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Old Jan 4, 2010, 6:02 PM   #1
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Default Anyone know about the DigiLife HD?

I found this digicam for $299.99. It covers everything I'm looking for. It's obviously an off off brand which makes me VERY nervous. Is it dangerous or a real find. Any help would be most appreciated.
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Old Jan 5, 2010, 7:43 AM   #2
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Welcome.

We have a Hybrid Still/Movie/MP3 Digicams Forum setup where members may be able to give yo some info about it. So, I've moved this thread there for you.
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Old Jan 5, 2010, 8:47 AM   #3
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Hi and welcome pbotkin,

Do you have a link or can you be more specific about which model you are talking about. Digilife has several HD hybrid cameras in their lineup. $299.99 sounds a bit expensive to me, especially considering the US price level on electronics. Here in Europe that price would be common on such products.

Digilife makes low cost "hybrid" cameras. I've never owned a Digilife myself but the build quality is "ok", I would say. You must not compare it with Sony, Canon, Panasonic or JVC. You should compare it with other low cost camera brands such as Aiptek, DXG, Japan SPEED, iSpan and so on. Sometimes you can also find the exact same camera under a different brand name. That's because the OEM in either Mainland China or Taiwan sells their cameras to different brands.

I think Fishycomics owned a Digilife hybrid cam. He's the Guru around here:-)

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Old Jan 5, 2010, 11:45 AM   #4
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Thank you Adalfa,

I owned a Digilife hD-1080p a 1440x1080P it is a not a full 1080P like 1920x1080.

a great cam if you are asking me but only waht you're going to use it for. I will not say it is a professional. it gets you your video and picture done.

til more then just a simple question, till you explain a lil more then we can really comment.
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Old Jan 5, 2010, 1:00 PM   #5
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You can see the camera at:

http://www.zetronix.com/product_info...066aadeb6f71af

Stuff I like: Hand stabilizing, 1080p, LED for recording video in low light, Night shoot mode, 20X zoom. Made a mistake on the price. It's $259.99.

Thanx for taking the time to help me out.
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Whoops! left out what I'm doing. Basically making videos for YouTube. I'm not a video pro but I am a music pro. Bring up perry botkin in YouTube.
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Whoops! left out what I'm doing. Basically making videos for YouTube. I'm not a video pro but I am a music pro. Bring up perry botkin in YouTube.
readt he stickie DXG 595 or 596v
a lot of info will talk about the cam. the one I own is not that model.
I rather get a real cam if i go wit that type of body.
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This is yet another clone of the "Speed 8Z" and DXG 595V.

This guy's review echos my assessment of the camera:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NeMuo15WT0Q
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Old Jan 5, 2010, 7:46 PM   #9
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Default DigiLife HD

I appreciate the scathing review. I did more research. It turns out it's made in China. You can purchase it through a Chinese wholesaler. It sells for a much better price. . . . Plus it comes with a fortune cookie.
Thanx to all of you who answered my post. Any other suggestions?
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Old Jan 6, 2010, 8:18 AM   #10
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Well all of these low cost hybrid cameras are made in either mainland China or Taiwan. That's why they are cheap. So if you won't buy chinese, there's isn't much left to choose from, I think. Unless you dish out more money. Don't know about the Kodak, Flip and Creative production origin.
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