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. - Super SteadyShot image stabilization - and sony's system works. - delivers vibrant colors when shooting in daylight. - connectivity options: firewire, S-video, composite.
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. As ar as the camera you can rsearch all the features and read all the details. Note that it is soon discontinued to be replaced by the new ip55.
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. There is no quality loss since there's no recompression involved. I've found the IP5 to be a great, portable camcorder, with vibrant colors and sharp video.
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. It's LCD is easily viewed while filming and the size is so small sometimes people don't know you have it in your hand. This can be good for those who are intimidated by cameras. Pluses: It has speakers on the top and it's Stereo.
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. It has difficulty picking up a low sound subject in front of you and is more prone to pick up background noises than a front mounted directional microphone.
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. As of this writing, 4/2002, there is no software available that will let you capture MV over the firewire port. The best you can do is an analog capture board. Pinnacle says there is no support "YET" but gives no timeframe for Studio support, if any.
Summary: Heute berichte ich über einen Camcorder, und zwar über den DCR-IP5 von Sony. AUSSEHEN ********* Der Camcorder sieht vom Design her modern bzw. zeitgemäß aus. Durch die silberne Farbe des Gehäuses wirkt das Gerät ebenfalls edel und hochwertig. Das Gerät bietet einen 2,5 Zoll TFT-Monitor, der eigentlich groß und übersichtlich ist. Alles in einem ist der Camcorder ziemlich klein und somit sehr handlich.