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Aiptek Car Camcorder X5
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Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 Camcorder

3.1MP 1/3 120g CMOS Sep 2013
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Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 makes driving saver. X5 continuously records the action on the street. If external memory card is getting full, the video is recycled automatically without any data loss... More
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18 Reasons For

Good Size

Two Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 owners who purchased it wrote that it was lightweight. One person who purchased it reckoned that it was a good size. T. J. Hill wrote on Amazon “Although the X5 is quite small, these buttons are of a good size and are easy to use” in their Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 review.

Good Connectivity

Some people who purchased this camcorder mentioned that it was good in terms of USB connections. T. J. Hill mentioned in their review on Amazon “Included are the windscreen mounting bracket, 12V car power cable with plugs for cigarette lighter socket and mini USB, USB cable for connecting to a computer, “Quick Start Guide””. T. J. Hill also wrote “The X5 has sockets for USB (power cable and computer connection), SD card, HDMI out, AV out”.

Good Product Quality

Several people who reviewed this camcorder thought it was good quality. T. J. Hill said in their review on Amazon “Review of Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 Overview The Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 is well designed, compact and lightweight with a shiny black plastic case”.

Nice Design

Two Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 owners said in their reviews that the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 was well designed.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of customers who reviewed the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 concluded that it had a good screen. T. J. Hill wrote “A reasonable sized monitor screen at the rear” in their review of this camcorder. T. J. Hill also mentioned “The display in the monitor screen is very clear”.

Good Support

A number of Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 owners who purchased the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 considered that it had good technical guidance. T. J. Hill mentioned “Mini USB, USB cable for connecting to a computer, “Quick Start Guide” and warranty card”. T. J. Hill also mentioned “The full instruction manual can be downloaded from the Aiptek website”.

Easy to Use

One Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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Aiptek Has Good Reviews for Its Video Cameras

Aiptek camcorders have an average rating of 72 out of 100, which is in the top 80% of all video camera manufacturers that we have assessed.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 has an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the Car Camcorder X5 also have an HDMI port.

We compared all the other video cameras with an HDMI port to this video camera and we think the Canon Vixia HF M40[plb_61546_price], the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price], and the Sharp HC-V130[plb_2224109_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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1/3" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Car Camcorder X5 is 1/3". That's 94% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". 4.80 x 3.60mm.

This camcorder's optical sensor size (1/3") is in fact the best optical sensor size amongst all camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

The worst optical sensor size amongst similar types of camcorder is 1/8".

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most frequently found battery on camcorders of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has a Built-In Display

The Car Camcorder X5 has a built-in display. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in display.

We compared all the other camcorders with a built-in display to this video camera and we think the Canon Legria HF R406[plb_2071911_price], and the Panasonic HC-X909[plb_1760656_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 is more than most camcorders of a comparable type and age to it. This Aiptek video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the Car Camcorder X5.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most commonly supported video resolution on video cameras of a similar age and type to it.

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Light

Small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the Car Camcorder X5 have weights of between 57g and 3.9kg, and the average weight is 500g. When compared to other video cameras of this age and type that we have checked, the Car Camcorder X5's weight of only 120 grams is one of the lightest.

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Small

At only 95 millimeters, the Car Camcorder X5 is quite small compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the Car Camcorder X5. Across all the small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Car Camcorder X5 the depths range from 27mm to 1,200mm, and the average depth is 140mm.

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Small

At only 22 millimeters, the Car Camcorder X5 is very small compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the Car Camcorder X5. The average height of camcorders of this age and type is 82mm, and the heights range from 19mm to 920mm.

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11 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago which have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have an image stabiliser which you might also want to look at including the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], the Vixia HF R40[pl_1633221_price], or the Vixia HF R42[pl_1542156_price] all from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Not Full HD

The Car Camcorder X5 is not Full HD, unlike most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might also be worth considering include the Vixia HF M40[pl_61546_price], or the Vixia HF R40[pl_1633221_price] both from Canon or the Panasonic HC-V510[plb_1944085_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago, the Car Camcorder X5 does not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens to this video camera and we think the Sony HVR-Z7[plb_1728777_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of video cameras of a similar age and spec to the Car Camcorder X5 range from 8GB to 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 67GB. The Car Camcorder X5 has a fairly small maximum memory card size (only 32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

We compared all the other 32GB maximum memory card size video cameras to this camcorder and we think the Overlook GX-5[plb_2214848_price], the Rollei S-30[plb_2192186_price], and the L-Link LL-CAM-123[plb_1997574_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this small sensor size camcorder maximum memory card size is too small for you then you might also want to consider the Zoom Q4[plb_3124541_price] (128GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Across all the video cameras that were launched more than two years ago the screen sizes range from 1.4" to 4.3". With a screen size of only 2.4 inches, the Car Camcorder X5 has one of the smaller screen sizes amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

If this small sensor size camcorder screen size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Vixia HF R500[pl_2504903_price] (3"), or the Legria HF R56[pl_3765089_price] (3") both from Canon or the JVC GZ-RX110[plb_2635661_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Battery Capacity

Across all the comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the Car Camcorder X5 the battery capacities range from 440mAh to 3,000mAh. At only 500 milliamperes * hour, the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 has a quite low battery capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the Car Camcorder X5 do not have a night mode. The Car Camcorder X5 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have a night mode which you might want to consider including the Legria FS406[pl_334116_price], or the Legria HF R36[pl_369699_price] both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Car Camcorder X5 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type are also not 3D compatible.

Camcorders which are 3D compatible that might also be worth looking at include the Panasonic HC-X909[plb_1760656_price], or the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most camcorders of a similar age and type to the Car Camcorder X5 do not have a built-in projector. The Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with a built-in projector and we think the HDR-PJ220[pl_1537009_price], or the HDR-PJ320[pl_1582785_price] both from Sony which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 has a greater number of included cables than most small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to it. This Aiptek camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on camcorders of a comparable age and type to the Car Camcorder X5.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5

Released Over Three Years Ago

It was over three years ago when Aiptek released the Car Camcorder X5.

CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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Specification

User Ratings
Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Wide Angle Lens System
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
Light Exposure
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Shutter
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
3D Compatible
On Screen Display
Aspect Ratio
GPS Function
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Composite Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Networking
WiFi
Ethernet LAN Connection
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery
Charging Source
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Quick Start Guide
Cable Included
Other Features
Minimum System Requirement
Lens Focal Range
The Windows Operating System
Mac Operating Systems
Projector
Technical Details
Relative Aperture F-Number
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

30 August 2014

Die nackten Zahlen der Aiptek-Dashcam klingen vielversprechend: Aufzeichnung in Full HD (1.920 x 1.080 Pixel) mit 30 Bildern pro Sekunde, ein GPS-Datenlogger, der kontinuierlich die Position... Read more…

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 12 December 2014 by Janet G Cunningham
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent pictures BUT my unit has now become intermittent. Sometimes starts up with no picture on the screen. Then it closes down by itself. Seems to be related to damp/cold weather. Recently I... Read more…

Reviewed 30 November 2014 by T. J. Hill "billy Hot"

Review of Aiptek Car Camcorder X5

Overview
The Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 is well designed, compact and lightweight with a shiny black plastic case. It looks like a small stills... Read more…

Reviewed 30 November 2014 by T. J. Hill | 11 Comments

Review of Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 Overview The Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 is well designed, compact and lightweight with a shiny black plastic case. It looks like a small stills camera with a tiny... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04719455800924, 04719851877247, 04719851877780

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