'Smart Auto essentially enables low light mode in poor illumination, although a macro mode will also appear when appropriate.'
'Because of the lens placement, you don't have the hold the camcorder up to your face as you do with traditional camcorders, so there's less strain on your arm. '
'capacious SD/SDHC flash storage cards'
'As is usually the case nowadays, video can be edited on the camera and uploaded directly to YouTube -- perfect for capturing those embarrassing v-blogs before you sober up and your social filter kicks in.'
', unfortunately, the camera uses Sony's tiny, proprietary MicroMV videotapes, which are incompatible with nearly all video-editing programs--a big drawback.'
'The ultra-compact design of the DCR-IP55 includes a new swing-down handgrip that makes it even easier and more comfortable to take video and high quality 1.0 megapixel still images.'
'Sony's innovative new DCR-IP55 camcorder is amazingly small, and its swing-down handle, reminiscent of old-school 8mm movie cameras, is way retro-cool—you can easily imagine James Bond using it to film Dr.'