Tested my new Digital box
by cryptkeeper - 8/12/05 1:32 PM
In Reply to: manual and review by photochica
Thanks for posting the info for the user manual it came in handy when i recieved my new Digital box, i guess the missing pages on the user manual is a common thing.
Well so far i am impressed with this toy, i have taken pictures in all resolutions and the quality is good although the auto flash is a bit hit or miss and i found it easier to switch it on manually, the pictures are not so good im poor light but still good enough for us amatures who just point and click, The zoom is good and is also usefull for video recording.
The video recording is not bad, in VGA mode the quality is good but can be a little bit jumpy, in VGA mode i recorded 1 min of action which used just over 16mb of space and in the lower res mode 1 min = 4mb.
I also recorded 1 min of a dvd which also used 16mb of space but i was very impressed with the quality, it was very clear and my son now watches bob the builder on it during long trips in the car which keeps him quiet ( THANK YOU ).
The mp3 player is basic and the sound quality was a bit poor but i changed the ear phones from the ones supplied and the quality is much better and i can now use all the four graphic functions and it no longer sounds thin.
The audio recording on video and memo is good and makes a big differance to my home movies but the built in speaker is a bit on the poor side and is only really usefull while playing back your video clips in a quiet enviroment, totally useless for mp3.
The Large screen is very good and gives a great view when taking pictures and makes the games worth playing, I now have a hand held video player for the kids to watch during long trips.( 10 out of 10 )
The case is very well designed and is a bit bigger than a cigarette packet and I found the controls easy to use, im disapointed that there is no protection for the lense as i tend to place it face down straight onto the lense.
The games are good and the other nik naks i guess will be usefull to differant people.
The software is good and usefull but is a little out dated, the accessories are good (Carry Case)(Charger)(all the leeds to connect to a pc and tv/dvd/satalite)but remember your dvd/satalite needs the correct connections to connect to the camera ie Two audio (white and red) jacks and one video jack (yellow)
In general i like this toy, there are plenty of features the only draw back is that the features are limited and i guess it was a trade off = more features or more function, Hey to be hounest i never used half the features on my last camera which cost a fortune and i could'nt play games on it or listen to music lol
Please remember this is only my impression of this gadget and i am in no way trying to influence any one, but for the price i paid for it on ebay you can't really loose.
I have now just ordered 2 extra battery's and three 1GB SD cards and as soon as i can find one i will buy a power supply 5v/2amps ( Any ideas ), this lot will cost more than the camera but im planning to use this allot.
SCORES OUT OF 10
CAMERA = 7
GAMES = 7
VIDEO = 6
RECORD FROM DVD = 9
PLAY BACK RECORDINGS = 8
MP3 PLAYER (SUPPLIED EAR PHONES) = 4
MP3 WITH BETTER EAR PHONES = 6
AS RECIEVED WITH 128MB MEMORY AND SUPPLIED EAR PHONES I WOULD GIVE THIS GADGET 7 OUT OF 10
WITH A 1GB SD CARD AND NEW EAR PHONES I GIVE IT 8 OUT OF 10 - AND IT HAS SAVED ME BUYING A CAR DVD PLAYER
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