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Sony DCR-PJ5
DCRPJ5E

£198.90
(7 reviews)
Sony DCR-PJ5
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Our Verdict:
A bargain price and classic 720 x 480 pixels resolution 0.8MP video camera, with good features and a giant 57x optical zoom
57x 720 X 480 Pixels 0.8MP 230g Nov 2011
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Sony DCR-PJ5 Review

With outstanding reviews and representing very good value for money, we have ranked the Sony DCR-PJ5 number 86 in best selling camcorders and number 138 across all camcorders.
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7 Reviews
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Value for Money
Very Good
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Features
Good Features
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Age
6 Years Old
75
Overall Score
Very Good

Why Has it Scored 75?

It has very good user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 68%. Looking across the entire GoPro camcorder range, the average reviews for all GoPro camcorders are also excellent.
This camcorder is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better video cameras are available. View the latest video cameras 2018.
It has some good features, but is also missing a couple of features:
Very big optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Smaller than average total megapixels
Only 720 x 480 pixels resolution

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Sony DCR-PJ5 Video Reviews

Sony DCR-PJ5 In-Depth Analysis

Reviews Summary

Poor Expert Reviews

This video camera received an expert rating of 60% from parentesis.com. It seems that experts really don't rate this camcorder very highly.

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Sony Has Very Good Camcorder Reviews

We checked 9,143 user and expert reviews (including 2,806 verified purchases) for Sony video cameras and found that on average Sony has very good reviews compared to other brands. 90% of those that bought a Sony video camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.

Value for Money

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Age

Released Over Six Years Ago

Sony released the DCR-PJ5 in August 2011.

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Features

Smaller Than Average Total Megapixels

Video cameras have total megapixels of between 0.3MP and 50MP, and the average total megapixels is 7.9MP. The Sony DCR-PJ5's total megapixels of only 0.8MP is very small compared to most other video cameras. It is smaller than 96% of all camcorders when sorted by this feature.

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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 a 1920 x 1080 pixels camcorder, which is the most frequently found resolution. Video cameras resolutions range from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 6528 x 3672 pixels (best).

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of video cameras range from 1x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 19x. The Sony DCR-PJ5's optical zoom of 57x is very big compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 2% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature.

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Average Weight

The weight of the Sony DCR-PJ5 of 230g is pretty average compared to most other camcorders. It is in the heaviest 40% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The Sony DCR-PJ5 has an image stabilizer. 67% of video cameras also have an image stabilizer.

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Smaller Than Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the DCR-PJ5 of only 2.7" is smaller than 81% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. The average display diagonal of all video cameras is 3", with the smallest being 1.3" and the largest being 9".

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Does Not Support HDMI

The Sony DCR-PJ5 does not support HDMI, unlike 67% of video cameras which support HDMI.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the Sony DCR-PJ5 of 1,800x is bigger than average when compared to most other video cameras. It is in the biggest 8% of all video cameras when ordered by this feature. Across all the video cameras the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 480x.

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Supports PictBridge

The Sony DCR-PJ5 supports PictBridge, which is unusual. 97% of camcorders do not support PictBridge.

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The DCR-PJ5 is Full HD. 67% of camcorders also are Full HD.

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Has a Built-In Projector

The DCR-PJ5 has a built-in projector, unlike 96% of video cameras which do not have a built-in projector.

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Average Video Recording Time

The DCR-PJ5's video recording time of 2.91h is pretty standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the longest 46% 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 54% of video cameras.

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Has a Face Detection

The DCR-PJ5 has a face detection. 71% of video cameras do not have a face detection.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

DCRPJ5EB.CEN, dcrpj5ebcel

Barcodes:

04905524850369, 07501450761815

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