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2.1 megapixel 81480 review

I bought the 2.1 MP version of this Digital Concepts camera from Wal-Mart for $40 for my daughter. We use a Toshiba 32mb sd card, and a Handy USB 2.0 card reader. It does delay a few seconds before taking a picture, and it is useless in low light, the flash only helps sometimes, but if she's patient and careful, the camera can take some decent pictures. It's what I expected for $40. Here is a picture of my daughter's cousin, Haley.

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Shane
Sun, 25 Feb 2007 17:14:06 -0800

I had one of the first ones that was $20 it took good outdoor pic's inside forget about it unless you had a ton of lighting and everything else just right. THe flash NEVER worked not even once. But it was nice. But it ate batteries like crazy so if you didn't have your computer near by you would just lose all your pics. I got over the summer the 2.1 meg pix with the LCD screen. It only takes good pics outside. Inside sometimes if you lucky you can take a pic if the lighting is right. What i hate is you can be under a light and the screen will still be almost black. Why is that? Does anyone have problems with the software? The webcam express. I have intstalled it and uninstalled it 5 or 6 times and when i go to you webcam express it saids i have no camera installed or it could not find one. Why is this? It comes up fine tho. Because when i hooked it upto the computer it comes up and i can view the pic's but i can not use it with webcam express. whats the deal?

chAd
Mon, 19 Mar 2007 15:16:10 -0800

I have the Digital Concepts 2.1 Mega Pixel camera. I bought the camera at a Garage Sale for 50 cents. They couldn't ever get it too work after the first time. I thought, hey what's 50cents? I put new batteries in it, grabbed one of my SD cards and tried to use it. At first the screen only displayed C2. Then I held the power button down for a second or so (after I had turned it on) and the screen flashed to show 00 pictures. I hit the mode button, changed it to HQ (High Quality) and started playing with different modes, using the flash indoors in low light and medium light. The camera surprised me. It took reasonably good quality pictures with the flash in very low light settings. It took better pictures with no flash in medium light settings than using the flash. As for the delay in taking photos, obviously you haven't used even the more expensive (medium range) priced cameras. They all have a time delay unless you want to pay some really big bucks. My sister has a high quality Pentax camera that cost her about $200 and my father has a HP that cost over $300. They both have time delays. As to the problem you are having using the software... it's an SD Card. Take it out and put it in your SD reader (most computer have them built in) and if you don't have a built in one, you can get one from BestBuy for around $20-30 bucks. Also, most computers have built in software for photo viewing and basic photo editing. Personally, I would never load up any software that came with a very cheap product unless there was no other option. Too many of them have other software program piggy-backing. When you agree to the terms without reading them (as most people do), you are often giving spyware an open door invitation. (The manufacturing companies usually make more money from including the piggy-back programs than from the sale of the product.) Like someone else said, if all else fails, read the directions or do like I did, and just play with the settings.

CJ
Sat, 24 Mar 2007 18:26:51 -0800

I bought the damn Camara on sale at brans mart can't get it to turn on even thou I put new batteries in the camera it just would not come on. I think no one should purchase the 2.1 megapixel 81480 digital camera it don't worth it's name or price.

Rachael Cleare
Sun, 30 Dec 2007 23:34:48 +0000

I had the same problem with the web cam not working. It kept telling me that there was no camera installed. So i e-mailed the Sakar company and they told me what to do. You have to set it for web cam mode first (weird huh?) Then you have to hook it up to the computer. In case you wanted to know this is what they told me, it works:

I e-mailed the company and they gave me an answer. It works because the manual that comes with the camera doesn't tell you how to put the camera in Web Mode. This is a strait copy and paste of their answer:

1. Press POWER/MENU.

2. Press FLASH/SET.

3. Press POWER/MENU to select the icon MSDC/PC Camera Selection (says USB) shown on the LCD.

4. Press up or down arrow to select the icon "PC Camera Mode" (looks like a web Cam) shown on the LCD.

5. Press FLASH/SET.


Connect the camera to your computer. Open webcam enabled application, such as Instant Messenger or Net meeting. Position the came.

I hope that helps :)

Sarah Love
Sun, 25 May 2008 07:22:37 +0000

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