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Aiptek 3D i2
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Aiptek 3D I2 Camcorder

5MP 1/3.2 120g CMOS Jul 2012
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
- 720p HD 3D Camcorder and Camera- Records pictures and Videos in 3D or 2D- Playback 3D files on 2.4 3D display without glasses- Embedded software for watching 3D on 2D TV or PC- Sharing 3D image... More
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18 Reasons For

Average Owner Reviews

The average owner rating of this medium total megapixels video camera is 70% based on 12 owner reviews.

Easy to Use

One Aiptek 3D i2 owner concluded that the product was easy to use. Expert review site V3.co.uk wrote seven years ago “Fun way for home movie buffs to experiment with 3D Good points Easy to use; works in both 2D” in their review of the Aiptek 3D i2.

Robust

One customer thought it was well made. Expert review site Gadgetspeak.com said “It has built in software to allow an interface on the PC, all fine in theory”.

Reasonably Priced

Some customers who reviewed the Aiptek 3D i2 reckoned that it was good value for money. Expert review site Trustedreviews.com said “It's also priced low enough not to matter too much” . Photographybay.com mentioned “Personally, I would prefer to put my money into a quality HD camcorder like the Flip SlideHD” in their review of this camcorder.

Good Brand

Whilst Aiptek is one of the superior camcorder brands according to average reviews from users and experts, Aiptek has unexceptional reviews specifically for its medium total megapixels video cameras.

Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The Aiptek 3D i2 has an HDMI. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the 3D i2 also have an HDMI.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an HDMI and we think because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], the Olympus LS-20M[plb_1691558_price], and the Toshiba Camileo X150[plb_1474876_price] is also worth considering.

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1/3.2" Optical Sensor Size

The Aiptek 3D i2 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/3.2". That's 81% more optical sensor size than the most common optical sensor size of 1/5.8". Video cameras that were released more than two years ago optical sensor sizes range from 2/3" (worst) to 1/2" (best).

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Has a Night Mode

Unlike most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the 3D i2 which do not have a night mode, the Aiptek 3D i2 has a night mode.

We compared all the other video cameras with a night mode to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-PJ330[plb_2109562_price] is also worth considering.

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SDHC Compatible Memory Cards

SDHC compatible memory cards

This video camera supports an MMC|SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is typical of many camcorders that were launched more than two years ago. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery Technology

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is the most frequently found battery technology on medium total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it.

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Has One Light Exposure Modes

The Aiptek 3D i2 has a greater number of exposure modes than most camcorders of this age and type. This video camera has an Auto light exposure modes, which is the most frequently found light exposure modes found on video cameras of this age and type.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to the 3D i2, the Aiptek 3D i2 has a built-in display.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think because of it's better review score, the HDR-PJ50E[pl_80442_price], and the HDR-PJ330[pl_2109562_price] both from Sony or the Canon EOS C300[plb_1585371_price] is also worth considering.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on medium total megapixels video cameras that were released around the same time as it.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This camcorder has a H.264|MP4 video formats supported, which is typical of many camcorders of this spec and age.

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JPG Image Formats Supported

This camcorder has a JPG image formats supported, which is typical of many video cameras of this type and age.

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Very Large Internal Memory

Across all the video cameras of a comparable type and age to the 3D i2 the internal memorys range from 10MB to 130MB. When compared to other camcorders of this spec and age that we have assessed the internal memory of, the Aiptek 3D i2's internal memory of 128 megabytes is one of the largest.

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Very Light

The lightest video camera of a comparable spec and age to the 3D i2 is 76g weight, the heaviest is 3.3kg, and the average weight is 390g. With a weight of only 120 grams, the Aiptek 3D i2 is one of the lighter video cameras of a similar age and type to the 3D i2 amongst medium total megapixels video cameras of this age.

Alternative video cameras with a heavier weight that you might want to look at include the JVC GC-XA1[plb_1710731_price] (126g).

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Has One White Balance

The number of white balance modes found on the Aiptek 3D i2 is more than most camcorders of a similar age and type to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the 3D i2.

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14 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Average

Based on eleven expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews, v3.co.uk, computeractive.co.uk and t3.dk this video camera has an average expert rating of 66 out of 100.

Poor Design

One customer who purchased this camcorder concluded that it was not good looking. Photographybay.com mentioned in their review of this camcorder “While the idea of the pocket 3D camcorder is great, Aiptek’s execution is pretty poor”.

Not Good in Terms of Size

One person who bought it reckoned that it was not heavy and bulky. Expert website Alphr.com said seven years ago “The Aiptek i2 is a handheld HD camcorder - like a chunkier Flip Mino HD - with two lenses, enabling it to record true stereoscopic 3D” in their review of the Aiptek 3D i2.

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

The Aiptek 3D i2 has a quite slow maximum frame rate (only 30 frames per second) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the 3D i2. The slowest maximum frame rate of comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the 3D i2 is 25fps, the fastest is 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 41fps.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Aiptek 3D i2 does not have an image stabilizer, unlike most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for a similar time to the 3D i2.

It is worth also looking at other video cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], the GE DV1[plb_1687216_price], or the Philips CAM150PK/37[plb_1394755_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The smallest digital zoom of comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years is 2x, the biggest is 1,500x, and the average digital zoom is 140x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the Aiptek 3D i2 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as the 3D i2.

Alternative 4x (digital) video cameras currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HM-TA20[plb_1109281_price], the Olympus LS-20M[plb_1691558_price], or the GE DV1[plb_1687216_price].

Camcorders with a bigger digital zoom that might also be worth considering include the easypix DVC2712[plb_2549120_price] (8x), the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] (10x), or the Panasonic AG-AC90[plb_1834081_price] (10x) which is also higher rated.

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Not Full HD

The Aiptek 3D i2 is not Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec are also not Full HD.

If you want a video camera that is Full HD then you might want to consider the Camileo X150[pl_1474876_price], or the Camileo P20[pl_2251043_price] both from Toshiba or the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the 3D i2, the Aiptek 3D i2 does not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens that you might want to consider including the HS900[pl_1047313_price], or the HDC-SD90[pl_1121383_price] both from Panasonic or the Canon EOS C300[plb_1585371_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

With a display diagonal of only 2.4 inches, the Aiptek 3D i2 has a fairly small display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras of this age and type. Medium total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago have display diagonals of between 1.5" and 4".

If you would prefer a video camera with a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Sony HDR-CX240[plb_3766507_price] (2.7"), the Samsung QF20[plb_2140623_price] (2.7"), or the easypix WDV1080[plb_2782188_price] (2.7") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Aiptek 3D i2 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago also do not have a built-in projector.

Other video cameras which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to consider include the PJ200E[pl_363159_price], the HDR-PJ330[pl_2109562_price], or the HDR-PJ530[pl_2109584_price] all from Sony.

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Not Waterproof

The Aiptek 3D i2 is not waterproof, although this is within the context that most of the other camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the 3D i2 are also not waterproof.

If you are looking for a video camera that is waterproof then you might also want to consider the GE DV1[plb_1687216_price], the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price], or the Panasonic HX-A100[plb_1879762_price].

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Only 2592 X 1944 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the Aiptek 3D i2 is 2592 x 1944 pixels. That's 68% less maximum image resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camcorder, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution.

A 2592 x 1944 pixels maximum image resolution is in fact the worst maximum image resolution across all medium total megapixels video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

The best maximum image resolution across comparable types of video camera is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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Only Has Two Cables Includeds

The Aiptek 3D i2 has a greater number of included cables than most medium total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This video camera has a USB cables included, which is the most commonly found cables included found on medium total megapixels video cameras that came out around the same time as the 3D i2. The cables included "HDMI" is also found on this Aiptek video camera.

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Very Big Minimum RAM

With a minimum RAM of 1,024 megabyte, the Aiptek 3D i2 has one of the biggest minimum RAMs amongst camcorders of this age. The minimum RAMs of comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the 3D i2 range from 1MB to 1.1GB, and the average minimum RAM is 740MB.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Aiptek 3D i2

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when Aiptek released the 3D i2.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

At 32 gigabytes, the Aiptek 3D i2 has a fairly typical maximum memory card size compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the 3D i2.

We compared this camcorder to all the other 32GB maximum memory card size camcorders and we think because of it's better review score, the easypix Challenge Action[plb_296722_price], the Contour Design Contour+[plb_303976_price], and the GE DV1[plb_1687216_price] is also worth considering.

If you are looking for a larger maximum memory card size then you might also want to look at the Panasonic AG-AC90[plb_1834081_price] (64GB), the Zoom Q2HD[plb_1983475_price] (64GB), or the Toshiba Camileo P20[plb_2251043_price] (64GB) which is also higher rated.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Modes
White Balance
White Balance
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD)
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Battery
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Quick Start Guide
Bundled Software
Hand Strap
Cables Included
Other Features
Night Mode
Compatible Operating Systems
Minimum Processor
Minimum RAM
Internal Memory
Windows Operating Systems Supported

Expert Reviews

(14)
30 January 2011

Some of the pocket camcorders can also take still images. This unit from Aiptek can take still and movies in 2D and it can also do the same in 3D. It has built in software to allow an interface on... Read more…

28 October 2010

While the idea of the pocket 3D camcorder is great, Aiptek?s execution is pretty poor. Personally, I would prefer to put my money into a quality HD camcorder like the Flip SlideHD, the Samsung...

30 September 2010

A fun little gadget that's guaranteed to raise a smile...

Computeractive.co.uk

22 September 2010

A slightly gimmicky but fun way for home movie buffs to experiment with 3D...

22 September 2010

A slightly gimmicky but fun way for home movie buffs to experiment with 3D Good points Easy to use; works in both 2D and 3D modes; includes 3D glasses Bad points More expensive than 2D camcorder;...

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User Reviews

(13)
Reviewed 10 October 2010 by Jonathan Wallis

I've had my Aiptek 3D cam for a few days now and on the whole I'm happy with my purchase. Here are my findings: 1) The quality of the 2D video is adequate. 2) The quality of the 3D video isn't... Read more…

Reviewed 18 August 2010 by ShawmK
(Verified Purchase)

In the last year or so there has been a bit of an explosion of 3D products in the consumer market. This particular gadget is aimed squarely at the low end of that market. It's roughly the size of... Read more…

Reviewed 20 January 2012 by Mr. Steven Watson
(Verified Purchase)

I got this while it was on offer £49.99 and thought what the hell, mixed reviews between Amazon customers and Maplin customers, glad i took the chance, as soon as i recieved it i updated it with... Read more…

Reviewed 29 August 2012 by Morgan
(Verified Purchase)

Fun but don't expect too much, good as an experiment into the 3d world, not sure how to view 3d pictures on a 3d tv via say an external hard drive as due to a black frame either side of the... Read more…

Reviewed 21 February 2013 by Mr Baxter
(Verified Purchase)

I can not believe the quality of the 3D pictures I have made with this, for its price there is no other product that can match what the Aiptek offers...

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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers advanced aiptek ecaipteki2, advanced aiptek ecaipteki2i
Barcodes 00616268538010, 04719851876639

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