Excerpt: "This was my first digital camera and what I'd hoped to get out of it was something that I could just take a few fun snaps with that wouldn't get in the way. Nothing professional, just a toy that you could take everywhere with the option of using it as a webcam. I was initially amazed by the price given its uniqueness, though I did acknowledge that its features were a little limited. What's In The Box? When it arrived the initial challenge was ...
Pros: Cheap, compact, and very easy to use
Cons: Doesn't work without enough light ! ! Also the battery
Excerpt: "Like many people i am not 'up' on the latest computer gadgets or have any knowledge whatsoever about the fact that certain digital cameras may be better than others due to fancy functions. What i can tell you about however is the practical side of things from a regular computer user who sends pictures to relatives via email. Now i bought this camera because it was cheap. I had no knowledge of functions or even how one worked but i was surprised ...
Excerpt: "This camera is even smaller then you'd expect, fitting easily into a pocket and impressing anyone when it is pulled out. The picture quality is surprisingly good, in well lit situtations (a bit grainy and tends to blur at the edges, but hey this thing is tiny). In poorer light it will just not work. It holds about 40 photos at high quality (640x480), and twice that many at low quality (320x240). It functions as a decent web cam as well, and you ...
Shooty-shooty-blink-blink (the machine washable camera)
12 December 2002
Summary: Camera Specs The first thing that struck me about this camera was it's diminutive size. The second thing that struck me were shards of packaging, as I failed to get through the thick protective plastic without injury. The camera slips quite comfortably into the pocket-size category by being almost exactly the same height and width as the narrowest edge of a credit card. And it's slimmer than a deck of cards, so should even fit into 'tight-fit' pockets.
Summary: )))-The bit where I tell you a bit of general info-((( I've got one of these and have used it for a range of things. I'll first zip you through what it does, and then tell you what it does badly (or goodly). For those who don't know, you'll need a computer to use this camera (I assume from the fact that you're reading this that you have a computer). Your computer will need USB sockets (most modern machines do). You'll need to install some software.
Summary: I've had this camera now for a month or so and am still amazed by it. For the price, you really don't expect that much, but I have been pleasantly surprised by it time and time again. I got the camera as I a) couldn't afford a 'proper' flashy digital camera and b) thought it would be really useful for taking lots of snaps (summer BBQ's, days out etc) and emailing them to family and friends.
Excerpt: "...Ebay could hardly be justified! The Sipix Stylecam Blink resides at the bottom of a range of affordable cameras that Sipix produce, much like the L’espion is part of a range made by Digital Dreams. Ok, so I’d seen many good reviews on the L’espion, but only one on the Sipix. Why did I choose the lesser known model? A few reasons really, all pointed out to my by the GadgetShop man. Most importantly the resolution that the Blink offers is higher ...
Pros: Affordable, digital, good memory and resolution for the price .
Excerpt: "This dinky device is barely bigger than a matchbox, slips into the pocket of all but the tightest trousers and means you can be ready within seconds to be snap happy. In addition, you can even turn it into a mini video camera or perch it on top of your computer for use as a webcam. The picture quality isn't great at the maximum resolution of 640x480 but the end results aren't that bad. This is especially when you take into account the fact that ...
Excerpt: "...The small orange and blue SiPix logo is located in the bottom right corner. The shutter button is positioned in the middle on top of the camera, which is designed very ergonomically. It feels as though it is in the right place and it is not awkward to press. The viewfinder gives a brilliant idea of what your picture will look like and what you are aiming at. The L’espion view finder was only a rough give and gave no indication of how much fitted ...
Pros: Small, light weight, cheap, fun to use .
Cons: Not brilliant quality pictures compared to proper digital cameras . Time delay due to focus .
Sipix Stylecam Blink: I?ve got a small one and can?t stop playing with it!
10 June 2002
Summary: No, not that dafty? I?m talking about my camera! I bought the SiPix StyleCam Blink some time last week and I haven?t left it alone since. My main reason behind its purchase was its price. At £40.00 you could be forgiven for thinking that you were about to buy the worlds worst digital camera . In fact that?s further from the truth than you could believe. The reason for the low price is simple.