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Aiptek MZ-DV

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 reviews of Aiptek MZ-DV. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the zoom and design. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability and durability, while many are less positive about the battery and image quality.

usability, price, portability, design, zoom

size, image quality, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Aiptek MZ-DV is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Aiptek MZ-DV

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 37 user reviews of Aiptek MZ-DV 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. Views about the durability and design are generally positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but many are negative about the image quality and size. There are some mixed opinions about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, design, durability

size, image quality

70% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Aiptek MZ-DV-MPEG4 Camcorder with 3x Optical ZoomAiptek MZ-DV-MPEG4 Camcorder with 3x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2016

Consumer review by: Bernie (newegg.com)

Good Little HD Camera

 

Being a HD newb when I bought the camera it took me three months to figure out why the audio track would not play on my PS3. It turned out the bit rate was too low, a problem that can be remedied easily during post-processing. Now that I've figured it...

I've had my HD-DV (which is the same camera @ 720p) for nine months and really like it. I use it regularly on a tripod to record my kids' basketball games. People always remark about the clarity and good color. I took this camera with me on a...

The audio is recorded at a very poor 32 kbps. In fact my PS3 won't play the audio until I re-encode it at 96 kbps. Re-encoding the audio is not difficult and is possible with freely available softeware (YAMB & MEGUI.) ; Battery life is about 45 minutes...

Jan, 2009

Consumer review by: kenkobra (newegg.com)

AIPTEX MZDV

 

The product arrived in two days

This is one piece of junk camera and not even worth the price let along $10.00. When recording, the picture will jerk and smear across the screen if there is ANY movement. This is totally useless if you plan on using it on anything what will be moving...

Jul, 2008

Consumer review by: emartin226 (shopping.com)

Do Not Buy

 

I would not recommend this camera to anyone. The battery life is just plainly awful. I thought i was going to get a good deal on it but it was the worst purchase I have ever chosen. The audio is awful and the picture quality is awful too. So spend the...

Lightweight

Bad in Low Light, Weak Zoom, Lacks features

Dec, 2009

Consumer review by: jawkin (shopping.com)

great camera

 

this camera is really great for my life because i can carry it around in my pocket and i love that! the video quality is very good as well; not as good as a 1000 dollar camera, but definitely great for personal use!

Compact, Lightweight, Easy to Use

Weak Zoom

Nov, 2009

Consumer review by: davideo7 (epinions.com)

Excellent Pictures, Decent Media Player, Poor Recorder

 

I bought this because I wanted all the features that it claimed to have. It did in fact have all the features that it promised, but that doesn’t earn it a 5 star… Here’s a break down of the things it has, and what I think about each ...

Awsome Pictures (8MP, Macro lens, 3x optical zoom)-Great Media Player & MP3 player

Poor Video Camera-Poor Movie Recorder

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: davideo7 (epinions.com)

Excellent Pictures, Decent Media Player, Poor Recorder

 

Awsome Pictures (8MP, Macro lens, 3x optical zoom)-Great Media Player & MP3 player

Poor Video Camera-Poor Movie Recorder

Apr, 2007

Consumer review by: davideo7 (shopping.com)

Excellent Pictures, Decent Media Player, Poor Recorder

 

I bought this because I wanted all the features that it claimed to have. It did in fact have all the features that it promised, but that doesn't earn it a 5 star…

Awsome Pictures (8MP, Macro lens, 3x optical zoom) -Great Media Player & MP3 player

Poor Video Camera -Poor Movie Recorder

Apr, 2007

Product Specifications

AIPTEK has been at the leading edge of the advanced information products market since its establishment. AIPTEK's R&D engineering team has the needed creativity and experience in key technologies to completely re-integrate communications, imaging and Internet technologies to create a ceaseless stream of high-quality, market-driven products. PRODUCT FEATURES: Personal Media Player & Recorder; Up to 8 Mega Pixel Digital Camera; Record 720 x 480 MPEG-4 Video; 3x Optical Zoom + 8x Digital Zoom; Stereo MP3 Player; 2.4" Swivel-Reversible LCD; Digital Video Stabilization; Flash Strobe; Night Shot; Recharge Li-Ion Battery; Easy Charging via AC or USB; TV/VCR Output.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.8in
Height:4.4in
Width:1.3in

Display (Projector)

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated

Header

Manufacturer:AIPTEK
Model:MZ-DV
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:0.35Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:5Mpix
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:8
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Black & White
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder