Philips HD-videokamera CAM101BL is rated
Rated 2 out of
We bought this for our 2nd family cruise as the camcorder we used on our 1st cruise proved to be a bit inconvenient because of its size so looked into these pocket camcorders. This seemed reasonably priced for the level of spec. Half way into our holiday and the focus seemed to be faulty and the picture was very blurred and grainy even when outside. I tried zooming in and out and it nothing improved it. Very disappointed as missed being able to record the second week of our holiday.
Date published: 2015-03-09
Rated 2 out of
After further testing!
Just adding to my previous review!
After using the camcorder over the weekend, I have the following results.
Memory card: A class 4 memory card is unreliable, causing corrupt data and no recordings. You are presented with a large red exclamation mark for the file. There appears to be no mention of this in the instructions but it seems to mean the file is corrupt.
I would recommend using a class 6 or above memory card for reliable use.
Indoors or slightly dark situations give a vey grainy / noisy image. Outside in bright sunny conditions is much better.
Battery: The best I have managed with a fully charged battery is 1 hour 30 minutes, but on average 1 hour 20 minutes, no where near the 2 hours stated in the specs! Also if the battery is fully charged on an evening and left over night, the charge id down to 75% in the morning.
I still say it's an OK device if you get it for the right price.
Date published: 2013-07-30