The DCR-PJ5 has a better image stabiliser type than most small total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as it. This video camera has a Digital image stabilizer type, whereas most similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to it have an Optical image stabilizer type. Some compact cameras have digital Image stabilisation only, which simply boosts camera sensitivity (ISO) to obtain a faster shutter speeds to help prevent blur. No hardware is involved.
A Digital image stabilizer type is in fact the worst image stabiliser type amongst all video cameras of this spec and age.
Amongst similar types of video camera the best image stabiliser type is Optical.