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Aiptek Pencam SD

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The Pencam SD is the “pencam” that best suited my tiny camera fixation. The Pencam SD, like other pencams, takes 2 AAA batteries, of which I have many rechargeable sets. This camera uses an SD card for external storage, which means no more proprietary cables or wonky software – just pop the card out of your camera, into a SD card reader, and copy them like you’d copy any other file.

Every “real” camera I’ve bought has come with a 32MB card that’s useless on a “real” camera, but perfect for a Pencam.

The lack of a viewfinder prevents chimping. It comes with a lanyard that’s long enough to go around your neck, a fun silent video mode, and a close focus setting that’s quite useful.

It’s a great, throw in your bag, take on a sailboat, go hiking with camera.

The manual is available here, and the drivers here. If you *really* want the driver disk, drop me a line.   :)

Product Features
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3-in-1 Multi-Function Design:
Digital Still Camera, Digital Camcorder, and PC Camera

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Max. Resolution up to 1.3 Mega-Pixel:
Equipped with 1.3 mega-pixel CMOS sensor, the still image resolution of the PenCam SD delivers high quality photographs.

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Compact Size:
So convenient, you can slip it into your pocket, and take it with you everywhere!

• Expandable Media:
Supports up to a 128MB Secure Digital Card
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Send your Pictures or even Live Videos:
Keep in touch with family, friends, and clients via e-mail


 


 

Specifications

Hardware Resolution

1280 x 960 Pixels (SXGA)
640 x 480 (VGA)

Image Sensor

1.3M CMOS

Image Capacity

1280 x 960 – up to 10 Pictures
640 x 480 – up to 40 Pictures

AVI Movie Format

640 x 480 (HR) 6-8 fps
320 x 240 (LR) 8-10 fps

Note: Must have SD Card to Record

Video Conferencing

320 x 240 Pixels (up to 20 fps)

Internal Memory

8 MB Built-in SDRAM

External Memory

Built-in SD Card Slot (Max. 128 MB) (Not Included)

Self-Timer

10 second Timer with Beep

Image Control

Auto Exposure, Auto White-Balance

Shutter Speed

Electric Variable Speed

Image Format

JPEG, AVI (through software)

Frame Counter

3 Digit LCD Display

Computer Interface

USB

Power Saving

Auto Power Off if Idle over 60 Seconds

Power Source

2 AAA Alkaline Batteries
USB Port when Plugged into PC

Camera Dimensions

3.9″ x 1.7″ x 1.4″

Camera Weight

51.2 g (without Battery)

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