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Sony DCR-IP5

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews of Sony DCR-IP5. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the design and image quality. The portability and size are also appreciated. There are some negative reviews about the durability and reliability.

usability, size, portability, image quality, design

price, reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-IP5 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-IP5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Sony DCR-IP5 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the size and design are overall positive.

design, size

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-IP5

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 39 user reviews of Sony DCR-IP5 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. The reliability and size get less positive opinions.

usability, portability, price, image quality, design

size, reliability

54% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Sony DCR-IP5

 

An extremely portable digital camcorder that unfortunately won't work with most digital video editing software.

Jul, 2002

Expert review by : Richard Baguley (pcworld.com)

Sony DCR-IP5 DV Camcorder (Sony-DCRIP5) Camcorder Review - PCWorld

 
Jul, 2002

Expert review by : Sally Wiener Grotta (pcmag.com)

Sony's Micro Camcorder

 
Jun, 2002

Expert review by : Robin Liss (camcorderinfo.com)

Sony DCR-IP5 Camcorder Review - Sony MicroMV Camcorders

 

Sony has decided that supporting two digital consumer formats (MiniDV and Digital8), one more than any other camcorder manufacturer, isn't enough. Sony's latest entries into the camcorder market are the IP series is the MicroMV format. Sony's $1,299...

Jul, 2002

Consumer review (epinions.com)

ip5 fragile sony step child

 

I bought the ip5 with some disposable income, had a new child i wanted to capture in a nicer format than the 8mm i was using. One thing i didnt gather from the "expert" at best buy or the box was that it uses a sony proprietary format, only useable in ...

small, portable

fragile, expensive, unsupported, not digital unless you use their software

Dec, 2005

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Small average digital camera

 

I have the Sony IP5 camcorder and a bit of experience with it. First, the size is awesome: it really fits your pocket. The price is reasonable, but the overall quality is average.

Small, Sony, Small

Poor software, average movie quality

Apr, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Ultimate Vacation Camcorder

 

What makes a perfect vacation camcorder, one that you can EASILY take with you EVERYWHERE. This camcorder fits the bill. It is worth it to pay the extra price for the size because once you use it, there will be times when you look back on your vacation...

Size, Clip Menu Search Feature

Cost, No night mode. Low Light picture quality. No true widescreen mode

Mar, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Do not buy if you plan on using on a Mac!

 

I bought this camera after a fair amount of research, but failed to uncover the tidbit that it is TOTALLY incompatable with iMovie/Mac, as well as ANY OTHER editing software on any platform. You can ONLY edit using the included 'Movie Shaker" software...

Small Size, Can Zoom in very close, Cool Effects• Generally easy to use

WILL NOT WORK WITH MACS!!! Noticable compression, Expensive Tapes, Zoom button is pretty touchy

Mar, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

Why Sony? Why?

 

This camcorder has a tragic flaw: MicroMV. Since I've had this camcorder I've pulled my hair out hunting down ways to get standard video editing programs to recognize the video format that this camcorder uses. I've tried everything from XMuxer to...

TINY! Plenty of usable features, good video quality

MicroMV has major compatibility issues

Jan, 2003

Consumer review (epinions.com)

A Little Gem!

 

In my search for a new family video camera the first thing that came to mind was what would it take for me to actually use it instead of it sitting in a bag in the closet? The biggest reason I never used my last Sony (Digital 8) video camera was it's...

Size, Size, Size

Zoom button & Menu Joystick

Sep, 2002
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