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Sony DCR-PJ5

A 6 year old 0.8MP Full HD camcorder with average reviews and passable features
0.8MP Yes 57x 1,800x Nov 2011
Total Megapixels Full HD Optical Zoom Digital Zoom Release Date

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Sony DCR-PJ5 Review

With average reviews and mediocre features, we have ranked the Sony DCR-PJ5 number 493 across all camcorders.
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Mediocre

Why Has it Scored 34?

It has below average expert reviews with an average expert rating of 60%. Canon video cameras have excellent reviews in general.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest camcorders 2017.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Supports PictBridge
Has a built-in projector
Quite small total megapixels

Sony DCR-PJ5 Video Reviews


Sony DCR-PJ5 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Poor Expert Reviews

This Sony video camera received an expert rating of 60 out of 100 from parentesis.com. This puts this video camera in the bottom 18% of all the camcorders when ranked by average expert review score.

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Sony Has Very Good Video Camera Reviews

We checked 6,133 owner and expert reviews (including 1,986 verified purchases) for Sony camcorders and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other manufacturers. 89% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Features

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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Quite Small Total Megapixels

The average total megapixels of all video cameras is 8.2MP, with the smallest being 0.3MP and the biggest being 210MP. The total megapixels of the Sony DCR-PJ5 of only 0.8MP is very small compared to most other video cameras. It is in the smallest 3% of all video cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Average Display Diagonal

The DCR-PJ5's display diagonal of 2.7" is fairly typical compared to most other video cameras. It is in the largest 34% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DCR-PJ5 has an image stabilizer. 66% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Full HD

Full HD

The DCR-PJ5 is Full HD, as are 73% of video cameras.

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the Sony DCR-PJ5 of 57x is in the biggest 4% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. The smallest optical zoom of video cameras is 1x, the biggest is 78x, and the average optical zoom is 26x.

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Average Video Recording Time

The Sony DCR-PJ5's video recording time of 2.91h is pretty average compared to most other video cameras. It is in the longest 51% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Fairly Big Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of camcorders is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 450x. The digital zoom of the DCR-PJ5 of 1,800x is in the biggest 7% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature.

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Has a Face Detection

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

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Age

Released Over Five Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market since November 2011.


Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers DCRPJ5EB.CEN, sony dcrpj5e, dcrpj5ebcel
Barcodes 04905524850352, 04905524850369, 07501450761815

Other Popular Comparisons With The Sony DCR-PJ5

1.2MP bigger total megapixels
Hugely smaller display diagonal

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