By July 22, 2008

Aiptek AHD Z500 Plus HD Camcorder unboxed

Aiptek is a brand name that I only recently came across. They are probably a little better known in the USA than on this side of the pond.

The other day I got my hands on the Aiptek AHD Z500 Plus HD Camcorder to have a look at. The Z500 is a budget HD Camcoder that records up to 1080p on SD or SDHC memory cards.

The RRP of the Z500 is £250 which ir pretty amazing for and HD camcorder and so far I have been very pleasantly surprised by both the quality and specification. The HDV21X has a 5 megapixel sensor which can record up to 30 frames per second at 1080p or 720P at 60 frames. You’ll be able to record up to 8 hours of 1080p video on a 32GB SDHC card. As for still images, the Z500 shoots at 8 megapixels and even sports a macro mode for both video and still. Also on board is a 3x optical zoom, CIF mode for easy YouTube uploads and a 2.4-inch swivel-mount TFT LCD

Does this all sound too good to be true? Well you’ll have to come back in a week or so for Nick’s review of the Z500 and we’ll also include some sample footage to help you make up your own mind!

For now you can have a look at the unbox video below:

Aiptek AHD Z500 Plus unboxed
Aiptek AHD Z500 Plus HD Camcorder

Aiptek AHD Z500 Plus HD Camcorder

Aiptek AHD Z500 Plus Specification
● 1440 x 1080 H.264 Video @30fps
● 1280 x 720 H.264 Video @60fps
● Personal Media Player & Recorder
● Up to 8 Mega Pixel Digital Camera
● .MOV Video Format
● 3x Optical Zoom w/ Auto Focus
● 2-inch Macro Zoom
● Flash w/ Red Eye Reduction
● Night Shot
● LED Lights
● HDTV Component Output
● 2.4″ Swivel-Reversible LCD
● Easy Charging via AC or USB
● 32GB SDHC Card Slot Expansion
● Remote Control Included

EDIT: Our review of the Aiptek Z500 plus is now live.

Posted by: Matt

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