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Old May 23, 2008, 8:42 PM   #151
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Will post more later, but the pics seem great to me.
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Old May 23, 2008, 9:04 PM   #152
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Not a pro, more like a sensor issue, or ribbon cable if you are seeing a color and fading. the ribbon cable is held by a locking pin and can easily be broken if tampered, or swivaled incorrectly from shop, etc.

Now for snapping a pic on the Older versions I always say do this

give a ten count from start t o finish if you move in between the ten count pic is ruined garanteed on older models MPVR- mz-dv.

the A-Hd go Actio Plus. you still have to allow the unit to finish after you hear the electronic click

I stil ltry my best for a ten count

These are from the A-HD+ still the same comapny model but yes no locking shutter so I may have to say OFF TOPIC thanks






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Old May 23, 2008, 9:53 PM   #153
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Will post more later, but the pics seem great to me.
Those are great pics - making me think there's something wrong with my camera.

Taking still photos of things that aren't moving has been fine - anything where there's the slightest movement - i.e. people - not so good.

This whole counting to 10 thing though I don't consider realistic. People aren't going to stay still for 10 seconds. I'll exchange it first and see whether that helps.

I've not had the camera freeze again with the viewfinder turning everything red but that was a big red flag so to speak.

Thanks guys!

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Old May 23, 2008, 10:57 PM   #154
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the ten sec is not of a person standing still

you see a shot by the time you start t osnap to the sound of the electronics, and the time the screen flashs a pic in solid then off. that is about ten secs

what happs is you say hey a shot snap colse of course you got a blurred shot. my sanyo is the same rsuhing a shot is not good allowing the electronics and sounds to fully finish is better.

the sound is only a confirmation and YES a firmware was a fix for just that sound and shutter off alignment so there you go.

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Will post more later, but the pics seem great to
Those are great pics - making me think there's something wrong with my camera.

Taking still photos of things that aren't moving has been fine - anything where there's the slightest movement - i.e. people - not so good.

This whole counting to 10 thing though I don't consider realistic. People aren't going to stay still for 10 seconds. I'll exchange it first and see whether that helps.

I've not had the camera freeze again with the viewfinder turning everything red but that was a big red flag so to speak.

Thanks guys!
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Old May 23, 2008, 11:10 PM   #155
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Ok, just a few more. Now I NEVER shoot at anything other than 5MP. What's the point of 8 when it's fake? I can use an image editor to resize if I want it bigger, same difference.


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On another note. I did exchange mine due to the problems I mentioned earlier in this thread. Now I was playing some mp4s on it.. and all of a sudden just stopped playing. I felt the unit and it was hot. I had to power cycle it in order to play them again. I had it also plugged into the power supply. I unplugged that in case that was contributing to the heat, like my cell phone, if I use it while it's charging, it sometimes overheats and shuts down, this is actually mentioned in the manual of my cell phone. However, when youre playing videos with this and it's plugged into the power supply, I don't think it's actually charging.
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Old May 24, 2008, 5:55 PM   #156
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Just to be fair, I wanted to post and let it be known that my issues with the digital photos might have been partly self inflicted (wouldn't want to unfairly slander a product and leave hanging there).

I'm continuing to experiment but think that one of the issues might be that I thought I had the flash on automatic - when in fact I had it in "always on" mode.

This- along with the red eye feature - seemed to be over-exposing the photos. Since I've addressed that the quality of photos and out of focus fotos has dropped off dramatically.

I'll report back as I continue to experiment.

It's a no lose proposition as Walmart has a 30 day return or exchange policy.

If anyone has any suggested settings on the camera I'd appreciate knowing about it as well.

I've got mine set on the D1 60 fps - as opposed to the 720 (not sure if that's a big deal quality wise) and the camera set on 5 mp automatic flash.

I'm not sure about any other settings that would be recommended.



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Old May 25, 2008, 3:00 AM   #157
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Ok, for whatever reason, I"ll call it a BUG in the design, when I play back video while the camera is hooked into the charger/power supply, after about 30 mins or so, the playback aborts. Then all the thumbnails go black and you can't play anything until you power cycle it. I have NOT had this problem just playing from the battery. Comon' Aiptek! I'd like to use the power supply to do more than merely charge my battery. Is it too much to ask that I can actually use it to power the unit without overheating it during playback?
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Old May 27, 2008, 12:55 AM   #158
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I see the Action is plagued with the same weird focus problem as the GO HD when zooming. That's why I got the A-HD+ instead.
after reading numerous reviews and strories about various aiptek hybrids, this is the first mention i've seen of a zooming focus problem.

is this a problem on all aiptek models except the A-HD+?

could you elaborate on the details of the nature of the problem?
I'm having AF problems with mine, but I think it's due to a particle of dirt in the sensor or perhaps a defect in the lens. There is a dirt speck the AF keeps trying to focus on whenever I'm in 3x zoom. Here's a uploaded sample of the problem:

http://www.vimeo.com/1072054

I'm going to bring it back to Walmart to exchange for another one. This is actually my second unit. The first one suffered from a dead pixel in the imaging array which resulted in a permanent white spot in the video. I'm thinking that Aiptek needs some better QA before shipping these out. Hopefully tomorrow's exchange will net me a good unit.


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Old May 27, 2008, 5:13 AM   #159
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Latest macro shot, a damselfly:
http://www.vimeo.com/1072432

the AF and Macro seemed to work well for this one.
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Nice video.

Hello all,

I just bought an A-HD+ at Target for $149. I've read the good and the bad. I'm thrilled so far. It fits in my pocket and I'll have more HD video of my 2 year old than I ever would have. iMovie on my mac handles it just fine. My Avid systems are a different story but, this is not for broadcast.

My questions are as follows: What is the Class difference of Flash memory cards, which is best for the A-HD+, and how long is the average battery charge?

Thanks in advance.
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