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Aiptek Car Camcorder X5
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Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 Camcorder

3.1MP 1/3 120g Sep 2013
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Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 makes driving saver. X5 continuously records the action on the street. If external memory card is getting full, the video is recycled automatically without any data loss... More
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20 Reasons For

Good Size

Two Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 owners who purchased it wrote that it was lightweight. One person who purchased it reckoned that it was a good size. T. J. Hill wrote on Amazon “Although the X5 is quite small, these buttons are of a good size and are easy to use” in their Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 review.

Good Connectivity

Some people who purchased this camcorder mentioned that it was good in terms of USB connections. T. J. Hill mentioned in their review on Amazon “Included are the windscreen mounting bracket, 12V car power cable with plugs for cigarette lighter socket and mini USB, USB cable for connecting to a computer, “Quick Start Guide””. T. J. Hill also wrote “The X5 has sockets for USB (power cable and computer connection), SD card, HDMI out, AV out”.

Good Product Quality

Several people who reviewed this camcorder thought it was good quality. T. J. Hill said in their review on Amazon “Review of Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 Overview The Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 is well designed, compact and lightweight with a shiny black plastic case”.

Nice Design

Two Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 owners said in their reviews that the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 was well designed.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

A number of customers who reviewed the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 concluded that it had a good screen. T. J. Hill wrote “A reasonable sized monitor screen at the rear” in their review of this camcorder. T. J. Hill also mentioned “The display in the monitor screen is very clear”.

Good Support

A number of Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 owners who purchased the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 considered that it had good technical guidance. T. J. Hill mentioned “Mini USB, USB cable for connecting to a computer, “Quick Start Guide” and warranty card”. T. J. Hill also mentioned “The full instruction manual can be downloaded from the Aiptek website”.

Easy to Use

One Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 owner who purchased it reckoned that it was easy to use.

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Aiptek Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Aiptek is one of the better rated camcorder manufacturers according to average owner and expert review score data that we have collected for all camcorders.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Car Camcorder X5, the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 has an HDMI port.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with an HDMI port currently available including because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF M40, the JVC GZ-E100, or the Sharp HC-V550.

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Full HD

Full HD

The Car Camcorder X5 is Full HD, as are most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the Car Camcorder X5.

Other Full HD camcorders currently available that you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Canon Vixia HF M40, or the JVC GZ-EX515.

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1/3" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 is 1/3". That's 94% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". 4.80 x 3.60mm.

This camcorder's optical sensor size (1/3") is in fact the best optical sensor size across all camcorders of a similar spec and age to the Car Camcorder X5.

The worst optical sensor size across similar types of camcorder is 1/8".

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SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

The Car Camcorder X5 supports an SDHC memory card which is better than most video cameras of this type and age. Most small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago support an SD memory card. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB. Across all camcorders of a similar age and spec to the Car Camcorder X5 the worst memory card type is MicroSD (Transflash) and the best is SDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the Car Camcorder X5, the Car Camcorder X5 has a built-in display.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with a built-in display and we think the Vivitar DVR426 ($29.43), and the JVC GZ-E100 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 has a greater number of white balance modes than most small sensor size camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the Car Camcorder X5.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This video camera supports a video resolution of 1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of this type and age.

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Light

When compared to other camcorders of a similar age and type to the Car Camcorder X5, the weight of the Car Camcorder X5 of only 120 grams is one of the lightest. The lightest comparable spec camcorder that has been around for more than two years is 57g weight, the heaviest is 3.9kg, and the average weight is 500g.

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Small

The Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 is one of the smaller comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Car Camcorder X5 (only 95 millimeters) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The depths of video cameras that were launched around the same time as the Car Camcorder X5 range from 27mm to 1,200mm.

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Small

At only 22 millimeters, the Car Camcorder X5 is very small compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to the Car Camcorder X5. The average height of camcorders of this type and age is 82mm, and the heights range from 19mm to 920mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Car Camcorder X5 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Car Camcorder X5 do have an image stabiliser.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have an image stabiliser that you might also want to consider including the Vixia HF M40, or the Vixia HF R42 both from Canon or the Sony HVR-Z7 ($5,775.99) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The Car Camcorder X5 does not have an interchangeable lens, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the Car Camcorder X5 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared all the other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens to this video camera and we think the Sony HVR-Z7 ($5,775.99) which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Screen Size

With a screen size of only 2.4 inches, the Car Camcorder X5 has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the Car Camcorder X5. The average screen size of comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 2.9".

If you would prefer a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Vixia HF R500 ($383.35) (3"), or the Legria HF R56 (3") both from Canon or the JVC GZ-RX110 (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The smallest maximum memory card size of camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the Car Camcorder X5 is 8GB, the largest is 130GB, and the average maximum memory card size is 67GB. The Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 has one of the smaller maximum memory card sizes (only 32 gigabytes) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

We compared all the other 32GB maximum memory card size video cameras to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Overlook GX-5, the Rollei S-30, and the L-Link LL-CAM-123 is also worth considering.

If this Aiptek camcorder maximum memory card size is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Zoom Q4 ($129.99) (128GB) which also has a higher rating.

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Very Low Battery Capacity

The battery capacities of camcorders of a similar age and type to the Car Camcorder X5 range from 440mAh to 3,000mAh, and the average battery capacity is 1,600mAh. The Car Camcorder X5 has one of the lower battery capacities (only 500 milliamperes * hour) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most video cameras of this type and age do not have a night mode. The Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have a night mode including the Legria FS406, or the Legria HF R36 both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the Car Camcorder X5 are not 3D compatible. The Car Camcorder X5 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a camcorder that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Panasonic HC-X909, or the Canon XF105 ($2,268.99).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the Car Camcorder X5, the Car Camcorder X5 does not have a built-in projector.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with a built-in projector and we think the HDR-PJ220, or the HDR-PJ320 both from Sony which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The Car Camcorder X5 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the Car Camcorder X5 are also not waterproof.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the Car Camcorder X5 is more than most small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to it. This Aiptek camcorder has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on video cameras of this type and age.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5

Released Over Three Years Ago

Aiptek released the Car Camcorder X5 over three years ago.

CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many camcorders of this age and spec.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Normal Focusing Range
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
3D Compatible
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Capturing Speed
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Ports & Interfaces
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
Mini HDMI Port
Mini-USB 2.0 Port
Networking
WiFi
Ethernet LAN Connection
Battery
Battery Capacity
Battery
Charging Source
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature Range
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Minimum System Requirement
Lens Focal Range
Mac Operating Systems
Technical Details
Relative Aperture F-Number

Expert Reviews

30 August 2014

Die nackten Zahlen der Aiptek-Dashcam klingen vielversprechend: Aufzeichnung in Full HD (1.920 x 1.080 Pixel) mit 30 Bildern pro Sekunde, ein GPS-Datenlogger, der kontinuierlich die Position... Read more…

User Reviews

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Reviewed 12 December 2014 by Janet G Cunningham
(Verified Purchase)

Excellent pictures BUT my unit has now become intermittent. Sometimes starts up with no picture on the screen. Then it closes down by itself. Seems to be related to damp/cold weather. Recently I... Read more…

Reviewed 30 November 2014 by T. J. Hill "billy Hot"

Review of Aiptek Car Camcorder X5

Overview
The Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 is well designed, compact and lightweight with a shiny black plastic case. It looks like a small stills... Read more…

Reviewed 30 November 2014 by T. J. Hill | 11 Comments

Review of Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 Overview The Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 is well designed, compact and lightweight with a shiny black plastic case. It looks like a small stills camera with a tiny... Read more…

Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 04719455800924, 04719851877247, 04719851877780

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