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March 24, 2008

While In Redmond

Lots of cool stuff took place last week while I was in Redmond, which I’ll be posting throughout this week.

I also got a chance to put the newest addition to the official Funcave utility belt, the Aiptek A-HD camcorder, through its paces.

The A-HD really kicks an amazing amount of bootay, for an amazingly low amount of money. Too bad that blue looks so much like half the colors of that cow college.

Remember how I said I was in the hunt for a converged digital camera/camcorder that wouldn’t break the bank, and was available. Well, this Aiptek model certainly fits the bill.

I’ll be posting a more in-depth review of the A-HD later, including example footage shot with it, and a full-on rating.

But here are a couple of quick teaser stats…

  • Captures high-definition video at 30 frames per second
  • Captures 8 megapixel still pictures
  • Uses MMC or SD memory, including SDHC
  • Saves up to 4 hours of high-definition video on a single 8GB SDHC card
  • Available for $130

Nearly everyone who saw it last week was jotting down the make and model, saying I am ordering one of those tomorrow!

There’s only one thing I wish was different about mine…

I'd slap Crimson Tide stickers on that so fast, it would make Nick Saban's head spin!

Totally digging that red version. And here in Crimson Tide country, choice of color is a big.damn.deal sometimes.

|| posted by chris under hardware, media, mobility, rx, travel, utility belt || comments (1) || ||

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  1. Ditto here. I had some reservations about getting the handheld camcorder because I interview people all the time and you gotta admit, it looks like a damn gun.

    The sound sucks, but, much better than a digital camera thats 3x the cost.

    I got one for the baby on the way, so we can get HD video without breaking out the camcorder or having the whole production going for quick videos. I gotta say, for that, it rocks.

    -Vlad

    comment by Vlad Mazek — March 24, 2008 @ 6:09 pm

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