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Coby CAM3001
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Coby CAM3001 Camcorder

1.3MP CMOS 4x 8GB Aug 2012
Sensor Size Sensor Type Digital Zoom Maximum Memory Card Size Release Date
Shoot it, share it, SNAPP it! Introducing the Coby SNAPP CAM3001 from Coby Electronics: This pocket-sized digital camcorder lets you shoot video, take pictures, and play back your files at the... More
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5 Reasons For

SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

The CAM3001 supports a better memory card type than most camcorders of this spec and age. This camcorder supports an SDHC memory card, whereas most small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as it support an SD memory card. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB. The memory card type of all small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the CAM3001 ranges from MicroSD (Transflash) (worst) to SDXC (best).

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The Coby CAM3001 has a built-in display, as do most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the CAM3001.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a built-in display and we think because of it's better review score, the Panasonic HDC-TM900, and the Canon Vixia HF R40 ($399.00) is also worth considering.

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Has One Cable Included

The Coby CAM3001 has a greater number of included cables than most small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to it. The most frequently found cable included is USB, but this cable included is not found on this video camera. The cables included AV are also found on this Coby video camera.

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JPG Image Format

This video camera has a JPG image format, which is the most commonly found image format on video cameras of this type and age.

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Small

The average depth of video cameras of a similar age and spec to the CAM3001 is 140mm, and the depths range from 27mm to 1,200mm. With a depth of only 27.9 millimeters, the CAM3001 is one of the smallest camcorders of this age and type amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age.

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14 Reasons Against

Quite Small Screen Size

The screen size of the CAM3001 of only 1.44 inches is one of the smallest amongst small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the CAM3001. Across all the video cameras that are a comparable age to the CAM3001 the screen sizes range from 1.4" to 4.3", and the average screen size is 2.9".

Camcorders with a larger screen size that might also be worth looking at include the Rollei S-30 (1.5") which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The CAM3001 does not have an image stabiliser. Most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched more than two years ago do have an image stabiliser.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an image stabiliser and we think the Canon Vixia HF M40, or the Panasonic HDC-TM900 which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Quite Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The maximum memory card sizes of small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years range from 8GB to 130GB. The CAM3001 has one of the smallest maximum memory card sizes (only 8 gigabytes) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

If you would prefer a camcorder with a larger maximum memory card size then you might want to look at the Rollei S-30 (32GB and higher rated).

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Not Full HD

The CAM3001 is not Full HD, unlike most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the CAM3001 which are Full HD.

If you are looking for a video camera that is Full HD then you might want to look at the Canon Vixia HF M40.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the CAM3001 have an HDMI port, however the CAM3001 does not have an HDMI port.

It is worth considering alternative video cameras which also have an HDMI port including the Canon Vixia HF M40 which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the CAM3001 the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 770x. With a digital zoom of only 4 times zoom factor, the CAM3001 has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age.

If you want a camcorder with a bigger digital zoom then you might also want to look at the Canon Legria HF R56 (57x) which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the CAM3001, the CAM3001 does not have an interchangeable lens.

Other camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens that you might want to look at include the Sony HVR-Z7 ($5,775.99) which is also higher rated.

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Very Short Battery Life

With a battery life of only 1.5 hours, the CAM3001 has one of the shorter battery lifes amongst camcorders of this age. Camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the CAM3001 have battery lifes of between 1h and 150h, and the average battery life is 16h.

Camcorders with a longer battery life that might also be worth looking at include the Canon Legria HF R406 (1.75h and higher rated), or the Zoom Q4 ($129.99) (3h and higher rated).

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The CAM3001 does not have a night mode, although this is within the context that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the CAM3001 also do not have a night mode.

There are a number of alternative video cameras which also have a night mode that you might also want to consider including the Canon Legria HF M52 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the CAM3001 are not 3D compatible. The CAM3001 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a video camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Canon XF105 ($2,268.99).

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago, the CAM3001 does not have a built-in projector.

Other camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to consider include the Sony HDR-PJ320.

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Not Waterproof

Most video cameras of this spec and age are not waterproof. The CAM3001 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The CAM3001 supports a higher video resolution than most video cameras of this age and type. This video camera supports a 640 x 480 pixels video resolution, whereas most camcorders that were released around the same time as it support a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution. Across all video cameras of this type and age the best video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 640 x 360 pixels.

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2 Other reasons to consider the Coby CAM3001

Released Over Four Years Ago

This small sensor size camcorder was released over four years ago.

CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Display
Screen Size
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
On Screen Display Language
Design
Colour
Video
Video Capturing Speed
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Image Format
Audio
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Package Dimension

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00716829630105

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