Aiptek PocketCam 3M

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Aiptek PocketCam 3M

The stylish and compact PocketCam 3M is the latest of an increasingly diverse range of Digital/Video cameras and Internet peripheral devices from AIPT...

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Review of "Aiptek PocketCam 3M"

published 01/11/2005 | pfcsoton
Member since : 01/11/2005
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Good
Pro Cheap, came with goodies, doubles as webcam and data storage medium
Cons Image quality not good
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Picture Quality
Range & Quality of Features
Ease of Use
Durability
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"Cheap and cheerful"

Bought camera from Lidls's for around £80. The package included quite a few goodies such as batteries, charger, plastic table tripod and some image editting software but I was disappointed in the quality of pictures produced.

Maybe it is because of the size of the aperture or the quality of the lens but pictures taken in good light are slightly fuzzy and those taken in poorish light, even with flash, are just not acceptable. The flash "whites out" anything close enough to be discernible.

The size, weight and robustness seem to be OK but it looks rather cheap. Well, it was cheap, i guess.

Before this camera I had an Agfa e307 for several years. Even now, although it only produces images of 640x480 pixels, it knocks spots of the Mega3 for picture quality. Sorry, Aiptek.

On the plus side, it doubles as a webcam, a data storage medium and a small movie camera.

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  • catrinaf published 01/11/2005
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Product Information : Aiptek PocketCam 3M

Manufacturer's product description

The stylish and compact PocketCam 3M is the latest of an increasingly diverse range of Digital/Video cameras and Internet peripheral devices from AIPTEK. Not only delivering digital images and video at stunningly high resolution (Up to 3 Mp by interpolation) the PocketCam 3M also supports Flash Flight, 4X Digital Zoom, has a 1.5" full-color TFT LCD display screen, a 15Mb CF card, and in fact includes all of the features you would expect from its larger full-function brothers. With TV-out, and a 16Mb CF (Compact Flash) card slot built-in, the memory capacity may be further enhanced by adding CF card capacity.

Product Details

Product Description: Aiptek PocketCam 3M - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Localisation: German

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Sensor Resolution: 2.0 Megapixel

Interpolated Resolution: 3.1 Megapixel

Lens System: Lens, Lens - 8.7 mm - f/3.0

Focus Adjustment: Focus free

Min Focus Distance: 80 cm

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Viewfinder: Optical - real-image

Display: LCD display - 1.5"

Supported Battery: 2 x AA alkaline battery ( included )

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Dimensions (WxDxH): 9.8 cm x 4.7 cm x 5.9 cm

Min Focus Range: 80 cm

General

MPN: 400077, 871139

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Localisation: German

Sensor Resolution: 2.0 Megapixel / 3.1 Megapixel (interpolated)

Optical Sensor Type: CMOS

Effective Sensor Resolution: 1,920,000 pixels

Interpolated Image Resolution: 3,145,728 pixels

Digital Zoom: 4 x

Digital Video Format: AVI

Image Recording Format: JPEG

AV Interfaces: Composite video/audio

Exposure & White Balance

Exposure Modes: Automatic

White Balance: Automatic

Max Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 1/10 sec

Exposure Metering: Evaluative, centre-weighted

Lens System

Type: Lens, Lens - 8.7 mm - f/3.0

Focus Adjustment: Focus free

Min Focus Distance: 80 cm

Macro Focus Range: 40-80cm

Min Focus Range: 80 cm

Camera Flash

Camera Flash: Built-in flash

Flash Modes: Auto mode, flash OFF mode, red-eye reduction

Additional Features

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec

Additional Features: Exposure compensation, auto power save, date/time stamp

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Optical - real-image

Display

Type: 1.5" LCD display

Display Features: Built-in

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB ¦ 1 x composite video output ¦ 1 x DC power input

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities, Microsoft NetMeeting, Ulead Photo Express, Ulead VideoStudio, Ulead COOL 360 1.0, CyberLink VideoLive Mail, Ulead Photo Explorer

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Hand strap, tripod, USB cable, video cable

Battery

Battery Type: AA

Details: 2 x AA alkaline battery ( included )

Memory / Storage

RAM Installed: 16 MB

Memory Card Slot: CompactFlash Card

Supported Memory Cards: CompactFlash

Included Memory Card: 16 MB CompactFlash

Image Storage: JPEG 2048 x 1536 : 12 - with 16MB card ¦ JPEG 1600 x 1200 : 20 - with 16MB card ¦ JPEG 1024 x 768 : 50 - with 16MB card

Video Capture: AVI - 320 x 240 - 10 fps - 240 sec - with 16MB card ¦ AVI - 320 x 240 - 10 fps - web camera mode ¦ AVI - 624 x 480 - 10 fps - web camera mode

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 9.8 cm

Depth: 4.7 cm

Height: 5.9 cm

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