From China: 5MP Camera-Camcorder-Webcam

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Chinavasion 5 Megapixel Camera-Camcorder-Webcam

Chinavasion is offering this multi-mode camera with a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor which can function as a digital camera, camcorder and webcam.

It has a dual power feature that allows you to use the internal rechargeable Lithium Ion battery or 3 AAA size batteries.

The package includes a high brightness light that can be attached to the top of the camera or to the side for extra light, an SD slot for up to 2GB of memory, and the ability to take 12-megapixel pictures via interpolation.

It does not carry a brand or a specific model name as it appears to be intended as a wholesale OEM item, perhaps for re-branding by the buyer.

You can get a sample for $135.14 or buy 3 sets for $129.73 each. If you want more, you have to go in and logon to their website for a presumably lower price for bulk orders.

Beware, though. If you have the habit of chewing your camera, check if the plastic they use is non-toxic, as advised by U.S. trade authorities.


Published by Chris Malinao

Chris teaches Lightroom as workflow software to photography students at the FPPF, Federation of Philippine Photographers Foundation. He also teaches smartphone photography.