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Aiptek Pocket DV 4100

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and usability. The portability and value for money also get good reviews, but the battery and color get negative opinions.

value for money, portability, usability, reliability

memory, features, color, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Aiptek Pocket DV 4100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 19 user reviews of Aiptek Pocket DV 4100 from The average user rating for this product is 2.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on

portability, value for money, usability, reliability

features, memory

53% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Aiptek DV4100M 4.1MP MPEG4 Pocket Digital Camcorder

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The Best Gifts yet


I purchased 2 of these as gifts for my grandchildren. They are great and I would highly recommend it. Easy operations.

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Pretty Good Camera


This is a pretty good camera it is good for its price. This camera is good for outside filming but in regular lit rooms it doesnt do so good. But overall this is a good camera and i use it for most of my youtube videos.


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This thing is a peice of junk. You can tell by the photo. If that thing is cheap i don't EVER want to buy it again because that means it's [...]! Take the advice from me cuz i took it on vaca with me and in less than 1 hour the battery died and i only...

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We have beat the junk out of this little thing and it still works great. It is nothing fancy, but for the price, it is worth it. You can give it to your kids to play with and it will not break. Picture is fine and you can take it with you anywhere.

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dont buy or die


this camera is so junked up when i put the sd card in it says there is no card in it i got mine for my birthday i dropped it and it broke this camera is not worth a penny just go to [..] and buy a cheaper camera i got one from [..] it was cheaper like...

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I bought this camcorder and it worked amazingly well for the price! It is light weight and great for people of all ages. I bought one for me, my son, and my father.And they all loved them.What i'm trying to say here is that if you need a new camcorder...

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Great for kids


It may be little but it has withstood a teenager. I bought two last Christmas and they have been used and abused with excellent results. This Christmas I am looking to buy two more.

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Oh the Regrets, Oh the Regrets!!!!


Aiptek doesn't tell you that while their camera may be cheap, the cost of the battery is outrageous in light of the fact that it only lasts 6 weeks even with low usage. They claim the battery will last so long if you only take a certain amount of...

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I bought this camera about 4 years ago over the TV and I thought, 'Great, a cheap camera, and its light weight'. Well, once I bought it I realized how Cheap it really was; The Stand broke within a week and I went through about 10 batteries in 2 hours....

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Not a good buy at all


This camera, be aware DOES'T HAVE FLASH so indoor pictures are out of the question. Spending quilaty time outside at night with the family? this camera will NOT capture those memories! It has awful lighting even without flash its pathetic. One feature...


Product Specifications

Inspired by the grace of a ski jumper in full soar or an Olympic swimmer poised ready to burst into action, the designers shaped the PocketDV 4100 as a tribute to the beauty of motion. You will feel the dynamic energy conveyed by this concept and, through the lens of PocketDV 4100, discover and share the unique emotions of people and experiences they encounter in life. AIPTEK PocketDV 4100 is a multi-functional DV camera designed for capturing precious moments in everyday. Equipped with 3 mega-pixel CMOS image sensor, 4X digital zoom, built-in flashlight, and microphone, the PocketDV 4100 features a 3-in-1 solution including recording of MPEG-4 movies in DVD-like quality, 4 mega-pixel still photos, and voice message recording.

Audio Input


Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash/None

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash / Microdrive

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.5in/1.8in
Diagonal Size (metric):3.8cm/4.6cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:16MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Aiptek Pocket DV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.0

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2Mpix
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Resolution:3Megapixel

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:4
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder/Digital camera


Viewfinder Type: None