Summary: Compré esta cámara cuando salió a la venta hace 6 años y simplemente no le funcionaba nada bien, todos los botones se trababan, las funciones no respondian, el autofocus terminó bloqueado, carece de servicio técnico en el cual simple y sencillamente se lavaron las manos, no mal gasten su dinero comprando esta basura, hay camaras desechables mas funcionales que esta.
Summary: It has been almost 15 months since I received one of these as part of a large conference promotional give away. I can honestly say this camera is terrible in every aspect. At the conference, about 650 of these cameras were distributed to attendees. The new out of box failure rate was over 10%. Those units had to be returned for a new one and a few of those had to be returned. The camera has a cheap feel throughout with a noticeable poor build quality.
Summary: I bought this camera 2 years ago and I have had no functionality problems. The reason I give it a 4 is because of the price. Granted, it has no optical zoom (but my limited knowledge at the time that I bought it kept that from disturbing me), so if you want to zoom in, it's better just to try to get close to whatever you're taking a picture of. Despite it being a somewhat low MP, the quality of the pictures are quite nice. I've been pleased with it.
Summary: I am really impressed with the quality of both the still images and the Video that this camera is capable of producing. It's like I bought the Sony DCR DVD505 for half the price! I definitely think that it's worth the money. It also looks very stylish and I love the docking function.
Summary: The DV5500 is a piece of garbage _ the day I got it it wouldn't focus right and I called for help and they told me I was shaking and that's why pictures weren't clear, I used the tripod and took a video and it did improve somewhat, I put the camera in it's docking station and about 5 months later tried to use it again and found out it WAS NOT FOCUSING AT ALL so I called them again, the FIRST thing they asked was WHEN I bought it and since it was over a year, they said it...
Summary: I've had this camera for 6 days and I have already had to return it. It wouldn't stay on.....just kept shutting off. Mustek kept giving me the run around when I tried to return it, and then had the nerve to ask for 3 copies of my receipt. I can't tell ya how well the camera performs cause I haven't had the chancec to use it, but so far its a big fat Zero.
Summary: This camera is okay as long as you are willing to send it for repairs immediately after you get it because it will probably break down quickly. I sent it several weeks after getting it and received it back repaired and it has been fine since (5 months)It is an ok camera for quick shots and video you may or may not want to keep. The video is equal to something you would get streamed on the internet in asf or wmv format.
Summary: If you want a "good" digital camera, dont buy this one. Its ok for close ups only. You can play with taking different pictures like: negative, sepia, black & white, solarized, plastel, regular and sketch photos. If you scrapbook and want a different look for your layouts, this is ok. But this is about all I use it for. The buttons and dials are so small and very easy to hit something else because there so sensative.
Summary: I purchased a smaller Mustek camera last year to take to Iraq. Great but did not last being run over by a HUMMV. I liked the small camera so I purchased the DV5500 as the replacement. I find that the controls all located in the one button on the rear of the camera are very senitive and hard to get to the right screen when you need them the most.
Summary: The DV5500 is junk; do not buy. First, all inputs, controls and fittings are sloppy and poorly made ( a button/dial/knob etc. had to be "worked" in order to get it to function; when it fundtioned at all. The camera failed in operation within a month; would not turn on or accept a charge. It was returned for service following all prpper protocals. All I received for my efforts was the same broken camera back - and something more for my efforts.