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74

Kagoo Score

Sony DCR-PJ5
DCRPJ5E

£249.99
(7 reviews)
Sony DCR-PJ5
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Our Verdict:
A classic and good value for money 230g, 0.8MP camcorder, with good features and a massive 57x optical zoom
57x 230g 0.8MP 720 X 480 Pixels Nov 2011
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Sony DCR-PJ5 Review

With outstanding reviews and representing excellent value for money, we have ranked the Sony DCR-PJ5 number 76 in best selling camcorders and number 140 across all camcorders.
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Reviews
7 Reviews
80
Value for Money
Very Good
72
Features
Good Features
60
Age
6 Years Old
64
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
74
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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:
Has an image stabilizer
Very big optical zoom
Smaller than average total megapixels
Smaller than average display diagonal

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Sony DCR-PJ5 Video Reviews

Sony DCR-PJ5 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

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.

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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.

Features

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.

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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. §.

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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.

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Average weight

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.

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Has an image stabilizer

The DCR-PJ5 has an image stabilizer. 60% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.

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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.

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Does not support HDMI

The Sony DCR-PJ5 does not support HDMI, unlike most other video cameras. 64% of camcorders support HDMI.

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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.

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Has a built-in microphone

The DCR-PJ5 has a built-in microphone, as do 51% of video cameras.

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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.

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Full HD

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The DCR-PJ5 is Full HD. 60% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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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.

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Has a face detection

The DCR-PJ5 has a face detection, unlike 72% of video cameras which do not have a face detection.

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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.

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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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Age

Released over six years ago

Sony released the DCR-PJ5 in November 2011.

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Value for Money

Price has gone down by £51 (17%)

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

DCRPJ5EB.CEN, dcrpj5ebcel

Barcodes:

04905524850369, 07501450761815

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