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• 13 minutes of recording time.  Play your messages back on built-in speaker or download
to your PC!
• Interpolate your pictures to a 
1024 x 768 resolution.
• Voice annotation with embedded image.  A picture can now be worth a thousand words!  
• 1 year warranty
• Plus much, much more!
• Microsoft Windows 98 /
ME / 2000 / XP
• P 200 MHz (or equivalent)
• 32 MB of RAM (64 MB rec.)
• Video card with 2 MB of RAM
for minimum 16 bit (High
Color) display
• 4X speed CD-ROM
• An available USB port
• PenCam VR camera
• Stand / base
• USB cable
• User's guide

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PenCam VR

The 20th century produced an abundance of exciting new technologies; the
airplane, the home computer, the internet… now, as the 21st century unfolds, we have seen the birth of an exciting new technology: the Aiptek PenCam.  The original model had the unique ability of being able to be used as a web camera, digital still camera, and digital camcorder, all in one compact device that can hide in the palm of your hand! 

If you need to get in touch with your business associate on the other side of the world, use the PenCam as a PC camera for video-conferencing.  Suppose you want to send a snapshot of your newborn baby to your parents?  The PenCam can also be used as a digital still camera!  Now suppose your baby is taking his first steps: shoot a quick video in digital camcorder mode and you can send it out before he even falls down!  All of these exciting options are what made the Aiptek PenCam such a hot seller this past holiday season.  Today, Aiptek Inc . is very pleased to announce the release of the latest generation in the PenCam family.

In addition to all of the exciting features of its predecessor, the brand new PenCam VR also gives you the ability to record up to thirteen minutes of audio, or you can annotate any of the 107 full-color snapshots that it allows you to take! 

A great gadget for anyone who is constantly on the go, the PenCam VR is an excellent way to take high-quality snapshots and record digital audio without
having to carry around numerous bulky devices.


Digital still camera mode
1 PC camera mode
1 Digital camcorder mode
1 Voice annotation mode


640 x 480 pixels (VGA), 320 x 240 pixels (SIF)
1 Interpolate images to 1024 x 768 (via software)

Image sensor


Internal memory

8 MB built-in SDRAM

Image capacity

VGA (640 x 480)- up to 26 pictures


SIF (320 x 240)- up to 107 pictures

PC Mode frame rate

VGA 3 fps, SIF 9 fps

Maximum audio

up to 13 minutes

Sound Quality

10 KHz sample rate


10 seconds

Image format

BMP, AVI (through software)

Computer interface


Power saving

Auto off (30 seconds)

Power source

2 AAA alkaline batteries
1 USB port when plugged into PC

Battery Life

2 weeks

View Angle

54 degrees

Camera dimensions

5.5" x 2.2" x 0.7"

Voice Recorder-  The new audio record function makes your PenCam ideal for dictation, allowing play back on the PenCam's internal speaker or uploading to your PC.  You can take up to 13 minutes of audio with the new PenCam VR!

Voice Annotation-   Add sound and life to your pictures!  Your pictures can really be worth a thousand words.  Take a snapshot, and then record an audio sample to accompany it.  Then using the PenCam Manager, you can mix the two together to create a talking image.  

Digital CameraYou can take the PenCam with you anywhere.  Take snapshots in either high resolution, or low resolution.  In Hr, you can take up to 26 snapshots.  In Lr, you can take 107 snapshots.  After downloading the pictures taken, you can edit any of the photos.  
Note: Interpolated pictures (1024 x 768) are 2 1/2 times bigger than high resolution (640 x 480) mode

Digital Camcorder-  You can also take video with your PenCam.  In high resolution, you can take up to 7 seconds of full live motion video.  In low resolution, you can take up to 20 seconds of full live motion video.  

PC Camera-  Attach the camera to your system using the supplied USB cable. Then open any of the video-based programs included to use the PenCam as a PC camera. Try using it for video-conferencing in a program like Microsoft NetMeeting

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