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Old Aug 16, 2007, 6:33 PM   #1
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Dispite differences between features and specifications write-ups, this appears to be an entry level (< $200 US) version of of the GO HD. The optical zoom appears to missing in the new A HD model.

Features:

● 1280 x 720 H.264 Video @30fps
● Personal Media Player & Recorder
● Up to 8 Mega Pixel Digital Camera
● .MOV Video Format
4x Digital Zoom w/ Auto Focus
● 2.4" Swivel-Reversible LCD
● LED Lights
● Night Shot ● Red Eye Reduction
● 8GB SD Card Slot Expansion
● HDTV Component Output
● Easy Charging via AC or USB
Lens Cap Included


Specifications:

Image Sensor
5 Mega-Pixel CMOS (2592 x 1944)
Lens
3x Optical Zoom lens
(7.5mm ~ 21.5mm, F 3.6 ~ 6.7)
Movie Mode
1280 x 720 Pixels (H.264) up to 30 fps
720 x 480 Pixels (D1) up to 30 fps
352 x 240 Pixels (CIF) up to 30 fps
Video Format
.MOV
Still Image
3200 x 2400 Pixels (8 Mega Pixel)
2560 x 1920 Pixels (5 Mega Pixel)
2048 x 1536 Pixels (3 Mega Pixel)
Macro Mode
Macro Mode: 30 ~ 50cm
Normal Mode: 50cm ~ infinity
LCD Display
2.4" TFT Panel with 270° Rotation
External Memory
SD Card Slot (256MB - 8GB)
TV Out
HDTV (Component Out)
NTSC/PAL Color System Supported
Interface
USB2.0
Battery
NP-60 1000mA Li-Ion battery


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Old Aug 16, 2007, 6:54 PM   #2
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Interesting new model for $169.99. Thanks for informing us Old Hacer!





I kind of like the new design. If this ends up retailing forunder$150 at amazon.com I might just try my luck again! Hopefully they have fixed the audio problems of the first model
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Old Aug 16, 2007, 7:58 PM   #3
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very sexy design, my Sanyo is jealious!

If only it had optical zoom, but for that price I guess we can't be too picky.


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Old Aug 16, 2007, 8:37 PM   #4
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I seen that somewhere less the hd hmmmm

Mustek when you popping out with one
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I love the "up to 30 fps" and I bet it is probably more like 15 fps in the HD modes... Has anyone actually tested the framerate on the Go-HD?

The other thing that bothers me is they are going with a CMOS sensor again. I'm very curious as to how the low-light performance will be.

I can live without the optical zoom. I'm sure their digital zoom is worthless as usual. But 9 times out of time, I can move the camera closer to the subject. I haven't really had an issue with the IS-DV2 as far as needing a zoom. So far I have not found a situation where I couldn't just move closer. The zoom is handy, I guess.. but for me it isn't a requirement. I'd be far more concerned about image quality. Still, at $150 it isn't a bad deal, probably. I'll be very interested to give one a try.
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Old Aug 16, 2007, 10:19 PM   #6
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Looks like they're aiming for a price point that will get it onto store shelves. To my knowledge no stores actually stock the GO HD yet, only online sales.

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Old Aug 16, 2007, 10:41 PM   #7
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I love the "up to 30 fps" and I bet it is probably more like 15 fps in the HD modes... Has anyone actually tested the framerate on the Go-HD?

The other thing that bothers me is they are going with a CMOS sensor again. I'm very curious as to how the low-light performance will be.

I can live without the optical zoom. I'm sure their digital zoom is worthless as usual. But 9 times out of time, I can move the camera closer to the subject. I haven't really had an issue with the IS-DV2 as far as needing a zoom. So far I have not found a situation where I couldn't just move closer. The zoom is handy, I guess.. but for me it isn't a requirement. I'd be far more concerned about image quality. Still, at $150 it isn't a bad deal, probably. I'll be very interested to give one a try.
Well I just did some testing on a bunch of GO-HD samples and it does seem that it really is capable of 30 unique frames per second. I used VirtualDub to step through them frame by frame. I also did a couple of indoor shots too.

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I be placing this on my wish list, lucky I am passing on the go

still no software at all

I would love to see what that lens cap looks like and its dameter

I also would like to know if a remote is an option
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Old Aug 17, 2007, 2:49 PM   #9
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Well I just did some testing on a bunch of GO-HD samples and it does seem that it really is capable of 30 unique frames per second. I used VirtualDub to step through them frame by frame. I also did a couple of indoor shots too.
The GO HD and probably this camera too (if it is real) are based on the second edition of the Ambarella chipset. You can go to Ambarella's web site and download the specs for A2 Platform as a PDF. It is capable of a lot of things including 1080i video encoding. I think the manufacturer licenses features from Ambarella for various fees. A number of companies license the chipset (I noticed the same icons on my nephews Kodak digital camera). The specs say 30 fps though the QT header on the GO HD clips are rather weird as it suggests 90 fps (sometimes 720p is marked as 60 fps).

http://www.ambarella.com/technology/

BTW, where are you folks getting this info on the new Aiptek camera? I don't see anything on the US nor German site.

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Old Aug 17, 2007, 2:51 PM   #10
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secrets are never revailed

go to aiptek.com and chosose the camccorders it is under the go



right in front of your monitor I missed out by a day of seeing

I would gett his one over the go, butwished it hada ixed lens and manual settings
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