|57x||720 X 480 Pixels||0.8MP||230g||Nov 2011|
|Optical Zoom||Max Video Resolution||Total Megapixels||Weight||Release Date|
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Sony DCR-PJ5 Review
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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:
Should You Buy it Now?
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Sony DCR-PJ5 In-Depth Analysis
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.
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.
Price Has Gone Down by £51 (17%)
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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).
Released Over Six Years Ago
Sony released the DCR-PJ5 in November 2011.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Has an Image Stabilizer
The DCR-PJ5 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.
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".
Does Not Support HDMI
The DCR-PJ5 does not support HDMI. 70% of camcorders do support HDMI.
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.
Has a Built-In Microphone
The DCR-PJ5 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of camcorders.
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.
Has a Face Detection
The Sony DCR-PJ5 has a face detection, unlike 70% of camcorders which do not have a face detection.
The DCR-PJ5 is Full HD, as are 70% of video cameras.
The DCR-PJ5 supports PictBridge, which is unusual. 97% of video cameras do not support PictBridge.
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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