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Sony DCRPJ5E

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Sony DCRPJ5E

£301.08
£249.99 £51 cheaper than 35 days ago
Sony DCR-PJ5
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A huge optical zoom and classic 720 x 480 pixels resolution 0.8MP video camera, with a reasonable price and good features
57x 720 X 480 Pixels 0.8MP 230g Nov 2011
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Sony DCR-PJ5 Review

With excellent reviews, we have ranked the Sony DCR-PJ5 number 77 in best selling camcorders and number 152 across all camcorders.
85
Reviews
5 Reviews
74
Value for Money
Good
74
Features
Good Features
60
Age
6 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has very good user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 70%. HP camcorders also have excellent reviews in general.
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:
Very big optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Smaller than average total megapixels
Only 720 x 480 pixels resolution

Should You Buy it Now?

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There is a 90% chance that the price will go down. However the future is never certain and there remains a chance that the price will actually go up. Get Price Alerts.

Sony DCR-PJ5 Video Reviews

Sony DCR-PJ5 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Poor Expert Reviews

Expert review website parentesis.com scored this Sony camcorder 60 out of 100. Camcorder experts don't rate this camcorder very highly.

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Sony Has Very Good Camcorder Reviews

Based on 9,817 expert and user reviews (including 2,796 verified purchases), Sony has very good ratings for its video cameras. 91% of those that bought a Sony camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value For Money

Poor Value for Money

Whilst the product is in the cheapest 56% of video cameras, it has excellent reviews but mediocre features and is over 6 months old, and at £249.99 it does not appear to be great value for money overall.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Sony DCR-PJ5 and the United Kingdom price of £249.99 was the cheapest.

The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $349.85 (£485.21).

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Age

Released Over Six Years Ago

Sony released the DCR-PJ5 in November 2011.

Features

Smaller Than Average Total Megapixels

The total megapixels of the DCR-PJ5 of only 0.8MP is very small compared to most other camcorders. It is smaller than 96% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Across all the camcorders the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP.

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Only 720 X 480 Pixels Resolution

The highest maximum video resolution of the DCR-PJ5 is 720 x 480 pixels. That's 83% lower maximum video resolution than the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The resolution of all video cameras ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 6528 x 3672 pixels (best).

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the DCR-PJ5 of 57x is very big compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 98% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Across all the video cameras the optical zooms range from 1x to 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x.

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Average Weight

The weight of the DCR-PJ5 of 230g is fairly typical compared to most other camcorders. It is heavier than 60% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DCR-PJ5 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the DCR-PJ5 of only 2.7" is smaller than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is smaller than 79% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of camcorders is 1.3", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Does Not Support HDMI

The DCR-PJ5 does not support HDMI. 70% of camcorders do support HDMI.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the DCR-PJ5 of 1,800x is in the biggest 7% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average digital zoom of all camcorders is 460x, with the smallest being 1.5x and the biggest being 3,500x.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DCR-PJ5 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of camcorders.

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Average Video Recording Time

The DCR-PJ5's video recording time of 2.91h is fairly standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the longest 46% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Face Detection

The Sony DCR-PJ5 has a face detection, unlike 70% of camcorders which do not have a face detection.

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Full HD

Full HD

The DCR-PJ5 is Full HD, as are 70% of video cameras.

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Supports PictBridge

The DCR-PJ5 supports PictBridge, which is unusual. 97% of video cameras do not support PictBridge.

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Has a Built-In Projector

The DCR-PJ5 has a built-in projector. 96% of camcorders do not have a built-in projector.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

DCRPJ5EB.CEN, sony dcrpj5e, dcrpj5ebcel

Barcodes:

04905524850352, 04905524850369, 07501450761815

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