', 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.'
'The Sony DCR-IP5 is the smallest and lightest camcorder we've seen'
'Incompatible with most video-editing software'
'It doesn't leave an awful lot of room for the controls, so many of them are extremely small and awkward to use; testers with large hands found the DCR-IP5 a bit difficult to work with, as the controls aren't where the fingers naturally fall.'
'The camcorder is designed more for the
casual user who is not interested in shooting quality video.'