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Memorex MyVideo Camcorder

0.3MP CMOS 2x 2" Dec 2011
Total Megapixels Sensor Type Digital Zoom Display Diagonal Release Date
Good technical features
Reasonably priced
Expert reviews are poor
4 Reviews

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Reviews

Expert Reviews Are Poor

On average, based on four expert reviews from sites including wired.com, Mac World, pcworld.com_techhive.com and Good Gear Guide.com.au this video camera has an overall expert rating of 60%. If all the video cameras of this age and spec are ranked by average expert review score then this Memorex video camera is in the bottom 20%.


Features

Good Technical Features

Several customers who reviewed this camcorder mentioned that it had good features. Pcworld.com_techhive.com wrote six years ago “Good range of features for the price” however despite that they gave it a rating of 3 stars.


Design

Poor Design

A few people who reviewed it agreed that it was not a good design. Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned in their Memorex MyVideo review “Plasticky build and hohum design” and scored the product 3 stars.

Not Robust

A number of Memorex MyVideo owners who reviewed the product concluded that it was not well made.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One Memorex MyVideo owner who purchased it wrote that it was lightweight. Six years ago Pcworld.com_techhive.com said in their Memorex MyVideo review “Supremely lightweight 3.8 ounces”.


Smart TV

Good Connectivity

One Memorex MyVideo owner who bought this camcorder concluded that it was good in terms of USB connections. Macworld.com mentioned on expert review site Mac World seven years ago “Has a retractable USB connector, like most of its pocket-camcorder competition” however they only gave the Memorex MyVideo a rating of 3 stars.


Good Screen / Viewfinder

One Memorex MyVideo reviewer who reviewed it thought it had a good screen. Six years ago Pcworld.com_techhive.com mentioned “Bright 2inch LCD display adequate for onthego playback” but even so they gave the Memorex MyVideo a rating of 3 stars.


Lens System

Quite Small Digital Zoom

When compared to other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for a comparable time to this camcorder, the digital zoom of the Memorex MyVideo of only 2 times zoom factor is one of the smallest. The average digital zoom of small total megapixels video cameras that have been around for around the same time as this video camera is 760x, and the digital zooms range from 1.5x to 3,500x.

If this camcorder digital zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Coby CAM3001 ($36.24) (4x and higher rated), the Canon XF100 (6x and higher rated), or the Lexibook DJ280 (8x and higher rated).

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Other

Released Over Five Years Ago

This video camera was released in December 2011.


Video

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

With a maximum frame rate of only 30 frames per second, the MyVideo has one of the slower maximum frame rates amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. The average maximum frame rate of video cameras of this age and spec is 40fps.

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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 commonly found maximum video resolution on video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Only 640 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The Memorex MyVideo supports a 640 x 480 pixels video resolutions which is higher than most video cameras of this age and spec. Most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it support a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolutions. The video resolution of all video cameras of this age and spec ranges from 640 x 360 pixels to 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Display

Very Small Display Diagonal

Video cameras that were released around the same time as this camcorder have display diagonals of between 1.4" and 4.3", and the average display diagonal is 2.9". The MyVideo has one of the smaller display diagonals (only 2 inches) amongst video cameras of this age.

Camcorders with a larger display diagonal that might be worth looking at include the Aiptek Car Camcorder X5 (2.4" and higher rated), the Transcend DrivePro 200 ($99.99) (2.4015761" and higher rated), or the Canon XM2 (2.5" and higher rated).

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Ports & Interfaces

Does Not Support HDMI

The Memorex MyVideo does not support HDMI, unlike most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an HDMI and we think the Canon Vixia HF M40, the Panasonic HC-V110 ($220.39), or the Sony HDR-PJ230/B ($191.90) are also worth considering.

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Does Not Support PictBridge

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to this camcorder, the Memorex MyVideo does not support PictBridge.

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Has a Headphone Outputs

The Memorex MyVideo has a headphone outputs. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that have been available for more than two years also have a headphone outputs.

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Still Image

Only 640 X 480 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest maximum image resolution of the MyVideo is 640 x 480 pixels. That's 85% less maximum image resolution than a 1920 x 1080 pixels video camera, which is the most common maximum image resolution.

This video camera's maximum image resolution (640 x 480 pixels) is actually the worst maximum image resolution amongst all camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

Amongst similar types of video camera the best maximum image resolution is 4224 x 2376 pixels.

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Other Features

Features Photo Mode

The Memorex MyVideo features photo mode, as do most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hand Strap

The MyVideo has a hand strap. Most of the other video cameras of a similar age and type to this video camera also have a hand strap.

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Has a Batteries Included

The Memorex MyVideo has a batteries included. Most of the other camcorders that have been available for more than two years also have a batteries included.

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Audio

Has a Built-In Microphone

The MyVideo has a built-in microphone. Most of the other small total megapixels video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera also have a built-in microphone.

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Storage

Quite Small Internal Storage Capacity

With an internal storage capacity of only 2 gigabytes, the MyVideo has one of the smallest internal storage capacities amongst small total megapixels video cameras of this age. The smallest internal storage capacity of similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to this video camera is 2GB, the largest is 120GB, and the average internal storage capacity is 25GB.

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Image Sensor

0.3 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 0.3 megapixels sensor video camera.

If this Memorex camcorder total megapixels is too small for you then you might want to look at the 800 (0.68MP and higher rated), or the Legria FS406 (0.8MP and higher rated) both from Canon.

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Memorex MyVideo Review Sources

To prepare this Memorex MyVideo review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,208 product attributes, 23,752 camcorder reviews and 1,754,400 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.
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