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Oregon Scientific DS 6688

alaTest has collected and analyzed 71 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the size and portability are on the whole positive. The value for money and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the low light performance and battery.

usability, design, value for money, portability, size

image quality, color, flash, battery, low-light

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Oregon Scientific DS 6688 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 71 reviews)

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Amazon review summary for Oregon Scientific DS 6688


alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 user reviews of Oregon Scientific DS 6688 from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

design, portability, value for money, usability, build quality

image quality, flash, color, battery, low-light

43% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Oregon Scientific DS6688-S 3MP ThinCam Digital Camera (Silver)Oregon Scientific DS6688-O 3MP ThinCam Digital Camera (Orange)Oregon Scientific DS6688-S 3MP ThinCam Digital Camera (Silver)

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Where'd they get this awful CCD


Easy to use menus.

Lacking in color and brightness reproduction - easy to white wash or black out.

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Where'd they get this awful CCD?


I didn't actually pay anything for this camera, so I'm not suffering from buyer's remorse. It was an award from my wife's home business. I do enjoy taking pictures, but I'm not even close to being a professional photographer. Picture ...

Easy to use menus

Lacking in color and brightness reproduction - easy to white wash or black out


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And it's Blue!


This camera is a good buy for it's current price (one hundred $$). It is easy to carry around and most definitely a beautiful camera.This is a very good camera for a beginner, but not very high quality.

Good outdoor photography, easy to use

the flash makes everyone extremely pale

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No Flash


Slim and trendy.

No flash.

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Worth it?


I decided to get this camera because I wanted a little something to take some fun shots with around campus. When I opened the box, the camera actually looks and feels solid. It's got one of the best looking designs out there but thats where all of the ...

Colors, Size, Overall Design (look)

VERY Poor button layout (cheap), blurry pictures, battery life

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Cheap price. Cheap Quality.


Cheap. Design.

Battery Life. Unreliable. bad screen. mediocre picture quality. flash too bright.

Product Specifications

The DS6688 has an optical viewfinder for greater clarity of use, 1.5" (3.5cm) TFT color preview screen, a "non-limited", Audio-Video Interleave (AVI) movie function with 2x digital zoom, and - as you'd expect from a digital camera made by a company with Oregon Scientific's technological expertise - autofocus, automatic exposure and white balance, flash that can is user selectable on/off or can be set to fire automatically whenever light conditions dictate. Photo quality is user-selectable (fine, normal or basic), and the 16Mb internal memory can be enhanced with the addition of an SD or MM card. Not only that, but it's also possible to copy pictures across from one memory to the other. The DS6688 comes with its own docking station and is compatible with all up-to-date operating systems.


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

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:Compact
Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / SD Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:1.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):3.8cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Manufacturer:Oregon Scientific
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Oregon Scientific DS/Oregon Scientific ThinCam

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.0
Min Focal Length:8.34mm



Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:1/2"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):12.7 mm ( 1/2 ) / 12.7 mm ( 1/2" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Resolution:3Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:AVI
Digital Zoom:2
ISO (Max):200
Light Sensitivity:ISO 100 / ISO 200 / ISO 50 / ISO auto
Shooting Modes:Frame movie mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical