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Sony DCRIP55 MicroMV 1.0-MegaPixel CCD Bluetooth Camcorder
List Price: $1,499.99
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  • Sleek, 1-megapixel MicroMV camcorder and digital still camera
  • 10x optical zoom lens (digital zoom to 120x) with Super SteadyShot image stabilizer
  • 2.5-inch rotating precision SwivelScreen hybrid touch panel LCD
  • Memory Stick slot, remote control, pop-up flash, and Super NightShot for shooting in low lighting
  • NP-FF50 InfoLithium Rechargeable Battery
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Accessories for Sony DCRIP55 MicroMV 1.0-MegaPixel CCD Bluetooth Camcorder

Sony VCL0630S Wide Angle Lens for DCRPC101/105/350$56.99$23.00 (28.75%) 
Sony VMC15FS A/V Cable for MicroMV Camcorders$14.94$5.05 (25.26%) 
SONY VCL2030S Teleconverter Lens for DCRDVD 203/403/92 & DCRPC 1000 Camcorders$73.99$26.00 (26.00%) 
Sony BTANW1A Bluetooth Modem Adapter for DCRTRV/80/950, DCRIP55/220$162.96$37.03 (18.52%) 
Sony NPF550 InfoLithium Battery for the DCRVX2100 and HDRFX1$41.74$2.25 (5.11%) 
Editorial Reviews:

Product Description
Sony (Camcorders) (DCRIP55) MicroMV Digital Camcorder Product Description
Sony's FireWire-equipped DCR-IP55 MicroMV Handycam camcorder features a 1-megapixel CCD sensor and offers 520 lines of horizontal video resolution and still image resolution of 1,152 x 864. It also offers a foldout handle for use in shooting video on an angle, above a crowd, or when following fast-paced sports.

The DCR-IP55 boasts Carl Zeiss optics with an advanced multilayer coating. It features a 10x optical and 120x precision digital zoom, SteadyShot picture stabilization, and a super NightShot infrared system for recording in total darkness--new to MicroMV Handycam camcorders.

In addition to video, the DCR-IP55 offers enhanced digital still photo features, including intelligent pop-up flash and hologram AF--an autofocus feature designed to achieve accurate subject focus with minimal contrast in dark conditions. Through an MPEG movie AD mode, the DCR-IP55 also allows you to capture MPEG1 compressed video and audio for up to 60 seconds directly to Memory Stick media in four different quality modes: light, standard, fine, and super fine.

The MicroMV tape is 70 percent smaller than a MiniDV tape and provides up to 60 minutes of digital video footage. It has a 64K memory chip that allows for a multisearch function to access different recorded sections of the tape as one would a DVD, creating a thumbnail image of each recorded scene on the tape. Additionally, whenever a MicroMV cassette is inserted into the camcorder or the VCR mode is used, cassette information is automatically displayed on the LCD showing the first and last date of use, how much recording space remains, and titling capability so the user can title the videotape.

Connect to your PC or Mac via a superfast IEEE 1394 port (also called FireWire). You can also connect wirelessly to a Bluetooth-enabled PC.

Product Details
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 Based on 11 reviews.
  • Sales Rank: 4455

Customer Reviews

7 of 9 people found the following review helpful:

2After Sales Service Very Poor, Dec 15, 2022
This camera seemed ideal for my needs and although I spend most of my time in Europe I opted for an NTSC format as I know that I am able to access this format in Europe whereas I cannot access PAL in the US, thus it being much more universal.

I bought this camera and after 40 days it developed a fault. I contacted Sony Service Centre in London, who after keeping it for 5 weeks explained that they could not repair NTSC Models in the UK and I would have to send it to the US for repair. I suggested that they should do that but no. I returned to the US and took the camera to one of their service centres who said that I would have to pay $216 labour charges as it was now over 90 days old.
After a great deal of hassle they eventually agreed to give me a work order to have this charge waived. I then sent it to Sony in PA and although I have been informed that it has been repaired I still am awaiting its return over 6 months after purchase. Just be sure you realise that the 12 month warranty only applies to parts, the labour warranty is 90 days, it is in the small print but easily overlooked. This review may not be helpful to everyone but if one person is helped then great.

9 of 14 people found the following review helpful:

15 Stars if it worked on a mac, Nov 9, 2022
Please sign the petition at requesting Sony support this camera (and other MicroMV camcorders) on Mac OS X.

This is a great camcorder, but it is impossible to use because you cannot get the video onto your Mac. For those of you that use a PC for video editing (yeah, right...) and don't mind using Sony's proprietary Movie Shaker program to do your editing instead of something like Premier (again, yeah, right), you will find this camera wonderful. But for the rest of us, Sony needs to take steps to open up this format or support the camcorder on the most popular digital video platform (Mac).

5 of 8 people found the following review helpful:

3Caution! Not compatible with Apple Computers, Aug 10, 2023
I was about to buy this little beauty when I found out Sony's MicroMV system (compressing in MPEG2) is not compatible with Apple's iMovie and other editing software. The editing software that comes with the camcorder (Movie Shaker) is PC only. So if you are a Mac user, save yourself a lot of hassle and prefer a (Sony?) MiniDV camcorder.

Apart from this issue, I guess it is a great buy. If I would use a PC, it would be on the top of my wishlist.

6 of 8 people found the following review helpful:

5This is a tiny, very cool camcorder doesn't mind limitations, Jun 29, 2023
Pros: Stylish and amazingly compact; innovative design; built-in flash and low-power video light; flexible low-light shooting.

Cons: Limited choice in editing apps for MicroMV video format; lens has fairly narrow angle of view; no accessory shoe or external microphone jack.

It has been a week after I bought this camcorder and so far it is great. The super night vision comes really handy if you go on camping or some other interesting dark places. The controls are very easy to reach and the picture quality is really good. Some people say that they do not like the cassette to be ejected from bottom, but I have no problems with it. I think it is fine. The movie shaker software that comes with the camcorder is not a very professional one. It can handle basic editing and it has great effects. Very easy to use and to set up. You can export the movies you capture in different formats such as real audio, quicktime, etc. It really takes a long time to export though. It is the same with other digital cameras. So, it shouldn't be a concern for you to decide if you should buy the camera or not. You can use the network function to email the photos to a website.If you have a bluetooth cell phone, it is very easy. But if you don't have one, you will have to buy the sony bluetooth adapter for the camcorder which costs about $199. It is better to buy a new cell phone than buying the adapter. This little device is top of the line. It has manual focus for better capturing. It has a smart flash which pops-up automatically when you hit the photo shoot button half-way down. One downside of the camera is that it does not have an input for external microphone. But the built in one does a good very good job. All in all, you should not miss this camcorder. It is affordable, small, cute, and it is SONY. You would never mind carrying it to everywhere you go. And if you are a guy, you'll make a lot of "female" friends. You'll become the center of attention. GRAB ONE! HAVE FUN!

2 of 25 people found the following review helpful:

3Low megaplixes, Apr 4, 2023
I belive that have low megaplixes for the high price it has

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