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AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER
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AgfaPhoto EClipse EXPLORER Camcorder

hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended
5.03MP 1/2.5 145g CMOS Nov 2011
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Adventure included with the rugged, waterproof, shock and dustproof AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER you ll record your movies in Full HD 1080p. Capture your precious moments on the fly with just a... More
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21 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The writer at one expert review site concluded that they would endorse this AgfaPhoto camcorder. This video camera received a "Recommended" award from Hardwarezone.com.ph.

Robust

One AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER reviewer reckoned that it was strong and durable. Hardwarezone.com.ph mentioned in their review “When you talk about rugged devices like military-grade laptops” .

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is the most frequently found HD type on camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the eClipse EXPLORER, the eClipse EXPLORER has an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Like most of the other video cameras that are a similar age to the eClipse EXPLORER, the eClipse EXPLORER is Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The eClipse EXPLORER has an HDMI port, as do most of the other video cameras of this age and type.

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1/2.5" Optical Sensor Size

The eClipse EXPLORER has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/2.5". That's 57% more optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/3.91". 5.76 x 4.29mm. Across all camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the eClipse EXPLORER the best optical sensor size is 1/1.3" and the worst is 2/3".

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Waterproof

The eClipse EXPLORER is waterproof, unlike most of the other camcorders that came out around the same time as the eClipse EXPLORER which are not waterproof.

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SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

The eClipse EXPLORER supports an SDHC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB. The worst memory card type of all medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the eClipse EXPLORER is MicroSDXC 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 video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is typical of many video cameras of this type and age.

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Has a Built-In Display

The eClipse EXPLORER has a built-in display, as do most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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1080p Video Mode

This camcorder has a 1080p video mode, which is typical of many camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has an AVCHD|H.264|MOV|MPEG4 video format, which is the most frequently found video format on camcorders of this type and age.

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Has Six White Balance Modes

The eClipse EXPLORER has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of a comparable type and age to it. This AgfaPhoto camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the eClipse EXPLORER. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Incandescent" and "Underwater" are also found on this video camera.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This camcorder has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on video cameras of this type and age.

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Very Light

The lightest similar spec video camera that has been around for around the same time as the eClipse EXPLORER is 76g weight, the heaviest is 2.8kg, and the average weight is 320g. With a weight of only 145 grams, the eClipse EXPLORER is quite light compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the eClipse EXPLORER.

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Quite High Display Resolution

The average display resolution of medium sensor size video cameras that are a comparable age to the eClipse EXPLORER is 370,000 pixels, and the display resolutions range from 96,000 pixels to 1,200,000 pixels. The eClipse EXPLORER has one of the higher display resolutions (234,400 pixels) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has an EXIF|JPG image format, which is the most commonly found image format on video cameras of this spec and age.

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LCD Display

This camcorder has an LCD display, which is the most commonly found display on comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as it.

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Very Small

With a depth of only 20.1 millimeters, the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER is fairly small compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type. The depths of video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the eClipse EXPLORER range from 15mm to 460mm, and the average depth is 110mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Very Small Digital Zoom

Across all the camcorders of a comparable type and age to the eClipse EXPLORER the digital zooms range from 2x to 1,800x, and the average digital zoom is 180x. At only 4 times zoom factor, the eClipse EXPLORER has a fairly small digital zoom compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to the eClipse EXPLORER.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Quite Small Screen Size

At only 2.5 inches, the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER has a quite small screen size compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for more than two years. The screen sizes of medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 1.5" to 4".

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Very Small Internal Storage Capacity

The eClipse EXPLORER has one of the smaller internal storage capacities (only 0.026 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec video cameras of this age. Across all the camcorders of a similar spec and age to the eClipse EXPLORER the internal storage capacities range from 0.016GB to 220GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 34GB.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders of this type and age, the eClipse EXPLORER is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER does not have a night mode. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also do not have a night mode.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were launched more than two years ago, the eClipse EXPLORER does not have a built-in projector.

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Only 2592 X 1944 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER is 2592 x 1944 pixels. That's 68% less maximum image resolution than the most frequently found maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels.

This video camera's maximum image resolution (2592 x 1944 pixels) is in fact the worst maximum image resolution amongst all video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the eClipse EXPLORER.

Amongst comparable types of video camera the best maximum image resolution is 4608 x 3456 pixels.

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Only Has One Cable Included

The eClipse EXPLORER has a greater number of included cables than most video cameras of this age and type. This video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the eClipse EXPLORER.

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Fairly High Minimum Aperture

The eClipse EXPLORER has a quite high minimum aperture (2.8) compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were launched around the same time as the eClipse EXPLORER. The average minimum aperture of video cameras of this age and type is 2.2.

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3 Other reasons to consider the AgfaPhoto eClipse EXPLORER

Released Over Five Years Ago

This camcorder was released over five years ago.

Average Maximum Memory Card Size

With a maximum memory card size of 32 gigabytes, the eClipse EXPLORER has a relatively typical maximum memory card size compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and spec to the eClipse EXPLORER.

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Average Video Recording Time

At 1.3 hours, the eClipse EXPLORER has a relatively standard video recording time compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and type to the eClipse EXPLORER.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Digital Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Image Stabilizer Type
Minimum Aperture Number
Focal Length (35mm Film Equivalent)
Focal Length Range (f-F)
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Internal Storage Capacity
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Camera File System
Focusing
Face Detection
Normal Focusing Range
Light Exposure
Scene Modes
Light Exposure Modes
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Built-In Light
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Type
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D
Supported Aspect Ratios
Camera Playback
Design
Colour of Product
Shock Proof Up to
Waterproof Up to
Video
HD Type
Supported Video Modes
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
S-Video Out
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery Technology
Battery Life (CIPA Standard)
Operational Conditions
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Hand Strap
Cables Included
AC Adapter Included
Warranty Card
Other Features
Photo Mode
Waterproof
Shock Proof

1 Award

hardwarezone.com.ph Recommended

Expert Reviews

25 November 2011

Hardwarezone.com.ph

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