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Sony DCR-PJ5 Review
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:
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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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
Has an Image Stabilizer
The DCR-PJ5 has an image stabilizer. 69% of camcorders also have an image stabilizer.
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".
Does Not Support HDMI
The DCR-PJ5 does not support HDMI. 70% of camcorders do support HDMI.
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.
Has a Built-In Microphone
The DCR-PJ5 has a built-in microphone, as do 54% of camcorders.
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.
Has a Face Detection
The Sony DCR-PJ5 has a face detection, unlike 70% of camcorders which do not have a face detection.
The DCR-PJ5 is Full HD, as are 70% of video cameras.
The DCR-PJ5 supports PictBridge, which is unusual. 97% of video cameras do not support PictBridge.
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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