HDR-PJ340/B - CNET Content Solutions

Full HD 60p Camcorder w/ built-in Projector
Tell a better story with Sony Full HD/60p quality, image stabilization and
a built-in projector that makes everything clear, shake-free and easy to
share. Control, transfer and backup everything via Wi-Fi® with NFC in just
a touch and get even closer to the action with a 30x zoom, wide-angle
Sony G lens. It’s the camera that’s ready when you are.
Key Features
1920x1080 Full HD 60p w/9.2MP Exmor R® CMOS Sensor
Create cinematic video in high definition 1920 x 1080 60p and high quality 9.2MP still images.
Experience stunning low-light sensitivity with improved image clarity and drastically reduced
grain with Sony’s back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS sensor. Designed for compact cameras and
camcorders, the Exmor R® CMOS sensor relocates the photo diodes above the support circuitry,
maximizing the light gathering area per pixel so you can shoot with better results in lower lighting
Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Intelligent Active Mode
Optical SteadyShot™ Image Stabilization with Intelligent Active Mode is an advanced optical
image stabilization technology that corrects camera shake to capture scenes with phenomenal
smoothness and stability. Intelligent Active Mode analyzes video frames and provides
compensation with assistance from the new BIONZ® X image processing engine. Whether
recording movies while strolling on vacation, shooting while chasing a child, or zooming in to
capture faraway subjects, Handycam’s simple solution smoothly reproduces the scene with a
higher level of stability.
Project 100” videos w/ 13lm built-in projector via HDMI® input
Enjoy your favorite memories virtually anywhere with the high-contrast 13 lumen projector built-in
to the LCD panel. The HDMI® multi-terminal allows you to connect external devices that have an
HDMI output (smartphones, laptops, tablets, etc.) and use the camcorder’s projector to enjoy
other forms of entertainment such as video games and streaming videos from the Internet.
Wireless control, transfer, data backup via Wi-Fi®/NFC 1
Built-in Wi-Fi®/NFC makes for easy one touch connection to compatible mobile devices1. Turn
your mobile phone and/or tablet into a remote control/viewing device, transfer your files to your
mobile device wirelessly for instant sharing, Back up your data on your PC and even enjoy your
videos and photos on a TV without wires.
Wide Angle G lens to capture more of what you want
Experience the pinnacle of Sony® lens technology with the professional-quality G Lens.
Engineered for superior optical performance, Sony G lenses deliver brilliant, accurate color
reproduction and sharp, amazingly detailed images. In addition, the 26.8mm focal length in
Photo and Video Modes offers a broader perspective for enhanced wide angle shooting.
30x Optical/60x Clear Image Zoom to get even closer to the action
Get amazingly close with 30x optical zoom plus 60x Clear Image digital zoom. Most digital zooms
use electronic cropping to get closer to the subject, resulting in unsharp images. With Clear
Image Zoom the powerful processor compares patterns found in adjacent pixels and creates
new pixels to match selected patterns, resulting in more realistic, higher-quality images. Clear
Image Zoom doubles optical zoom for closer photos and video.
2.7” Clear Photo LCD™ (230K)
The 2.7” (16:9) Clear Photo LCD™ (230K) displays sharp, bright, vivid images, letting you compose
a shot more easily.
Up to XX hours of recording with 16GB embedded Flash Memory
The built-in 16GB embedded Flash memory can record and store up XX hours XX minutes of high
definition video footage (HD LP mode).
Shoot high quality AVCHD and web optimized MP4 video
Shoot HD video in the AVCHD and MP4 formats for highest quality or easy transfer and sharing.
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.
Get creative w/ 7 picture effects for video and still photos
Picture Effects add a new level of expression and creativity to video and photos. Seven
picture effects (Toy Camera, Pop Color, Soft High Key, Partial Color, Retro Photo, High Contrast
Monochrome, and Posterization) are available in both photo and video modes. Shooting with
these special modes will provide you an easy way to instantly transform your memories without
any post editing software needed.
Camera Type
Digital HD Video Camera Recorder w/ Projector
Imaging Sensor
Imaging Sensor
1/5.8’’ (4.6mm) back-illuminated Exmor R® CMOS Sensor
BIONZ® X image processor
Pixel Gross
Approx.2510K pixels
Effective Picture Resolution
Approx.2290K pixels(16:9)/Approx.1710K pixels(4:3)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Media Type
Internal Memory, Memory Stick Micro and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
Still Image Mode
Still Image Max Effective Resolution
9.2 megapixels
Still Image Size 16:9
Movie Mode: 9.2 megapixels 16:9 (4032x2272); Photo Mode: 9.2 megapixels 16:9
Still Image Size 4:3
Photo Mode: 6.9megapixels 4:3(3024x2272)
Video Mode
HD: MPEG4-AVC/H.264 AVCHD 2.0 format.compatible; STD: MPEG2-PS; MP4: MPEG4 AVC/H.264
Video Resolution
HD:1920x1080/60p(PS),60i(FX,FH), 1440x1080/60i(HQ,LP)
Video Actual (Pixel)
Approx.2290K pixels(16:9)
Video Signal
HDTV, NTSC color, EIA standards
Recording and Playback Times (in
Internal Media)(2ch)
HD PS: 1h15m; HD FX: 1h15m; HD FH: 1h40m; HD HQ: 2h40m; HD LP: 3h55m;
(Times are approximate; max time)
Photo Capture from Movie
2.1megapixels16:9 (1920×1080)
Dual Record
Audio Format
Digital 2ch Stereo, Dolby® Digital Stereo Creator;MPEG-4 AAC-LC 2ch
Built-in Zoom Microphone; Monoroal Speaker
Dual Video Recording
Internal Media
Flash Memory 16GB
Mic Level Control
Movie Recording Rate(Average Bit
HD PS:Approx.28Mbps/FX:Approx.24Mbps/FH:Approx.17Mbps/HQ:Approx.9Mbps/
MP4: Approx.3Mbps
Still Image File Format
DCF Ver.2.0 compatible, Exif Ver.2.3 compatible, MPF Baseline compatible
Lens Type
G™ Lens
Lens Stabilization
Optical SteadyShot™ image stabilization w/ Intelligent Active mode (Wide to Tele)
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length (35mm equivalent)
Movie Mode: 26.8-804.0mm (16:9); Photo Mode: 26.8-804.0mm (16:9), 32.8984.0mm (4:3)
Minimum Focus Distance
Approx.1cm(Wide),Approx.80cm(Tele) (13/32inch-31 1/2inch)
Clear Image Zoom
LCD Display
LCD Type
2.7" Clear Photo LCD™ display (230K)
Angle Adjustment
Opening Angle: max.90 deg., Turning Angle: max.270 deg.
Brightness Control
Yes (Menu)
Grid Display
Grid Line
Focus Control
Focus System
Contrast AF
AF Modes
Focus Area
Full range Focus
Exposure System
Metering Modes
Exposure Settings
Auto, Manual (Menu)
Scene Mode(s)
Auto/Night Scene/Sunrise Sunset/Fireworks/Landscape/Portrait/Spotlight/Beach/
D-Range Optimizer
Noise Reduction
White Balance Mode
Minimum Illumination
Standard: 6 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed); Low Lux: 3 lux (1/30 Shutter Speed)
Auto Iris Control
F1.8 - F10
Backlight Compensation
Yes (Auto)
Gain Control
Drive System
Drive Mode
Photo Mode: Single-shot / Self-timer
Approx. 10sec. (Still Image)
Shutter Speeds
Shutter Speed(Standard): 1/60 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed (Auto Control Range) 1/8 1/100000; Shutter Speed(Manual lris Control) 1/60 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed(Manual
Shutter) 1/8 - 1/10000; Shutter Speed(Smooth Slow Rec): 1/250 - 1/10000
Convenience Features
Manual / Auto Lens Cover
Self Timer
Red-Eye Reduction
Yes (On/Off)
Fader Effect(s)
White / Black
Date / Time Stamp
Yes (Rec Date and Time, Camera info)
Yes / Yes
Media/Battery Indicator
Yes (recordable time, free and used media space) / Yes (recordable time,
remaining capacity)
Power Save Mode
Still Image Playback Options
Slide Show
Video Playback Options
Highlight Playback (HD Movie Only); Highlight Playback Save and Share (Translate
into STD quality); Highlight Scenario (Save/Playback/Erase); Hightlight BGM
(Preinstalled 4 music files, Music transfer)
Built-in USB Cable
Yes (USB Charge Available)
Multiple Language Display
English; Brazilian Portugese; Canadian French; Spanish
Picture Effects
Self Recording
AGC Limit
Airplane Mode
Advanced Features
Face Detection
Image Stabilization
Intelligent Auto
Portrait / Baby / Walk / Tripod / Backlight / Landscape / Spotlight / Twilight / Macro
/ Low light
Smile Shutter™ technology
Dual Capture / Always On / Off
Built-In (Wi-Fi Compatible, IEEE 802.11b/g/n(2.4GHz band)
Wi-Fi Functionality
Remote control with mobile device, send to smartphone, send to PC
Memory Card Slot
Memory Stick Micro and Micro SD/SDHC/SDXC compatible
SD Output
Composite Video Out (AV CABLE (sold separately))
HD Output
HDMI Out (micro)(supplied)
USB Port(s)
TypeA (built-in) / USB2.0 Hi-speed (mass-storage/MTP)
PhotoTV HD
Headphone Jack
Stereo Minijack
Microphone Input
Stereo Minijack
Direct Copy
HDMI Terminal
Yes (HDMI micro)
Projector Input
Yes (HDMI micro)
Weights and Measurements
Dimensions (Approx.)
Approx.2 1/2inchx 2 3/8inch x 4 3/4inch (Approx.61.0mm x 59.5mm x 119.0mm)
Weight (Approx.)
Approx.7.6oz (Approx.215g) Main Unit Only
Power Consumption (in Operation)
LCD: HD:2.1W
Power Requirements
3.6V (battery pack); 5.0V (AC Adapter)
Battery Type
InfoLITHIUM with AccuPower Meter System (V Series)
Supplied Software
PC: PlayMemories Home and Music Transfer (via download); MAC: Music Transfer,
PlayMemories Online Uploader, Wireless Auto Import (by download)
Operating System Compatibility
Windows XP SP3 /Windows Vista SP2 /Windows7 64-bit editions and Starter (Edition)
are not supported. The Windows Image Mastering API (IMAPI) Ver. 2.0 or later is
required to use the function for creating discs. Starter (Edition) are not supported.
Standard installation is required. Operation is not assured if the above OS has
been upgraded or in a multi-boot environment.
Service and Warranty Information
Limited Warranty Term
Limited Warranty --- 1 Year Parts; 90 Days Labor
Supplied Accessories
Rechargeable Battery Pack (NP-FV50) (1)
USB AC adapter (1)
HDMI(micro) Cable (1)
USB Connection Support Cable (1)
Operating Guide (1)
1. Requires NFC-compatible mobile device. Check device’s user manual for compatibility
© 2014 Sony Electronics Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction in whole or in part without written permission is prohibited. Sony, Exmor R, BIONZ and the Sony logo are trademarks of Sony Corporation. All other trademarks are trademarks of their respective owners. Features and
specifications subject to change without notice. / UPC:027242877573 / Updated: December 19, 2013