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Sony DCR-PJ5

80

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Sony DCR-PJ5

$349.85
Sony DCR-PJ5
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A classic and gigantic optical zoom 720 x 480 pixels resolution 0.8MP camcorder, with a cheap price and very good features
57x 720 X 480 Pixels 0.8MP 230g Nov 2011
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Sony DCR-PJ5 Review

With excellent reviews and representing value for money, we have ranked the Sony DCR-PJ5 number 89 across all camcorders.
88
Reviews
5 Reviews
83
Value for Money
Very Good
80
Features
Fully-Featured
80
Overall Score
Excellent

Why Has it Scored 80?

It has great user reviews but below average expert reviews with an average overall rating of 70%.
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 great features:
Very big optical zoom
Has an image stabilizer
Bigger than average digital zoom
Has a built-in microphone

Sony DCR-PJ5 Video Reviews

Sony DCR-PJ5 In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money

Alright Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews but mediocre features. However at $349.85 it is still in the cheapest 44% of video cameras.

Features

Smaller Than Average Total Megapixels

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

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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 the most common resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. The resolution of all video cameras ranges from 320 x 240 pixels (worst) to 6528 x 3672 pixels (best).

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Very Big Optical Zoom

The optical zoom of the DCR-PJ5 of 57x is very big compared to most other camcorders. It is bigger than 98% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. Across all the video cameras the optical zooms range from 1x to 70x, and the average optical zoom is 19x.

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Average Weight

The weight of the DCR-PJ5 of 230g is fairly typical compared to most other camcorders. It is heavier than 60% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The DCR-PJ5 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders 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 average when compared to most other video cameras. It is smaller than 79% of all camcorders when ordered by this feature. The smallest display diagonal of camcorders is 1.3", the largest is 9", and the average display diagonal is 3".

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Does Not Support HDMI

The DCR-PJ5 does not support HDMI. 70% of camcorders do support HDMI.

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Bigger Than Average Digital Zoom

The digital zoom of the DCR-PJ5 of 1,800x is in the biggest 7% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature. The average digital zoom of all camcorders is 460x, with the smallest being 1.5x and the biggest being 3,500x.

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The DCR-PJ5 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of camcorders.

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Average Video Recording Time

The DCR-PJ5's video recording time of 2.91h is fairly standard compared to most other camcorders. It is in the longest 46% of all camcorders when ranked by this feature.

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Has a Face Detection

The Sony DCR-PJ5 has a face detection, unlike 70% of camcorders which do not have a face detection.

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Full HD

Full HD

The DCR-PJ5 is Full HD, as are 70% of video cameras.

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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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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers:

DCRPJ5EB.CEN, sony dcrpj5e, dcrpj5ebcel

Barcodes:

04905524850352, 04905524850369, 07501450761815

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