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Coby CAM3001
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Coby CAM3001 Camcorder

1.3MP CMOS 4x 8GB Aug 2012
Total Megapixels Sensor Type Digital Zoom Maximum Memory Card Size Release Date
Shoot it, share it, SNAPP it! Introducing the Coby SNAPP CAM3001 from Coby Electronics: This pocket-sized digital camcorder lets you shoot video, take pictures, and play back your files at the... More
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SDHC Compatible Memory Cards

SDHC compatible memory cards

The Coby CAM3001 supports an SDHC compatible memory cards which is better than most small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. Most small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to it support an SD compatible memory cards. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB. Across all small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the CAM3001 the memory card type ranges from MicroSD (Transflash) to SDXC.

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The Coby CAM3001 has a built-in display. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the CAM3001 also have a built-in display.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative camcorders with a built-in display currently available including the Sony HVR-Z7 which has better reviews.

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Has One Cables Included

The number of included cables found on the Coby CAM3001 is more than most video cameras of a comparable age and type to it. The most frequently found cables included is USB, but this cables included is not found on this camcorder. The cables includeds AV are also found on this video camera.

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JPG Image Formats Supported

This camcorder has a JPG image formats supported, which is the most commonly found image formats supported on camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Small Display Diagonal

When compared to other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the CAM3001, the display diagonal of the Coby CAM3001 of only 1.44 inches is one of the smallest. The display diagonals of camcorders of this type and age range from 1.4" to 4.3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9".

If you are looking for a larger display diagonal then you might also want to consider the Rollei S-30 (£78.99) (1.5") which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that were launched around the same time as the CAM3001 have an image stabilizer, however the Coby CAM3001 does not have an image stabilizer.

It is worth considering other video cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Vixia HF M40, or the Vixia HF R40 both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of only 8 gigabytes, the CAM3001 has a fairly small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years. The smallest maximum memory card size of comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the CAM3001 is 8GB, the largest is 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 67GB.

If this video camera maximum memory card size is too small for you then you might also want to look at the Rollei S-30 (£78.99) (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The CAM3001 does not have an HDMI, unlike most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the CAM3001 which have an HDMI.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have an HDMI which you might want to look at including the Vixia HF M40, or the Legria HF R56 both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Quite Small Digital Zoom

At only 4 times zoom factor, the CAM3001 has a quite small digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders that have been around for a similar time to the CAM3001. Small total megapixels video cameras that are a similar age to the CAM3001 have digital zooms of between 1.5x and 3,500x.

If this small total megapixels video camera digital zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the Lexibook DJ280 (8x), or the Panasonic AG-AC160 (£417.60) (10x).

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Not Full HD

The Coby CAM3001 is not Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of this spec and age are also not Full HD.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is Full HD then you might also want to look at the Canon Legria HF M52, the Panasonic HDC-TM900, or the Sony HDR-PJ620.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most camcorders of this age and spec do not have an interchangeable lens. The Coby CAM3001 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens which you might also want to consider including the Sony HVR-Z7.

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Very Short Battery Life (max)

Across all the video cameras of this age and spec the battery life (max)s range from 1h to 150h. The CAM3001 has one of the shorter battery life (max)s (only 1.5 hours) amongst video cameras of this age.

Camcorders with a longer battery life (max) that might be worth considering include the Legria HF R406 (1.75h), or the Legria HF R66 (£250.54) (2.1h) both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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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 commonly found maximum video resolution on camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The CAM3001 does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the CAM3001 also do not have a night mode.

It is worth also looking at alternative camcorders which also have a night mode including the Canon Legria HF M52 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the CAM3001, the CAM3001 is not 3D.

If you are looking for a video camera that is 3D then you might also want to look at the Canon XF105 (£1,860.00) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Waterproof

The CAM3001 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the CAM3001 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The CAM3001 does not have a built-in projector, although this is within the context that most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the CAM3001 also do not have a built-in projector.

We think you might also be interested in alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector including the Sony HDR-PJ620 which also has a higher rating.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolutions

The CAM3001 supports a higher video resolution than most small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago. This video camera supports a 640 x 480 pixels video resolutions, whereas most small total megapixels video cameras that were released more than two years ago support a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions. The video resolution of all camcorders of this age and spec ranges from 640 x 360 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Coby CAM3001

Released Over Four Years Ago

This camcorder was released over four years ago.

CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Sensor Type
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Interchangeable Lens
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
On Screen Display (OSD) Languages
Design
Colour of Product
Video
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Audio
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Headphone Outputs
S-Video Out
PictBridge
Battery
Battery Life (max)
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Batteries Included
Hand Strap
Cables Included
Other Features
Package Dimensions (WxDxH)

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Product Identifiers

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