Aiptek IS-DV2 6 Megapixel MPEG4 Image Stabilization Digital Camcorder Reviews
Average Customer Rating - 3.1 out of 5 stars18 customer reviews
Very Simple, January 9, 2007
My 10 year old daughter just love it. Very trouble-free to use. My computer inderstood the camcorder right away. Perfect for youngster. Not the best pictures.
For Still Life only (or web-cast), December 25, 2006
This is a great camcorder if you are film sloths with a tripod. If anything moves, it blurs. The video is noticeably choppy, the stills are blurry. The nouns is questionable. You can't fill up a 1 GB memory card on one set of batteries (about 40 minutes). From the time you hit the button to embezzle a picture until it actually takes it is at lowest possible 3 seconds. It does not remember settings from power sour to power on, I had to set the flash to auto repeatedly.
It is small, it is light, it will fit within you pocket. It is actually quite amazing for so small a device.
If you are film for your website, this is cost effective, buy rechargeable batteries. If you are film for posterity or a DVD to give grandma, don't bother.
Camcorder, May 9, 2007
Easy to use -- lightweight -- nice for someone just starting out -- the picture seem very nice too -- even my husband the "camera enthusist" was impressed next to the quality of the picture.
Great little camcorder/camera, January 3, 2007
This was purchased for my 12 year dated son to take on a trip to Europe. It is a great camera/camcorder for the money. He took 1,000 on a 1 GB card we purchased for him. Some of his pictures were better than ours. While you will not obtain top quality videos and pictures, it is excellent standard for the money spent. He loves it!
Good clear video but LED video light of little use, July 16, 2006
One of the problems with devices close to this, is the lack of reviews by professional camera/camcorder review sites. In the rare satchel that they do a review, they will be given a poor score because the reviewers seem to other look down at them from a prosumers point of view rather than as a consumer. Consumers fairly often are simply looking for a fun device that provides convenience, is inexpensive in suitcase of loss, and does the job rather than something that produces output fit for a movie show business with a price to match! Therefore customers approaching you and I either have to pocket a chance and make sure the store have a good return poilcy or hope that another customer has already done so and written a key review, and here is mine.
The video quality in it's elevated quality mode of 640x480/30fps is very well-mannered and clear for the price of the device. It is very easy to use and you can acquire it up and running without much reference to it's booklet. You can record up to 80 minutes of video in glorious quality mode per 1GB and considering it can take a 2GB card, this should confidently be more than enough for most people.
One item you have to remember though, is that these devices are very poor contained by low light such as indoors in the evening unless you own very good lighting. If you intend to use it on the whole outdoors you won't be bothered by this.
The device has a small non swivelling 1.5 inch LCD which makes it a short time more awkward to use than those equipped with the swivelling type. The SD/MMC card slot is at the rear underneath a rubber flap and there is a tripod socket on the bottom.
This is one of the first devices of this type to incorporate an LED video light to help out with the low light but unluckily it seems to be little more than a gimmick. It is not that the LED's are not bright plenty (They are almost blinding!) or that they don't illuminate a close subject enough. It just seem that the devices sensor is only sensitive enough to pick out the awfully brightest center portion giving you a tunnel effect. If used to film someone in low wishy-washy or darkness for example, you get a similar effect to a flash street light being held up to their face within that it is only a their face and little else that is to say visible. I don't expect miracles with a cheap device approaching this, but I would've thought it would've have been at lowest better than this so it would pick up their shoulders for instance.
The summary is that this camera seems like it would rob a few knocks and is very compact ie a true palmcorder. If you rebuke the useless LED video light and only intend to use it during daytime outside, then this would make a great shoreline camera for instance as you wouldn't be as worried dropping this in the sand or water given its price!
Poor Excuse for a Camcorder, December 27, 2006
This camera is a poor excuse for a camcorder; the picture part (and I hate to use that term here) is pretty extremely bad; whatever stabilization this has seem non-existent. Don't bother using this without a media card or you'll just have room for about 20 second of video or 5 poor resolution pictures. To even compare this camera to camcorders from legacy manufacturers would be an insult to those fine brands. One superfluous note- if you are an Apple MAC user, don't even bother. Repeated attempts to install drivers or upload pictures only resulted in let-down, frustration and hostility. Spend more money and get a definite camera.
Don't consider this one..., February 28, 2008
Sure, it's nice and compact and has a cool flip screen, but if your subject is not immaculately still, it's blurry. It doesn't zoom out enough and when it does, it's choppy. I'm in college trying to lift pictures of my friends doing weird stuff and that stuff usually happens once, rock-hard to repeat. This camera takes nearly 10-13 seconds from "power on" to the first picture. By next, the moment has passed. If you want your 11 year old to hold a camera for a short time (sucks batteries close to a hoover), consider it. However, my strap broke due to normal use in one and only 2 months. I concur with the other reviews concerning poor quality and nouns and shoddy LCD light.
Still, I got it for Christmas and it's within when I need it.
Purchased for Husband, March 15, 2008
i purchased this for my husband for when he goes offroading. we enjoy a 500$ one and there was no approach i would let him take that one out near. so i bought this one for him at a circuit city for $80. def good for the price. since he may end up breaking it or losing it on the trails this is a great inexpensive camera. he loves it and the video come out pretty good on it. i would recomend this camera to anyone that wants one for recreational use or cant afford for drop partly a grand on a great one.
Okay camera for kids, June 4, 2007
I bought this video camera for my 12-year-old son who enjoys soundtrack moments and events with his friends. It does not provide the best quality and since I purchased it a week ago, he have had to change the AA battery three times.
This camera is okay for the price, but I would not recommend this camera if you wanted to record glorious quality material.
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