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OK point and shoot video camera. Not great, but value for money
on 3 July 2008
My Busbi video camera cost £24.99.
In the packaging came:
A mini cd (arcsoft video impression 2 editing software)
A USB Cable
2 X AA Batteries
1GB (no brand) SD Card, already in the slot.
The camera is just a little longer than a packet of cigarettes. It's *very* easy to use. The case is made of relatively cheap feeling white plastic. The "Silver" parts of the case are stickers that are adequate (after removing the protective plastic). It feels quite heavy for it's size with the batteries installed. The videos are taken while holding the device in portrait orientation (giving a regular landscape video). It's a bit awkward to hold. There is no lens cap and it's dusty already after one day.
When switching on and off it bleeps loudly. I can't see a facility to step through the recorded videos. you can just replay or delete the last one.
The display is adequate out of strong sunlight, but can be a bit laggy/blurry when the camera is panned. It's ability to adjut to changing light is slowish but adequate.
The SD card slot cover is a poor, loose flap of rubbery plastic. The slot is spring loaded.
There is no tripod or other mount holes.
The video quality is not brilliant, much like from a webcam. The sound quality is poor, with more hissing then I would have expected, and the audio quality is telephone-like.
So would I buy it again? Sure, it's worth £25, but don't expect it to look and feel like a £100 gadget, because it doesn't.
I'd probably have give it 3.5 stars if that was an option.
Children seem to like it.