved low light sensitivity. The video camera features a Sony G 30x optical zoom lens and Sony's Optical SteadyShot image stabilization system with Active Mode for camera shake reduction.
The HDR-PJ380E includes Sony's Intelligent Auto mode, which analyzes a shot, and automatically selects the appropriate settings from among ten distinct scene modes. The camera includes a stereo mini jack for and external microphone, and a touch panel 3.0" flip out LCD viewing screen. You can take 8.9MP still photos while simultaneously shooting HD video (in some modes). A built-in zoom microphone records audio, and the camera's built-in speaker provides audio playback from the camera. You can choose from AVCHD or MP4 formats for image quality or smaller file sizes depending on your needs.
The HDR-PJ380E also includes a built-in projector with a 1500:1 contrast ratio that allows you project video at up to a 100" diagonal size without having to connect to a playback device. The camera has a dedicated micro HDMI input that allows you to project media from your tablet, phone, laptop or other HDMI enabled device.
Sony's Direct Copy feature allows you to copy files from the camera's internal flash memory directly to an external USB drive using a Sony USB cable (external USB drive and cable are optional and sold separately). The Event Browse feature groups videos as separate events, for easier playback. The Event Browse feature also allows you to select Highlight Playback mode that allows the camera to automatically create short movies complete with music and transitions using preset configurations.
1080/50p and 8.9MP Still Images
Create high definition 1920 x 1080/50p videos and high-resolution 8.9MP still images. Image capture is handled by Sony's back-illuminated Exmor R CMOS sensor that 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. A BIONZ image processor handles image processing. In certain recording modes, you can shoot HD video, and capture 8.9MP stills at the same time.
Sony G Optical Zoom Lens
This lens has a 35mm equivalent of 26.8mm at the wide end of the focal range, and the 30x optical zoom is supported by a 55x extended zoom, with a 350x digital zoom.
Optical Steadyshot Image Stabilization with Active Mode
Optical SteadyShot with Active Mode compensates for camera shake to deliver smooth video.
3.0" Clear Photo Plus LCD Touchscreen Display
The 3.0" (16:9) Clear Photo Plus LCD features 230K dot resolution for sharp, bright, vivid images. The LCD display also functions as a touch panel that allows you control over camera functions, enabling you to change settings to best capture the scene.
The camcorder comes with built-in zoom microphone and speakers, the camera also has a stereo minijack for adding and external microphone.
AVCHD or MP4 Recording Formats
Users can choose between the AVCHD or MP4 format. 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.
Embedded Flash Memory and Removable Media Cards
The built-in 16GB embedded flash memory can record and store your high definition video footage. The HDR-PJ380E also comes with a media card slot that is compatible with either SD/SDHC/SDXC cards or select Sony Memory Stick Pro Duo cards. Additionally, the camera can record directly to the removable media.
Intelligent Auto Mode
Intelligent Auto mode goes a step beyond traditional auto modes by analyzing your shot and then automatically mixing and matching settings from these modes: Portrait, Baby, Tripod, Backlight, Landscape, Spotlight, Twilight, Macro, and Low Light for up to 180 different setting combinations to optimize your images.
Built-in USB 2.0 Cable
The built-in high-speed USB 2.0 cables provides an easy connection to your computer for charging or file transfer, without the need for a separate cable. It also fits conveniently into the hand strap so it's out of the way until you need it. Charging your camcorder through the USB cable yields one minute of recording time, for every two minutes of charge time.
Direct Copy and Highlight Playback
Store your memories in a completely new way with the ability to copy videos from your camcorder directly to an external hard disk drive (sold separately), all without a computer. Your camcorder can also access videos stored on the external hard drive for playback on your HDTV, allowing you to utilize the camcorder's handy playback features. Highlight Playback identifies and compiles key scenes into a short, entertaining movie complete with music and transitions. You can even pinpoint the exact scene you want to include in the highlight reel
The built-in projector features a maximum 1500:1 contrast ratio 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.
Enjoy your favorite memories virtually anywhere. A dedicated micro HDMI port lets you connect external HDMI-enabled devices like smartphones, laptops and tablets. You can also view footage from these devices through the projector of the HDR-PJ380E.
With Sony's Direct Copy feature, you can attach the camera to an optional external drive without using a computer to transfer the content from the camera's internal memory to free up space, giving you virtually unlimited storage options.
This advanced audio processing technology analyses the environment for unwanted noises and suppresses them so that speech is recorded with maximum clarity every time.
Auto Wind Noise Reduction
This feature automatically detects and minimizes wind noises that interfere with the clarity of speech and sound when you record.
Face Detection Technology automatically adjusts focus, exposure, white balance and flash control on multiple faces, to ensure faces are clearly recorded.
x.v.Color technology accurately mimics the color reproduction characteristics of the human eye, bringing a more natural look to your video.
The Dynamic Range Optimizer adjusts exposure and contrast to provide the best image based on the environment and the individuals in the picture..
Smile Shutter is a function that detects a smiling face and automatically releases the shutter.
You can choose to link your mic to the zoom level of your camcorder. Therefore, when you zoom in to get up close to your subject the audio will also focus in on them.
Allows your camcorder to interface with other BRAVIA Sync capable devices, and allows them to work together as one.
In the Box
Sony 16GB HDR-PJ380E HD Handycam Camcorder with Projector (PAL, Black)