Summary: I agree with many of the glowing reviews here that this is a fine camera for light use. Good picture quality, long battery, excellent little projector built, and strikes the right balance with a design that's compact but not toyish. Sets up well with my little Gorilla-grip tripod. It performs decently in low-light conditions, but not so decently that you won't want to add a light to it. And there's the rub. There is no hot shoe interface.
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.
Summary: The tripod is very weak and the bag is very small and not enough pockets. The shoulder strap for the bag broke as I put the strap on the bag. It's only made of plastic and very weak. The battery, charger, sd reader card, and the HDMI cable seem to be in descent shape.
Summary: The items are good at good price. You will get good bundled items however I would recommend to buy items individually. They could cost you more and you will get the good quality as well. The bag is too big for my Sony camcorder. It seems I handling a D-SLR instead of pretty small camcorder. The big tripod is not of recommended quality. The screen protector is also not so great, just so-so. The battery clasp broken in 3-4 uses, (still able to use the battery).
Summary: All the accessories were great so far except we think the car charger--couldn't make it fit with our battery pack, nor the one sent; unless we didn't know how to use it--no directions. The tripod was a great size to take on our cruise--and it opened to a nice height. We haven't used all the other parts as yet.
Pretty good but the Canon M50 has it beat.- Returned
yvonne K, Amazon
2 September 2012
Summary: This Sony is pretty good, simple auto mode and auto snap with smile detection. The pics weren't that sharp. Long Battery Life, get non OEM batteries from Big Mike's, they work great. 4 hours. My biggest gripe, and why I returned it for the Canon M50 was sound quality. The SONY literature says it has mic level control: ""Microphone Closer Voice......................Detects human faces and records the associated voice clearly. Blt-in Zoom Mic.............
Excerpt: Попользоваться не успел. Принес домой, стал смотреть. Сразу не понравилось качество картинки (вечером при искусственном освещении) - изображение очень шумное. Цвета тоже не особо.Широкий угол - плюс, большой зум - не знаю, зачем он нужен, но типа плюс. Но из этого плюса вытекает один большой минус: из-за большого зума качество оптики весьма посредственное. Добавьте к этому очень маленькую матрицу, получим шумную картинку в плохих условиях.