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Aiptek PocketDV T220

Aiptek PocketDV T220 Camcorder

5MP 108g MOS 4x May 2012
Total Megapixels Weight Sensor Type Digital Zoom Release Date
- Compact Pocket Camcorder- 5 Megapixel CMOS Sensor- 1,5" (3,8 cm) LCD display- Voice Recorder and Webcam function More
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9 Reasons For

Good Size

One customer who reviewed the Aiptek PocketDV T220 thought it was compact. Nik mentioned in their Aiptek PocketDV T220 review on Amazon “Free-standing, this cam/corder has a fair suite of 'compact digital camera' settings, including flash options”.

Easy to Use

One customer who purchased it concluded that it was easy to use the menus.

Reasonably Priced

One Aiptek PocketDV T220 owner wrote in their reviews that it was a bargain for the price. Mr. Mark Provan said in his Aiptek PocketDV T220 review “Cheap and cheerfull” .

Aiptek Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Whilst Aiptek is one of the superior camcorder manufacturers according to average user and expert reviews, Aiptek has unexceptional ratings specifically for its medium total megapixels camcorders.

Has One Photo Effects

The number of photo effects found on the Aiptek PocketDV T220 is more than most video cameras of this type and age. This video camera has a Black&White photo effects, which is the most frequently found photo effects found on medium total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other camcorders of this spec and age, the PocketDV T220 has a built-in display.

There are a number of other video cameras with a built-in display currently available which you might want to consider including because of it's better review score, the GZ-R15[pl_2450097_price], or the GZ-R10[pl_2633778_price] both from JVC or the Samsung HMX-H304[plb_140536_price].

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

The PocketDV T220 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4000 x 3000. That's over five times the still image resolution of the most frequently found still image resolution(s) of 1920 x 1080. This Aiptek camcorder also support still image resolution(s)s of 1280 x 960 and 2048 x 1536 and 2560 x 1920. The best still image resolution of all comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 480.

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Very Light

At only 108 grams, the Aiptek PocketDV T220 is fairly light compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago. The lightest video camera that is a similar age to the PocketDV T220 is 76g weight, the heaviest is 3.3kg, and the average weight is 390g.

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Has Five White Balances

The number of white balance modes found on the PocketDV T220 is more than most medium total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago. This Aiptek camcorder has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on camcorders that are a comparable age to the PocketDV T220. The white balances "Cloudy", "Fluorescent", "Sunny" and "Tungsten" are also found on this video camera.

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15 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The Aiptek PocketDV T220 has one of the smallest maximum memory card sizes (only 2 gigabytes) amongst medium total megapixels camcorders of this age. Medium total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago have maximum memory card sizes of between 2GB and 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 54GB.

If this video camera maximum memory card size is too small for you then you might want to consider the CAM150BU/37[pl_1394755_price] (32GB), or the CAM101BL/00[pl_1396276_price] (32GB) both from Philips or the easypix DVC5227[plb_2231656_price] (8GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the PocketDV T220 of only 1.5 inches is one of the smallest amongst medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years. The smallest display diagonal of medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 1.5", the largest is 4", and the average display diagonal is 2.8".

If this video camera display diagonal is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Vivitar DVR785[plb_2069430_price] (2"), the Zoom Q2HD[plb_1983475_price] (2"), or the Philips CAM101BL/00[plb_1396276_price] (2") which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the PocketDV T220 have an HDMI, however the Aiptek PocketDV T220 does not have an HDMI.

Alternative camcorders which also have an HDMI that you might also want to consider include the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], the CamOne Fly Cam One[plb_2481410_price], or the Samsung F90BN[plb_1538898_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

The Aiptek PocketDV T220 does not have an image stabilizer. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the PocketDV T220 do have an image stabilizer.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an image stabilizer to this video camera and we think the Canon Vixia HF S30[plb_61584_price], or the Toshiba Camileo S40[plb_1459563_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

The digital zooms of video cameras of this spec and age range from 2x to 1,800x. The PocketDV T220 has one of the smaller digital zooms (only 4 times zoom factor) amongst camcorders of this age.

We compared all the other 4x (digital) camcorders to this video camera and we think because of it's better review score, the HM-TA20[pl_1109281_price], and the HM-TA2[pl_1109284_price] both from Panasonic is also worth considering.

If you want a camcorder with a bigger digital zoom then you might want to consider the Philips CAM150BU/37[plb_1394755_price] (5x), or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] (10x) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Full HD

The PocketDV T220 is not Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type are also not Full HD.

Camcorders which are Full HD that might also be worth looking at include 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].

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that came out more than two years ago, the PocketDV T220 does not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this camcorder to all the other video cameras with an interchangeable lens and we think the HS900[pl_1047313_price], or the HDC-SD90[pl_1121383_price] both from Panasonic or the Sony NEX-FS700[plb_2325798_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on video cameras that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Quite Small Internal Storage Capacity

Camcorders of a similar age and type to the PocketDV T220 have internal storage capacitys of between 0.016GB and 220GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 26GB. When compared to other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the PocketDV T220, the Aiptek PocketDV T220's internal storage capacity of only 0.016 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Not 3D

The PocketDV T220 is not 3D, although this is within the context that most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the PocketDV T220 are also not 3D.

If you would prefer a video camera that is 3D then you might want to look at the HDC-SD90[pl_1121383_price], or the HDC-Z10000[pl_1312813_price] both from Panasonic or the Philips CAM150BU/37[plb_1394755_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the PocketDV T220 do not have a night mode. The PocketDV T220 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a night mode to this video camera and we think the Sony HDR-PJ330[plb_2109562_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The PocketDV T220 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the PocketDV T220 are also not waterproof.

If you are looking for a video camera that is waterproof then you might also want to look at the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price], or the Panasonic HX-A100[plb_1879762_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the PocketDV T220, the Aiptek PocketDV T220 does not have a built-in projector.

It is worth considering other video cameras which also have a built-in projector including the HDR-PJ330[pl_2109562_price], or the HDR-PJ530[pl_2109584_price] both from Sony.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolutions

The Aiptek PocketDV T220 supports a 640 x 480 pixels video resolutions which is higher than most comparable spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years. Most camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it support a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions. This Aiptek camcorder also supports a video resolutions of 320 x 240 pixels.

A 640 x 480 pixels video resolutions is actually the worst supported video resolution amongst all medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as the PocketDV T220.

Amongst comparable types of video camera the best supported video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Only Supports One Audio Formats Supported

The number of audio formats supported by the PocketDV T220 is more than most similar spec video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it. This Aiptek camcorder supports a WAV audio formats supported, which is the most frequently supported audio formats supported supported by similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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1 Other reason to consider the Aiptek PocketDV T220

Released Over Four Years Ago

It was over four years ago when this camcorder was released.

Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Sensor Type
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Internal Storage Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Photo Effects
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Webcam Capability
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
PictBridge
USB Connector Type
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Other Features
Photo Mode

User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 3 August 2014 by Mr. Mark Provan "Mark"
(Verified Purchase)

You get what you pay for.....I did not pay much :).

I got the DV T220 as an occasional 'web-cam' that could take some semi-macro hi-res 'stills' while tethered. It's no tele-commanded EOS DSLR but, at this silly price, I'll put up with a few... Read more…

Reviewed 8 July 2011 by Gary Cradock

Yes a good little camera but you can only use a 2GB sd card and it burns batters like mad so get yourself a set of good high powered ones 2000mAh or higher.

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