The DCR-PJ5 has a better image stabiliser type than most small sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it. This video camera has a Digital image stabiliser, whereas most small sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago have an Optical image stabiliser. 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.
This camcorder's image stabiliser type (Digital) is actually the worst image stabiliser type amongst all comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the DCR-PJ5.
Amongst comparable types of camcorder the best image stabiliser type is Optical.