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Old Nov 15, 2006, 12:39 AM   #1
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Hi everybody,

I am looking to buy a new Hybrid which can perform well in low-light situation. I have come across Creative DiVi CAM 525D.

So far Ifind'positive' press release saying : "The Night Mode feature enables users to take high quality videos even under very poor lighting conditions."

I would like to know 'true' user reviews. I wonder if any member here has own or experience with Creative DiVi CAM 525D?

Hope to hear from you.

Best regards, Julie

http://www.creative.com/products/pro...;product=15259



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Old Nov 15, 2006, 6:56 AM   #2
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Welcome. Also look into he Ispan ddv-920 it is the same.
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Old Jan 23, 2007, 11:58 PM   #3
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had the unit for 2 months..heres what ive experience

pros:

1. good low light video
2. good sound quality (deep base)
3. good photo resolution
4. big 2.5 inch lcd
5. built in video stabilization
6. has macro shot (using focus ring)
7. extra battery

cons:

1. when video stabilization is on, you cannot use the digital zoom
2. lcd not so useful in bright sunlight
3. need fondling with focus ring to get a good shoot (would be good if it has an autofocus capability)
4. exposure compensation unnoticeable

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Old Jan 24, 2007, 4:54 AM   #4
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lens focal lengths are god they tel us 2" machro, and 28-~ on regular shot, machro is within Inchs not 2 feet plus LOL

zoom some hybrids do just that do not work while recording, some are also not a steady stream, they are increments.



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glad this is a better hybrid.


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Old Jan 30, 2007, 12:08 PM   #5
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grabejud wrote:
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had the unit for 2 months..heres what ive experience

pros:

1. good low light video
2. good sound quality (deep base)
3. good photo resolution
4. big 2.5 inch lcd
5. built in video stabilization
6. has macro shot (using focus ring)
7. extra battery

cons:

1. when video stabilization is on, you cannot use the digital zoom
2. lcd not so useful in bright sunlight
3. need fondling with focus ring to get a good shoot (would be good if it has an autofocus capability)
4. exposure compensation unnoticeable
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this great! it has a spare battery... the thing is with this kind of features in a very compact devices we tend to use it more often coz of the mp3 and other stuffs jammed packed inside it. so its good to have a spare battery if your in a place that you cant emmidiately recharge your battery , for example the mountains beach etch ,... but i still want to hear more bout this device ... coz i wanna buy it ! hehehe... need more info before i buy it... anymore out there who've already used this divi cam 525d ? i hear its a clone from digilife 1000d ? is this true? if its true then the performance is the same? can anybody post a pic that has been taken by this device ? so we could further evaluate ... thank you for your patience guys and good day... by the way im a newbie here ....
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Old Mar 3, 2007, 9:17 PM   #6
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i got my divicam 525d last feb 18.
- i've tried using its wireless remote control at 3 meters
- the lens adjusts in direct sunlight exposure
- voice recording feature is not really advisable
- built in speaker is not good
- tv recording feature is good, however the sound quality is a crap
- earphones inside the package isn't advisable to use, try some brands of sony
- in macro shots, you need to have a steady hand and know your focus range to have a good shot
- morning light has blue effect in the image,
- battery is easily discharged. i'm not really satisfied with that even though it has an extra battery. i drained it for 2 1/2 hours of mp3 and video playback only.
- mp3 is good if you match it with good earphones



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Old Mar 4, 2007, 6:22 AM   #7
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Pics are great

the hybrid does its Job and is worth every penny. Are you expecting to have a hybrid that reacts like a professional one on the market?

1 a hybrid is made for the pc world, and we must understand that, Once you do, then all is fine.

2. the parts that come with the hybrid, cannot be top notch, or else the price goes up, we also must understand that as well.

3 when I have purchased for example my MP3 player they gave it the worstwrite up, being of the poor playback and ear bud sound. but could not comment on battery life.

I sure can tell you. I am super happy 18 hours battery life and my ear buds from my hybrid are Just fine

So as a hybrid owner Li-Ons run around 1.5 hours record time, playback if in mp3 will run just a lil longer, andvideo and photos differ.

rechargable 2aa will run 3 hours and vary as well

aaa will run shorter than a Li-On.
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