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The DualPix has a burst mode too, that takes five VGA pictures in a bit less than two seconds every time you press the shutter button – and there’s only a fraction of a second delay afterwards before you can take another five. Select a valid country. More in a moment. The colour balance is good, and the focus isn’t too bad – it’s fuzzier, yes, but that’s because the PenCam Ultra I got for review has a more general-purpose mid-field focus setting than the VC 2 I got. When you use XGA mode, the camera scales the image before it compresses it, and it also uses a noticeably lower level of compression – the by image has 2.

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If you’re looking for a really aitek digital camera, but you’d like a few more normal digicam features – like a flash, and perhaps expandable storage, and better than by resolution – then get yo’self over to eBay and start fossicking. Which clears its memory, so you’d better have moved any pictures or audio you want to keep first. Fortunately, it actually worked pretty well. New other see details: Good colour, good exposure, good focus.

Turning on the big aitpek with the focus at its infinity setting gave more fuzzy images You can see them quite clearly if you click the thumbnails for the full-resolution images. A single digiatl watt bulb will not light a room well enough for you to consistently be able to take PenCam pictures in it, unless your subject is standing under the light – or is the light.

Regrettably, the viewfinder is very basic and doesn’t even have a frame-indicating rectangle overlay, so you can’t tell how well lined up your eye is with the camera. The audio feedback’s a bit loud for many situations, but better too loud than too quiet – if you want to make it quieteryou can just stick a piece of tape over the speaker grille on the back of the camera.


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I still reckon the actual by resolution, by itself, is just a marketing tactic – a similarly lower level of compression would make VGA images that looked just as good as the interpolated XGA ones, but had a smaller file size. The exposure’s actually pretty good, though. Why is this so?

JPG, the last five digits csmera the actual picture counter But that memory is volatile – the contents of the RAM are maintained by power from the batteries. It’s not one of those awful Happy Momma Bear’s Snapshot Bakery sorts of programs “Would you like to make a greeting card? Seller information irji The following pictures have all been Photoshop-tweaked.

The DualPix looks more like a normal camera than the Aiptek offerings, and it works more like one too. If you’re doing some maths here and realising that 50kb-ish images does not equal eight megabytes, you’re right. The included software makes it easy to stitch pictures from the camera together into an AVI file, but you don’t get sound, you don’t get a high frame rate, you don’t by default get the same frame rate as the images were recorded in, and the only way to record more than a few seconds real time of action camerx by using the lower-resolution by mode, so you don’t fill the memory too quickly.

Cigital D D You can play back all audio clips on the camera by selecting audio-play mode and pressing the shutter button once ;encam the last clip, twice for the second-last one and so on.

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Even if its focus were more generally useful, its voice recording is dodgy, and there’s nothing else in its feature set that distinguishes it from other current PenCams.


That’s an unrealistically high light level for night time indoor shots, but it’s low for a sunlit room during the day. So you can just squirt them across to aipte, PC and then e-mail them straight off to someone; anybody with a computer that can play Indeo-compressed AVIs can view them.

When the DualPix is turned off, it’s really turned off, and doesn’t drain its batteries.

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If only it worked when the light wasn’t bright. Two-character mode identifiers on the display and a few different beep tones tell you what you need to know about the operation of the camera. The XGA mode itself, though, is actually worth using if you need higher image quality, as you’ll see in the sample-pictures section below. The supplied USB cable makes connection a snap! When it’s in the on position, the Ultra behaves like any other PenCam, and slowly flattens its battery if there are pictures in the memory.

So this note-taker has lots of storage, but that just lets you store a lot of hard-to-understand garbled notes. A quick scan revealed a few dealers selling basic digicams with reasonable Buy It Now prices.

First, and most importantly – these things have an Anti-Lousy-Picture feature. Calculate Varies based on location and shipping method. Plus Microsoft NetMeetingwhich is a free download.