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Pretec DC-530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and design are overall positive. The color and portability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the responsiveness and memory. Reviews about the screen and image quality are mixed.

value for money, portability, color, design, size

memory, responsiveness

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Pretec DC-530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 74/100 = Good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 26 user reviews of Pretec DC-530 from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

portability, value for money, design, size, color

memory, responsiveness

69% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Pretec DC-530 0.3MP Digital Camera, PC Camera, MP3 Player, Voice Recorder


Product Specifications

Taking the Personal Digital Appliance concept to the next level, Pretec Electronics revolutionized the digital appliance with the introduction of a new breed of product that blurred the lines between digital imaging and digital multimedia equipment - a powerful four-in-one digital still camera/ digital video PC camera/MP3 music player/digital voice recorder combination called the DC-530. A unique product in terms of design and functionality, the DC-530 is a fully equipped 640X480 high resolution Digital Camera and USB PC camera with an integrated, easy-to-use MP3 player and voice recorder. With the click of a button, now virtually anyone can use this simple-to-operate device to easily experience both quality audio and video for a true multimedia adventure, whether at work, home, or on the go. With just two AA batteries, a large number of both still and motion images can be captured, or hours of MP3 music can be played and voice being digitally recorded. DC530 is an excellent personal multimedia companion for almost any family and anyone who requires both portability and imaging functionality such as real estate and insurance agents, landscape architects, journalists, location scouts, and interior designers. This robust model is an extension of Pretec's DC-1500, DC-800, DC-600, and DC-520 series of traditional Digital Cameras currently available. The latest Pretec DC-530 features an optical resolution at 640X480 pixels and 2 MB of Flash Memory. The Pretec DC-530 is packed with features you have always wanted in a digital camera. The Pretec DC-530 lets you take snapshots in an instant and show them off to everyone. You can download the pictures through its USB port for high speed image transfer. With two Alkaline batteries, you can take up to 200 images. And DC530 can also be connected to TV in NTSC or PAL system.


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

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:CompactFlash

Dimensions & Weight


Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:2MB


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

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/2.0
Min Focal Length:7.2mm

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Resolution:0.3Megapixel

Optical Viewfinder


Video Input

Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical