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Sony DCR-IP5
3.5 out of 10

Sony DCR-IP5

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Overall 8
8.0

ultra-portable but microMV is not for everyone

Amazon
19 September 2003
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Compute problem solved awesome product

Bytor, Amazon
24 March 2003
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great product, but format requires learning curve

Amazon
4 September 2002
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

small is good, but there are some gotchas.

Amazon
17 July 2002
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Small has its price

Amazon
29 April 2002
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Look out, this isn't DV

Amazon
22 April 2002
  • 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.
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Overall 7
6.6

REsolucion muy pobre

Alex Del Castil, quesabesde.com
23 March 2009
  • Excerpt: La imagen no tiene la mejor definicion, es decir segus las especificaciones deberia tener mayor calidad, la imagen al ser ampliada se pixela es decir pierde calidad
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 6
6.0
Sound quality 6
6.0

LA BASE: TRES ASPECTOS FUNDAMENTALES

Blade_Stom, Ciao
24 October 2003
  • 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
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