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HP V5040u

HP V5040u
alaScore 80

18 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews from magazines and websites. Comments about the battery and design are on the whole positive. The value for money and usability are also appreciated, but there are some mixed reviews about the size. Many are negative about the image quality.

portability, usability, price, design, battery

image quality

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the HP V5040u is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 18 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for HP V5040u

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 user reviews of HP V5040u from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

portability, usability, design, resolution, size

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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No Big Surprises

 

You get what you pay for. If you plan on making this the only digital video recorder you own, look elsewhere. If you want this for all around, carry on cam, this is a good option. The image stabilization does not work in certain recording modes...

Cheap, compact HD pocket cam, acceptable quality for the price, motion activated recording, image stabilization (although a crippled one), rotating screen

Poor navigation and controls, relatively high noise for still pictures, no recessed lens, narrow field of view, terrible handling, awfully inadequate user manual

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Average

 

I bought the blue version of this recorder. Same model but different color. The 1080p format is 4:3 mode only. I've never seen a 1080p HDTV that was 4:3. So why have this option? The biggest 16:9 format on this camera is 720p. You can't use the...

Small lightweight. Comes with its own case. 16GB sdhc card gives around 4.5 hours in 1080p and 8.9 hours in 720p. Make sure you get a class 6 or class 10 card so it can keep up with the data writing. On the 12MP camera setting you can take up to 3656...

THIS NEEDS A FIRMWARE UPDATE TO FIX EVERYTHING THAT IS WRONG WITH IT! Too bad HP doesn't support this anymore ; Taking pictures, they come out very grainy. My 5 year old 4MP camera takes better pictures than this 12MP camera does. The close up button...

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Good for Price per size

 

All in all for the price per it's size is not to bad. I read a lot of reviews to find a camera this size and price. I think the reviews were overboard on how well this camera is. I would still recommend it for outdoor activity's and as long as there's...

Small,thin, comes with a case and cables including HDMI. Easy to use. On board light when needed. Battery has a great charge time. This is a 5mp camera not 12mp like the other review stated. The picture quality is good considering this is a pocket...

The camera lens can get dirty quick since it's out and has no cover what so ever. Low light video is absolute garbage. Zoom is garbage. No stabilizer in high def mode and even on low res stabilizer is not very good

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Average

 

I bought the blue version of this camera. Same model number but it's blue instead of black. The 1080p format is 4:3 mode only. I've never seen a 1080p HDTV that was 4:3. So why have this option? The biggest 16:9 format on this camera is 720p. You...

Small lightweight. Comes with its own case. 16GB sdhc card gives around 4.5 hours in 1080p and 8.9 hours in 720p. Make sure you get a class 6 or class 10 card so it can keep up with the data writing. On the 12MP camera setting you can take up to 3656...

Taking pictures, they come out very grainy. My 5 year old 4MP camera takes better pictures than this 12MP camera does. The close up button is hard to switch over so make sure you do it before taking videos. Digital zoom is useless. If you zoom in, the...

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Average

 

The 1080p format is 4:3 mode only. I've never seen a 1080p HDTV that was 4:3. So why have this option? The biggest 16:9 format on this camera is 720p. You can't use the stability control in 1080p mode. It only works in 720p or lower. And even with it...

Small lightweight. Comes with its own case. 16GB sdhc card gives around 4.5 hours in 1080p and 8.9 hours in 720p. Make sure you get a class 6 or class 10 card so it can keep up with the data writing. On the 12MP camera setting you can take up to 3656...

Taking pictures, they come out very grainy. My 5 year old 4MP camera takes better pictures than this 12MP camera does. The close up button is hard to switch over so make sure you do it before taking videos. Digital zoom is useless. If you zoom in, the...

Product Specifications

This slim and sleek digital camcorder combines performance and portability. Carry this compact and lightweight digital camcorder with you everywhere you go. Capture that special moment in high definition. With the HDMI interface, you can easily transmit digital videos to your HD TV to share instantly with friends and family. Just record, connect the camcorder to your TV using the included HDMI cable, and enjoy the vivid colors from the videos instantly on your high definition TV. It's that simple!

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:2.4in
Height:4in
Weight:4.1oz
Width:0.8in

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:Integrated
Storage Capacity:128MB

Header

Manufacturer:Hewlett-Packard
Model:V5040u
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:HP

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.2
Min Focal Length:7.2mm
Type:Lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Optical Sensor

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

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:4
ISO (Max):1600
Light Sensitivity:ISO 800 / ISO 1600 / ISO auto
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Negative / Black & White / Classic
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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