Go Back   Steve's Digicams Forums > Digital Cameras (Point and Shoot) > Hybrid Still/Movie/MP3 Digicams

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old Dec 14, 2005, 10:46 PM   #41
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 47
Default

I ordered a couple as christmas gifts for my brothers. I too think that the Vivitek Dragon from shopnbc.com is a OEM of the digilife ddv-1000. They both have PVR functions, and they both support 1GB SD cards max. That is the only thing I am not liking about them; the aiptek MPVR holds 2GB, but it has a CMOS sensor.
Bob C
bobbyc03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 15, 2005, 9:47 PM   #42
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 887
Default

I don't claim the Hybrid List is 100% accurate, but somewhere I got enough confidence in the information to list the capacity of the Digilife DDV-920 as 2Gb. The 920 probably is the same as the 1000 and the Dragon.
sgspirit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2005, 4:13 PM   #43
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 47
Default

http://www.ispan.com.tw/specificatio...o=2&id=263

Here are the specs for the 920, and it says "External Memory: SD/MMC card up to 1GB (compatible up to 2GB)

Can you make sense of that?
Bob C
class="ws"
bobbyc03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2005, 6:28 PM   #44
Senior Member
 
Old HACer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 415
Default

bobbyc03 wrote:
Quote:
Here are the specs for the 920, and it says "External Memory: SD/MMC card up to 1GB (compatible up to 2GB)

Can you make sense of that?
Bob C
class="ws"

I'd say it says you can put a 2 GB card in the camera, but thecamera chip / firmware will only be able to use the first 1GB. :?


Same message for S670, 720, and 910.

The 510, 520, and 750 say up to 1GB (nothing about 2GB compatability).

Only the 810 says up to 2GB. Maybe that's because it uses a different brand of camera chip / firmware than the other Ispan hybrids
Old HACer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 16, 2005, 8:27 PM   #45
Moderator
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 887
Default

I recall some owners found their hybrids rated for 512Mb would use all of a 1Gb card. Which doesn't prove the DDV-920 will use all the capacity of a 2Gb card, but suggests it might.

So far as I can tell, the 810 was a Zoran chipset, which was different from the OmniVision chipset used in Digilife hybrids before it. From looking at what manuals are online, I'd guess the 910 and 920 are OmniVision.
sgspirit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 21, 2005, 5:28 PM   #46
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 8
Default

Well written piece.
espy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Dec 30, 2005, 10:56 AM   #47
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 47
Default

I did some more research, and the Vivitek Dragon listed at shopnbc.com is a rebadged digilife DDV-M1. The M1 interpolates up to 11megapixels, as does the Vivitek Dragon.

The digilife DDV-1000 interpolates up to 10megapixels.

My brothers got their vivitek dragons for christmas. They suck with indoor lighting. Very noisy. I got my other brother the MPVR and it blows away the Vivitek Dragon.
But they are happy with them since they were gifts.

Bob C
bobbyc03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 4, 2006, 1:49 PM   #48
Senior Member
 
Old HACer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 415
Default

New DXG Tech (International site) hybrids:

DVC-408 4 MP CCD sensor, 3X optical / 10X digital zoom, 3 inch LCD

DVC-505 5 MP CMOS sensor, auto-focus, 4X digital zoom, 2.4 inch LCD




EDIT: Corrected DVC-408 link (was mislinked to DVC-406)

Update Aug 22: The DVC-505 in now on the DXG Tech USA site, so it will be available in the US. So far, none of DXG's regular retailers are listing it for sale. Unfortunately the DVC-406 doesn't appear to be comming to the USA yet.
Old HACer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 4, 2006, 6:37 PM   #49
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Posts: 47
Default

Looks like you have the wrong camera linked. Should be here:
http://www.dxgtech.com/product_jpg/DVC408.jpg
Bob C
bobbyc03 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Jan 4, 2006, 6:57 PM   #50
Senior Member
 
Old HACer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 415
Default

bobbyc03 wrote:
Quote:
Looks like you have the wrong camera linked. Should be here:
http://www.dxgtech.com/product_jpg/DVC408.jpg
Bob C

Doh!:homey:

I was comparing it to the 406 and copied the wrong address.

Fixed now. Thanks.
Old HACer is offline   Reply With Quote
 
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:47 PM.