Aiptek PocketCam 3 Mega

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The pocket. A triumph of form and function. And now, Firebox presents the perfect companion for that pinnacle of right-thinking design. The PocketCam. Conceived with the pocket firmly lodged in the minds of the designers, you'll find the new 3 Mega will slot neatly into just about any trouser receptacle with the minimum of fuss, leaving you free to go about your daily business without undue fretting about fitting the essentials in your pocket, like small change and lint, and still having room for your trusty digital camera.

And, just to dispel any niggling doubts about its credentials as a workable digicam, the PocketCam 3 Mega wheels out a hefty 2-megapixel CMOS sensor, which, as we're becoming a little fond of saying, is software-boosted to 3-megapixels by the time you view it on your PC.

Unlike other cams, though, the 3 Mega's pocketable dimensions don't mean you're restricted in the memory stakes. Rather than plumping for flash memory, which can't be upgraded, Aiptek has done us proud again by slapping a Compact Flash card slot in the PocketCam, thereby enabling expansion way above the 16MB that comes on the standard card (up to 256MB) and vastly increasing the number of shots you can store on the camera before splurging them onto your PC's hard drive. Click here to buy CompactFlash cards separately, or save money when you buy them with the PocketCam 3Mega itself!

As we've come to expect from an Aiptek-branded snapper, you get a 320x240 video mode that records at 20fps and a natty tripod to keep things steady when your hands are anything but. A TV mode means you can view your finished movie masterwork on any PAL or NTSC telly (that's just about any TV ever made, by the way), or give the relatives a nauseating slideshow of your holiday still shots.

An ample 4x digital zoom means that no one is safe from the eye of your lens no matter how hard they try to run and a 1.5-inch TFT LCD screen helps you frame the perfect shot without squinting through a viewfinder. Camera modes can be switched with the twist of a dial.

All this in a camera that slips effortlessly into your pocket? Well, that's a PocketCam.
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    Description

    (Not sure which digital camera to get? Check out our comparison guide.)

    The pocket. A triumph of form and function. And now, Firebox presents the perfect companion for that pinnacle of right-thinking design. The PocketCam. Conceived with the pocket firmly lodged in the minds of the designers, you'll find the new 3 Mega will slot neatly into just about any trouser receptacle with the minimum of fuss, leaving you free to go about your daily business without undue fretting about fitting the essentials in your pocket, like small change and lint, and still having room for your trusty digital camera.

    And, just to dispel any niggling doubts about its credentials as a workable digicam, the PocketCam 3 Mega wheels out a hefty 2-megapixel CMOS sensor, which, as we're becoming a little fond of saying, is software-boosted to 3-megapixels by the time you view it on your PC.

    Unlike other cams, though, the 3 Mega's pocketable dimensions don't mean you're restricted in the memory stakes. Rather than plumping for flash memory, which can't be upgraded, Aiptek has done us proud again by slapping a Compact Flash card slot in the PocketCam, thereby enabling expansion way above the 16MB that comes on the standard card (up to 256MB) and vastly increasing the number of shots you can store on the camera before splurging them onto your PC's hard drive. Click here to buy CompactFlash cards separately, or save money when you buy them with the PocketCam 3Mega itself!

    As we've come to expect from an Aiptek-branded snapper, you get a 320x240 video mode that records at 20fps and a natty tripod to keep things steady when your hands are anything but. A TV mode means you can view your finished movie masterwork on any PAL or NTSC telly (that's just about any TV ever made, by the way), or give the relatives a nauseating slideshow of your holiday still shots.

    An ample 4x digital zoom means that no one is safe from the eye of your lens no matter how hard they try to run and a 1.5-inch TFT LCD screen helps you frame the perfect shot without squinting through a viewfinder. Camera modes can be switched with the twist of a dial.

    All this in a camera that slips effortlessly into your pocket? Well, that's a PocketCam.

     

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    Features
    • 2.0-megapixel CMOS sensor
    • 3.0-megapixel output via software interpolation
    • Video mode: 320x240-pixels @ 20fps
    • TV-Out (supports NTSC/PAL)
    • Memory: Supplied 16MB Compact Flash card (expandable)
    • 1.5" colour TFT LCD
    • 4x digital zoom
    • Dimensions: 59 x 98 x 47mm
    • Weight: 100g

    Specifications

    Sensor Type 1600x1200 pixel CMOS
    LCD display 1.5" TFT Colour LCD
    Flash strobe/anti-red-eyes/auto/off
    Memory 128 Mbits (16MB) SDRAM (Expandable with Compact Flash)
    Digital Zoom 4X
    AVI Movie Format 320 x 240, 10 fps
    Live Video Frame Rate 320 x 240, 20 fps
    TV out Supports PAL/NTSC
    Microphone No
    Image Control Auto Exposure / Auto White-Balance
    Self Timer 10-second Self Timer
    Power Saving Auto power off if idle for over 3 minutes
    Battery 2 x AAA (alkaline)
    USB port Yes
    Dimensions 2.3" x 3.86" x 1.9" (59 x 98 x 47mm)

    Resolution Reference

    Resolution Pixels Still Picture
    High 2048 x 1536 15
    Fine 1600 x 1200 20
    Normal 1280 x 1024 30

    PLEASE NOTE: These figures are approximate guidelines for Fine Quality pictures with a 16MB CF card.


    Main Functions:
    • Digital Camera
      • High Resolution (2048 x 1536), JPEG Format
      • Normal Resolution (1600 x 1200), JPEG Format
    • Digital Camcorder
      • 320 x 240, 10fps
    • PC Camera
      • 320 x 240 / 20fps

    System Requirements

    • Windows 98SE/ME/2000/XP
    • PII 266Mhz (or equivalent) processor or higher
    • Direct X 8.0 or above
    • 32MB of RAM (64MB recommended)
    • Video Card with 4MB of RAM for minimum 24 bit (True Colour) display
    • 4X speed CD-ROM
    • An available USB port
    • Not Mac compatible, sorry

    Software bundle

    • PocketCam 3 Mega Manager
    • Cyberlink VideoLive Mail
    • Microsoft NetMeeting
    • Ulead Photo Explorer
    • Ulead Photo Express SE
    • Ulead Cool 360
    • Ulead Video Studio SE
    Technical Support: Please email support@aiptek.de or call 0870 080 1945

    Requires 2 x AAA batteries.

     

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