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Alba Pocket Camcorder
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Alba Pocket Camcorder
Date: 14/11/11, updated on 17/05/12 (35 review reads)
Disadvantages: No optical zoom
This compact digital camcorder is made by ALBA a name everyone seams to know now thanks to Argos. Which is exactly where I got this from for the very affordable price of only £39.99.
I didn't expect much from this for that price, but there are some good simple features on it.
There is a 2 inch LCD screen on the back that you use to see what you're recording. The picture on this screen is good but not great. It has auto focus that I find I need a lot of the time as the camera does tend to shake if your not standing still. It takes 2 x AA batteries these last longer if you just record or take photos. If you play back what you have recorded the batteries waste much quicker. The internal memory is pretty nonexistent so you do need to use a memory card ( not supplied ). Of course the larger the memory card the more photos and longer video you will get.
This is basically the size of a mobile phone. So that means you can carry it anywhere with you.
It's overall size is just H11, W6, and D2.5.
It doesn't have an optical zoom. Which is a pity as that is the kind of zoom that you don't lose picture quality with
It does however have an 8 x digital zoom. This means it zooms in on the picture electronically and unfortunately this does result in a pixelated image the more you zoom.
It can take still photos at 3 mega pixels, that's okay but not as good as a digital camera witch is normally around 10 or more mega pixels.
You do lose out on the quality when using This unit compared to a digital camcorder or camera. But the size is what makes this appealing. I wouldn't recommend this for recording treasured memories. But for fun, this is great.
This is available from Amazon.co.uk for only £29.99 + shipping.
Summary: Fun camera for fun times
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