Mustek's sub £80 digital video camera


For anyone looking to dip their toe into the world of digital movies (after all, what could be better than catching your mates making fools of themselves and sticking the film on YouTube for all to see), the Mustek DV5300SE digital video camera seems an affordable way to give it a try.

The Mustek DV5300SE is a digital video camera and digital still camera in one. It has a 3MP CCD sensor and a maximum resolution of up to 5MP. There’s 1.5 inch TFT-LCD swing display to capture those short films in MPEG4 format. The DV5300SE also features automatic exposure, while different settings for white balance can be set to daylight, cloudy, fluorescent and tungsten or automatically adjusted.

There’s also am MP3 player on board, and it can also be used as a voice recorder, USB stick and SD/MMC card reader. The 32MB internal memory can be extended via SD/MMC card slot. The camera has a USB port, integrated flash, AV output and a headphone jack and case. Power comes from three AAA batteries or the power adapter.

It’s available now for around £79.

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