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Aiptek Action HD GVS BK 1080P High Definition Camcorder with 5x Optical Zoom (Black)

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  • 1080P High Definition Camcorder
  • 30 frames per second at 1080P and 60 frames per second at 720P with advanced H.264 technology
  • 5 MP Images with macro lens for high quality close ups
  • 5x optical zoom with auto focus and 4x digital zoom
  • Features Superior Gyroscopic Stabilization for unmatch stability while recording video


Technical Details

  • Brand Name: Aiptek
  • Model: Action HD GVS BK
  • Optical zoom: 5 x

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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 2 x 5 inches ; 6.7 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • ASIN: B002AKKBWU
  • Item model number: Action HD GVS BK
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (114 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #23,244 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: September 14, 2004

Product Description

The Action HD GVS allows you to capture stunning HD 1080P (1440 x 1080 - 16:9 aspect ratio) video at 30 frames per second with advanced H.264 high end compression technology. Playback on your HD-TV, Standard TV, or computer. Plus, the HD 720P (1280 x 720 - 16:9 aspect ratio) video at 60 frames per second, makes this the perfect camera for any sporting events. It Features Superior Gyroscopic Stabilization allowing for unmatched stability while recording video at 60 frames per second. Connect the camera to your TV/VCR/DVD player to record your favorite movies, TV shows, and other favorite videos. Playback directly on the 3" LCD or create your own Digital Video Library. Records from any device that has RCA outputs for entertainment on the go. The AHD-GVS is a great still camera, with 5 Mega Pixel images capture plus a macro lens enabling exceptional quality close-ups. The 5x Optical Zoom with Auto Focus and 4x Digital Zoom offer up to 20x capability while recording for the best possible movies and photos, plus a .4 inch macro mode to capture extreme close ups in both still frame and video. The AHD-GVS also includes an external microphone outlet, should you want to further enhance the sound quality of your video and an HDTV component output to connect your camera to your HD-TV component input ports and display your pictures and videos on the big screen. Camera features a removable hard disk and SD/MMC card reader allowing you to use up to 32GB of storage. System Requirements: Microsoft Windows XP SP2, Vista, Macintosh 10.4, or above, Pentium 4 - 3.2GHz or above, Direct X 9.0c or above, 1 GB of System RAM (2 GB Recommended), Video Card with 256MB of RAM, 4X Speed CD-ROM or higher, Quick Time 7.0 or above. Package Contents include Action-HD GVS Camcorder, Lithium Ion Battery, AC Charger Cable, USB Cable, Component Cable, AV Cable, Wrist Strap, User's Guide. Included Software: Media Player 11 Decoder for AIPTEK* .MOV Video Files.

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Customer Reviews

The video is very grainy and the auto-focus does not work unless you hold the camera very still.
James M. Simmons
Also played right away on PS3 Quality of the videos: - good picture clarity but light/dark transitions produced too high contrasts & whites were overblown.
A. Krupa
The first camcorder had three white dots and one red spot show up in the viewfinder while recording.
Nate

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

219 of 225 people found the following review helpful By A. Krupa on January 24, 2009
Color Name: Silver
Tested three low cost HD camcorders:

1st: Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD100
2nd: DXG 569V Silver Ultra-Slim HD
3rd: Aiptek Action HD GVS 1080P

To give you some background for reference. My primary objects for video are family and pets. I use iMovie and Studio8 for video editing. I have experience with other consumer HD cams such as the Canon HF100 and Panasonic SD100 both in a higher price class. For Photos I use a Canon G9 and have therefore not evaluated photo ability of those tested. My main reasons for considering the three cams are price, convenience, and most important the ease of the file-format. As for now I say no thanks to the AVCHD video format.

For my review I used the following criteria:

Video clip format
Quality of the videos
Quality of sound
Field of view
Focus speed
Feel and quality of the product
Ease of use
Battery life

First up was the...

Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD100:

Video clip format: - MP4- very convenient- played right away on Mac & PC provided you have QT and a strong graphics card. Also played right away on PS3

Quality of the videos: - good picture clarity but light/dark transitions produced too high contrasts & whites were overblown. Unfortunately the auto-focus was a disaster loosing focus for no apparent reason and without change in the scene. Oftentimes it took several camera swings and zooms to re-gain focus.

Quality of sound: - acceptable with the standard low background hissing.

Field of view: - very narrow (very zoomed in like 40-45mm in the 35mm equiv.
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148 of 156 people found the following review helpful By Daniel Afonso on June 20, 2009
Color Name: Silver Verified Purchase
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75 of 78 people found the following review helpful By Catrina C. Osteen on March 7, 2009
Color Name: Silver
I strongly recommend this camera if you are looking for an inexpensive camera for family use.

My only experience with a camcorder is the $800.00 Panasonic VHS-c camcorder I purchased 10 years ago just before my first child was born.

10 years later, I found that I did not use my original camera too often. The old camera is big and bulky and about 5 to 6 times the size and weight of the Aiptek. The other reason is, I don't even have a VCR anymore. (I know, I could hook the camera up to my TV)

The biggest reason for me to get something new was for editing. VHS-c is a long and slow process to put on the computer for editing and I wanted better video quality.

I began looking at high definition camcorders and the Aiptek Action HD GVS 1080P High Definition Camcorder
was recommended to me because of good reviews. After reading the reviews on line, looking at videos posted on youtube, and the price of the camcorder, I decided to buy it.

I admit I have not used the Aiptek Action HD GVS 1080P High Definition Camcorder very much but here is what I can tell you:

1) It is inexpensive...My first camcorder cost me $800.00 with accessories. This one cost me around $400.00 with accessories. (Camera, external charger, extra battery, 16 Gig SD card and the Sima bracket. There was tax and some shipping as well.)

2) The camera is small, easy to use and very portable.

3) I bought a 16 Gig SD card for it and for the moment I don't think I need more. The camera says I have 4 hours of available video at the 1080p setting.

4) The camera likes a lot of light. The more light the better. In rooms with just one light on...the video is very dark.
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22 of 22 people found the following review helpful By M. Milligan on May 18, 2009
Color Name: Silver
I have to say, I'm incredibly stunned at the performance of this little camera. I film and edit for a hobby and was looking for a real deal camera to step up my game, but my budget was small. I had it in my head that I wanted a Canon GL2 MiniDv, until I did some research and found out that first off, minidv tapes are slowly on the out (replaced by Flash Memory), and that its picture quality was not as high as some of the newer cameras which shoot in full HD 1080i (don't get me wrong, I would be grateful to have a GL2, it's just too expensive) I started to search for comparable cameras only to find out I would have to drop $3000-$4000.. Which some day in the future I may, but for now, I was looking for cheap & effective solution. I researched about 20 different affordable HD cameras only to find that each one would have a key element missing that I would need, That being expandable memory or tape (Flip MinoHD), external mic line input (almost all), full 1080i hd (Kodak g7), and something very important for MY needs...easy to travel with!
I travel all over the world and like to film and edit my adventures. I wasn't thinking about the fact that if I bought a GL2 I would be carrying a 1' x 8" camera all over the place and would have to carry additional tapes as well.
After weeks of research I found this little guy and I don't regret a thing! It uses flash memory, it has an 1/8" external mic input, a large flip display, and best of all, it fit right in my pocket while I trek'd all over Asia! Upon my return I dumped all the footage down to Final Cut to find that the footage looked stunning!
Now, It isn't a miracle camera for $200, it has flaws, but for $200? come on!
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