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Specification for Mustek DV3000

Main Features
Media Type Mini DV
Optical zoom 1
Digital Zoom 2
Main characteristics
Image Sensor Type: CMOS
Resolution: 2.1 Megapixel
Optical Zoom: Without Optical Zoom
Camera Type: Standard Point and Shoot
Lens
Interchangeable Lens: Not Interchangeable Lenses
Optical Zoom: Without Optical Zoom
35mm Zoom Lens: 50 mm
Digital Zoom: 2x
Focus Range: 27.56 in. to Infinity (w)
Focal Length: 10.84 mm
Image Quality
Camera Resolution: 2.1 Megapixel
Image Resolutions: 640 x 4802048 x 1536 (Interpolated)1600 x 1200
Video
Video Resolutions: 320 x 240 (QVGA)
Video Format: AVI
Exposure Control
Aperture Range: f2.8 (w)
Shutter Speed: 1/15 - 1/4000 sec
Storage
Memory Type: MMC CardSD Card
Compression Type: JPEG
Flash
Flash Type: No Flash
Viewfinder / Display
Viewfinder: Without Viewfinder
LCD Panel: With LCD Panel
LCD Panel Size: 1.5 in.
LCD Protected Position: Without LCD Protected Position
Interfaces
Interface Type: USB
Video Interface: Video Out
Power Supply
Battery Type: 2 x AA Batteries
Included Features
Self Timer: 10 Sec.
Mp3 Built In:
Built-in Microphone: With Built-in Microphone
Built-in Speaker: With Built-in Speaker
System Requirements
Operating System: Apple Mac OS 9Microsoft Windows 2000Microsoft Windows 98Microsoft Windows MEMicrosoft Windows XP
Other
Height: 6.8 cm
Width: 4 cm
Depth: 8.6 cm
Weight: 0.1 kg
Included Accessories: 2 x AA BatteriesSoftwareUSB CableVideo CableBag32 MB Memory CardStrap

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“If I had not thrown away all the packing material, I...”

Written on: 15/06/2003 by Gary. (1 review written)

If I had not thrown away all the packing material, I would have returned the camera. Lighting compensation is poor and you must be in a perfect light situation. I have seen better pictures from under 1 meg pixel than from this 3.1 meg camera. Save your money… Read Full Review

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“Although lightweight and easy to use, this camera does...”

Written on: 12/04/2003 by JDotson. (1 review written)

Although lightweight and easy to use, this camera does not produce high quality photos. The images lack color and definition. The camera can only be used in good light sources (bright lights outdoors or inside lighting produce worthless images; there is no flash). The slightest movement will blur the image. Poor lens quality and a fixed 10.8 f-stop prevent this camera from performing like a true 3.1 megapixel camera… Read Full Review

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90474_Den.'s Response to 88435_JDotson.'s Review

Written on: 20/04/2003

Thanks for tip it did sound too good to be true (a 3.1 camera for under $200). That's why I inquired.

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118818_The Wanderer.'s Response to 88435_JDotson.'s Review

Written on: 25/07/2003

I have a DV3000 and I think it's great. I have had no problems at all with bluring, it does really good little video's, and it will print A4 easily without losing quality. I would personally give it 9 out of 10. And it's really small so you can stick it in your pocket.

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105778_Matt.'s Response to 88435_JDotson.'s Review

Written on: 09/06/2003

I understand your comments, and maybe it does not act like a 3.1, but you must remember that it is 3.1 with software on pc, its only 2.something on the actual camera.
<br>no flash is a bit of a bummer, but its still an amazing piece of equipement, and so tiny!
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99092_Joey.'s Response to 88435_JDotson.'s Review

Written on: 18/05/2003

Thanks All, It did seem to good to be true. The TV sales people are saying that this camera has a 4X zoom and according to the Mustek website it only has a 2X zoom.

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“I purchased this Mustek DV3000 thinking I was buying a...”

Written on: 29/03/2003 by harold. (1 review written)

I purchased this Mustek DV3000 thinking I was buying a high quality camcorder.
My aiptek pocket dv does as good a job at 1/8th the price.
If there is 3.1 megapixal I would like to know where it is. I tried the camera in every mode possible and never came out with what I would call a decent picture or video.
Mustek should stick with scanners and get out of the camera business… Read Full Review

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Microbe.'s Response to harold.'s Review

Written on: 08/04/2003

Come on...what do you expect for the money? A top end video camera? The thing costs around $US100, while not a toy, it does a reasonable job.
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<br>If Harold feels ripped off, I am not sure what he was expecting to get for the price.

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Enzof2002's Response to harold.'s Review

Written on: 28/10/2003

What he says is rubbish. He's just trying to hate it on purpose.

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Xai0.'s Response to harold.'s Review

Written on: 30/06/2003

Harold, your obviously not the brightest chap if you think your buying a high quality digital camcorder for £109 quid or so and as far as saying you aiptek just does as good job at 1/8th the price <---i doubt it, ive seen the chepest aiptek digital camcorder for £40 and although the video quality is the same, the picture quality is substansualy lower at 1.3 mega pixels.....so harold stick not knowing anything and get out of cameras....

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107674_Steve.'s Response to harold.'s Review

Written on: 16/06/2003

Where could you purchase a high quality camcorder for approximately 18 BP Sterling? I have the DV 2000 and it takes great videos and still pictures. Your review is totally unrealistic and slanderous.

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Nitro.'s Response to harold.'s Review

Written on: 28/05/2003

hey.
<br>They're right.This camera costs $150.What do you expect to get for this money ?If you want professional pictures and videos - buy a professional camera.But it's not that cheap :)

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101628_Johnny.'s Response to harold.'s Review

Written on: 26/05/2003

Considering this Video Digital Camera won the
<br> DIMA 2003 Digital Camera Shoot-Out out of 71 other "higher class" cameras It must be a good digital/ videocamera, maybe you just got the bad apple of the batch?
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<br>-Johnny
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99464_Cl.'s Response to harold.'s Review

Written on: 19/05/2003

For the money it's a GREAT deal.. I've wanted to shoot digital movies from my cam for a long time, but could never afford it. This cam takes the videos (i've added a 256mb SD memory card which is nice) and the pictures that I want it to. If you are getting lousy images, perhaps you should buy a tripod and mount it on that. I have no problems getting nice pictures. The only drawback people should be aware of is the lack of a flash. You need a regularly lit environment to use this camera. Considering the price, that's a small tradeoff for what you get. If you want high end video features, etc., go spend 300 bones. If you want an incredibly handy and versatile dvcam at a great price, buy the dv3000.

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91227_Willy.'s Response to harold.'s Review

Written on: 22/04/2003

How much did Harold pay? if the same as me (£109) where can he buy the aiptek for £15? I am delighted with the little devil, it came with a 32 mb card a case, batteries and all the wires, the software works and the camera is perfectly acceptable at this price. It takes far better clips than either my macica or sony DSC-20.The fact that it has an LCD and playback etc. is remarkable, my only gripe is that the close focus is not the best at 0.7m

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