The DV5 is the name of the new Aiptek digital camcorder. This is the first one in their range to use MPEG4 as a format to record videos. This camcorder is also known by the name of the DV3500 Aiptek camcorder.

It is capable of recording up to 3 times longer than many other camcorders which use AVI as a recording format. Using MPEG4, this camcorder will produce a higher quality of picture and sound but still keep the files small.

The Aiptek DV5 is another camcorder from this company which is a master at the multi task as it comes with a Handycam, digital camera, MP3 player, voice recorder and web cam all built in. It also has a hard disk which can be removed and a compact flash card reader.

To make it easy to see what you are recording, the DV5 has a LCD display which is 1.8 inches and swivel reversible. The display is very crisp and clear and the user interface is very easy to get used to.

There are so many highlights of this model which include a low price point of $100, a 2 mega pixel camera with flash, 16mb of internal memory which can be expanded to 512mb (giving up 3 hours of video recording), good digital video stabilization and a lot more.

As a camcorder with so many features, it offers excellent value for money when compared to other camcorders for different manufacturers in the same price range. This is why it stands up well in many of the reviews.

If you are looking for a low cost but high quality digital camcorder with many features, then the Aiptek DV5 really deserves a closer look.