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Sony DCR-PJ5

Sony DCR-PJ5
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7 Reviews
77
Features
Good Features
63
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
66
Age
7 Years Old
72
Kagoo Score
Very Good
Our Verdict:
A classic and massive optical zoom 230g, 0.8MP video camera, with a good spec.
57x 230g 0.8MP 720 X 480 Pixels Nov 2011
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With outstanding reviews and very good features, we have ranked the Sony DCR-PJ5 number 400 across all camcorders.

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Reviews
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Features
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Age

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Kagoo Score

Why Has it Scored 72?

It has great user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 68%.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better camcorders are available. View the latest camcorders 2019.
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

What is the Kagoo Score?

We calculate the Kagoo Score for each camcorder by looking at its reviews, features, popularity, age and value for money.

The Kagoo Score is an easy way to understand whether the camcorder is recommended.

The Kagoo Scores are constantly being updated. As newer, higher spec camcorders come to market, the older camcorders will gradually have their Kagoo Score reduced.

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Average Review Score

3.4 stars (7 reviews)

43%

of Customers Would Recommend
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What Are People Saying About the Sony DCR-PJ5?

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One Person Thought This Camcorder Was Easy to Use
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One Person Thought it Had Nice Technical Features
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One Person Thought it Had a Lens That Was Good
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One Person Thought This Camcorder Had Poor Video Quality
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Key Reasons For and Against

Very big optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Bigger than average digital zoom
Full HD
Has a built-in microphone
Has a built-in projector
Supports PictBridge
Has a face detection
Average weight
720 x 480 pixels resolution
Average video recording time
Smaller than average total megapixels
Smaller than average display diagonal
Does not support HDMI
Does not have a built-in flash
Smaller Than Average Total Megapixels

Across all the camcorders the total megapixels range from 0.3MP to 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.8MP. 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.

What does "total megapixels" mean? Less Edit
Very Big Optical Zoom

Camcorders have optical zooms of between 1x and 78x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The DCR-PJ5's optical zoom of 57x is bigger than 98% of all video cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Average Weight
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The weight of the DCR-PJ5 of 230g is pretty standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 44% of all video cameras when sorted 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 common resolution of 1920 x 1080 (Full HD) pixels. §.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DCR-PJ5 has an image stabilizer. 61% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Sony DCR-PJ5 of only 2.7" is smaller than 78% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature. Across all the camcorders the display diagonals range from 1.3" to 8", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

What does "display diagonal" mean? Less Edit
Does Not Support HDMI

The Sony DCR-PJ5 does not support HDMI, unlike most other camcorders. 63% of camcorders support HDMI.

What is HDMI? Less Edit
Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Sony DCR-PJ5 of 1,800x is in the biggest 6% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The smallest digital zoom of camcorders is 1x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 400x.

What does "digital zoom" mean? Less Edit
Full HD
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The DCR-PJ5 is Full HD. 57% of video cameras also are Full HD.

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Has a Built-in Microphone
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The Sony DCR-PJ5 has a built-in microphone. 51% of camcorders also have a built-in microphone.

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Does Not Have a Built-in Flash

The DCR-PJ5 does not have a built-in flash. 85% of camcorders also do not have a built-in flash.

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Has a Built-in Projector
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The Sony DCR-PJ5 has a built-in projector, which is unusual. 96% of video cameras do not have a built-in projector.

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Supports PictBridge

The DCR-PJ5 supports PictBridge. 97% of camcorders do not support PictBridge.

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Average Video Recording Time
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The video recording time of the Sony DCR-PJ5 of 2.91h is pretty standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the longest 49% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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Has a Face Detection

The DCR-PJ5 has a face detection, unlike 74% of camcorders which do not have a face detection.

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Sony DCR-PJ5 Release Date

November 2011

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3.4 Stars

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Sony DCR-PJ5 Specification

Key Features
Optical Zoom
Weight
Total Megapixels
Max Video Resolution
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Image Stabilizer Type
Focal Length Range (F-F)
Video
Full HD
Image Sensor
Sensor Type
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
Flash
Built-in Flash
Built-in Light
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-in Display
Display Resolution (Numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
3D
Camcorder Type
Minimum Illumination
Camera Playback
Design
Colour
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-in Microphone
Built-in Speaker(s)
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
PictBridge
DC-in Jack
USB 2.0 Port
S-Video Out
Battery
Video Recording Time
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
AC Adapter Included
Quick Start Guide
Cables Included
Projector
Built-in Projector
Other Features
Interface
AV Output

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers

sony hdrcx760e, sony ilca77m2q, DCRPJ5EB.CEN, sony dscqx30, sony dcrpj5e, dcrpj5ebcel

Barcodes

 04905524850352,  04905524850369,  07501450761815

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