Or you could just leave it on its default middle setting. Fiddling with the focus lets you get quite sharp pictures out of the PenCam for close-ups and for landscape shots. At a glance, it looks the same as the older PenCam, but it has a by maximum resolution, against the by resolution of the older model. When you save the images, though, they come out as uncompressed BMP files much larger than whatever format the camera stores them in. The PenCam doesn’t take a by image and scale it down for its low res mode; it just disregards three quarters of its sensor pixels. When you’re not using the PenCam, you should leave it plugged into the computer with its USB cable, or take the batteries out. Don’t show me this message again.

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Which, as I’ve said before in reviews of cheap cameras, is not competing at all with things it’s ten times more expensive than. Self Timer Pressing the mode button until “St” appears in the LCD then pressing the shutter button will start a 10 second self-timer.

Aiptek PenCam Trio VGA Manuals

Don’t have an account? If the CD does not automatically display, simply go to This takes advantage of the continuous mode. The preview panel in the driver software’s too small to see anything but a gross focus problem, so you have to shoot a by image and then look at it, then tweak the lens, then look again This is resolutions from VGA to SQCIF, stacked on top of each other the larger image you get by clicking this picture above is still scaled down somewhat, for file size reasons.


Computational photography remakes phone photos, while Canon and Nikon embrace the camera design of the future. The result is not pretty. And it’s got 8Mb of built in memory, which gives it enough storage for 26 by pictures, or in its low-res by mode.

That makes it no worse than any other fixed-focus webcam. Even daytime indoor shots commonly can’t be taken. The main application’s the PenCam Manager package, which is what you use camwra transfer images from the camera and control it in tethered mode. You have to forget about expandable memory. To print the manual completely, please, download it.

This goes for the self-timer mode as well, by the way – you can activate that mode and set yourself up to be photographed, and then just hear the low beep that tells you to try again, this time with a lamp pointed your cmaera.

You can, but the ring is quite tight and can only easily be turned with a aitpec implement stuck into one of the scallops around its edge. To select a mode, you just press the shutter button once – or twice, if you’re selecting Clear Memory.

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As pack-in software with a cheapie camera, Photo Express is great. You can’t possibly include an on-camera image display. Press the mode button once to select it, and then hold the shutter button for as many frames as you like.


A 26 frame by movie comes out at about 2.

The two full-frame apitec are the by and by shots. End-User in whose name it is registered can receive or ask for the Warranty Service.

Got it, continue to print. USB cable, camera stand.

Aiptek PenCam VGA 1 – digital camera

White Balance White Balance. Olloclip has new pro and entry-level lenses for your phone Qiptec of the top names in phone camera lenses now has options for those who shoot a little or a lot. The PenCam VGA 2’s compact size and durable design make it a great tool for a variety of applications. You must be registered with Aiptek in order to obtain the Warranty Service.

Like the software that comes with most cheap webcams, the Aiptek driver saves video clips as AVIs, without much compression – though they’re not the gigantic raw-data files you often get.

If you develop an enthusiasm for gva the PenCam’s focus, a couple of pen-dots aipteec the focus ring to indicate what scallop should be uppermost for what setting could be an idea. You’ll want to use some other program to save them in a more compressed format if you take a significant number of pictures.

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