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May 17, 2006, 12:32 AM
Slow But Tuff
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New Product

New "Micro Cam"

Anybody seen this? $19.98 at Wally World. Saw some 6.1MP cams for $79 also.

Might be good for a first time AP person or light aircraft.
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May 17, 2006, 02:29 AM
Ozzie Express wiggy pilot
yeah and Ill bet its at least 5mp
May 17, 2006, 03:07 PM
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Sure is, actually 10MP

Nope but for $20 US what do you expect... Only 640x480 but for a first timer who just wants to try, not too terrible.

Now let's don't nit pick it to pieces, were only talking a $20 camera.
May 17, 2006, 04:01 PM
Master of 1 point landing
neat cam, seems to be on par with the CVS ones that are used for ap too. How long can you record at that resolution - what is the frame rate?
May 17, 2006, 05:05 PM
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You can get 25 QVGA 640X480 on it, it has 8Mb internal memory. each full size pic is about 100kb.

I think the only draw back to the design is they used SDRAM instead some type of Flash Memory. And the processor is definatly slower that a full size camera, press button to take picture the it is about 3-4 seconds before the photo count changes and the shutter is about 1-2 seconds before that.

Self Timer
High Compression
Low Compression
and one other it think like three shots in a row???

Hey, works as a web cam too...
May 17, 2006, 05:33 PM
Registered User
This camera is good for $19 as is the Pencam SD from Aiptek from

I'm thinking we are about 6 mo. to a year away from cheap cameras that do most of the things we want.
May 17, 2006, 06:14 PM
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Man, talk about lense edge blurring !
Oh well, what do you want for $20


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