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Sony DCR-IP5
3.5 out of 10

Sony DCR-IP5

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Overall 2
2.0

Avoid MicroMV at all costs.

G. Katsoulis "gkat77", Amazon
10 August 2007
  • Summary: Unless you are already tied to the MicroMV format, you absolutely want to avoid it. MicroMV is highly compressed and very difficult to work with. While the build and quality of the DCRIP5 is fine, you should very carefully consider whether you want to purchase a product and a format that have been...
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Overall 2
2.0

What a WASTE of Money!

Mark R. LaBelle, Amazon
6 April 2004
  • Summary: Bought it last year! Nice and small, but even Pinnacle Studio 8 can't handle the compression. No voice, can't burn to DVD, blah, blah, blah. You name it I had a problem with it! And now, come to find out, Sony has stopped production AND will no longer pursue MicroMV. They are moving back to MiniDV!
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Overall 2
2.0

If you want to burn DVDs with your video, avoid this.

Amazon
8 February 2004
  • Summary: I have bought a lot of Sony products over the years so when I was in the market for a camcorder I foolishly just picked this up without researching it. After recording four tapes of my one year old I tried making a DVD and after 20-30 hours and using 3 programs, including Sony's Movieshaker...
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Overall 2
2.0

Please sign petition requesting Sony support MicroMV on Mac

Amazon
8 November 2003
  • Summary: 5 stars when they support Macs Please sign the petition [...] requesting that Sony support MicroMV camcorders on Mac OS X.
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Overall 2
2.0

VERY BAD SUPPORT

"spine0012", Amazon
11 August 2003
  • Summary: I have problems with capturing the movies recorded witht this camera to a Sony VAIO. After waiting for ever, Movie Shaker 3.3 crashes and the movie is not captured. Sometimes it works but it is random.
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Overall 2
2.0

Fraguil circuit, broken twice in half year

"spine0012", Amazon
29 June 2003
  • Summary: I bought IP5 last year, and the digital output circuit has been broken twice. Each time costed me $... to fix. I also heard of other IP5 users having the same quality problems (on Pinnacle consumer board).
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Overall 2
2.0

Worst product from Sony ever

William E. Dunn, Amazon
25 January 2003
  • Summary: I already own three Sony Digital 8 and two Sony mini DV cameras. So why do I need a third format. It is a long story. I had read a lot of bad stuff about the new Sony MicroMV cameras before buying the camera, but I had to buy one anyway.
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Overall 2
2.0

Not what it promises, SHAME ON SONY

Amazon
9 June 2002
  • Summary: This is a neat little gadget that is totally useless. The mpeg2 format is a Sony proprietary format that is different than regular mpeg. You cannot upload the movies onto your computer and there is no software support other than the enclosed "Movieshaker" that is horrible.
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