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Anyone have one of those Aiptek "Pen Cams"?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by HeavyDuty, Dec 24, 2002.


  1. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    I'm looking for a small web resolution digital camera for snapshots. Anyone have one that can comment on their capability? Are they worth it?
     
  2. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    supposedly the older ones don't have a real "power off" button. just a standby mode that eats batteries in a few hours.


    the newest ones do though, and from the samples i've seen, are pretty darn good.


    i'm planning on getting the Pocket DV2 one of these days. it's 100 bucks and has an LCD and component outs for tv output. can only hold 2 minutes of video by itself but takes CF cards, with a 256 meg card being a half hour of video. not too bad...
     
  3. only 100?
     
  4. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    'round there if not a little lower at a few places online.


    best buy has it for like 120.
     
  5. and you can record video for 30 min with them?
     
  6. jasonbraatz

    jasonbraatz

    Oct 18, 2000
    Oakland, CA
    well...with the addition of a 256mb compact flash card you can.


    and those are...$30?


    it has 16mb of onboard storage
     
  7. dude that rocks, so about $130 american, thats like under 200 bucks canadian, im drooling thanks man. awsome
     
  8. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL
    Wow - I just checked out the specs on the DV2, and I'm amazed! I was talking about the older 1.3 MP one, but for the extra $40 or so I think I'd prefer the DV2.

    Does it still charge the batteries through the USB?
     
  9. HeavyDuty

    HeavyDuty Supporting Curmudgeon Staff Member Gold Supporting Member

    Jun 26, 2000
    Suburban Chicago, IL