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: 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: first one i bought never worked. second one worked for 1 day. don't buy it! I've wasted more money on shipping it back and forth than anything else. Mustek sucks. They're technical support staff even seems to know the product sucks.
Summary: Beware of the 'reviewss" below. My guess is they are all one crank. they use the same diction, and all are reviwers with just one review. I have had this camera for a year it has taken a lot of abuse and not one single problem.
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: 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.
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: 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 just received this and it had many problems: 1) Battery wound not charge 2) Focus did not work - always blurred 3) Could not find the Memory card 4) joystick like menu buttons are not very accurate - frustrating when trying to browse on screen menus. You want to go right and it selects down. I have never bought an electronic device whith so many problems! Regardless of the quality problems.