Summary: This is a great camera. This is the third of these cameras that my wife and I have purchased. We use all three cameras for her business. It has great features that we need (such as the 1080p resolution, mic input jack, and the use of an sdhc card for storage.
Summary: I got the cam about a month ago and the images came out great at 1920 x 1080. The sound quality was very poor with lots of clicks and electronic noise but I decided I could tolerate that with such nice looking images. I used it a bit and then suddenly while I was on a trip in Capital Reef it stopped focusing. It would only focus at one spot on the zoom range.
Revised by owner: Refurb unit recieved in fine cond.
PETER B. MARTIN, Amazon
5 March 2011
Summary: At first i was disappointed thinking my camera was defective because the Aiptek AHD-H12 shuts down (AC or with the battery) just after recording a few seconds. After discussing this problem with Aiptek's knowledgeable support staff, they suggested to format the memory (internal and SD). This completely resolved the problem and now it appears I have a fine functional camera.
Summary: This camera has exceeded my expectations so far! Stabilizing function works very well and the video looks crisp and clear on my HDTV. The external mic output is a BIG plus, the controls were fairly easy to learn, and it's very light and compact; this could be a poor indie filmmaker's dream camera.
Summary: I got this on sale for $200.00 during Aiptek's Memorial Day promotion. Definitely a great buy for that price. Pro's: -Ease of use -Great low light sensitivity -Great optics -Compact size -Mini HDMI to HDMI connectivty to HDTV -Aiptek's tech support is superb (First camera I had was glitchy but Aiptek actually tested a new one and replaced it) -Ext Mic Jack -Pause recording feature -Still camera mode w/ "burst" feature (snaps 10 pics in a row, even if you are recording...
Summary: I bought this camera in May for 199.99 and for what I pay is an excellent camera but for 299.99 not so much because with a little more money you can get a Panasonic hdctm 15 or a Sanyo fh1a. The aiptek has more features but the Sanyo and the Panasonic take better video.
Summary: Quite frankly, this camera takes very poor quality videos; only barely better than standard definition. But, it cost $300! If you do not have a lot of money for an HD camcorder and you need one quickly, you might be satisfied with this. Otherwise, stay away!
Summary: A lot of features for the money but both the video and still results are marginal. My Kodak Zi8 with half the megapixels gets better results by a good margin. It is an upgrade from standard definition and some people will accept the low performance because of the low price. You get what you pay for. As for me, I sent mine back and will be looking at higher priced, better video cameras.
Summary: I'm not a compulsive buyer. Sure I'm not, but after finding this product in amazon and reading the specifications on the Aiptek web site, I made my decision of purchasing it. The introductory price of $199.00, made my decision a lot easier, but even at the price of $299.99 I would do it. Literally I was waiting for this camera: All the functions I always wanted for less than $300.