The Umax Astracam is still head and shoulders above the PenCam in image quality; its lens is much better, and so’s its image sensor. If you’re happy with the quality of the PenCam images and like its ultra-small form factor, you’ll enjoy it. Pressing the mode button until “St” appears in the LCD then pressing the shutter button will start a 10 second self-timer. The Astracam can’t take seven pictures a second, but it can store 46 by shots in its built in memory, and its low light performance is excellent. The albums are just ordinary directories, not some fancy proprietary thing.
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The software bundle’s good, the user interface is simple, and it really is not much bigger than a couple of pens, side by side.
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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, bga the PenCam time to grab only one continuous-mode frame.
Comments to this Manuals Your Name. If you develop an enthusiasm for changing the PenCam’s fga, a couple of pen-dots on the focus ring to indicate what scallop should be uppermost for what setting could be an idea.
Image Processing C o m p a n y Image processing: Here’s my review of Aiptek’s earlier super-cheap digicams. The Aiptek’s lens is a basic webcam unit, down to the rotating focus ring. Save on Digital Cameras Trending price is based on prices over last 90 days. This is resolutions from VGA to SQCIF, stacked on top of each other the larger image you get by clicking this picture above is still scaled down somewhat, for file size reasons.
Ulead Photo Express SE – Aiptek contracts with various companies to bundle this software with our cameras. You have to forget about expandable memory.
Page of cmaera Go. USB cable, camera stand. The two full-frame images are the by and by shots. This goes for the 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 beep that tells you to try again, this time with a lamp pointed your way.
Computational photography remakes phone photos, while Canon and Nikon embrace the camera design of the future. Previous models Here’s my review of Aiptek’s earlier super-cheap digicams.
The preview panel in the driver software’s too small to see anything but a gross focus problem, so you have to shoot a by image and then look at it, then tweak the lens, then look again Or you could just leave it on its default middle setting. Editing Photos C o m p a n y Editing Photos: So it should work fine with Microsoft NetMeeting and pretty much any other Windows video package you care to name.
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You only get one to two weeks of untethered battery life out of a pair of alkalines. How to scan and archive your aoptec printed photos How to scan and archive your old printed photos by Sharon Profis. The camera has two switches on it. Which may be handy if you want less resolution and more zoom, but is otherwise of little use.
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And a rather bizarre four-by-four-pixel mode that seems to just be there to point out to the user that you can set your own arbitrary resolutions – if you want 64 by 48 for some reason, go ahead and type the numbers into the boxes and that’s what you’ll get.
It’s got a decent amount of storage, reasonable image quality, and you can work around its low light cutoff problem, which might otherwise sink it. Want to take better photos and videos?