Summary: I use this camcorder daily to record YouTube videos for my company. It records in MP4 format as well as HD, so its easy to edit and upload for YouTube. It has a built in USB cable so you can just plug it in and download it right off the 16G built in drive. The viewer is nice size, rotates from back to front, and is a touch screen. Although the buttons are a bit small on the screen its not too bad.
Summary: Length:: 0:39 Mins Testing the Zoom of the Sony HDR-PJ380 Handycam. Sorry for the shaking hand, it's mainly my problem as I don't have a tripod and zooming so far away is hard to hold still. Anyway, I was presently impressed by the zoom ability of the Handycam. Purpose of this video is to show how far it can zoom. As you can see, where I stand was so far away, yet, I can clearly see the far object. This device is excellent and really enjoy using it.
Summary: This camcorder, despite its small size and relatively low price, captures beautiful HD video with good color, smoothness, and clean audio. The included 16 GB of memory is sufficient for nearly 80 minutes of recording at the highest quality. The 3" articulating LCD is bright enough to be visible in full daylight The built-in USB cable is BRILLIANT -- rather than a port that you have to plug an extraneous cable into, there is a very short (2.5 inch) usb cable that...
Mary Jo Sminkey "15 years of Amazon Reviews!", Amazon
17 October 2013
Summary: Pretty happy with this camcorder, it does have a rather cheap plastic feel to it, but it works well and is light and easy to hold. I love the attached USB plug, and the built in projector is kind of a neat feature, although not something I expect I'll use that often. Touchscreen is responsive and relatively easy to figure out the menus and features.
Lightweight and portable, yet excellent stabilization and video quality
John Smith, Amazon
16 October 2013
Summary: I would not have imagined shooting video with a typical camcorder now (in 2013) that every late-model cell phone has 1080p video capability. But after receiving this camcorder to review, I now make sure to take this camcorder along whenever I have to shoot important life events. Before getting this camcorder, I usually used my Nokia 920 phone that has image stabilization.
Summary: The Sony HDR-PJ380 is a miniscule, light weight video camera with a built in projector that frustrates me. On the bright side, the video quality is good, the zoom range is impressive (from really wide angle to stalker telephoto) and the recorded sound is excellent. On the dim side, the camera is an ergonomic mess, the projector is weak, the lens quality is sad.