Aiptek MPVR Digital Camcorders

Aiptek MPVR Digital Camcorders 

DESCRIPTION

  • Personal Media Player & Recorder
  • Max. Resolution up to 6 Mega-Pixel
  • Digital Video Stabilization
  • MP3 Player
  • 2.4" TFT Color LCD Display

USER REVIEWS

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[Dec 15, 2009]
Brikkz
Beginner

Strength:

It comes with a remote and the lcd screen swivels.

Weakness:

Dark videos, poor coloring. I only wanted this for videos I didn't need the still images.

I just wanted a simple camera to take videos of my kids for Christmas so we'd have something. I just don't like this very much. When a memory card is in everything in shot turns green. I figured out that I have to turn the camera off and on again to get it to not make everything I focus on green. That's okay but then the videos are dark and sometimes grainy. I was taking a video of my husband in a well lit room and the video camera turned his skin a orangy color. I was in a nicely lit small room and trying to video my son the other day and it filmed so DARK. I don't know if there is a way to make the videos come out better or brighter. If there's anything or any advice anyone can give me about this product before I decide to return it where I got it then feel free to email me:anonrhea@yahoo.com

My webcam takes better video than this and its a little nothing to do webcam. I can't use it to film the kids on Christmas because its built into my computer and it is hard to stand still holding a netbook. I was hoping for something I could stick in my pocket and WATCH what I am filming. Its not the same with a netbook.

Any advice on how to get it to take better videos would be appreciated or I am going to return it.

Similar Products Used:

none

OVERALL
RATING
2
VALUE
RATING
2
[Apr 12, 2008]
gayMAN
Casual

Strength:

flash & size

Weakness:

nothing


brilliant this wouldn be rated 5/5 though it shoul be rated 1'000'000/5

OVERALL
RATING
5
VALUE
RATING
5
[Jun 10, 2006]
Jacob
Intermediate

Strength:

The versatility of the unit is fairly impressive considering it's price.

The Good
- The Price
- Image Stabilization
- Takes video, stills, and records from AV inputs, also has an MP3 player and voice recorder.
- Uses SD cards, which are plentiful and cheap
- Has internal storage, albiet limited.
- high quality at a low price

Weakness:

Despite the fact I really like this camera, it does have some drawbacks.

The Bad
- Lack of optical zoom, and digital zoom is useless
- Image stabilization sometimes distorts video
- MP3 function feels tacked on (ie lack of good functionality)
- Poor placement of the flash and light sensor

A good solid entry level camera, with good snap for the money. Don't expect to make a living out of taking photos with this camera, but it will take good pictures.

I'd recommend this camera for someone new to digital photography or someone who is on a budget but still needs a good camera.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
5
[May 07, 2006]
richard stotts
Intermediate

Strength:

Ease of use. The manual actually tells you what you need to know, no translation needed.
Just open the viewscreen and it's on and ready to record video or photo.
Control buttons are simple and readily apparent.
Accepts up to a 2GB SD memory card. Apparently a couple of hours worth of video.
MP3 playback (which is of no interest to me).
Voice recorder (also of no interest).

Weakness:

No lens cap. How much can a plastic cap cost to keep the lens clean?
No carrying case. Likewise, how much does that cost?

If you want an easy to use, stick it in a pocket or purse digital camcorder/camera the MPVR fills the bill. Still photo mode provides crisp images needing little or no Photoshop correcting. Video is as good as can be expected from any product in the $150 price range. If you want to record great moments in your time than a conventional camera/camcorder will do better. If you just want a very handy point-and-shoot photo/video record then the MPVR fills the bill nicely.


Customer Service

No experience with them yet.

Similar Products Used:

Vivitar-510

Okay still photos.
Video cannot cope with bright sunlight and flickers between exposure settings. Very unusable.

OVERALL
RATING
4
VALUE
RATING
4
[Apr 21, 2006]
Dibbler356
Beginner

Strength:

It is great untill the problems come along . Good Photos , Video , Music , Sound .. Until of course after a month or so . Then the problems start to slowly come along

Weakness:

Battery LIfe , Warrenty , Problems listed in the Reveiw

This Camera is Great .. At first .. But then after a month or so .. Once i was listening to music and wanted to change a song it would freeze she screen and eventually turn off. I ignored it after a while because it wasnt a big deal to me just to turn it back on . Well one day i was in the car ready to listen to some of my music . And it wouldnt turn on it all .. well it would turn on you would see the colorful screen opening . and then it would be a black screen on the camera && after about 5 seconds shut off . I thought it was the battery so i ordered another one off the aiptek site. Well turns out that wasnt the case either. This camera has only a 30 day warrenty .. I wonder why right .. yeah all of the above. Once the problems start to kick in its already after 30 days so your in some trouble. This camera is not reliable . I would choose something honestly more expensive next time.

Customer Service

Was not any help on the site or phone . Their line is always tagged up because theres so many custommers calling with problems is what i think

OVERALL
RATING
1
VALUE
RATING
1
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