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MAILKARTHY Aug 20, 2006 3:13 PM

I am planning to buy a new low endcamcorder with Still camera. I have atlast choosed aiptek 8800 and 8900.i dontmind mp3 and things like in 8900. All i need is good picture quality. The picture shold be bright and vibrant. I found 8800 is interpolatedfrom 5Mp to 8Mp in hardware. But i dont know whether 8900 is interpolated from 5Mp to 10Mp in Hardware or software.

So Picture wise which is better 8800 or 8900.

Sintares Aug 20, 2006 3:21 PM

Interpolation is always a bad idea, a straight 5mp is excellent for upto 11x14 andusable for say 20x30.

Interpolation just estimates new pixels and is no substitute for real pixels..

And besides , if you really need to doso then you can always interpolate the image yourself and have full control of the methods etc using Photoshop etc

MAILKARTHY Aug 20, 2006 3:29 PM

These cams are already 5MP. So iwant to know is which onehas betterpicture quality

Sintares Aug 20, 2006 6:18 PM


These cams are already 5MP. So iwant to know is which onehas betterpicture quality
Then why bother even mentioning interpolation in the original post ?

The interpolation will only be used for stills , so are you wanting to know if the cam, has a good video mode or a good stills mode ?

The DV8900 got a nice user review at

You may also want to look at almost any other modern digital camera, as they (almost all) have the same video resolution 640x480, many allow zooming during filming and all will have an optical zoom, plus most will have equal or higher still resolution.

blindsight Aug 20, 2006 10:29 PM

Maybe you should post this question in the "Hybrid Still/ Movie/ MP3 Digicams" forum:

Posters there talk a lot about Aipteks.

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