Summary: Micro MV is a sony proprietary format that they choose to no longer support. Must use their crappy software for editing and transfer and is not supported beyond XP and good luck with XP. Between Sony and Apple and their proprietary products and formats they both can forget my business. Picture quality is OK but so are most cams. The tapes are expensive and not available in stores.
Summary: I have a DCR IP1 but couldn't find my cradle & charger after I moved to a new place. This purchase was definitely needed to keep on using my recorder. The provider was quick to respond and now I have a working camera again (without having to buy a whole set again).
Summary: i recommend avoiding the micro MV format, it is no longer supported by sony, and never supported by other companies. I had some old tapes i wanted to capture. For best picture get an HD camera. The newer cameras record to an internal hard disk and you dont need tapes at all.
Summary: I've had mine 3 yrs. No problemo. The still imaging is useless but the camera itself for video is great. You can only transfer movies to the computer if you've saved it on a memory card. If you record on a tape, you are out of luck.
Summary: I've owned an unit for 4 months now, and it's everything I expected it to be, plus a little bit more. What I loved: - Portability: if you aren't taking your camera with you, you aren't making those memories. I needed something that I would want to (or at least, not mind) carrying everywhere. And this one is perfect. Till the next 'world's smallest' camcorder comes along! - Image quality: I have a regular television and this has more than enough resolution for that.
Summary: Video nuts may not like the artifacts that this unit produces. If you are outputing to VHS tapes, it won't matter, but if you are into capturing the highest fidelity possible for future generations, or for display on a large flatscreen TV, you should try this out in the store before buying. Just play the output hooked up to a large flatscreen. Now compare to another camcorder you are considering.
Summary: I love the unit, but the lack of NightShot and a flash limit low light shooting...In normal lighting, the resolution is excellent.... The still-camera mode is more of a novelty given its relatively low resolution, but I have used it for e-mail and Ken Burns-style transitions in my home videos! Battery life is very good for a camcorder this size... The unit's ultimate feature is its incredibly small size..
Summary: I have had this camera for 4 months now and love it. The quality of the video is superb with the Carl Zeiss lens and the super steady shot. The size is smaller than most digital still cameras. I have two complaints. One, when shooting video in low light situations the camera does not have night shot so you can barely see the subject. Second, Sony only sells tapes that lasts for one hour.
SONY DCR-IP1E DIGITAL MicroMV TOUCH SCREEN CAMCORDER
20 January 2008
Summary: Absolutely great purchase!! its really small so can be carried anywhere like a mobile phone, takes memory card, and cassette, has the most remarkable editing function, the digital suite it fantastic.