I use this camcorder for my parents to film whenever I'm competing my ponies and considering they're amateur with all things photo / videography I am always delighted with the results!
The camcorder isn't too difficult to use after you learn which buttons to press and what they all mean. Zooming in and out is pretty simple also, and the adequately coloured buttons have been an excellent help in teaching my parents.
It is also compact and easy to hold - it fits perfectly into any hand and is easily stored into a bag or a pocket which is very useful when using in different locations.
I was surprised at the battery life - although I've heard contrasting opinions on this I've been delighted with it, as I can usually film on it for hours on end and even use it for days at a time before it runs out.
The general quality of it is amazing - it looks fantastic from an onscreen view and the quality doesn't even decrease when it is stretched out and played from a laptop's screen or even when viewed via television. It doesn't 'go out of focus' as such and genuinely requires little effort more for fantastic videos than simply pointing it and pressing a button. It works well in any light conditions and doesn't have complicated settings which need constantly adjusted.
Although I received this camcorder as a gift I was later surprised that it wasn't more pricey. It is generally excellent and is better quality than some higher priced DSLR cameras owned by some of my friends.
I adore this little camcorder and always look forward to seeing the videos it captures! I would recommend it to anyone.
To stand out from rivals like Canon and Panasonic, Sony is now making a line of camcorders featuring built-in video projectors on the back of the flip-out LCD. You can therefore share footage quickly and easily without having to get everyone crowded around the camcorder's screen or around your computer. The PJ650 is a high-end projector-clad model in this year's Handycam range, boasting a 12x optical zoom wide-angle lens, an Exmor R sensor, a built-in GPS and a 1080p Full HD video mode at 50 fps.
A built-in projector sounds like a pretty nice idea. In fact, it's easy to get carried away imagining yourself sharing videos in slick cinema-style viewing sessions. In practice, however, it's not quite as amazing as it sounds.
Basically, the projector just isn't powerful enough. With a brightness of just 20 Lumens, you'll need a pitch-dark room and a pure white projection screen or wall. Plus, you can forget about trying to get a picture that's two metres wide. On top of that, projector's resolution of 640 x 360 pixels is a bit tight.
However, the projector is, at least, very quick and easy to use. You don't need to faff around connecting cables to a TV or crowd around a monitor screen—a few clicks is all it takes to get the projector showing your videos. Two built-in speakers are on hand to provide sound output too. Quality isn't amazing but it's good enough for an occasional personal projection session. In the end, the projector clearly isn't amazing when it comes to quality, but it's still a fun and potentially useful feature.
that why my brother say sony hdr pj 650 ve is good choice
Highlights: / - 1/3.91 ClearVid EXMOR R CMOS Sensor (For High Lightempfindlichkeit) / - 26,8mm Weitwinkel Sony G-Objektiv / - Innovative ProjectorFunction Includes HDMI Input and einer Brightness from 20 Lumen / - Balanced Optical SteadyShot / - 32GB Internal Hard Drive