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Image Stablizer on the way out????

Greetings Everyone:

Some newly introduced camcorders with SD card storage have one feature that is missing, the image stablizer.

Does this mean that Image Stablizers on new and upcoming Camcorders is becoming a thing of the past.

One new Camcorder that Image Stablizer is not mention is the Aiptek Action HD.

Does anyone else know of other new Camcorders that this feature is missing?

Regards Robert

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Sounds like that no-name from nowhere product line that was crappy made in China with labels from Aiptek badly glued on. Do you remember this company's history? I do. It's not pretty.

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Image Stablizer on the way out????...

The Aiptek Action HD does not include any stabilization. Earlier models had electronic stabilization, which never worked that well anyway. As for the brand, Aiptek is a fast-growing company that has been making low-priced SD-based camcorders for many years. Their latest, the Action HD, is impressive if one considers the price point. They're not designed to compete with $500+ units; they don't have to. Check out some HD viceo examples on Vimeo or Truveo and yoyu'll see it does a decent job...again, for the money.

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Gee, that sounds just like the testamonials we used to see

for SVP cameras. Those were also made in China and received periodic glowing comments. In that case, the usual advice was to hang on to your wallet.

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Aiptek reviews

So far it's been hard to find to many negative reviews on the latest bunch of Aiptek HD camcorders. I've been waiting for a cnet or engadget review, but I have a feeling I could be waiting a while. To be able to record 720p @ 60 fps seems pretty impressive, despite the lack of image stabilization and only a 3x optical zoom. For $200 too. If nothing else, it poses the possibility to be a fun, slightly expensive too. Hopefully CNET will take the time to review some of the latest crop of Hybrids similar to the Sanyo Xacti line.

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Gee, this sounds just like advertising.

It looks like the latest wave of Chinese 'cameras' have hit eBay. 720p at 60 interlaced frames per second is pretty poor these days. That's especially true if the camera lacks stabilization. Don't waste your money.

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RobMtl007 - Locking this one.

You appear to be "promoting" this product. You've had your day and let's just drop the lock on this one.

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