Discover the recipes you are using and abandon them.

Aiptek Pencam SD

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

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


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.


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

Send your Pictures or even Live Videos:
Keep in touch with family, friends, and clients via e-mail




Hardware Resolution

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

Image Sensor


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)


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


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)


  1. […] art, digital June 20th, 2009 A more recent shot with my Aiptek Pencam SD. […]

  2. […] FDC01feels like a second-generation Pencam. I love Pencams – I started shooting? with an Aiptek Pencam SD and a SiPIX StyleCam Blink in 2001.? Both have low-resolution CMOS sensors, a rough optical […]

    Pingback by FDC01, A New Digital Toy Camera | poindexter, WHO? — February 23, 2010 @ 9:54 pm
  3. […] took this picture with a Aiptek Pencam SD, a camera I liken to the Digital Harinezumi. The Pencam SD is roughly the same size, and does […]

  4. […] fun play time with an Aiptek Pencam SD. I’m going to buy another one soon to keep as a spare – they’re cheap […]

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a comment

You must be logged in to post a comment.