The Mustek DV550 looks pretty impressive and I would buy it on impulse. It packs 5 megapixels and is touted as a do-it-all camera, camcorder, PMP and webcam.
As camera, the DV550 can record JPEG images at 4032x 3024 pixels, useful if you want your photos upsized as posters. The 2.5-inch LCD and built-in flash are nice touches too.
As media player, this Mustek gadget can play MP3 and WMV files. It can function as a voice recorder and can be used as a webcam. It runs on three AAA batteries, sweet.
Best of all, its price is only $150. Iâ€™d spend my last $150 on a thing as good as this. Theyâ€™re showing it off at CES 2008 which winds down today.
But what is this? Someone in Frisco, California filed a Ripoff Report saying he bought a Mustek DV550 which promptly broke down, was replaced and broke down again. He even names the store, China Electronics along Grant Avenue. Caveat Emptor!