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Old Jan 26, 2010, 9:19 AM   #1
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Default Aiptek AHD H12 Extreme NEW !

Hi All,
Aiptek has a new
HDTV camcorder,
that has the possibility to also record not just 1080p with
30 frames/sec but also
1080p 60i, so it is interlaced, but at least 60 frames/sec.

Have a look at this here:

http://www.aiptek.eu/index.php?optio...222&Itemid=530

The recording modes are:
AHD H12 Extreme
Sensor Type10 Mega pixel CMOS Sensor (3664x2778),
1/ 2.3"

Frame Rate at Video Mode

FULL HD 1080i @ 60fps, 1920x1080, 60fps, 16:9
FULL HD 1080p @ 30fps, 1920x1080, 30fps, 16:9
HD 720p @ 60fps, 1280x720, 60fps, 16:9

HD 720p @ 30fps, 1280x720, 30fps, 16:9
WQVGA @ 240fps, 432x240, 240fps,16:9

Video Quality3 mode (High/Standard/Normal)
Still Image Resolutions
16/12M (interpolated) / 10M / 5M / 3M, 16:9

File FormatAVC (Advanced Video Coding), H.264 (.MOV), JPEG, WAV

Internal Memory128MB, ca. 40MB for storage

External MemorySD/SDHC/MMC slot, up to 32GB, card not included

LCD Display270° 3.0" widescreen (16:9) LTPS LCD, 960x240 pixels

Lens12x optical auto focus zoom
Digital Zoom120x

Aperture RangeF1.9~F3.2, f=6.4~73.5mm
Focus Range
Macro focus: 10~90cm,
Normal focus: 90cm ~ ∞
Shutter Speed1~1/2000 sec.
FlashlightFlash for Still Picture (Auto/On/Off),
LED Light for Video Recording (Auto/On/Off)
Anti-Red-Eyes FunctionYes, Red-Eye Reduction
Night ModeAuto
Electronic Image Stabilizer (E.I.S)
Electronic Image Stabilizer with buil-in Gyro sensor making image sharper than digital image stabilizers Continous ShotSpeed: up to 10 pictures per second -
Notice: At night or in low light condition the speed will be reduced because longer exposure is reqired. Will not work with WQVGA.
Snapshot in VideoYes,
1 picture per second
Face TrackingYes
Backlight Compensation Yes
ISO
Auto / 800 / 300
White Balance5 modes (Auto/ Sunny/ Cloudy/ Fluorescent/ Tungsten)
Exposure ControlAuto, EV: -2.0 ~ +2.0
Special Effects3 modes (Normal / Black & White / Classic)

Microphone
Built-in stereo microphone and extra external microphone jack
SpeakerYes,
StereoVoice RecorderYes,
StereoTV out
HDMI and Composite out (NTSC/PAL)
Interface
USB 2.0
Power Supply
NP-120 1600 mAh Li-Ion rechargeable battery or DC-in
OSD Language
EN/DE/FR/IT/ES/PT/NL/SWE//TK/RU
Giftbox Language
EN/DE/FR/IT/ES/PT/NL/PL/TK/RU
Manual LanguageEN/DE/FR/IT/ES/PT/NL/PL

Software
ArcSoft Total Media Extreme, ArcSoft Media Impression
Dimensions
123 x 63 x 72mm
Weight
280g without battery / 325 with battery
Sytem requirements

only needed for playback
or video editing on PCOperating System: Windows XP SP2/Vista or above

HD 1080i 30f / HD 1080p 30f
CPU: Pentium 4, 2.0GHz Core 2 Dual or above
System RAM: 1GB (2GB recommended)
Graphics card: 256MB or above

HD 720p 60f / HD 720p 30f / WQVGA 240f
CPU: Pentium 4, 3.2GHz or above
System RAM: 512MB (1GB recommended)
Graphics card: 256MB or aboveAIPTEK Art.-No.400387

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Does this model still has the bug with a Mono input with the
external microphone input ?

Does anyone already have this camcorder and how well does
it work ?

Many thanks.

Regards, Stefan.

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Old Jan 26, 2010, 9:26 AM   #2
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What´s nice, it has got a 10 MegaPixel sensor and not anymore
a 5 MP sensor only as the older cams have had.

The question is, if the chipsize of the sensor is not too small,
so that there is not too much noise in it...
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Old Jan 26, 2010, 1:08 PM   #3
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Hi hartiberlin,

I think you meant to say 60 "fields" per second and not frames since its interlaced. 10MP cramped into a 1/2.3" sensor will probably give more noise and what not in still pictures but in video?

I wonder why Aiptek hasn't released an upgraded model to the z700/GVS yet. Could it be that Aiptek is going away from the pistol grip models(on higher end cameras) and embracing the traditional "camcorder style" type? I personally hope not.
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Hi hartiberlin,

I think you meant to say 60 "fields" per second and not frames since its interlaced. 10MP cramped into a 1/2.3" sensor will probably give more noise and what not in still pictures but in video?

I wonder why Aiptek hasn't released an upgraded model to the z700/GVS yet. Could it be that Aiptek is going away from the pistol grip models(on higher end cameras) and embracing the traditional "camcorder style" type? I personally hope not.
I hope not as well. It does seem as though Aiptek are trying to make themselves more mainstream instead of more innovative. This is the only reason I can see for finally adding a 60i mode (and not a 60p mode).

The 10MP sensor is just another marketing ploy to distinguish themselves since 5MP has become a sort of standard now. They can effectively say "See we don't interpolate, this is the real deal" even though, as you say, the noise has got to be bad.

I am sure I read somewhere that one of the reasons Sanyo introduced their traditional style camcorders was because of the American Market prefering that style yet whenever people see my Pistol Grip camcorders they seem to love the style and want to get one themselves.

At the weekend I was at the Zoo and this woman who was selling the fish food to feed the fish, was fascinated by my Sanyo Xacti HD1010 for instance and asked me who made it, where I bought it etc. She said that Pistol grip looks very stable to hold.

The only thing that lets them down is lack of optical image stabilization. I am convinced that would make them a killer once they finally introduce it.
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I am sure I read somewhere that one of the reasons Sanyo introduced their traditional style camcorders was because of the American Market prefering that style yet whenever people see my Pistol Grip camcorders they seem to love the style and want to get one themselves.
The main disadvantage of a pistol grip camera is that you can't set it down on a flat surface while recording. Especially for "on-the-go" videos, it becomes a hassle to always carry a tripod in order to do hands-free recording.

That being said, the specs certainly look impressive on this new model. But only the actual results will verify whether or not it lives up to the expectations.
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The main disadvantage of a pistol grip camera is that you can't set it down on a flat surface while recording. Especially for "on-the-go" videos, it becomes a hassle to always carry a tripod in order to do hands-free recording.
I do wonder if that is the reason for the preference though. Not disagreeing with what you are saying, but I can't ever recall seeing the average users I have seen doing that. They usually get someone else to record them etc. I myself have never done that. Usually the problem is the same with a digital camera, ie whenever I have needed to do that, there usually isn't anywhere convenient to rest it anyway!
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Agree I hope they get rid of the pistol style.. I'm tired of having to set up a tripod for quick shoots if I want to have my camera along.. sometime I get creative and prop the camera up using the LCD screen and make sure it's level.
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The main disadvantage of a pistol grip camera is that you can't set it down on a flat surface while recording. Especially for "on-the-go" videos, it becomes a hassle to always carry a tripod in order to do hands-free recording.
Some pistol grip style can stand upright on a flat surface. If not there are small table-pods which is easy to carry. These are actually better as you can set the angle more precise, because they have a ball-head. Plus your camera won't get scratched or dirty. With a camcorder or any other camera on a flat surface, it's more a hassle to find the right angle and level. I find it easier and more relaxing for the hand to handle a pistol grip type camera. On traditional camcorders my hand quickly cramps. Just a personal preference.
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I can't mount a pistol grip in my car too without the camera going side to side.
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