Please enter a valid ZIP Code. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab. Add to watch list Remove from watch list. Turn on the big lights, and the graininess once again goes away The DualPix looks more like a normal camera than the Aiptek offerings, and it works more like one too.

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All PenCams use this sort of display and the same basic two button interface – the mode button and the shutter button are all you get, but they work OK.

Skip to main content. This is another exposure-test scene, and it’s also got a ton of detail which can show up overenthusiastic compression algorithms. Evidence for this assertion can be found at Google hit number 1 for “pencam” at the moment, Dave Faris’ pencam.

Refer to eBay Return policy for more details. If your camera doesn’t have zoom and doesn’t have a flash and doesn’t have a lot of resolution then there are obviously some things you just can’t do. It has manual focus adjustment, it has the ability to take pictures no matter how dark it is they won’t necessarily be good pictures, but at least you can tryand the case’s pebcam ought to keep your fat fingers out of the way of the lens when you’re taking pictures.

Aiptek PenCam VGA 2 MP Digital Camera – Gray | eBay

Outdoor test scene one, photographed with the CL. Every now and then you’ll make art by accident. Read more about the condition. But its compression is clearly struggling – all of the crunchy detail in the scene doesn’t squish down well into a JPG file not much bigger than 53 kilobytes. Learn More – opens in a new window or tab International shipping and import charges paid to Pitney Bowes Inc.


You start your run of continuous shots on something bright, then pan to the dark thing. There’s a click-in detent at the most clockwise point in the lens’ rotation; that’s where you’re meant to leave it when you’re using the DualPix in carry-around camera mode, and it gives you the usual mid-range-to-infinity fixed-focus sort of setting.

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Aiptek PenCam PenCam VR Manuals

As it is, your sorted-by-name folder listing will contain images 0, 1, 10, then throughthen 11, then throughdigktal so on. My black cat lying on his brown blanket on an armchair, for instance, is unphotographable with the VR 2, and with the PenCam Ultra too – even when I point two lamps at him.

All three of these cameras have software that names image files without using leading zeroes. It’s bigger than the PenCams but still hardly bulky, its user interface beats the Aipteks, it’s got a simple image download feature, its by mode is good for something, and it works at night.

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Emphasis on the oughtthere – see the image tests below Worth what you pay. New other see details: I get the feeling that Aiptek isn’t aiming this product at big hairy men who subscribe to Soldier of Fortune and own Rottweilers.


Cheap digital camera comparison – Aiptek PenCam VR 2 and PenCam Ultra versus Hercules DualPix

A bit less crunchy, but there’s not much difference. When vg in the on position, the Ultra behaves like any other PenCam, and slowly flattens its battery if there are pictures in the memory. Grainy, once again, but for some reason the little capsule-cam has a much better idea of the actual hue of the little red car.

digiital If your gymnastic photo-taking exercises result in the destruction of your camera, it’s not as if you’ve just dropped a ten thousand dollar object into the ocean.

The PenCam VGA 2’s compact size and durable design make it a great tool for a variety of applications. Send your pictures or video to family, friends, and clients via e-mail.

Aiptek PenCam VGA 2 0.4MP Digital Camera – Gray

Holding the mode button down for a couple of seconds turns the VR 2 off; if you don’t press a button for 30 seconds, the camera automatically turns off.

Now, a few general PenCam caveats. Random Technical Whinge All ppencam of these cameras have software that names image files without using leading zeroes. The DualPix utility is still just a TWAIN driver, though, so despite its unusual file-saving abilities, it only does stills, not video.