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Sony DCR-IP55

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Sony DCR-IP55. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and design. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the reliability and price. The battery and memory get negative reviews.

usability, portability, size, design, image quality

memory, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Sony DCR-IP55 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony DCR-IP55

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Sony DCR-IP55 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the size. The price also gets good feedback. Reviews are divided on the usability, and many are critical about the portability.

design, price, size

portability

75% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony DCR-IP55

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 22 user reviews of Sony DCR-IP55 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People are impressed by the durability and image quality. The design and portability also get good views, but reviews are divided on the reliability. Many are negative about the price.

usability, portability, design, image quality, durability

price

59% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: dick (shopzilla.com)

Great camcorder-poor software and software support

 

Small and easy to carry and use. No reason not to have it w

editing software won't work right with quick time 6.

Nov, 2003

Consumer review by: Aloha Chris (shopzilla.com)

Cool Camcorder

 

Two Words: Plug & Play. Two more words: Sony Quality.

I'm still finding lots of tiny buttons.

Mar, 2003

Consumer review by: car (shopzilla.com)

IP55 Ready for the Road

 

Small Compact, if you only have 1 camera this is it.

Needs bright light filtering, not good for wide angle shots.

Feb, 2003

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

DCR IP55

 

All you need for digital pictures: still and video.

Price, check the internet for lowest prices.

Jan, 2003

Consumer review by: (shopzilla.com)

sony camera revu

 

easy to use...lite weight...handles easy...small compact...

none so far

Dec, 2002

Consumer review by: komonh62 (epinions.com)

Nice Little Camera

 

The small size makes it easy to take anywhere.

The software that comes with it is crap.

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: komonh62 (shopping.com)

Nice Little Camera

 

I bought this camera a while ago and for the most part I am very happy with it. You can't beat the size of this camera. Just slip it in a coat pocket and go. The camera itself is very easy to use and has all the features I've ever needed. The tapes are...

The small size makes it easy to take anywhere

The software that comes with it is crap

Jun, 2006

Consumer review by: nileshraut (pricegrabber.com)

Awesome Camcorder

 

I am looking for Sony cam corder because of their superior quality.And this one is a very fine model by SONY.Though there are some minor weaknesses. It is very light so very easy to use outdoor. Low light video is a problem. But the clearity at...

Size, weight, complete function & handling easy to learn and operate

Low optical zoom,Still pictures are not as good

Aug, 2004

Consumer review by: chokewagon (epinions.com)

Almost but no cigar

 

This camera is almost ideal, except for one MAJOR death-blow (in my opinion), and it's something you ...

Small with lots of features

MicroMV format very problematic

Jul, 2003

Consumer review by: chokewagon (shopping.com)

Almost but no cigar

 

This camera is almost ideal, except for one MAJOR death-blow (in my opinion), and it's something you don't easily find out about until after you buy it and use it. The problem is that when the camera is paused and then re-started, you get a momentary...

Small with lots of features

MicroMV format very problematic

Jul, 2003

Product Specifications

The DCR-IP55 provides a stunning range of powerful shooting and network integration features in one of Sony's most easy to use and elegantly designed models. The new look of the DCR-IP55 has a familiar feel, incorporating many tried and trusted design features found in early Super8 cameras - however dramatically squeezed in size. One example of this is the camcorder's handgrip, providing perfectly ergonomic means of securing the camcorder whilst shooting. The DCR-IP55 offers sophisticated network connectivity options, including Bluetooth wireless connectivity. The DCR-IP55 incorporates a touch sensitive panel, which can be used to control many camcorder functions including camera (spot meter & spot focus), memory (playback zoom & MemoryMix) and video (playback zoom & end search). This is all achieved using just one finger. By using a supplied stylus pen, the camcorder's network functions can also be controlled, which brings web surfing and emailing to the speed and convenience of a PDA. An additional illustration of the ingenuity of this new touch panel is spot focus, where the user touches on a point on the built-in LCD monitor screen and the camera automatically focuses on it. In addition to its i.LINK capabilities, the DCR-IP55 possesses a USB connection for the transfer of large amounts of audiovisual material to your PC. USB streaming allows users to connect the camcorder to their PC via the USB terminal, install USB driver software (not needed if running WindowsXP) and specialist third party conferencing software (such as Windows Netmeeting) and the camcorder is transformed into a sophisticated Webcam. This facility enables users to link up with distant friends and transmit live video via the Internet. Another option providing total PC connectivity is Memory Stick: the DCR-IP55 incorporates MPEGMOVIE AD: this advanced e-Movie function lets users store up to 5 minutes of video material on an supplied 8MB Memory Stick before transferring it directly to your PC for editing, archiving or emailing to friends. Switched to the highest quality-mode, you can even record up to 13 minutes in VHS-like quality on a 128MB Memory Stick. Also the transfer of footage from tape to MemoryStick or the other way round is possible.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):70min

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser

Connectivity

Digital Input: Yes
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: No
HDMI PORT: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface :MS / MS Pro
USB: No
USB Interface: No
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless Interface: Yes

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:5in
Height:2.9in
Weight:0.9lbs
Width:2.4in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach & ski / Landscape / Night mode / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon/Beach & ski / Landscape / Portrait mode / Sports mode / Spotlight / Sunset & moon

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Memory Stick
Storage Capacity:8MB

General Features

3D: No
Format:MicroMV
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:TRAD. CAMCORDER
Resolution:Standard Definition
Type:Camcorder

Header

Localization:English
Manufacturer:Sony
Model:IP55/IP55E
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Sony Handycam DCR

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.0
Max Focal Length:37mm
Min Focal Length:3.7mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Gray

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:690Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.7"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.4 mm ( 1/4.7 ) / 5.4 mm ( 1/4.7" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic (Super Steady Shot)

Recording

HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:PAL
Digital Scene Transition:Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader/Black fader / Bounce fader / Monotone fader / Mosaic fader / Overlap fader
Digital Video Format:MPEG-2
Digital Zoom:120
Media Type:Micro MV
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Flash Motion / Low Shutter Speed (LSS) / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Solarization / Still / Trail/Flash Motion / Luminance Key / Monotone / Mosaic / Negative Art / Old Movie / Pastel / Sepia / Solarization / Still / Trail
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Color Support:Color
Viewfinder Type:LCD