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Sony DCR-IP55
3.4 out of 10

Sony DCR-IP55

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Reviews and Problems with Sony DCR-IP55

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Overall 2
2.0

Poor Sony Handycam DCR-IP55

dakotabu, Ebay
26 December 2009
  • Summary: Sony Handycam DCR-IP55 battery is poor and dead quickly. But Picture is very good and very smooth. It have problem with system. I send it to tech support at Sony. I spend $560.00 for repair it. But It still problem. Do not buy DCR-IP55. I have it and never use it.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good Camera specially if you have a mac 2 capture video

nimam81, Ebay
10 October 2009
  • Summary: I bought this camera used just because I like electronic gadgets. It is not as good as MiniDV cameras because it uses Sony's mpeg2 format which is not as good as DV. The main problem with the camera is capturing video to edit on a computer.
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Overall 2
2.0

Great camera.. poor support

Johan Rincon "Johan rincon", Amazon
6 September 2007
  • Summary: I AM A SONY FAN. THIS CAMERA IS GREAT WHEN YOU ARE RECORDING AND WATCHING VIDEOS FROM THE CAMERA, BUT.. BUT... THE SUPPORT FOR THIS CAMERA AND THE SOFTWARE THAT CAME WITH THE CD SUCKS...
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Overall 4
4.0

After Sales Service Very Poor

Amazon
15 December 2003
  • Summary: This camera seemed ideal for my needs and although I spend most of my time in Europe I opted for an NTSC format as I know that I am able to access this format in Europe whereas I cannot access PAL in the US, thus it being much more universal.
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Overall 2
2.0

5 Stars if it worked on a mac

Amazon
9 November 2003
  • Summary: Please sign the petition at [...] requesting Sony support this camera (and other MicroMV camcorders) on Mac OS X. This is a great camcorder, but it is impossible to use because you cannot get the video onto your Mac. For those of you that use a PC for video editing (yeah, right...
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Overall 6
6.0

Caution! Not compatible with Apple Computers

Amazon
9 August 2003
  • Summary: I was about to buy this little beauty when I found out Sony's MicroMV system (compressing in MPEG2) is not compatible with Apple's iMovie and other editing software. The editing software that comes with the camcorder (Movie Shaker) is PC only.
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Overall 10
10

This is a tiny, very cool camcorder doesn't mind limitations

Roy Chan, Amazon
29 June 2003
  • Summary: Pros: Stylish and amazingly compact; innovative design; built-in flash and low-power video light; flexible low-light shooting. Cons: Limited choice in editing apps for MicroMV video format; lens has fairly narrow angle of view; no accessory shoe or external microphone jack.
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Overall 6
6.0

Low megaplixes

Luis Enrique Valls, Amazon
4 April 2003
  • Summary: I belive that have low megaplixes for the high price it has
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Overall 10
10

Size versus video quality

Tim CH, Amazon
11 March 2003
  • Summary: In a nutshell, the major issue with the IP55 is the small trade-off of video quality versus size. Mind you, you're getting by far one of the smallest video cameras on the market, with all the camcorder features you'd expect in a larger model.
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Overall 8
8.0

Amazingly tiny and feature packed

Dion Hinchcliffe "Itinerant traveler through time and space", Amazon
16 January 2003
  • Summary: I've had this camcorder for about 3 weeks now and have had numerous occasions to use it including downloading video to the PC. The bottom line: The DCRIP55 is all it's cracked up to be.
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