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VuPoint DC-ST531TBLK-VP - Digital camera - compact - 5.0 Mpix / 12 Mpix (interpolated) - supported memory: MMC, SD


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Technical Details

  • Brand Name: VuPoint Solutions
  • Model: DC-WPC-ST531-VP
  • Optical Sensor Resolution: 5 MP
  • Optical Sensor Technology: CMOS
  • Maximum Aperature Range: F/2.8
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Product Details

  • Product Dimensions: 3.5 x 1 x 2.3 inches ; 14.4 ounces
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • ASIN: B000P4YQR4
  • Item model number: DC-WPC-ST531-VP
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (40 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #17,741 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: August 28, 2005

Product Description

10-18-2007 - Brand New Item. Description - VUPOINT DC-WPC-ST531T-VP 5.0 MEGAPIXEL WATERPROOF DIGITAL CAMERA

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Customer Reviews

Remove the batteries to turn it off.
Brenda
The deepest I had it, was about 40 feet and it worked fine, no water in the case afterward.
M. Jackson
This little camera takes great pictures and video.
Gary

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27 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Gary Blankenship on October 27, 2007
If this were a 35mm camera, it would be like the disposable you buy at the drugstore - not a lot of features, but simple to use with an adequate to good quality of photos. Of course, this is not intended to be a disposable camera in that sense, we're talking about quality of image here.
Unlike the book of instructions you get with more sophisticated digitals, the VuPoint has its instructions in small type on one double-sided fold-out page. Once you've gone through them, using the camera is pretty instinctive and it's easy to scroll through the menus to change settings. It's strongest feature is its ease of use, particularly when it's in its waterproof case. Push the on/off button and in a few seconds the camera powers up and is ready to shoot stills. Hit the mode button once, and it's in the video mode, ready to shoot clips at 20 fps in the 640 x 480 size or 30 fps in the 320 x 240 size. With a little practice, it's easy to run all the functions while it's in the case. Like many cameras, it can be difficult to compose a shot on the LCD screen in bright sunlight.
The biggest downer with the camera is the digital zoom. I expected the loss of resolution with a digital-only zoom, but was surprised at the loss of sharpness. At 8x, the resulting image should still have better than VGA resolution, but even a small image on a computer screen looks blurry - and these were images shot outside on a bright day and presumably with a high shutter speed. The sharpness is visibly dropping off even at only a 2x zoom. Both videos and stills lost sharpness by using the zoom.
The VuPoint also offers in-camera interpolation to 8 megapixel and 12 megapixel files. If these make any difference in sharpness or image quality, it eluded my eye.
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26 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Morad W. Hassan on January 25, 2008
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I bought this camera to take to Cozumel with me on a dive trip. This was my first shot at underwater photography and I was looking for something cheap to see if I liked the idea of taking pictures underwater. My first night there I took some practice shots above water and was extremely disappointed with the shots taken so I threw it in my bag so that I could return it when I got back to the US. On my last day that same camera had been staring at me all week so I said what the heck let's give it a try underwater. OH MY GOD THIS THING TOOK GREAT PICTURES FOR THE MONEY!!!! I was on a crazy fast drift dive and almost all my pictures came out great!!! The only ones that came out blurry where due to that fact that we had to have been moving upward of 5 knots at some points on this dive. The color quality for a camera this inexpensive was great and a little photoshopping did wonders to the color. If there were color filters available for this camera the pictures would have looked like they came from a camera costing 20X as much. I whole heartedly recommend using this as a starter underwater camera, with a little practice you will be taking amazing pictures.
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18 of 19 people found the following review helpful By bblhed on June 1, 2008
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I was a little worried after reading some of the reviews on this item, but I really needed something that could take a good getting wet and survive. Well, this will do that, and has done that for me.

First I want to talk about the picture quality. I found that as long as I don't try to take pictures indoors at night close up the picture is at least as good as my major name brand higher quality camera. I have taken pictures in rain, underwater, outdoors, indoors, in poorly lit places, in full sun and from a boat with no problems. Indoors in poor light with a flash close up was the only set of conditions that produced poor quality pictures for me. I will be using this mostly outdoors in the day time so no problem for me. I have a "good" camera for when conditions are ideal for not killing my camera.

This camera is small, light, easy to manage, easy to operate and really is waterproof.

Under things I could care less about, the video quality is just about acceptable and the audio is OK at best. I only tried this feature out because the camera could do it. My test will probably be the only time I ever use the video mode. If I want a digital video camera I will buy something made for that purpose, and if I decide to shoot video underwater, I would probably strip off the audio anyway.

The down side, the camera takes 2AAA batteries, so they run down fast. The batteries that came with the camera from the factory only lasted long enough to take a few test shots. I am now running rechargeable batteries and have taken about 40 photos with no flash and they still are holding the same charge.

Another problem I have seen is that the clock appears to get screwed up at midnight for some reason.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Benjie Contreras on September 16, 2009
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This is a great camera for the money, took it to Coki Beach in St. Thomas. Here I am feeding the fish. Still shots were also good.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Encarna on October 8, 2007
Bought this for my six year old as an alternative to the Fisher Price Kid-Tough Digital camera. The price is about the same as the FP toy camera, plus the waterproof and shockproof casing makes it a better deal for an active kid; you can take it kayaking, to the pool, to the lake, and the waterpark! My son loves being able to take his own pictures and download them to his iPhoto library! The picture quality is only fair; but it's still better than the FP toy camera. Also, the ISO speed only goes up to 200, so using the built-in flash is necessary for indoor and low-light photography.
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