Reviews and Problems with Aiptek A-HD+ - 1080P High Definition
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Recommended for travel, compact and handy.
10 May 2011
Summary: Unless used, not bad at all. Have read terrible reviews and expected it to be worse than received. It takes good pictures, video quality is also fine. Microphone really could have been placed in front but it doesn't bother me that much. Satisfied for the price.
Summary: This camera is horrible! Even though they say 60fps your sacrificing quality for performance. you can get 30fps in HD but is choppy and not good enough. I've been searching for an HD camera that is in the range of 150-250. I have yet to find one. The quality of the videos when using this camera are just horrible in any mode. yeah it can take still pics but you'd be better off with a 4mp Kodak. Buy any NAME BRAND!!! I just threw this thing out cause Its so bad.
Summary: This is a cheesey plastic trinket-like getup, but works pretty well. Amazing to get such a simple yet capable package at this price. My 8-year-old nephew picked the thing up and just started making movies and using most of the features in minutes, without any hand holding. There are only a few buttons, all of which are intuitive. This thing is idiot-proof. No user guide necessary. Open the dsiplay and it's on, close it and it's off.
Summary: This camera has great image quality, and was a great buy. But one thing that frustrated me (before buying) was that I couldn't find much info about the more advanced specs.
But luckily, I have done the homework for you ;)
Here are some things you might want to know:
-The CMOS is 5MP native (resolution: 2592 x 1944)
don't bother with the 8MP it just 'blows up' the image (interpolation)
-The lens, even though the image quality is excellent, is the weak point of this...
Summary: This is a good, portable and lightweight camera, but audio issues keep it from being 5 stars.
Video is good and on par for a $150 camera. The high-def modes look good, but beware of shaking and image stabilazation. It has no image stabilazation built in, do use a tripod (it's got a standard tripod mount on the bottom) where possible to get the best shots.
Low light images could be better. It works best outside or in well lit rooms.
Audio is poor.
Summary: Bought this camera for something small to take on vacation. Does a great job. The .MOV files it creates are awkward on my PC as I have to convert them to .mpg's before using my edit software but it's really quite painless. It has 5 video resolutions. CIF is a 30 frame low resolution
that is good for anything you might want to put on youtube. D1 is what I use most. It's a DVD quality resolution that has a real nice picture but isn't real "Jerky" like the 3 HD resolutions.
Summary: People want 1080p for the quality, not the pixel count. This product only delivers the latter.
I was really excited but also very skeptical of this product when I found it at Best buy. 1080p for $150? Somethings not right. After reading the generally positive reviews I figured that the lack of expensive lenses or mechanical parts must be the reason for it being so cheap.
I tested the camera multiple times giving it the benefit of the doubt.