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ForestCam
06-20-2006, 11:42 PM
What do you guys think of this digital video camera?

http://www.aiptek.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=R-PKDV58&Category_Code=DC1&Store_Code=AS

http://www.aiptek.com/images/MPVR_chart_s.jpg

Need to email the manufacturer to get a weight but it seems to be pretty compact at 4.1" x 2.6" x 1.25".
Buy.com has it for $142 but at the company site I can get a factory refurb with a 1 gig SD card and an extra lipo battery for $170
It can also double as a digital VCR because it has AV in and out.

Randy Due
06-21-2006, 04:51 AM
What do you guys think of this digital video camera?

http://www.aiptek.com/Merchant2/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Product_Code=R-PKDV58&Category_Code=DC1&Store_Code=AS

http://www.aiptek.com/images/MPVR_chart_s.jpg

Need to email the manufacturer to get a weight but it seems to be pretty compact at 4.1" x 2.6" x 1.25".
Buy.com has it for $142 but at the company site I can get a factory refurb with a 1 gig SD card and an extra lipo battery for $170
It can also double as a digital VCR because it has AV in and out.


I use mine to capture video from my BWAV 600mw system. It works great for this purpose. 30fps in VGA is not bad at all.:) If you plan to use the camera function, you should know that the chip is cmos, so it needs good lighting and as little motion as possible...like all lesser expensive cmos imagers. I haven't sent mine up in a plane, but I read where a lot of people do. I have owned several different Aipteks and had good luck with all of them, though I now use a Nikon for still shots. Target sells them new for around $149, but that sounds like a pretty good deal with the lipo and card. You will be glad you got an extra battery, even though they last for an hour or two. They were on sale for $89 a couple of weeks ago. Wish I'd had some extra cash that week!!:D I might have bought a spare. :D It records in ASF. That's a little inconvenient at times, but I'm not complaining. For the price, you can't go wrong. The audio in is mono, but works good. You can use it to record movies and TV for on the go watching, also. All in all, I'm very happy with mine.

Randy