Sony DCR-IP5

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

The Sony DCR-IP5 is the smallest and lightest camcorder we've seen. But despite its miniscule size, it still has a bright 2.5-inch LCD screen that is easily viewable in all but direct sunlight; it also has battery life comparable with that of the other camcorders we've reviewed, at about an hour. While this unit has no memory card slot, a more expensive version (the DCR-IP7) includes a Memory Stick slot for storing still images and a Bluetooth wireless network adapter.

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