Jazz DV151

I bought the Jazz DV151 camera from Walmart for $20.00 yesterday. The camera has a flip out viewscreen and records AVI files onto SD cards (it can handle up to 2GB cards) at a 320 x 240 resolution. The image is pretty much what you would expect from a $20.00 camera, but I haven’t been able to stop playing with it. Check out the short movie below to see and hear the quality of the recording. I’m still trying to figure out if I can hook the camera up to my computer so I can double it as a web cam (when you connect the camera to a computer with the USB, it switches automatically to download mode). I posted a picture of the camera at the bottom of this post so interested parties can see what it looks like.


Screenshot of Megan.

Jazz DV151

Jazz DV151 camera.
Photo courtesy of Megan.

9 thoughts on “Jazz DV151

    1. Though I generally boycott Walmart, I have to say that is a great little gadget for the price.
    2. Yes…poor Megan.
    3. The NPR station is either 89.5 or 91.3, I think. My car radio is set to those two Eastern Shore NPR university-run stations, and I was happily surprised when I inadvertently picked up the Athens station in Ohio.
  1. Poor me, indeed. I sounded like I belonged on the short bus…

    I am impressed with the little gadget, though. For $20, it is pretty remarkable, especially the sound. It will probably crap out in a week, but it will be one fantastic week.

  2. Graru,

    why do you boycott wal-mart?

    This gadget looks like it could be a demon in the wrong hands. A proverbial “cosmic cue-ball” if it were in the clutches of the forces of EEEE-VIL.

    Somehow, I think it is in the wrong hands.

  3. I got one of these at a store I work at (not wallyworld) and it doesn’t work at all, I put in the sd card and it reads it as 1 gig, not 2, and when I record to it, I can’t get the file to play back at all, or it’s a bunch of colored lines and blurs. I think to myself, ‘What a piece of s….t’ Maybe it’s not working, someone might have dropped it or something before I got it. At any rate, it doesn’t do what ya’ll say it does. Very disappointed

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