Pretec Electronics Pretec DC-1500 1.5 MP Digital Camera - Purple

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  • Want A Good Cheap Digital Camera? Try The Argus DC1500 Digital Camera!

    Feb 17, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Holds 80 pictures in internal memory on lowest setting. Can be used as a WebCam.
    Cons: No removable memory, no flash

    Summary: I bought my Argus DC1500 Digital Camera a couple of years ago because of the price. I only paid $25 for it so I figured I had nothing to lose if it did not take good pictures. At the time, all I wanted was to be able to take snapshots of the kids ... read more

  • Worst picture quality I have ever seen

    May 16, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good for kids if $10 or less, easy to use.
    Cons: Worse picture quality I have seen in a camera.

    Summary: Unless you are buying one of these for $10 or less you got ripped off. These cameras would be decent for kids who just want to post some quick snapshots on the net but not much else. I wasn't expecting superb picture quality when picking up a 1/4MP ... read more

  • Very Poor Pics Even for a Kid !!

    Feb 13, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Price - Ease of Use
    Cons: Poor Picture Quality

    Summary: Thought this would be a good kids gift. I was wrong. It is very easy to use but the lack of a flash and hazy or grainy pics are no way even close to being acceptable for a kid or anyone else. Outside pics where a little better but still grainy and washed ... read more

  • Show me this camera and I'll show you a toy.

    Jul 7, 2003 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: cheap, very portable, if it breaks who cares.
    Cons: poor quality photos, cheap, no lcd screen

    Summary: I was given this camera about 4 weeks ago when my father bought himself a much better digital c ... read more

  • Save up for a real camera

    Jun 27, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It's cheap and simple to use
    Cons: You get what you pay for

    Summary: It is a very inexpensive camera, but you get what you pay for. It is very simple to use, just point ... read more

  • Not a good camera for ebay pictures

    Jun 19, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: It was on sale for $20.
    Cons: Even the "High resolution" pictures are very poor quality.

    Summary: I wasn't expecting much for $20. It's a better camera than the Agfa ePhoto Smile that cost a lot mor ... read more

  • okay

    Dec 1, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: affordable
    Cons: very vague instructions pictures arent very high quality not much memory

    Summary: its worth the money. mine was twenty dollars. no one should buy it for any more than that. its hard to figure out how to work it since there isnt any instructions for the camera itself, only the program. once you figure it out it is very nice that you ... read more

  • do not buy it, it is a waste

    Nov 23, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: cheap
    Cons: does not work... get what ya paid for

    Summary: It is a waste of time and money. I paid 20 for it at office max in North Carolina. I thought it was a great deal, but I none of my computers could read the installation CD. I tried on my new laptop running Windows XP Pro, and three other machines running ... read more

  • A low quality, yet fun camera

    Sep 6, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, easy to use, fun, makes videos
    Cons: Low quality pictures, no flash

    Summary: I bought one of these Argus digital cameras in a cigarette shop, of all places. I had seen the DC1500 advertised in Office Mmax ads for $25 for a long time, and even though I knew that at that price it was probably a piece of junk, I thought it would be ... read more

  • Not Satisfied

    Aug 28, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use. Not very expensive.
    Cons: Picture quality is very poor.

    Summary: For a $60 camera marked down to $25, I thought this was a pretty good deal. Even at $25, I can't recommend this camera. The lighting has to be bright just to take a picture and the picture is of such poor quality, you wonder why they even call this a ... read more

  • The Camera from Hell

    Jul 13, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Inexpensive, good for kids
    Cons: Where should I begin? No flash, no removable memory

    Summary: So you are in the market for a digital camera, and you see one on sale for a very reasonable price, too reasonable for a digital camera. There is a reason. I worked in two retail establishments that have sold these cameras. I have yet to have anyone ... read more

  • Picture This: A very low cost digital camera!

    May 7, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Easy to use, affordable and does just what I wanted it to do!
    Cons: Eats batteries up so fast that they must be removed after use!

    Summary: I was in need of a digital camera to add some pictures to my e-mails and on-line auctions. I didn't want to spend a fortune for something that would only get limited use, so I picked up the Sunday paper to scan the ads for a good deal. I found ... read more

  • Argus DC1500 Disappointment

    Apr 26, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Worked one time
    Cons: Drivers not XP compatible Product Support Minimal Product Doesn't Work

    Summary: My son got one of these as a gift...the product worked exactly one time and since my upgrade away from Windows 98 the product has not worked once. I have uninstalled and reinstalled, downloaded new drivers, etc... The drivers available from ... read more

  • OK?

    Apr 22, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, Great for child or e-bay pictures, etc. Software comes with it.
    Cons: Low pic quality. not hold many pic's on High Resoultion (20) Low resolution (80)

    Summary: Not such a great camera unless you are just using it to take pictures of things you want to sell online. Should use for child or e-bay, etc. ONLY! ! ! ! This is all I have to say about this camera except for the fact that it is very inexpensive. This ... read more

  • I don't not recommend this product!

    Mar 24, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: There isn't any.
    Cons: Poor quality photo's

    Summary: Hi, I bought this for a gift, but decided that I wanted to try it out first before wrapping it. I am experienced in digital photo's as I own a Casio 3.3 mega pixels.. Any how, the Argus DC-1500, is aboslutly horrible. Setting in High ... read more

  • Look MA! I'm on Mount Rushmore!

    Jan 30, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Good starter camera for an older child, very inexpensive
    Cons: You get what you pay for

    Summary: Once again, the impulse bug bit me. This time, the purchase was the Argus DC1500 digital camera (in neon purple, no less). My son, who is spoiled, has been asking for a digital camera. Of course, what he had in mind was my Olympus D-490 $400 camera. ... read more

  • Big Rip-Off

    Jan 6, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap
    Cons: Not cheap enough, found better stuff in Cracker Jack boxes

    Summary: There's a sucker born every minute. Sad to report they got me this time. I bought one of these at Office Max. It was discounted from $59.99 to $24.95. Left the store feeling like I had really found a bargain. I had decided to take a chance ... read more

  • Don't waste your money.

    Jan 6, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Cheap, nice software package.
    Cons: Poor quality, no flash, outdoor pictures only.

    Summary: My wife had to have this camera which was rebated down to $25 at OfficeMax. Took it back the next day. Make sure you can return this camera after you try it out, because I'm sure that you will. Very grainy and sometimes distorted color ... read more

  • Do NOT buy this camera

    Dec 23, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: The software package has some good editing capabilities.
    Cons: Horrible picture quality; no flash.

    Summary: I saw this camera on sale at Office Depot. Normally it was $75, but there was an instant rebate and I got it for $40. This camera comes with two cables - one for a USB connection and the other is for a 9-pin serial connection (for those of us ... read more

  • Why waste your money?

    Dec 8, 2001 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: A Cheap, easy to use camera.
    Cons: Your best photo's will be bad.

    Summary: I bought the Argus DC1500 on sale at Meijer for $39.00. I read on the package and saw that it could also be used for video. This made it sound like a superb deal. The camera is easy to use and the instructions are simple. To be at their best, ... read more

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