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Pretec DV-4200i

alaScore 70

12 reviews

Oct, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Pretec DV-4200i. 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 price. The design is also appreciated.

usability, design, price

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Pretec DV-4200i is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 70/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 user reviews of Pretec DV-4200i from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the price. The design also gets good comments.

usability, design, price

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This summary is based on the product: PreTec DV4200i MPEG-4 Camcorder with 2.1 Megapixel CCD, 1.8-inch Color LCD, 64MB SD, and AV input

Oct, 2015

Product Specifications

Weighing under 1 pound, Pretec's DV-4200i is a compact, tape-less digital camcorder that can also function as a digital still camera. The DV-4200i is the first and only product to reach 30frames-per-second real-time, using MPEG-4 encoding/decoding and AAC audio. With an A/V-in feature, users can transfer old videos from different media types to MPEG-4 files, stored on flash memory cards, that can later be transferred to other storage media. Pretec's DV-4200i is a convenient way of capturing today's and tomorrow's images as well as bringing old videos into the modern era.

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Run Time (Up To):60min

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:SD Memory Card


Manufacturer:Pretec Electronics
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Pretec

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.8
Min Focal Length:6mm

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.1Mpix
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical Viewfinder


Video Input

Digital Video Format:MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:2
Media Type:Flash card
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type:Optical