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Sony-dcr-ip-5.31523669
3.3 out of 10

Sony DCR-IP5

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Reviews and Problems with 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 discontinued for two years.
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Overall 1
1.0

"Thinking about taking Sony to court"

CNET
18 September 2004
  • Pros: Small
  • Cons: I think this product violates the UK Sale of Goods Act. What is the point of creating a camcorder which cannot be downloaded for editing ? I agree with others that Movieshaker is crap and it frequently crashes my PC. I then turned to Ulead VideoStudio 7.
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Overall 2
2.0

"MVMicro format not supported"

CNET
1 September 2004
  • Cons: The camera is great, small, and takes great video but useless when you can't edit the video. I understand pinnacle software works but I own 2 other video editting software. Thanks alot SONY. THey need to provide a coverter that works correctly.
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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! ARGH! Pinnacle won't support their product any longer with this compatibility issue and Sony abandons it. I bought the Canon Elura 50! Great with stills and video.
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Overall 2
2.0
Ease of use 6
6.0
Durability 6
6.0
Battery performance 6
6.0

Forget editing video with this MicroMV format

mstuver, epinions.com
16 February 2004
  • Excerpt: The camera is fine, Sony's proprietary MicroMV format is NOT.
  • Pros: Size.
  • Cons: MicroMV format is a nightmare, 0 support from Sony.
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Overall 2
2.0

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

"silentone229", Amazon
9 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 (constant crashes) I have still been unsuccessful. I have just ordered a well reviewed Panasonic camera in DV. MicroMV is a terrible product with zero support from Sony.
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Overall 1
1.0

""Took years off my life" or "Burning money would cost less than this investment""

CNET
5 January 2004
  • Pros: Nice design, too bad only it is only a facade for a terrible product.
  • Cons: Movieshaker software completely unreliable. Video transfers to PC are choppy and corrupted. Tech support is useless - one suggested that it was my desktop at fault and to call Dell to complain...another stated that Movieshaker does not support the .mmv
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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
12 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. But the major problem is that since buying the camera in December 2002, I have been writing emails to Sony and receiving only promises of support but only autamated answers that are not helpfull at all.
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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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