Summary: Sony does a fine job of telling you of all the positives for such a small camera. But they fail to tell you of some of the weaknesses that come at the expense of the small size: The microphone is on the top of the camera near the back.
Summary: Actually I really like the camera, it's small size, the lens, and the features. But what I want to share with everyone is that this is NOT a DV camera, it is MV which means your DV software will not work with this camera.
Summary: I was sold on this camcorder due to it's very small size and the fact the it can be held like a pistol (even tho it doesn't really have a pistol grip). It does NOT have the typical side strap holder. These always gave my hand a cramp.
Summary: A lot of people complain about the MicroMV proprietary MPG2-TS format, but with the right tools, it's not a problem at all. You can use a program like XMuxer to transform the MPG2-TS Sony file into a standard MPG2-PS file usable by 99% of editing programs.
Summary: As of March 2003 Sony has come to our rescue teaming up with pinacle to create "Sony EZEditor microMV". For only $ you get Studio 8 software, a fire wire card a 4-6 pin cable, a cd-r and a couple of tapes. Works with all pc software execept 98 first edition, second is ok.
Summary: the dcrip5 is for the early adopters among us. it has "wow" written all over it but make sure you're ready for the limitations of the microMV format. pros: - small size, and lightweight: 1.88"W x 4.0"H x 3.13"L weighing 12 oz. this is the main selling point of this camcorder. - 10x optical zoom.
Summary: Para empezar me gustaría comentar que aunque muchos digan y se refieran a Sony como una empresa decaída, con pocas novedades…la verdad es que este modelo de Sony es el primer exponente del nuevo formato Micro DV, el cual es capaz de reducir el tamaño de la cámara y de la cinta aún más (a la tercera...
Pros: Su calidad y su reducido tamaño
Cons: Su incompatibilidad con la mayoría de programas