Pros: Amazingly small and easy to use. Its just so nice to have a video camera that is "at your fingertips" when travelling. I only wish that I had this thing years ago, instead of the "big" 8mm TR5, that spent so much time in the cupboard.
Cons: Tapes are pricey but once you become familiar with the software that's not a problem.
Pros: I have owned the IP5 since 12/02, and have found myself using it a lot more than any other camcorder I have ever owned due to its tiny size. This advantage can not be overestimated for those who like to film in places other than those easily accessible b
Cons: The video is easily captured using Windows based Pinnacle Studio 8, but it is not still not able to be captured by Mac OS X.
Pros: Tiny, stylish go anywhere camera. Can't see the problem that people have with it. The 2 problems they have also are very easy to overcome should they think about it for more than 30 seconds. Q1. Firewire doesn't work. A1. Well that'll be because you
Cons: Only lacking a night mode. Oh and getting a bad reputation from people complaining at problems that don't actually exist. So stop complaining its a great bit of kit.
"Portability and picture quality make it worth it."
1 October 2003
Pros: I agonized over buying this or the DC101. Bought the 101 but couldn't fit it in my pocket without breaking the zipper. Bought the ip5 on ebay with lots of extras for $625. Here's what's amazing about it -- it fits in your jeans pocket, inside suit jacket
Cons: The tapes are expensive. Buy them on ebay. The microphones, though stereo, are closer to the user than the subject. Be careful. (I narrate the action, so it worked great for me.) There's that freeze-frame effect, which isn't a big deal, but Sony said it c