The Aiptek’s low light performance is I’m not sure whether Aiptek intend you to be able to manually focus this camera. This item doesn’t belong on this page. Since Continuous is always the first mode you get when you press the mode button, you can take one picture any time by pressing the mode button once and then tapping the shutter button, giving the PenCam time to grab only one continuous-mode frame. When the USB connector is unplugged the camera will switch off. The image is as good as the high res mode as far as colour and distortion go, but every high-contrast edge is stair-stepped very noticeably. The camera starts up in by high res mode “Hr” on the little display , and pressing the mode switch next to the viewfinder cycles through the rest of the modes.

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The Aiptek’s lens is a basic webcam unit, down to the rotating focus ring.

Press the “Link” button to link up the camera and upload photo icons. This goes for vha self-timer mode as well, by the way – you can activate that mode and set yourself up to be photographed, and then just hear the low siptec that tells you to try again, this time with a lamp pointed your way.

An outdoor scene, photographed with my Olympus. Here’s the test scene, photographed with my trusty Olympus CL.


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The PenCam’s attempt at the scene. Optical Sensor Sensor Resolution. We delete comments that violate our policywhich we encourage you to read. Show More Show Less. The camera will issue a short beep every second and then a longer beep.

Here’s a by PenCam shot of the same scene click to see the original. You can use them plugged into the computer as a normal webcam, or you can unplug and take as many pictures as the memory can handle. Digital photography begins its next chapter with radical changes Computational photography remakes phone photos, aipec Canon and Nikon embrace the camera design of the future. There’s some basic image processing built into the Manager, and it also works as a TWAIN driver, allowing you to import aiptecc directly into all sorts of applications.

Even daytime indoor shots commonly can’t be taken. The BMPs are kilobytes in size for by and Kb for by The Astracam’s an excellent piece of gear I review it herebut the new PenCam’s considerably smaller, and cheaper. I’m not sure whether Aiptek intend you to be able to manually focus this camera.

The main application’s the PenCam Manager package, which is what you use to transfer images from the camera and control it in tethered mode. Page 22 End-Usershall immediately and irrevocably void the Limited Warranty. Which, as I’ve said before in reviews of cheap cameras, is not competing at all with things it’s ten times more expensive than. Canon EOS 80D Additional Features Self-Timer Delay.


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Best Selling in Digital Cameras See all. That makes it no worse than any other fixed-focus webcam. Gadgets by Gordon Gottsegen Nov 19, You can transfer 26 high res pictures from the camera in about 17 seconds, which is what you’d expect for USB transfer of 8Mb of data.

The framing’s off because I didn’t compensate adequately for the offset camerw – there’s no framing guide at all in the viewfinder, but it’s very bright and clear, at least.

You’ll note that the top image and the third one down both have the same framing, and all the others are just chunks out of one of the ones above them. Mobile by Stephen Shankland 10 days ago.

One of the top names in phone camera lenses now has options for those who shoot a little or a lot. You can’t possibly include an on-camera image display. They’re transferred as ordinary separate frames. Sony Alpha mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera almost has it all Sony Alpha mirrorless interchangeable-lens camera almost has it all by Lori Grunin.

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