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Mustek DV-5500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 83 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and usability. The image quality and portability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the features.

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


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Mustek DV-5500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 75/100 = Good quality.

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Exellent Buy


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lost of user manual


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Great DV minicam


I started using this camera on Christmas day. Installed a 1GB SD right off, and saw I had over 5.5 hours of video capacity at mid-level quality. The camera has been a joy to use, uploads to my computer are a snap. Battery life has been surprisingly goo

The only complaint I have is the direction control button on the back is a bit touchy when navigating through the menus and selecting options


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Mustek DV 5500


It iss samaller than you think. The pictures are clear and it has a flash. This camera is for the kinda person who likes to have a reliable gadget with them. This wont replace your $1000 cameras but it will give you decent pictures and videos as well as t

The directional buttons are flimsy. The digital zoom pixelates the pics

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Incredible, never seizes to amaze!


I owned a Panasonic D-snap corder. Indeed, its smaller and lighter, but have you ever thought of battery life? The dv5500 boasts a battery life that far exceeds the few hours that are stated on the official spec sheet. This is totally contrary to the expe

Mustek should lower the price for the USB docking hub accessory, its a tad to pricey

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Mustek DV 5500 (camcorder, flash card)


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Amazon review summary for Mustek DV-5500


alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Mustek DV-5500 from The average user rating for this product is 2.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on

value for money, battery, design, image quality, build quality

resolution, features

35% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Mustek DV5500 MPEG-4 7-in-1 Multifunctional Digital Camcorder w/2.5-inch LCD and 4x Digital Zoom

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DV 5500 Digital Camcorder Review


People either love or hate Mustek products and this camcorder makes me love Mustek even more. I know they have some quality issues with their products but I love this thing. It's so small and compact and it's quality is AWESOME for the price. One thing...

Great camcorder for the money! Very slim & small. Solid build and the quality exceeded my expectations.

Buttons and switches seem low grade but what do you expect for that price. User interface could use an upgrade, menu graphics look like Windows 95 style.

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Excellent Camcorder!


The Mustek DV5500 is an excellent digital video camcorder.It is very easy to use, and its very lightweight,it also has a very crisp and clear 2.5" TFT LCD Swivel display screen, which is an excellent feature.You can create different fader effects when ...

Small,Easy to use, lightweight,good quality,nice screen,many features,Excellent design

Zooming is a little jumpy

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Great Average Performer


It is a multi-function gadget, does what it is supposed to do, but does not excel at everything. I have been using it heavily for a month now. It has an excellent LCD display and a macro function, which I needed. It would be a bonus if one could ...

Great multi-function gadget, and a good (not brilliant) all round performance

Interface is not customisable, via firmware etc. The multi-function button was devised by a sadist

Product Specifications

Mustek brand has been globally well known for its excellent quality, professional support, and extensive service. Mustek has been recognized by many international magazines and professional organizations for its excellent innovative technology, production capability, and product quality. PRODUCT FEATURES: Instant Link to TV or PC; Remote Control Operation (TV); One-touch Print & E-mail Buttons (PC); One -touch Buttons for Mass Storage, PC Cam, E-mail & Print Operations; Recharging Function.

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.4cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:MultiMediaCard
Storage Capacity:32MB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Mustek/Mustek DV

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5
Min Focal Length:6.7mm


CE Product Type:Digital camcorder docking station

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:3.1Mpix
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:4
Media Type:Flash card
Special Effects:Negative / Pastel / Sepia / Sketch / Solarization
Still Image Format:JPEG