The Aiptek A-HD V5V is a hybrid video and still camera and is one of the cheapest devices that records HD video at a 720p resolution. This camera costs even less than the already value-priced Aiptek Go-HD. To achieve the lower price with the A-HD Aiptek replaced the lense capable of optical zoom with a plastic lens that limits the camera to digital zoom. Footage can be recorded to an SD card in a variety of modes that affects storage requirements and video quality. The highest quality settings are the 720p resolution mode at 30 frames per second, with the lowest quality being the webcam mode at a decidedly lower resolution. Still camera features include a 5MP sensor, and a burst flash. The packaging rates the camera at 8MP however the real resolution is 5MP with software upscaling the image internally.
Video can be output directly from the A-HD either through the included component cables for, or composite cables for standard definition. The camera can also record content directly through the AV input, though the content is limited to 720x480 resolution. High-definition video is recorded using the popular H.264 codec and saves files as Quicktime compatible MOV.
- 8MP digital camera - but as mentioned is really 5MP
- 4x digital zoom is offered, however on earlier firmwares digital zoom is limited to 2x. You must update the firmware to enable 4x digital zoom.
- LED night lights are found on the camera, when they really aren't.
- 1280 x 720 @ 30FPS -in HDPI / HD / H.264
- 720 X 480 @ 30FPS - Motion : D1
- 352 x 240 @ 30FPS - Motion : WC (WebCam)
- 16:9 & 4:3 aspect ratio
- 3MP, 5MP & 8MP - still shot
- Built in Flash Strobe, with Red-Eye Reduction
- 5M CMOS sensor
- 2x Digital Zoom; Fixed Lens
- Macro Mode (30cm F to ~ F )
- 2.4 TFT Color LCD, swivel
- Nightshot & Limited Video Effects
- Standardized NP-60 Battery (1000mAh included)
- HD Output (Component) / HDTV
- A-V Inputs & Outputs
- Records A-V Inputs at D1
- NTSC & PAL (switchable)
- SD / MMC / HCSD
- 256M to 8G storage cards
- 6M internal memory
- Voice Recording, Playback
- MOV format, Codecs included on driver CD
- All cables, charger and straps included.
- Red or Blue case
- Charges from USB or AC Adapter