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Old Jun 15, 2008, 7:02 PM   #1
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Here is the Digilife DDV-1080HD.



Tech spec:

Image Sensor: 5 mega-pixel; 1/2.5" CMOS (2592 x 1944)
Resolution Camcorder : HD 1080(1440 x 1080) @30fps
HD 60f (1280 x 720) @30fps <--probably an error? Did they mean 60fps???
HD 30f (1280 x 720) @30fps
D1 (720x480)@60fps,
CIF (352x240)@30fps
Still Image: 8M (3200x 2400), 5M (2560 x 1944); 3M (2048x1536)
File Format MOV(H.264), JPEG, WAV
Video Frame Rate 1280 x 720 up to 30 frame per second
Internal Memory 90MB for storage (128 built-in)
External Memory SD/MMC card slot (up to 32GB SDHC)
LCD Display 3.0" TFT Panel with 270゚rotation
Lens Fixed, 2 steps
Flash Light/LED Light Flash Light for Picture (Auto/On/Off), LED Light for Video Recording (Auto/On/Off)
Red-eye reduction (IGBT) Yes
Aperture Range F3.0, f=7.4mm
Focus Range 50cm ~ ∞, Macro focus: 30cm ~ 50 cm
Digital Zoom 4X; 2X for 1080P
White Balance 5 modes (Auto/ Sunny/ Cloudy/Tungsten/ Fluorescent)
Exposure Control Auto; EV: +2.0 ~ -2.0
Still Image Effect 3 modes (Normal / Black & White /Classic)
Microphone Yes
Voice Recorder Yes
Speaker Yes
TV out HDTV Component out, NTSC/PAL Color System Supported
AV in Yes (480P)
MP3 N/A
Self-timer 10 sec.
Auto Power off 1 Min./ 3 Min. / 5 Min./ Off
Interface USB 2.0 mass storage
Remote Control Optional
Battery NP-60 Li-lon Battery,
Dimensions (LxWxH) 107 x 68 x 30 mm
Package Content USB cable, AV cable, Component Video Cable, Adapter,Battery,CD,Manual
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It is being sold at about 110€ + shipping on ebay.
It seems a clone of the Aiptek A-Hd+.
As you can see from below, the software should be the same.


VIDEO and PHOTO SAMPLES:
On this webpage, you can find images, video and photo samples:
http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Free-8GB-1080...QQcmdZViewItem

Looking at the videos, i'd say that they are lower quality than Ahd+ ones.

Has anybody tested this camera?
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Old Jun 15, 2008, 7:56 PM   #2
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Nice find... Test videos were very good
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Old Jun 15, 2008, 8:24 PM   #3
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the buttons of record are in a bad spot, not big, and that may be for a bigger hand. awaiting the vid



the cam is only 720P and htat is great but maybe 1080P later will be out 1440x1080. wonder if the sound is better but sems to resembles the Low budget AIp.

need to upgrade to 7.5 but the 1st sec was louder then expected will comment at a later time on the vid
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Old Jun 16, 2008, 4:41 PM   #4
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I'm quite impressed with the quality for the price the night shot isn't too bad as well compared to some more expensive camcorders.
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See previouse posts on this page:

http://forums.steves-digicams.com/fo..._id=92&page=10

Also information on DXG and Silos brand models.

What we now need to keep an eye open for is wherever it is a H264 (mpeg4 new) or Divx/mpeg4 old based camera, which version of Divx, and what quality of Divx/Mpeg4/H264. It is now confusing, with the Davinci chip (and what ever other chips) used for the inferior Mpeg4/divx, but put the bit rate high enough and you can beat out a h264 camera.

It is hard to get correct information out of manufacturers, but there needs to be full disclosure and suitable short sample clips. Maybe the government could pass laws to require this, it would be good for trade and consumer awareness. This needs to be applied to all consumer products, a simple manufacturer product link on every item would do it (to a page with the information).


Sharkey, it would be good if there was an option to list max resolution/fps and max data rate as fields on thread listings. This would make it easy to sort review threads by these fields, to find sort of cameras by max performance. There are too many models with too many different features. As an alternative, if video reviews could just mention the max horizontal resolution with it's fps and max data-rate it would make it easy to search ("feature: 1440 30fps 9mb/s" would be max horizontal resolution+fps at that resolution and max data rate (assume it has lower res modes)).

Thanks.
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I checked this out and it looks okay, I also saw other videos where it didnt. I guess it depends on how you use it.
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Cresho wrote:
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I checked this out and it looks okay, I also saw other videos where it didnt.* I guess it depends on how you use it.
Any links? I want to see if there is higher data-rates, and if it does 720p60 or only 720p30 (information indicates both contradictorily).
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AVinaptic shows it is the Ambarella chipset. Video bitrate at about 8 mbps. Uses B-Slices or B-Frames. This is basically the same as an Aiptek but in a different case.

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Lower bit rate from memory, and not as nice colors, still waiting for more clips in sunlight to confirm. There are higher bitrates available from ambarella too, waiting to see if a camera announced uses them.
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well, I saw a video footage where it has clouds. The clouds looked funny like if you took a picture and in photoshop added "paint daubs" effect. Other videos looked great! I'll see if i can locate that video.
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