54points

Sony HDR-CX330

88points

Sony HDR-PJ340

Sony HDR-CX330
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Sony HDR-CX330 vs Sony HDR-PJ340

Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340

Why is Sony HDR-CX330 better than Sony HDR-PJ340?

  • 6x greater zoom range
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    30xvs24x
  • Has manual shutter speed
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Why is Sony HDR-PJ340 better than Sony HDR-CX330?

  • Supports slow-motion video recording
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  • Has manual ISO
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  • Has manual exposure
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  • Has an HDMI output
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  • Supports Wi-Fi
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  • Has a stereo microphone
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  • Supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
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  • Has a remote control
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Price comparison

Sony HDR-CX330

Buy used:

$195

ProductStorePrice
Sony HDR-CX330 AmazonSony - HDRCX405 HD Video Recording Handy...Sony - HDRCX405 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder (black)
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$230
Sony HDR-CX330 AmazonSony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handy...Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder (Renewed)
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$850
Sony HDR-CX330 AmazonVideo Camera Camcorder Digital Camera Re...Video Camera Camcorder Digital Camera Recorder kicteck Full HD 1080P 15FPS 24MP 3.0 Inch 270 Degree Rotation LCD 16X Zoom Camcorder with 2 Batteries(604s)
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$66

Design

1.is dustproof and water-resistant
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
The device is dustproof and water-resistant. Water-resistant devices can resist the penetration of water, such as powerful water jets, but not being submerged into water.
2.weather-sealed (splashproof)
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
The device is protected with extra seals to prevent failures caused by dust, raindrops, and water splashes.
3.has a touch screen
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
You can operate the device easily, by pressing the screen with your fingers.
4.weight

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215g

We consider a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to carry. A lower weight is also an advantage for home appliances, as it makes transportation easier, and for many other types of products.
The bigger the screen size is, the better the user experience.
6.thickness

119mm

119mm

We consider a thinner chassis better because it makes the product more compact and portable. Thinness is a feature highlighted by many manufacturers of mobile devices, but it is essential for a wide range of products.
7.height

59.5mm

59.5mm

The height represents the vertical dimension of the product. We consider a smaller height better because it assures easy maneuverability.
8.Has a flip-out screen
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
Flip-out screens can be useful for tricky shots.
9.volume

431.91cm³

431.91cm³

Volume is the quantity of three-dimensional space enclosed by the product's chassis or, in simpler terms, the space the product occupies.

Videography

1.video recording (main camera)

1080 x 60fps

1080 x 60fps

The maximum resolution available for videos shot with the main camera. Although it may be possible to choose among other frame rates, those recordings usually have lower resolutions.
2.supports slow-motion video recording
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
Slow-motion is an artistic video effect that makes time seem to go slower. It is achieved by recording a video at a higher frame-rate than the standard playback rate of 24fps or 30fps. Depending on camera capabilities, frame rates for slow-motion videos vary between 60fps and 960fps.
3.has a 24p cinema mode
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
24p is a video format (24 frames per second) traditionally used in cinema. Nowadays, it is used to create film-like motion characteristics.
4.has continuous autofocus when recording movies
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Sony HDR-PJ340
When recording movies they stay focussed and sharp.
5.Has timelapse function
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Sony HDR-PJ340
A timelapse shows a long passage of time sped up. A series of photographs taken from the same position over a long period is joined together to create a short video. It is great way to capture things like the setting sun, or clouds moving across the sky.
6.continuous shooting at high resolution

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Fast continuous shooting is useful for catching action shots.
7.has AF tracking
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Sony HDR-PJ340
With AF tracking, once you choose the subject and press the shutter release part way down, as the subject moves, the autofocus will follow it. No more out of focus shots.
8.has a serial shot mode
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Sony HDR-PJ340
The burst mode, also called serial shot mode or continuous shooting mode, allows you to shoot multiple photos in a row.
9.has 3D photo/video recording capabilities
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Sony HDR-PJ340
The device captures 3D still photos and/or 3D videos due to two separate lenses.

Optics

The number of megapixels determines the resolution of the images captured with the main camera. A higher megapixel count means that the camera is capable of capturing more details. However, the megapixel count is not the only important element determining the quality of an image.
2.has a BSI sensor
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Sony HDR-PJ340
A BSI (backside illuminated) sensor is a camera image sensor which captures better quality images in poor lighting conditions, and offers better overall sharpness and image quality.
3.has a CMOS sensor
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Sony HDR-PJ340
CMOS image sensors are slowly replacing CCD sensors, due to reduced power consumption and better image quality. They can be very compact and cost relatively little to produce.
4.has manual ISO
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
This allows you to manually set the ISO level.
5.has built-in optical image stabilization
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
Optical image stabilization uses gyroscopic sensors to detect the vibrations of the camera. The lens adjusts the optical path accordingly, ensuring that any type of motion blur is corrected before the sensor captures the image.
6.has manual exposure
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
This allows you to manually set the exposure.
7.has manual white balance
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
With manual white balance you can choose the most accurate setting and avoid the green, blue or red hue which can occur in auto mode. You can also change the setting for artistic effect.
8.has touch autofocus
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
The autofocus is immediately set to the subject by just touching it on the touch screen.
With a wider aperture the sensor can capture more light, helping to avoid blur by enabling a faster shutter speed. It also provides a shallow depth of field, allowing you to blur the background to focus attention on the subject.

Audio

1.has a microphone input
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
A microphone port allows connecting external high-end or specialized microphones.
2.has a stereo microphone
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
A stereo microphone allows to record audio files or movies in stereo without an external microphone.
3.number of microphones

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2

More microphones result in better sound quality and enable the device to filter out background noise.
4.has a socket for a 3.5 mm audio jack
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
With a standard mini jack socket, you can use the device with most headphones.
5.has stereo speakers
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
Devices with stereo speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, creating a richer sound and a better experience.

Battery

1.has a removable battery
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Sony HDR-PJ340
The battery is removable and can be replaced by the user if broken.
2.battery power

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Battery power, or battery capacity, represents the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store. More battery power can be an indication of longer battery life.
3.has an external memory slot
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
The device has a standard memory slot (such as an SD or micro SD card slot) that enables you to extend the built-in internal storage with affordable memory modules, or easily retrieve data, such as photographs, from the memory card.
4.has a battery level indicator
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
An indicator shows you when the device has low battery.
5.has a rechargeable battery
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Sony HDR-PJ340
The battery can be recharged and used over again.
6.included SD card (memory size)

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Some manufacturers include a memory card in the box. An SD card with a higher storage capacity allows you to extend the storage space on your device with ease, providing you with more space for your data.

Features

1.has GPS
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
GPS enables global positioning, useful in map, geo-tagging or navigation apps.
2.Is compatible with Android
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.
3.has an HDMI output
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
Devices with a HDMI or mini HDMI port can transfer high definition video and audio to a display.
4.supports Wi-Fi
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
The device can connect to Wi-Fi.
5.supports Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n)
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
Wi-Fi 4 (802.11n) is a wireless standard released in 2009. It has faster transfer rates and improved security compared to its predecessors – a, b, and g.
6.Has a remote control
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
A remote control allows you to control the device remotely. The remote control can be included or optional.
7.Is compatible with iOS
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.
8.Has a built-in USB male connector
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
The device comes with a built-in USB male connector and doesn't need a separate USB cable to connect with the computer.
9.Has a hot shoe
Sony HDR-CX330
Sony HDR-PJ340
A hot shoe can be used to attach an external flash, as well as light meters, viewfinders, rangefinders and other attachments.

Price comparison

Sony HDR-CX330

Buy used:

$195

ProductStorePrice
Sony HDR-CX330 AmazonSony - HDRCX405 HD Video Recording Handy...Sony - HDRCX405 HD Video Recording Handycam Camcorder (black)
Amazon logo
$230
Sony HDR-CX330 AmazonSony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handy...Sony 4K HD Video Recording FDRAX33 Handycam Camcorder (Renewed)
Amazon logo
$850
Sony HDR-CX330 AmazonVideo Camera Camcorder Digital Camera Re...Video Camera Camcorder Digital Camera Recorder kicteck Full HD 1080P 15FPS 24MP 3.0 Inch 270 Degree Rotation LCD 16X Zoom Camcorder with 2 Batteries(604s)
Amazon logo
$66

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