'The 1/8-inch CCD sensor is substantially smaller and lower resolution than the 1/4-inch Exmor R CMOS found elsewhere in the Sony lineup.'
'sharp, high-resolution images'
'The convenient touch panel allows easy access to menus and additional functionality such as spot focus and spot meteringA built-in 120GB hard disk drive can record and store up to 91 hours of video footage in LP mode.'
', 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.'