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Old Oct 13, 2007, 3:09 PM   #191
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I must say, that I like the AHD200 a lot,
okay, it has 2 weaknesses so far:

1. The digital zoom is not good.

It does not use the full chip area, but just zooms
in digitally into the 1280x720 picture,
so the artifacts gets more visible and we then only
have around 640x360 resolution in full 2x zoom mode..

As the CMOS Chip has 5 Megapixels, this could have been
avoided by the right hardware design,but probably the hardware
at this price level was not doable...or will this be made better
with a new firmware update ???

2. Although one can switch the camera lens from mountian view
to macro, the macro mode is not a real macro mode.

It is only sharp in my model from around 25 cm on...
if you go nearer than 25cm ( 10 inches) on,
the displaywill get blurry.

I hadnĀ“t yet time to test more features, but in good
sunlight the camera has a very nice recording display
and seems to have also less artifacts than the Go-HD.
Also the fixed zoom is much better than the autofocus zoom
of the Go-HD, which never reallyfocussed in bad light conditions
and used up much power from the battery, cause the autofocus
motor went always back and forth...


Also you can use SD and SDHC cards in this camera !
I have a 4 GB standard SD card and a new Scandisk Ultra 2 SDHC
card and both work very well !
The standard 4GB SD card was about 10 Euros cheaper than the 4 GB SDHC, so
cheap cards also work with it and you can use a standard card reader, not needing
one for SDHC cards...
But for future compatibility it is probably recommended to better go
with the SDHC cards as prizes will come down with these...

Regards, Stefan.
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Old Oct 13, 2007, 3:15 PM   #192
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Sorry, it was the AHD 200 instead of 100. I was recalling from memory rather than going to the site.

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Old Oct 13, 2007, 3:18 PM   #193
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And my A-HD camera has the same firmware information.

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Old Oct 13, 2007, 3:33 PM   #194
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I wonder if us older pc users may need an updated dvd burner, with h264 codecs to get the correct files?
I am not exactly sure what you mean by this. If you are burning a data disk, the PC and DVD burner don't care what that data is, much less what codec. If you are wanting to create a High Def DVD for use with HD-DVD or Blue-ray players, then you will need software that will support these formats.
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Old Oct 13, 2007, 3:56 PM   #195
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my version

Fu;; V1201 10/5 10:54

hw x5

time Aug 8 2007 16:23

I must say We're in the need for that Update as we know there are none according to some?




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Old Oct 13, 2007, 4:23 PM   #196
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Full V1201
Hi Fishy,
so you have a lower version.
I will call next week the German Aiptek support and ask,
what the newest firmware is.

Maybe they will send me one for download as it was
in the case for the Go-HD I had earlier.
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Old Oct 13, 2007, 5:52 PM   #197
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I took the cam bowling again. Just sat it down on the floor with a mini-tripod.
I hit record and almost forgot about it. Shot over an hour straight of footage and it still had a bit of juice leftover.
I'm happy with the battery life and can still swap out for more.
Reviewing that huge file on the Xbox 360 was smooth even when doing fastfoward/rewind.


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Old Oct 13, 2007, 6:02 PM   #198
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Battery life should be the same as all mpvr series? 1 hour 30 minutes

This model hasa film lcd not a flourecent oe so using more power in one area, while saving in another
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Old Oct 13, 2007, 6:36 PM   #199
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Sorry, it was the AHD 200 instead of 100. I was recalling from memory rather than going to the site.

Okay, my AHD200 can be set in the video output
to PAL or NTSC.

I have not yet tested it on my LCD HD-Ready TV-set, cause
it is at my girlfriendĀ“s place in this moment...
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Old Oct 13, 2007, 6:41 PM   #200
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that is good news . to hear? as I probably overlooked the obvious, I'll note this in the cons

Taking Note .wav format cannot be minipulated or added in again , unless it is from the camera itself, I thought it would be possable to add some wav files to listen as as song or info?
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