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Aiptek Action-HD GVS

alaTest has collected and analyzed 333 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the battery and image quality. The usability and portability also get good feedback. There are some negative opinions about the memory and viewfinder.

price, portability, usability, image quality, battery

reliability, features, viewfinder, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Aiptek Action-HD GVS is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Aiptek Action-HD GVS

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 309 user reviews of Aiptek Action-HD GVS from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

price, portability, usability, image quality, battery

reliability, features, memory

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Aiptek Action HD GVS

 

The Aiptek Action HD GVS offers a wide range of features for a compact camcorder small enough to fit in your pocket, purse or briefcase. We can recommend this product for people of all skill levels for its optical zoom and 1080p HD recording ability....

This mini camcorder's 3-inch LCD screen, 1080p HD video capability and image stabilizing technology are its best features

Image stabilization technology only works in 720p HD quality or lower, low-light recording is cumbersome and an SD card is not included with purchase

The Aiptek Action HD GVS has good basic features for amateur videographers on-the-go but its drawbacks bring it down relative to the competition.

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a first time buyer jackpot, anything more a letdown

 

You get what you pay for" If you keep this in mind when buying a camcorder like this, you won't be disappointed. I love the convenience of being able to carry this camera in my pocket without having to "gear up" for a soccer game, but If I am ......

Great entry level mini camcorder...Looks great, feels great in your hand, great size. You can flip from Photos to Video very easy. Besides a flash card, it comes ready to use out of the box. Software & Menu easy to use

Still deciding what looks best the 720-60 FPS or the 1080P at 30 FPS. My 7 year old Canon D-10 MDV has better clearity. Video looks great in viewfinder, not so great elsewhere. Buttons too stiff, causes the camera to shake

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Horrid Sound Quality

 

i bought this camcorder last year, because I wanted an HD capable digital camcorder as a replacement to an old heavy hi8 film camera. Being a college student, i was very pleased with the low price tag to get into 1080i quality filming, but it was my...

Lightweight, Hi-res video

Very soft video, stubborn autofocus, weak stabilizer, mic input doesnt actually accept input from mics, short unpredictable battery life, high pitch squeal at anything above voice level volume, especially anything outdoors with any sort of air movement

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Horrid Sound Quality

 

i bought this camcorder last year, because I wanted an HD capable digital camcorder as a replacement to an old heavy hi8 film camera. Being a college student, i was very pleased with the low price tag to get into 1080i quality filming, but it was my...

Lightweight, Hi-res video

Very soft video, stubborn autofocus, weak stabilizer, mic input doesnt actually accept input from mics, short unpredictable battery life, high pitch squeal at anything above voice level volume, especially anything outdoors with any sort of air movement

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a first time buyer jackpot, anything more a letdown

 

"You get what you pay for" If you keep this in mind when buying a camcorder like this, you won't be disappointed. I love the convenience of being able to carry this camera in my pocket without having to "gear up" for a soccer game, but If I am going to...

Great entry level mini camcorder...Looks great, feels great in your hand, great size. You can flip from Photos to Video very easy. Besides a flash card, it comes ready to use out of the box. Software & Menu easy to use

Still deciding what looks best the 720-60 FPS or the 1080P at 30 FPS. My 7 year old Canon D-10 MDV has better clearity. Video looks great in viewfinder, not so great elsewhere. Buttons too stiff, causes the camera to shake

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a first time buyer jackpot, anything more a letdown

 

You get what you pay for" If you keep this in mind when buying a camcorder like this, you won't be disappointed. I love the convenience of being able to carry this camera in my pocket without having to "gear up" for a soccer game, but

Great entry level mini camcorder...Looks great, feels great in your hand, great size. You can flip from Photos to Video very easy. Besides a flash card, it comes ready to use out of the box. Software & Menu easy to use

Still deciding what looks best the 720-60 FPS or the 1080P at 30 FPS. My 7 year old Canon D-10 MDV has better clearity. Video looks great in viewfinder, not so great elsewhere. Buttons too stiff, causes the camera to shake

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Loving this camera

 

This camera really is very impressive and has met my needs well. I wanted something just to film shows and friends and it does that exceedingly well. If you do your research, you'll find this is a great camera for the money.

High quality/frame rate ; Nice look ; Intuitive operation

Always seems to be a little zoomed in ; Night mode tends to make the picture grainy

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Stunning HD video quality!

 

Stunning close ups, video quality,and mic. Love the size of this camcorder has external mic jack! Easy to use GUI and came with alot of cables to connect to a hd tv to view videos

CAME WITH A DEAD BATTERY!!! That's the only con I have. I ordered 2 replacement batteries

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AIPTEK Action-HD GVS

 

I was verry impressed with this little Camcorders ability with its *Full HD resolution *5x optical zoom *5 Megapixel stills *Macro settings *image stabilization * user friendly GUI look at it this way,I went to my local best buy and ask for all the...

Amazing HD quality for both indoors and out (although proper lighting is required for best indoor results ) ; Fast Auto focus within 1-2 seconds and its clear ; Stunning Macro clarity for both pictures and video ; Clear/sharp Image stabilization no...

I found that after you zoom in past 3x the more and more the image stabilization gives way..so if distance shooting is your hobby a tri-pod is going to be your best friend ; Even tho the Auto focus is quick for focusing in on things..i noticed the zoom...

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The aiptek action HD is a mediocre camcorder ”

 

I bought the camera two years ago and have been using it since. Although the camera runs in 'smooth' HD, it is nothing special. There are still tons of pixels on the screen that you can see. For the price it's not bad though. There is also a external...

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Product Specifications

1080P high definition digital camcorder Superior gyroscopic stabilization Digital still camera 5x optical zoom with auto focus Swivel-reversible large 3" TFT color LCD display 0.4 inch macro mode Night shot External microphone outlet Convenient power charging HDTV component output Removable hard disk and SD/MMC card reader

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Aiptek NP-60

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating (270
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:AIPTEK
Model:Action-HD GVS
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Aiptek

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-3.7
Max Focal Length:34mm
Min Focal Length:6.8mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista
Vista Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:5Megapixel
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:5Mpix
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:4
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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