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Old Oct 3, 2006, 10:12 AM   #1
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Anyone have experience? Good specs!12 MP Camera720x480x30frames videoVideo - Camera - Audio recorder - MP3 Player - Games8x digital ZoomI have no experience with Hybrids, so comments would be helpful.*Image Sensor[/b]
Panasonic (5MP) CCD Sensor, Interpolated up to 12M Pixels
Operation Modes[/b]
Digital Still Camera, Digital Video Camera, PC Camera, Mass Storage Device, Video Player, Video Recorder, Games, Zodiac
Special Function[/b]
PMP (Portable Media Player), Games Zodiac
Maximum Image Resolution[/b]
4032x3024 scale up by F/W
Still image[/b]
4032x3024 scale up by F/W,* 3092x2304 scale up by F/W, 2560x1920, 2048x1536, 1280x960, 640x480
Video Clip[/b]
D1 [email protected] , QVGA [email protected]
Mic & Speaker[/b]
Build-in (Mono)[/b]
PC Camera Mode[/b]
Yes
Build-in Memory[/b]
32MB NAND
Storage Types[/b]
SD (compatible with 1G SD card)
Digital Zoom[/b]
8X
Aperture Range[/b]
F3.25 - F7.0
Shutter Speed[/b]
Auto / Daylight / Tungsten / Fluorescence 1/4 X 1/1000 sec
Normal Focus Range[/b]
Mountain:100cm - Infinity;People: 60-110cm
Exposure[/b]
-2EV-+2EV
ISO Rating[/b]
Auto, 50, 100, 200
White Balance[/b]
Auto, Sun, Cloud, Tungsten, Fluorescent
Color Effect[/b]
Normal, Black & White,, Sepia, Red, Pink, Purple, Blue, Green, Yellow, Solarize, Negative
Photo Scenario[/b]
Auto, Sport, Landscape, Night, Portrait, Self Portrait, Night Portrait, Sunset, Beach, Back Light, Autumn, Natural, Sky, Party, Text
Voice Memo/ Sound Effect[/b]
YES
Game[/b]
Sudoku,Tetris,Moving Box,Lotto
Flash Manual Setting[/b]
Auto/ Red eye reduction/ Force on/ Off/ Slow
Flash Range[/b]
3-5ft
Self-Timer[/b]
3, 10 sec. self timer
Continuous Short[/b]
Yes
File Format[/b]
Compressed File Format: JPEG, Video Clip Format***** AVI
LCD Display[/b]
2.5 LTPS LCD
Multiple Language OSD*[/b]
E/F/G/I/S/NE/DA/CZ/RU/PO/TC/SC/K/J
Image Playback[/b]
Yes , *(Playback Zoom : 8X)[/b]
Video Out[/b]
NTSC/PAL
PC Interface[/b]
B type mini USB2.0 High Speed
Power Source[/b]
NP-60 Li-Ion Battery
Dimensions/Weight[/b]
119 x 60 x25mm/ TBD (Batteries Excluded)
Supported O/S[/b]
WIN98/ME/2000/XP(MSDC/PCAM), ** MAC9.1 and above(only MSDC support)
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Old Oct 3, 2006, 10:26 AM   #2
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I haven't found anyone in the USA selling this model yet. Digilife USA doesn't even list it on its website. This appears to be the same as the Ispan DDV-950, which I can't find in the US either.

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I tried it and returned it! It is a good camera if 5MP is acceptable. If you set it larger than 5MP, the digital zoom doesn't zoom any more. Otherwise, great! Not many 720x480x30f video camera out there.**
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Old Oct 4, 2006, 12:35 AM   #4
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"It is a good camera if 5MP is acceptable"

So why did you return it? You should never buy a camera based upon its interpolated resolution which is also the reason why the digital zoom won't work above 5MP. You can't zoom in on non existent information!

" If you set it larger than 5MP, the digital zoom doesn't zoom any more. Otherwise, great!"
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Old Oct 4, 2006, 7:23 AM   #5
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you Purchase a hybid its main reason is fora radius shot of 20 feet, no more, anything outside that line is going to be out of focal range, this is a hybrid camera for a pc not for professional Use any type of hybrid.

that is another reason why low light is no light film.
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Old Oct 26, 2006, 1:11 PM   #6
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I just got one of these DDV-5120A camcorders as a free upgrade on my previous Digicam, which I sent back for warranty repair work. Apparently there were too many repair issues on the old model, which I purchased back in June 2006, to keep it on their product list. I have not yet had time to try it out, but I will certainly let you know when I find out. One thing I am curious about is whether my 2GB SD memory chips (from my old Digicam) will still work OK as 2GB chips in this new DDV-5120A. The specs say 1 GB, but all my older SD memory chips are 2GB size. Fortunately, the DDV-5120A utilizes the same NP-60 batteries as my older digicam. The only thing I can tell you so far about this DDV-5120A camcorder is that it has a sleek design and is small enough to fit into a small hand, but one needs reading glasses to see and distinguish allthe buttons and switches on it.
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Old Oct 26, 2006, 2:54 PM   #7
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when you do post up , better have video. we luv footage . and good luck......

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Old Nov 1, 2006, 10:36 PM   #8
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Where did you get the replacement from? Is it a USA model?

Digilife USA just posted its price for the DDV-5120A ... $299.95 :angry:

I hope somebody will be selling it for less. The specs on the USAsite say 2GB cards can be used,


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With 14 hours to go, the 5120A on eBay is holding at $375usd. The seller claims that is the reserve price, and claims the "Buy it Now" price is $750. Although they don't have an official Buy it Now price.

There are many Digilife hybrids for sale on eBay, and most of them are going unsold. Must mean the market for these cameras is saturated.
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A regular Digilife Ebay seller, 3cdigital, is now selling the 5120A. Starting bid is $249, buy now is $279 - either silver or black model.

I think I'll wait for a review from texastom and maybe a lower price.
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