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Mar 07, 2006, 02:47 AM
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Aiptek Pocket Cam X...anybody tried one? Thoughts?


The Aiptek Pocket Cam X can record 320 x 240 video with sound at 24 fps.

SD cards of up to 512 meg are supported.

It seems like this would be a good AP video cam and a lot cheaper than a Sony S600, or S40 (if I could find a good one).

The frame rate is a lot better on the Pocket Cam X than on the Pen Cam SD 1.3.

What do you think?
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Mar 26, 2006, 12:13 AM
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OK, Where can I get one of these and what do they cost, Please.
What is their site add.?
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Mar 26, 2006, 12:22 AM
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go to: 2fidelity.com

this is the promotion division of Aiptek
Mar 26, 2006, 03:40 AM
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Pocketcam x works pretty good.. Used to be my primary camera.
Pic from pocketcam x http://www.rsnw.com/AP11.htm
Mar 26, 2006, 10:52 AM
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Yeah, the X is a good inexpensive cmos type camera. I have one. I always thought it did a good job on stills and a fairly good job on video. You'll get the wiggles if there's too much vibration, so motor off is best.

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Mar 29, 2006, 01:07 AM
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Yeah, the X is a good inexpensive cmos type camera. I have one. I always thought it did a good job on stills and a fairly good job on video. You'll get the wiggles if there's too much vibration, so motor off is best.

Randy
I agree...the Pocketcam X was my 1st AP camera I started out with 2 years ago. Photos came out good for a Cmos camera. If you take photos or video with the motor on you tend to get wavy lines as cmos shows more vibration than CCD. After I got more hooked I moved up to a better CCD camera. One good thing with the Pocketcam X is that you can power the camera off of your receiver and save some weight without the 2 AAA installed
Mar 29, 2006, 12:43 PM
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I agree...the Pocketcam X was my 1st AP camera I started out with 2 years ago. Photos came out good for a Cmos camera. If you take photos or video with the motor on you tend to get wavy lines as cmos shows more vibration than CCD. After I got more hooked I moved up to a better CCD camera. One good thing with the Pocketcam X is that you can power the camera off of your receiver and save some weight without the 2 AAA installed
Yes, it's very light weight that way. So is the Pencam SD. Aiptek makes some good starter cameras for AP. I've tried 4 different Aipteks. The newest being the MPVR. I only use it for capturing video from a downlink though. Does a great job too....and a lot smaller than a vcr! I pretty much use a better ccd camera for stills now also, but at the expense of a lot more weight. This hobby is very addictive.....

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Mar 29, 2006, 03:41 PM
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One good thing with the Pocketcam X is that you can power the camera off of your receiver and save some weight without the 2 AAA installed

How do you set it up to power it from the receiver?

I'm about to order one and would like to know how to do that.

Thanks!

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Mar 29, 2006, 06:18 PM
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........ "you can power the camera off of your receiver and save some weight without the 2 AAA installed."

I am interested in how this is done. I have a Pocket X and like the pics that it produces. The way I have used it was to put the batteries in the cam and trigger the cam with a servo. That added a lot of weight. I like to fly with the 1.3 SD the best. It has lower weight and is not as large.

Thanks,

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Mar 29, 2006, 06:59 PM
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To power the camera check out this post....it worked for my pocketcam X you can just solder some wire to the battery leads on the camera and run them to a spare RX + and for power

https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showthread.php?t=298019
Mar 29, 2006, 08:23 PM
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If I remember correctly, I used a combination of these:

http://www.designsoft.com.au/ahome/rc/jazz/jazz.html

How to modify an old servo for switch:
https://www.rcgroups.com/forums/show...two+warranties


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Mar 30, 2006, 01:05 PM
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I have been using the Pocketcam X for over a year. Both video and photos can be viewed at http://www.stickflyers.com


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