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: 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: What if? They included an FM radio with preset stations An optical view finder Some 4X level of optical zooming Ensured constant production quality (early production line was crap) Then it would be worth buying, even at a higher price. Hope Mustek engineering read this, and act on it for the announced revamp of the product in August 2005.
Summary: I strongly agree this camera sucks. The time stamp has a mind of it's own and regularly changes to a random time stamp. The controls are extremely difficult to use. Amazon was kind enough to replace it but the replacement has all the same problems. Mustek's suggestion to shut off the auto-focus during video recording had no effect. The playback was still noisy with clicks and burps. This piece of junk deserves 0 stars.
Summary: I bought both the Aiptek DV-5300 and the Mustek DV-5500 from Amazon... not to have both but to evaluate them and pick the "best one"... the price was a little more for the Mustek, but only by $40 or so. The Mustek worked well and the 2.5" LCD was very, very nice. The 1.5" LCD on the Aiptek is small and is not as nice as the Mustek. Both took nice pics... video and stills. But the Mustek was MUCH bigger and MUCH heavier than the DV-5300.
Summary: I was very nervous about getting this camera after reading all of the negative reviews posted on Amazon. I have owned and used a Mustek DV4000 for quite some time and I wanted to get the next in the lineage of this product. To say that I was more than pleasantly surprised with this product would be a huge understatement. Overall Build: The quality of the device is very good. It feels very solid and sturdy in your hands and you are not afraid to push buttons on it.
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...