This resolution at 30 frames per second is a standard videoconferencing video mode, but many webcams, including the Palm Cam, can’t actually capture that high a frame rate. The cameras draw about 1. Nine frames per second is the best the Aiptek cameras can officially manage in CIF resolution. Aiptek Pencam-palmcam Trio B1. If you encounter problems with the direct download for these operating systems, please consult the driver download manager for the specific Aiptek Pencam-palmcam Trio model.

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They’ve got low resolution by pixellow cost, akptek video sensors – complementary metal-oxide semiconductor CMOS instead of the more expensive, lower noise, higher sensitivity Charged Couple Devices CCDs used in higher resolution cameras – but they’ve got a block of RAM in there too, and batteries, so you can unplug them from the computer and take pictures on the run.

There are, according to the specs on the side of the boxes, two versions of each of these cameras, one with two megabytes of RAM and one with 8Mb. You get ordinary memory that needs battery backup to retain its storage. Aiptek cameras both have eight megabytes of internal memory, which is quite respectable for an entry level camera, and, you’d think, would give them lots of image capacity.

Cheap webcams tend to deliver washed-out images and have lousy low light sensitivity. This review’s old; Aus PC Market don’t sell any of these cameras any more.

Aiptek Pencam-palmcam Trio Driver Download Version

Aiptek Pencam-palmcam Trio was fully scanned at: There’s no tripod thread, just a hole that a split pin pops into. I wil keep coming back for sure. These cheap ones are the 2Mb models. Webcams aren’t renowned for multi-megapixel image sizes, and Aiptek’s products aiptk no exception. Its viewfinder’s a bit closer to the lens, so close-ups are a little easier to frame with the Pen Cam, but it’s not much of a difference.


If you’re not making movies, images are saved as plain 24 bit BMPs. This option requires no OS understanding. Here’s my CL’s idea of an outdoor, sunlit scene.

Would you use this site again?: For this money, you don’t get no-power-needed Flash RAM storage. Please register, and get one.

Review: Aiptek Palm Cam Trio and Pen Cam Trio

pzlmcam The Pen Cam stand is a cup you park the camera in. Five hours of shooting time wouldn’t amaze me, given that you’re not likely to be walking around with the camera on when it’s memory’s full.

Now, it’s possible to wring considerably better results out of a Palm Cam than this, using a bit of post-processing. Web hosting kindly provided by SecureWebs.

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Image quality The field of view of both cameras is a generous 54 degrees – not really wide angle, but good enough for indoor pictures without bumping into walls as you try to fit everything in. Aiptek Pencam-palmcam Trio driver installation manager was reported as very satisfying by a large percentage of our reporters, so it is recommended to download and install.

If the cutesy translucent-blue-and-cream case isn’t for you, Aiptek also make a “Pen Cam Trio”, which has the exact same giblets in a different shaped case.


This isn’t too bad a result, by webcam standards, but it’s hardly suitable for publication. Select Your Operating System, download zipped files, and then proceed to manually install them.

If you encounter problems with the direct download for these operating systems, please consult the driver download manager for the specific Aiptek Pencam-palmcam Trio model. You tell the Manager what frame rate you want the AVI to have, from 1 to 15 frames per second; palmcamm it to one frame per second and you’ve got an 80 second video in QCIF mode, but it’s palmam a very exciting one.

They’re not for everyone, but they might be for you. Come back, plug the USB cable back in, and the camera runs like an ordinary tethered webcam, except you can download what you shot as well as take new pictures and silent truo.

Reasons for your score: Aiptek Pencam-palmcam Trio B1. And there’s the usual manual in Adobe Acrobat PDF format, as seen with aiptdk other cheapo gadgets made cheaper by not having to have a paper manual in the box.

The Palm Cam’s stand screws into a standard tripod mount thread on the bottom of the camera.