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Aiptek GO-HD High Definition 720p Camcorder

alaTest has collected and analyzed 150 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and image quality. The usability and portability are also mentioned favorably, but reviews are divided on the battery. Some have doubts about the features.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Aiptek GO-HD High Definition 720p Camcorder is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 150 reviews)

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A big surprise in a small package

 

I actually bought one of these that someone else returned. The sales people at one of the box stores told me to transfer video to my computer I was going to have to buy $40 cables if I wanted the cameras that cost hundreds of dollars. This little thing...

Small, easy to use, good quality images, recharges on usb

quick time means playback is limited

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I Like It!

 

When considering this camera I feel you need to consider the value of the camera. For about $200 you get a very easy to carry camera that takes good video and photos. It can easily be placed in your pocket. It takes some time to get used to the...

Good Video and Photos

Takes Time to Learn; Hard to Keep Steady

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A big surprise in a small package

 

I actually bought one of these that someone else returned. The sales people at one of the box stores told me to transfer video to my computer I was going to have to buy $40 cables if I wanted the cameras that cost hundreds of dollars. This little thing...

Small, easy to use, good quality images, recharges on usb

quick time means playback is limited

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Just ok...approaches but does not achieve mediocrity.

 

This product is little more than a toy...bought it and returned it after one day of use.

Small, convenient, marginally decent vid quality

Horrible (unacceptable) sound quality

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Poor! Solid State recording and still a noisy buzz?

 

This camera is terrible. It is so bad that I think the one I received may be defective. I hope that's the case for Aiptek's sake. I ordered mine from JCPenny. First negative indicator was that the clam shell packaging had already been opened and taped...

Small and very portable. High Def

Atrocious sound quality. Night Shot mode for photos has no effect — I see no difference from regular mode. Video must be shot in bright sunlight to look decent

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Poor! Solid State recording and still a noisy buzz?

 

This camera is terrible. It is so bad that I think the one I received may be defective. I hope that's the case for Aiptek's sake. I ordered mine from JCPenny. First negative indicator was that the clam shell packaging had already been opened and taped...

Small and very portable. High Def

Atrocious sound quality. Night Shot mode for photos has no effect — I see no difference from regular mode. Video must be shot in bright sunlight to look decent

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Great Idea Poor Execution

 

I tried to get away with an inexpensive hd cam. it didnt work out so well. the cam. freezes and wont playback video

Small size ,Sd card option

Broke in 20 days !! terrible sound

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I love my GO-HD

 

I would like to share to others who bought this camcorder and are having problems with video editing from .mov files to other files like .avi, .wmv, etc. Not to worry, I finally found the answer to that after countless days of frustration, all you have...

Compact, portable, easy to use, uses rechargable NP-60 lithium ion battery

It would be nice to have a 10X zoom and image stabilizer

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Cheap - video not bad - audio no good

 

cheap hd video with OK video quality

Audio is terrible

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Amazon review summary for Aiptek GO-HD High Definition 720p Camcorder

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 124 user reviews of Aiptek GO-HD High Definition 720p Camcorder from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, image quality, portability, build quality

battery, features

78% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Aiptek GO-HD High Definition 720p Camcorder with 3x Optical Zoom

Product Specifications

Aiptek has pushed the envelope yet again, bringing a true HD 720P camcorder into the spotlight with the GO-HD! This marks another major milestone for Aiptek and provides another exciting, groundbreaking value to the market. GO-HD captures true-to-life, vibrant colors and astonishing High Definition images like you've never seen, right in the palm of your hand. The GO-HD comprises 720P (1280x720 resolution / 16:9 aspect ratio) at 30 frames per second using advanced H.264 technology. And with a 3x Optical Zoom with Auto-Focus you're sure to capture the finest quality and detail in every moment. The GO-HD also functions as a 5 Mega Pixel digital camera with a CMOS sensor and Auto-Focus, giving you even more quality choices on how you want to capture the moment. Replaying your images is a snap as the GO-HD offers virtually unlimited choices and compatibility. You can choose to view your HD images instantly by playing them back on the GO-HD's 270-degree swivel-reversible 2.4" TFT color LCD display or connect the GO-HD directly to your HDTV, HD Monitor, Standard TV or PC. Once in a lifetime moments, family events, outings, or just goofing around can now be captured, replayed and relived in a whole new way. AIPTEK's GO-HD is High Definition at an affordable price. And now Aiptek makes your life in HD possible.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:720p

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

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

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.1cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

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

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.6-6.7
Max Focal Length:21.5mm
Min Focal Length:7.5mm
Optical Zoom:3
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Microsoft Certification:Certified for Windows Vista

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:5Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:0.9Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:5Mpix
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC / PAL
Digital Video Format:H.264
Media Type:Flash card
Special Effects:Black & White / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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