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Aiptek Pocket DV5800N
4.9 out of 10

Aiptek Pocket DV5800N

Digital Camcorder 5 Mega Pixel Resolution AV-In Media Play Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Aiptek Pocket DV5800N

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Overall 2

Worked for 10 days - then dead...

Kurt J. Heinz, Amazon
25 May 2009
  • Summary: Product worked for 10 days - then the screen would not illuminate, my computer would no longer recognize it when connect via USB and the unit would not turn off (blue light stayed on). Contacted supplier who referred me to the manufacturer who eventually sent an RMA to return the item for replacement. We'll see...
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Overall 10

For the price, it's great

eacmacro, Amazon
6 March 2009
  • Summary: Though I bought this from another source, I feel compelled to respond to one of the reviewer's comments in regard to the 4GB card issue. I ordered a 4GB HC SD from another online vendor and ever since I first formatted it, it has worked flawlessly; aside from the video/audio syncing "problem". There has never been any errors and it's rather unfortunate that yours doesn't seem to accept them. I'm rather surprised that the unit would even accept a higher capacity SD card.
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Overall 8

Great camera, but theres a little lie!

Allen Cisneroz "johnsmith_20", Amazon
3 December 2008
  • Summary: In the description of this item on the Amazon product page for the camera, it states it can work on a memory card of up to 4 GB. Thats not true. The max is only 2 GB. It was stated in the User Manuel for the camera and there was a card error when you try to format. Also, if you insert a card larger than 2 GBs, anything you record will go directly to the camera's internal memory of 15 MBs. So this is a great camera, great for little things, but nothing High Def.
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Overall 8

Deduct one star due to the audio/video sync issue and lack of external mic jack

ChrisP "oublietttt", Amazon
2 July 2008
  • Summary: Okay, this camera is pretty much outdated now that Aiptek and others have come out with their various HD cameras, but I got mine at a deep discount a couple of weeks before Christmas '07, so it was worth it to me. I already had an Aiptek camera and decided to get this one because each camera has features that the other doesn't. My first one can be used as a webcam, which the mpvr+cb can't.
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Overall 6

Good unit with a little solvable problem

Gadget fool, Amazon
9 February 2008
  • Summary: This unit, like some other Aiptek cameras, has a slight problem with video and sound synchronization. It is fixable, however, by downloading a free firmware upgrade from Aiptek's website. Go to their website and find Support at the top of the page. Go to E-mail Support and click on the line that says "Do I need a firmware update?". Firmware is a little bit of information in the camera that makes it perform.
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Overall 4

Nice little unit but with desynchronization of audio and video

1GoodDog, Amazon
22 July 2007
  • Summary: This is a nice little camera with a fabulous set of features. However, still photos I'm finding to have highly irregular lumination with bizarre dark bands across the photos, and in video I see desynchronization of the audio and video by around half a second with image stabilization, or a 1/10th of a second without synchronization. I'm checking with customer support to ascertain if this specific unit is defective or if they're all like this.
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