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Argus DCM-099

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the image quality and performance. The portability and value for money also get good opinions, but the features and screen get negative comments.

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

viewfinder, screen, features

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Argus DCM-099 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

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Amazon review summary for Argus DCM-099


alaTest has collected and analyzed 58 user reviews of Argus DCM-099 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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

74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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nothing but a toy for kids


Dont even both, spend ten more and get something actually worth it.

It was cheap, and its compact

no flash, does not say what the megapixel rating is (has to be less than 1.0). Even at the highest detail the pictures are horrible, hard to get your subject inside the shot as the viewfinder is junk as well. My camera phone takes better pictures. The...


Product Specifications

Argus produced many different camera models over the years and also expanded into movie cameras, movie projectors and 35mm slide projectors. During World War II and the Korean War, Argus was also a leading supplier of military cameras, binoculars, periscopes and gun sights. Today, Argus continues its long tradition in the industry by offering a wide range of quality photographic products. PRODUCT FEATURES: Stores up to 100 images; Pre-loaded on Clip Strips; Small Form Factor Packaging; USB Download.

Audio Input

Type: None


Battery Form Factor:Standard form factor
Supported Battery Form Factor:AAA

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact


Manufacturer:Argus Camera
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Argus

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.6
Min Focal Length:5.4mm



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Resolution:0.3Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder


Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical