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Trust SpyC@m 300 digital camera features ultra slim design. It can be used as a photo camera, video camera or even a webcam. SpyC@m 300 makes high-qua...

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Review of "Trust SpyC@m 300"

published 19/08/2002 | wiggi
Member since : 18/07/2000
Reviews : 5
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Pro cheap, light, durable, fun, webcam and digicam
Cons no flash, feels cheap, pictures of poor quality
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"you get what you pay for and linux driver info"

I bought the spycam last year and it seems a good little purchase really. All i was after was a webcam but this was only £15 extra so i thought what the hell and bought it.

It takes pictures in resolutions going up to 640x480 and the quality is quite good in day light, but not good at all in the dark or in doors.

Its internal memory holds a good few pictures and can even hold short animations, but cannot be upgraded and is lost if the batterys fail. This can be very annoying as the batterys do fail every few months if you use it regularly.

Its a cool little camera and was very popular with all my friend at uni and we had loads of fun with it at uni, but just remember your not buying a top class digi cam.

As a webcam it performs well and gives a frame rate of between 15 frames per sec for 640x480 to 25 fps in lower resolutions which is fine for most people.

The camrea can take up to 15 secs of video at 640x480 which is a good little feature.

The software supplied is very good and it integrates well into programmes like Paint Shop Pro. Also, it has drivers for most windows including 95, 89, 2000, ME, and XP. If you use Win2k I reccomend you try the XP drivers as there a little nicer and have a few extra features.

Oh, linux drivers are included in the latest version of the kernal and its detected automatically in all recent distros including Mandrake 8.1+

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  • magicloudz published 27/02/2003
    Sounds okay, although not the most easy to hide piece of equipment:) -Jon
  • Lovin_Angel published 19/08/2002
    Sorry but I just don't feel that I learnt enough from your op, due to the fact that you could elaborate a bit more. Also this is your third op and people will avoid your ops if you put too many on at the same time. Try to stick to one or two a day - Love Kayla x
  • Johnsie published 19/08/2002
    I've got this to and whilst I found it very basic so is the price, nice short op...what is Windows 89? I'm sure it's 98 but Don't tell Bill.....Cheers......
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Product Information : Trust SpyC@m 300

Manufacturer's product description

Trust SpyC@m 300 digital camera features ultra slim design. It can be used as a photo camera, video camera or even a webcam. SpyC@m 300 makes high-quality pictures with a maximum resolution of 1,3 megapixels. Camera stand, clamp and clip to use camera on desk, notebook, breast pocket, etc. are included.

Product Details

Product Description: Trust SpyC@m 300 - digital camera, Trust SpyC@m 300 Voice - digital camera, Trust SpyC@m 300S - digital camera, Trust SpyC@m 300XS - digital camera

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Localisation: English

Sensor Resolution: 0.35 Megapixel

Interpolated Resolution: 1.3 Megapixel

Lens System: Lens - 0.6 mm, Lens - 2.5 mm, Lens, Lens - 6 mm

Viewfinder: Optical - real-image

Supported Battery: 2 x AAA alkaline battery ( included ), 2 x AAA ( included ), 2 x AA ( included ), 1 x ( included )

Colour: Silver

Dimensions (WxDxH): 3.3 cm x 1.8 cm x 12.5 cm, 3.4 cm x 2.6 cm x 12.5 cm, 3 cm x 3 cm x 8 cm

Weight: 0.1 kg, 50 g

Manufacturer Warranty: 2 years warranty

Min Focus Distance: 0.5 m

Focus Adjustment: Focus free

General

MPN: 12440, 12442, 13947, 12865

Product Type: Digital camera - compact

Enclosure Colour: Silver

Localisation: English

Sensor Resolution: 0.35 Megapixel / 1.3 Megapixel (interpolated)

Effective Sensor Resolution: 640 x 480

Optical Sensor Size: 1/3"

Image Recording Format: JPEG

Total Pixels: 800,000 pixels

Optical Sensor Type: CMOS

Interpolated Image Resolution: 1,300,000 pixels

Exposure & White Balance

Min Illumination: 40 lux

Exposure Modes: Automatic

Max Shutter Speed: 1/1000 sec

Min Shutter Speed: 1/25 sec

White Balance: Automatic

Lens System

Type: Lens - 0.6 mm, Lens - 2.5 mm, Lens, Lens - 6 mm

Min Focus Distance: 0.5 m

Focus Adjustment: Focus free

Additional Features

Continuous Shooting Speed: 3 frames per second

LCD Display Information: Self-timer mode, photo quality

Additional Features: Built-in speaker, auto power save

Self Timer Delay: 10 sec

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: Optical - real-image

Connections

Connector Type: 1 x USB

Software

Software: Drivers & Utilities

Miscellaneous

Included Accessories: Hand strap, USB cable, camera stand

Battery

Battery Type: AAA, AA

Details: 2 x AAA alkaline battery ( included ), 2 x AAA ( included ), 2 x AA ( included ), 1 x ( included )

Memory / Storage

Image Storage: 320 x 240 : 107 ¦ 640 x 480 : 26 ¦ 1024 x 768

Video Capture: 640 x 480 - 8 fps - 13 sec - with 8MB built-in memory, 320 x 240 - 6 fps - 15 sec - with 8MB built-in memory

RAM Installed: 8 MB

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 2 years warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 2 years, Limited warranty - parts and labour - 2 years

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 3.3 cm, 3.4 cm, 3 cm

Depth: 1.8 cm, 2.6 cm, 3 cm

Height: 12.5 cm, 8 cm

Weight: 0.1 kg, 50 g

Microphone

Microphone Operation Mode: Mono

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