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Sony DCR-PJ5 Review
|6 Years Old|
|A Less Popular Choice|
Why Has it Scored 74?
It has great user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 68%. Looking across the entire KitVision video camera range, the average reviews for all KitVision camcorders are also excellent.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest camcorders 2018.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Should You Buy it Now?
Sony DCR-PJ5 Video Reviews
Sony DCR-PJ5 In-Depth Analysis
Poor expert reviews
This video camera received a score of 60% from video camera expert review website parentesis.com. This puts this camcorder in the bottom 17% of all the camcorders when ranked by average expert review score.
Sony has very good reviews for its video cameras
We checked 9,046 expert and owner reviews (including 2,657 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has very good ratings compared to other manufacturers. 90% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.
Smaller than average total megapixels
Across all the video cameras the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.7MP. The total megapixels of the Sony DCR-PJ5 of only 0.8MP is in the smallest 4% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.
720 x 480 pixels resolution
The DCR-PJ5 has a maximum maximum video resolution of 720 x 480 pixels. That's 83% lower maximum video resolution than the most frequently found resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. §.
Very big optical zoom
Across all the camcorders the optical zooms range from 1x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 18x. The DCR-PJ5's optical zoom of 57x is in the biggest 2% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.
The DCR-PJ5's weight of 230g is relatively typical compared to most other video cameras. It is heavier than 56% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.
Has an image stabilizer
The DCR-PJ5 has an image stabilizer. 60% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.
Smaller than average display diagonal
The display diagonals of video cameras range from 1.3" to 9", and the average display diagonal is 3". The DCR-PJ5's display diagonal of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is smaller than 70% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.
Does not support HDMI
The Sony DCR-PJ5 does not support HDMI, unlike most other video cameras. 64% of camcorders support HDMI.
Bigger than average digital zoom
Video cameras have digital zooms of between 1x and 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 400x. The Sony DCR-PJ5's digital zoom of 1,800x is in the biggest 6% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.
Has a built-in microphone
The DCR-PJ5 has a built-in microphone, as do 51% of video cameras.
Average video recording time
The Sony DCR-PJ5's video recording time of 2.91h is relatively average compared to most other camcorders. It is longer than 50% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.
The DCR-PJ5 is Full HD. 60% of video cameras also are Full HD.
Has a built-in projector
The Sony DCR-PJ5 has a built-in projector. 95% of video cameras do not have a built-in projector.
Has a face detection
The DCR-PJ5 has a face detection, unlike 72% of video cameras which do not have a face detection.
Does not have a built-in flash
Like most other camcorders, the DCR-PJ5 does not have a built-in flash. 85% of video cameras do not have a built-in flash.
The DCR-PJ5 supports PictBridge, which is unusual. 97% of video cameras do not support PictBridge.
Released over six years ago
Sony released the DCR-PJ5 in November 2011.
Value for Money
Price has gone down by £51 (17%)
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