After reading about the Pilips KEY010 "wearable" digital cameara in a few places, I decided to get one. My experience is pretty much on par with the Engadget review:
This little camera doesn’t have an LCD screen or a flash, and the pictures aren’t that great compared to full featured digital cameras., but that’s not the point of this camera. The Philips Wearable Digital Camera is all about having a tiny instant-on digital camera that’s always with you and is always ready for some quick shots.
However, Nelson got one and is very unhappy about the image quality. In his review, he says:
I bought this after reading a review on Engadget. The gadget factor is good: USB interface, simple UI. But the photo quality is just useless.
He also points at the Digital Home review of the camera too, which is fairly negative.
I've only had mine since Friday, but I've managed to snap a few pictures with it. Here a are a few of the better ones:
I'm reasonably happy with it, due in large part to the low expectations I had going into this. For a camera that small, I expected pictures worse than a camera phone. Instead, I'm getting decent (not good, but decent) pictures at 1600x1200 from a device I can wear around my neck with a battery I never have to change.
I bought the 128MB version from Amazon.com for about $124 (using super saver shipping and the A9 discount).
Posted by jzawodn at October 09, 2004 06:34 PM