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Aiptek MZ-DV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Aiptek MZ-DV. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the zoom and design. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the battery and image quality. Views about the reliability and durability are different.

usability, price, portability, design, zoom

size, image quality, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Aiptek MZ-DV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Aiptek MZ-DV

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Aiptek MZ-DV from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. People really like the durability and design. The portability and price are also appreciated. Views are divided on the reliability. There are some negative views about the image quality and size.

usability, price, portability, design, durability

size, image quality

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Aiptek MZ-DV-MPEG4 Camcorder with 3x Optical ZoomAiptek MZ-DV-MPEG4 Camcorder with 3x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: Bernie (newegg.com)

Good Little HD Camera

 

Being a HD newb when I bought the camera it took me three months to figure out why the audio track would not play on my PS3. It turned out the bit rate was too low, a problem that can be remedied easily during post-processing. Now that I've figured it...

I've had my HD-DV (which is the same camera @ 720p) for nine months and really like it. I use it regularly on a tripod to record my kids' basketball games. People always remark about the clarity and good color. I took this camera with me on a...

The audio is recorded at a very poor 32 kbps. In fact my PS3 won't play the audio until I re-encode it at 96 kbps. Re-encoding the audio is not difficult and is possible with freely available softeware (YAMB & MEGUI.) ; Battery life is about 45 minutes...

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: kenkobra (newegg.com)

AIPTEX MZDV

 

The product arrived in two days

This is one piece of junk camera and not even worth the price let along $10.00. When recording, the picture will jerk and smear across the screen if there is ANY movement. This is totally useless if you plan on using it on anything what will be moving...

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: emartin226 (shopping.com)

Do Not Buy

 

I would not recommend this camera to anyone. The battery life is just plainly awful. I thought i was going to get a good deal on it but it was the worst purchase I have ever chosen. The audio is awful and the picture quality is awful too. So spend the...

Lightweight

Bad in Low Light, Weak Zoom, Lacks features

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: jawkin (shopping.com)

great camera

 

this camera is really great for my life because i can carry it around in my pocket and i love that! the video quality is very good as well; not as good as a 1000 dollar camera, but definitely great for personal use!

Compact, Lightweight, Easy to Use

Weak Zoom

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: davideo7 (epinions.com)

Excellent Pictures, Decent Media Player, Poor Recorder

 

I bought this because I wanted all the features that it claimed to have. It did in fact have all the features that it promised, but that doesn’t earn it a 5 star… Here’s a break down of the things it has, and what I think about each ...

Awsome Pictures (8MP, Macro lens, 3x optical zoom)-Great Media Player & MP3 player

Poor Video Camera-Poor Movie Recorder

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: davideo7 (epinions.com)

Excellent Pictures, Decent Media Player, Poor Recorder

 

Awsome Pictures (8MP, Macro lens, 3x optical zoom)-Great Media Player & MP3 player

Poor Video Camera-Poor Movie Recorder

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: davideo7 (shopping.com)

Excellent Pictures, Decent Media Player, Poor Recorder

 

I bought this because I wanted all the features that it claimed to have. It did in fact have all the features that it promised, but that doesn't earn it a 5 star…

Awsome Pictures (8MP, Macro lens, 3x optical zoom) -Great Media Player & MP3 player

Poor Video Camera -Poor Movie Recorder

Apr, 2007

Product Specifications

Audio

Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Sound:Stereo

Battery

Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:NP60

Camera

Self-timer:10

Connections

Line-In Audio: Yes
USB: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.1
Display Resolution:3264 x 2448
LCD size:2.4 inch
Screen Type:LCD

Flash

Built-in Flash: No
Internal flash/video light: Yes

Image resolution

Digital still pictures: Yes
Number of total pixels:5.0 Megapixels
Progressive scan for photos: No
Stills resolution:3264x2448, 2560x1920, 2048x1536 pixels pixels

Image sensor

Total MegaPixels:8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:8
Focal length range (f-f):7.5 - 21.5
Optical Zoom:3

Lens/Zoom

Aperture (Wide-lens):F3.6-F6.7
Auto focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:8 x
Focal length (Wide-lens):7.5-21.5 mm
Image stabilization:Yes (Digital)
Night shot: Yes
Optical zoom:3 x
White balance:Auto, Sunny, Cloudy, Tungsten, Fluorescent

Measures

Dimensions (HxWxD):113x33x70 mm

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):3.6 - 6.7
Flash memory:32
Interface:USB
Light exposure control:Auto/EV +1.5 ~ -1.5

Power source

Battery type:Lithium ion rechargeable

Related

Miscellaneous:Also fuctions as Media Player, voice Recorder, SD card reader; 32MB Internal memory

Sensor

Sensor type:CMOS

Settings

Exposure control:Auto

Storage

Built-in Storage Size:0.0 GB
Camcorder tape type:Digital 8
External memory size:4096
External memory type:SD, MMC
Extra memory support: Yes
Inbuilt Memory: No

Video

High Definition Recording: No
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:720 x 480
Recordable File/Disc Formats:MPEG-4
Recording format:Internal Flash
Recording system:PAL/NTSC
Video Resolution:720x480, 640x480, 320x240

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:7
Height :11.3
Width:3.3