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just bought one of these cameras for my niece and i am looking for information about them. sakar digital concepts digital cameras

Sat, 27 Aug 2005 08:41:28 -0700

I have to say, I agree. The digital concepts cameras are a waste of money and time. there is a lag in shot time as well, so you can't just take a snap shot, it pauses and says "processing data" before it takes the picture.

Sun, 17 Sep 2006 11:43:12 -0700

i aws going to get one but then i was reading the other commets and they must suck no let me refrase that they do suck!

Sun, 01 Oct 2006 15:58:32 -0700

THIS CAMERA SUXXX after the battery dies it wont come on again.what?! yea its true

Wed, 04 Oct 2006 09:35:32 -0700

Hi, I also bought this camera. As Chris says above, this camera is practically useless in lowlight. There is no reason whatsoever to own this camera. Cheap shouldn't mean worthless. I guess the little yellow insert which says 'please do not return to the store if any problem with the camera' should have been a warning; but I didn't know until I opened the thing. I'd had a Gemini before, and had excellent picture quality (for what it was, a digital camera on a keychain, but it was great, and the software that came with it was kickass, particularly in comparison with this waste of money)... unfortunately I can't get this one install the drivers properly, even after uninstalling the Gemini and its drivers. I thought I was doing something wrong so I went to the CD itself... and the computer is still telling me it wants to install the Dual Camera CIF drivers for the Gemini.

I bought it because it was cheap, it came with its own stand, and I actually believed what it said on the back about 'enhance your photos'... but good god. There are NO true options whatsoever for 'enhancing a photo' in spite of what's written on the back. I have never come across digital software where there was no manual option to correct contrast! Your only options are 'cropping', 'red eye' and some b.s. called 'one click enhance', and 'undo'. AOL offers more useful options than this. Who cares about adding date/time stamps when the photo itself can't be manually manipulated the way you choose to do so.

I hope walmart takes this back. :(

Tue, 24 Oct 2006 18:17:06 -0700


Fri, 27 Oct 2006 20:47:39 -0700

i that pic but there not save so how do i do videos and save pic

Sat, 25 Nov 2006 21:52:38 -0800

This may be a dumb question, but how do you get an SD card to work with this camera? I just got an EDGE ProShot 2Gb 130X SD card, but when I copy pics, they don't show up. I also tryed to connect the camera with the crd in it, and it never recognised the camera, or the card.

Fri, 15 Dec 2006 14:53:58 -0800

how do u work the camera???

Fri, 22 Dec 2006 18:42:46 -0800

Geeeezzzzzz, This thing is BAD, Can we all make a Lawsuit or something?

Tue, 26 Dec 2006 14:40:19 -0800

I just recieved this cam for x-mas and it sucks. It does not show the pic to be captured on the screen well. This thing is busted and i want my * money back. How can you make a camera that doesn't even work. When I put my memory card in from my other camera it deleted all of my pictures. I am pretty ticked off about this too. I want my * money back. I reccomend that no one buys any type of equipment from DIGITAL CONCEPTS. (With a name like that anyway)

Tue, 26 Dec 2006 19:14:19 -0800

is anyone getting answers to their questions?

Thu, 28 Dec 2006 00:24:09 -0800

i just bought this one for a great deal. i'm not trying to use the software, but planning to use a card reader to read the SD card. unfortunately I can't get the sd card out

joel denman
Thu, 28 Dec 2006 16:41:15 -0800

This is a good first time camera for a young person, but it becomes useless really fast. it makes a pretty good webcam if a lamp is directly next to it. but otherwise its crap

Thu, 28 Dec 2006 17:00:55 -0800

Well despite all the ordeals youve faced with the camera;
it works PERFECT for me and i bought it USED at a freaking PAWN SHOP.
it costed like 25 bucks and all i needed to buy was a memory card and a usb cord.
the quality isnt "GEEZ SO WONDERFUL" but i could definetly live with it.
it is a great camera for me and i take pictures with it 24/7.
so everything about digital concepts isnt bad.

Fri, 29 Dec 2006 01:29:55 -0800

Why is the screen so dark? You cant see what you are trying t take a picture of. Can this be fixed?

Tonyia Hallaway
Fri, 29 Dec 2006 11:38:28 -0800

My daughter just bought this with her Christmas money. I know it says not to take it back, but i'm going to take it anyway, and they WILL give me my money back. We haven't even had a chance to download pictures yet, and it's already broken. pics reading 00 and beeps like it takes a picture, but stays at 00 like it never did anything.....didn't do that earlier....yikes...can anyone help????

Sat, 30 Dec 2006 20:27:39 -0800

Bought this camera for my daughter for Christmas - she used it once, the batteries died and it hasn't worked since!!!!! I thought for a first time camera, 40 bucks wasn't so bad if she broke it or something, but evidentally they come already broken so you don't have to worry about doing it yourself!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sat, 30 Dec 2006 21:07:38 -0800

this camara sucks ass it did not come with the software and u can not save pictures.i rest my case

Sun, 31 Dec 2006 10:45:42 -0800

Yeah i just baught this camera and my cell phone cam has better quality, im dissapointed, Poor picture quality, it looks like all pics are taken at midnight, if you do use the flash it blinds the photo out like i took a pic of the sun. This camera sux i should have just waited and baught what i wanted. you get what you pay for.

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Sun, 31 Dec 2006 14:35:47 -0800

This camera sucks big time. The picture quality is horrible, especially when using flash indoors. I don't know how this company can get away with ripping people off like this. Thats why they don't allow treturns they know everyone woyuld be returning it. I think I will report to the state because this is definately fraudulent behavior on the part of this company. If you haven't bought one of these cameras yet DON'T!!!!!!

Mon, 01 Jan 2007 08:27:13 -0800

I got one of your digital camera's for christmas, and I do not know how to get it to work. Can you please send me some information on how to get it to work?

Mon, 01 Jan 2007 14:21:29 -0800

I bought this camera for my son for Xmas. I never could get it to download properly and, as a previous customer stated, once the battery died we never got it started again.

I was extremely disappointed in this merchandise and the customer service. I called at least 20 times on 12/25 and 12/26. The last time I called, I received a voice mail that informed me that the CUSTOMER SERVICE REPS were too busy to take my call and could I call back later? We received a "little" slip of paper telling us to PLEASE not return the product to the store from where we had purchased it? WHY??? Because the manufacturers of this product will be required to pay the store back for the price we paid.

I paid $19.95 at Radio Shack. I see from some of your e-mail that you paid alot more. If there is an Attorney out there that would be willing to investigate this matter, I am sure you would acquire SEVERAL unhappy customers that would be willing to discuss this matter with you.

I plan to file a complaint with the BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU and I suggest you do TOO.

leslie page gillert
Mon, 01 Jan 2007 14:52:52 -0800

When i connect it to my computer windows says it a defective device. It download 2 jpegs. both logos. Wal mart will take it back with recipt. dont let the card fool you. I figure they arent going to balk wal mart when they want credits for them. Wal mart has alot of money and alot of time.

c hcks
Mon, 01 Jan 2007 17:47:15 -0800

This camera has done fine for me i have had no problems. And i get wonderful pictures.

Tue, 02 Jan 2007 09:43:11 -0800

i like them very much they are small and very cheap!

Tue, 02 Jan 2007 09:49:09 -0800

This camera is not worth the money spent. It was bought for my son as a gift. We used it on Christmas morning and it has not worked since. Also I have not been able to find any information about it on the internet so I will be returning it to WalMart

Tue, 02 Jan 2007 15:58:12 -0800

My friend got this camera for christmas, and was very upset when the battery fried. She dropped it off at my house hoping I could fix it, but I see that this has happened to more than a few customers. This should definitely be looked into.

Wed, 03 Jan 2007 18:05:33 -0800

I'm thinking this camera sucks! I bought it for my little girl for her bithday. We can take photos, but can't get the software to work with our Windows XP system. Can't get through to technical support, but the camera came with a packing slip that says do not return non working product to the store. "Yeah Right". I will quickly return it as soon as I find an ink remover to clean off my daughter's name that she wrote on it. I think this was a waste of money....

The Ready\'s
Wed, 03 Jan 2007 19:50:08 -0800

I, also, was a dummy and bought this camera at a pawn shop... in a state thats 3 away from where I live. So I'm pretty SOL. I am pretty unhappy with this camera. I cant take any good pictures because its crappy without the flash and when I use the flash its too bright. Everything is whited out. And not to mention when I use the flash on a "test shot" on myself it only showed 1/2 my eyes and I looked cross eyed. Not very appealing.

Wed, 03 Jan 2007 21:01:48 -0800

Really bad !! I can take two pictures and it says memory full..I bought a 2.0GB card and camera won't recognise it..and the flash dosent work at all...Has anyone had any luck getting their money back...How do you contact Sakar or Digital Concepts.

Thu, 04 Jan 2007 13:07:24 -0800

my friend got me a camera... and he doesnt have the disc..and i cant fiond the disc anywhere..anyone have the software?
its a digital conceps small camera

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Sat, 06 Jan 2007 19:29:14 -0800

this is that back of it...

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Sat, 06 Jan 2007 19:30:57 -0800

Same story here...bought this camera for my daughter for Christmas and it didn't come with the software. Downloaded the driver on Sakar homepage and can not get it to recognize. Either the driver is bad or the camera is. Does anybody have a copy of the CD that was suppose to come with it that they are willing to share?

Sat, 06 Jan 2007 20:33:27 -0800

...............Here is my email address..............thanks................

Sat, 06 Jan 2007 20:36:40 -0800

I was dumb enough not to do my research first. This thing is a piece of shit. It says the LED should light up when charging - does not. Software does not install right. Camera is never detected by the computer. WALMART better take it back or they will be hearing quite a bit from me. Im no computer whiz, but I know when its my fault and when it isnt...there is no hope with this piece of chinese crap. Anyone puts a lawsuit together, lemme know...I'll sign too!

Sun, 07 Jan 2007 07:12:06 -0800

I was using it and it had off and on luck, sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. The worst problem I had with it was at a concert, I took quite a few pictures, got home and... they were just gone. Not on my phone's memory at all. Today, I tried to turn it on to take some pictures of signs I'm taking to a wrestling event on Tuesday and nothing happened. Changed batteries around five times and it still won't turn on, but if I plug it into the computer like I'm about to upload pics, it'll turn on then but not allow me to do anything. I'm never buying another Digital Concepts creation again. And I'd advise everyone else to go elsewhere too.

Sun, 07 Jan 2007 14:04:39 -0800

Lol I meant my camera's memory. I'm too annoyed to even type right

Sun, 07 Jan 2007 14:05:25 -0800

Okay. The camera is crap. My daughter got one for christmas and it's the same story. The battery went out, we tried to put new ones in and the camera started to smell like it was on fire or something. To all of those folks who have something good to say about these electronic nightmares, how much did digital concepts pay you????????

Mon, 08 Jan 2007 17:49:08 -0800 i just read all of these..and it sounds like a bunch of mom's that are upset because their kids nor themselves can figure out electronics..the camera i bought is cheap as hell..20 bucks..i would NEVER spend that little amount of money on a digital camera..what are you people thinking?'re do get what you pay big deal right? with it..your mistake..i have the little bitty camera that kayla shows above so flash..just a cheap little piece of crap..but it works just fine..i admit that i had a few problems..such as my computer wouldn't recognize the device..well i plugged it into a different usb port and it did just fine....i read the instructions and it says clearly that you DO NOT CHARGE IT BEFORE YOU UPLOAD THE will lose that LED light works just fine when i plug it into the computer..and has a nice little display of "PC" on the tiny cute little screen on the backside
I just have to say that filing a lawsuit against this company is completely ridiculous..i mean it was twenty bucks..come on..grow the fuck up people..if you have 20 bucks to blow then you obviously can take in the matter that sometimes things don't work..and yes..wal-mart will take it back..fuck that piece of paper..who at wal-mart knows that its in there anyhow..right?..right
So before you go and try to throw all kinds of hell..remember that you're not the only pissed off person in the world..dont make someone elses day hell because you couldn't get a piece of shit to're not God..nor am the instructions to the damn thing..and you should know its not going to last forever anyhow..its not even a real brand name..damn..back off
talk to someone else..

thats me..yep..thanks

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Josh Hall
Wed, 10 Jan 2007 15:00:34 -0800

having problem getting your icatch webcam to work
these drivers work!
icatch webcam drivers that my xp accepted WORKING !!!

Wed, 10 Jan 2007 23:30:19 -0800

I could never get it to work Wope I can return it

philip Wyne
Fri, 12 Jan 2007 16:03:17 -0800

Hi, i got one of these cameras for christmas, and after a couple days the battery died. it totally sucks. its good if you have a light directly on what your taking a picture of, but otherwise, KEEP YOUR MONEY.

Fri, 12 Jan 2007 19:09:47 -0800

Same story as above...bought it for my sons for Christmas ($60 @ Walmart) your receipt can return it to them but it has to be within 30 days. I had bought theirs Nov. 30th but it didn't start messing up till around the 1st of evidently we're SOL. DEFINITELY DO NOT BUY THIS CAMERA!!!!!

Sun, 14 Jan 2007 17:58:53 -0800

this camera is the worst i have ever had.Can't even turn the dam thing on. Biggest piece of junk i have ever owned

Mon, 15 Jan 2007 21:45:08 -0800

I also bought 2 cameras for my daughters for Christmas! They were $60.00 each and I thought they would be good starter cameras! I was way wrong! I found there website and Phone number! I have been on hold for about 30 mins so good luck getting in! I am getting my money back one way or the other! 877-397-8200 Sakar

Thu, 18 Jan 2007 09:17:31 -0800


Fri, 19 Jan 2007 13:58:33 -0800

ughh thiss cameraa is HORRIBLE *!! yea i just bought a new memory card for my camera and it wouldent even show my pictures so... if i were you at thiss point it does not even matter the price but a kodak or something*!!

Sat, 20 Jan 2007 18:43:26 -0800

I just got that camera. I had no problems installing the program but for some reason the battery won't charge. I've had it charging for the past 7 hours and still nothing.

Sat, 20 Jan 2007 23:33:44 -0800

Ok first of all, are you really going to sue a company because you don't have any common sense or knowledge about cameras?

If you want a high quality photo save your money and get a nice camera. Im sick of reading these posts that say "i got this 20 dollar camera for my daughter for christmas and it doesn't work, its breaking her heart i am going to sue the company"

first of all, don't buy a shitty cam for your kid. second if you buy a shitty camera for your kid and it doesnt work, maybe this is about the time you should start explaining how the economy works, teach them that high end products cost alot of money and apologize to them and say you are going to do better. third. open your eyes and realize that just because a product says it is digital doesnt mean you are going to get better quality than a disposable camera. It comes in hermetically sealed packaging people!!!!! You would never see a cannon SLR in plastic wrap. and finally, you can't sue a company for selling products that you are stupid enough to buy. If you are unhappy with the camera, return it to the store for a refund and become a better customer by researching products before you buy them.


Fri, 26 Jan 2007 09:14:18 -0800

This camera sucks! my camera works only in light the flash makes the whole picture white!! Yeah that yellow piece of paper with an attached number DOESN'T work the operators are always busy!! screw you my camera doesnt work you need to help me bc this thing sucks!! and its your fault!!! i wish i could return it but they wouldnt let me so i hope someone reads all of these complaints before they buy one and get screwed over like the rest of us!!

Fri, 26 Jan 2007 10:16:04 -0800

Can someone upload the drivers? or get me a link? I have the cd somewhere but i think ive lost it. Havent tested the cam yet. Im talking about the small $20 cam(kayla). What are u people complaining, its a cheap camera.

Sat, 27 Jan 2007 06:07:03 -0800

Sad but true, same thing happened to me.....battery died and when replaced the camera wouldn't work! What a waste of money

Sat, 27 Jan 2007 06:18:25 -0800

Anyone know what to do about the Sakar digital camera problem, if the battery dies and you replace it, the camera doesn't work anymore. Any solutions out there????

Sat, 27 Jan 2007 07:31:08 -0800

For those of you that are having problems with picture quality, try a different camera program on your computer. You can still get the pictures off of your camera, but edit them them with a better program. The PhoTags express progam that comes with the digital cameras is not very good, and you really don't need it.

Sat, 27 Jan 2007 07:38:30 -0800

I bought one of these cameras for my niece at Christmas,
and it had been working fine, until a couple of days ago,
when she put new baterries in and they got extremely hot.
Also the camera wouldn't turn on. What could be the problem
or should we exchange it for another one.

Tue, 30 Jan 2007 10:31:45 -0800

My son got this camera for christmas, because he will be taking a class on digital photography. Pics he took at christmas have terrible color and are blurry It goes through a pack of batteries per week. I would love to return it but they won't take it back. I have tried to call the 800 number but never any response.

leigh ann
Thu, 01 Feb 2007 18:08:11 -0800

My daughter bought the camera for her daughter for Christmas.
She took pictures.
She has a 256MB SD card.
The pictures show up in the monitor window.
When we put the card into my PC (Windows XP SP2) I get message that says that the disk is not formatted, do you want to format?
I put the SD card in my Toshiba, and get the not formatted display.

Whats up

Harry B
Wed, 07 Feb 2007 07:13:06 -0800

Bought one too. It sucks. Don't waste your money, and DO take it back to Wal-Mart!

Sat, 10 Feb 2007 18:40:19 -0800

What if you lose your cd that come with camra and how can you install that without cd?

Mon, 12 Feb 2007 15:48:11 -0800

bought the 6.1 megapixel, NOT $20, it was over $90 with tax, every picture is completely black no joke, I think the shutter is stuck or something, (and no I didn't leave the cap on.. doesn't even have one.) called the service number but so far no answer, emailed them this morning and no reply.. I'm still hoping. maybe I'm not doing something right.. who knows, but to answer some peoples questions about cd and manual, it comes inside of the cardboard in the back of the package (very, very hard to notice it unless you take the whole package apart, particularly at a function like Christmas.) wonder why there is no tech help here, considering all the questions, complaints etc..

Mon, 12 Feb 2007 15:57:47 -0800

Just another opinion about this horrible product that its a piece of Sh*t
abvsolutely pissed off

Wed, 14 Feb 2007 17:00:44 -0800

hey stop bitching i got a digital concepts 6.1 mp digital camera and it works great no problem with the batteries no driver problems (i have a mac best damn computer in the world) yeah the pictures are shitty in low light but use a flash and if it gets to bright cover it with wax paper just so you know DC didnt pay me shit

Eric Lee
Thu, 15 Feb 2007 18:26:58 -0800

Hey Josh,
How old are you? Like 12 or something? Why don't you act like you know something about life- yeah, and get back to me in about 20 years. Your judgements on people who can't afford to spend several hundred dollars on a camera for their teenager are way out of line. I bought a 4 tiny little digital cameras(NOT digital concepts brand) for my kids at 11 dollars a piece and knew that they wouldn't be the best picture quality. They worked great, downloaded great and gave the quality pictures we expected. Why? Because the company wasn't out to scam people and take their money. You don't think digital concepts is out to take people for a ride? Grow up. There ARE cheating, lying, decieving, SCAMMING companies out there. Of course I can't expect you to understand that yet. Go judge somebody else and take your teenage know-it-all attitude and shove it up your ass. Bye now.

Tue, 20 Feb 2007 12:50:39 -0800

I don't know about other Wal Marts, but the one I work at will only take them back if you have EVERYTHING that came with the camera unless you want to exchange or get a gift card. I also couldn't get the device recognized, and it appears as though it's not charging, unless of course it's that the light doesn't work. That's always a good sign right off. I'm giving up trying. (At least it was only $14 will my discount.)

Fri, 23 Feb 2007 07:52:04 -0800

this camera is really and truly a piece of crap, i spent like 25 bucks on it at Toys R Us, and now that i have put new batteries in it, it will not work .... at all....a friend of mine has the same camera and has had the same problem, so therefor it is the camera and the quality of it, it last about a month then kicks the bucket

Fri, 23 Feb 2007 20:15:55 -0800

This camera is truly a let down. I know that there would be some compromise but I never expected this camera to be so crappy. Just like what others had said, without flash this thing is useless. The photos turn out very dark although the room is well lighted. With flash, however, you can't take self portraits because the flash is so strong.

Enweis, what i did was tape a piece of paper on the flash portion so that i can take self portraits. At least I can see my face now.

Sat, 24 Feb 2007 02:13:37 -0800

ok I just got a 3.1 mega pixel at a pawn shop it has no card in it. What card should I try & does anyone know where to get the software for this thig?

Steve Stage
Sat, 24 Feb 2007 04:24:22 -0800

<_<; Mine work[s/ed] just fine... The only problem that I have now is that I [lost] my CD driver and I can't find it anywhere on the Internet... I had a recent computer issue, so I had to reformat it and reinstall practically EVERYTHING... Sorry about my nerd speech. In a nutshell... My computer died and I resurrected it.

I Google'd it and this site was the first to show up. There's my sign.

I'll admit... The flash SUCKS. When I have flash on, the whole picture has an orange tint, and I can't fix it no matter how many times I Photoshop it. It's not working.

But when the flash is off, it's even worse, so...


I haven't had any problems with my SD card in it... [I dropped it ONE time and it cleared my pictures, but it still works just fine, so it's good enough for me.]

Everybody else's Wal-Mart just sucks. [=

-Tor [/still needs a driver]

Tue, 27 Feb 2007 14:43:07 -0800

Um....just do you get the pictures downloaded off the key chain camera? I have the 3 in 1 key chain digital concepts camera and I took a lot of pics, but stupid thing wont let me see them. I downloaded the installation cd that came with it, but it says 'Drive Open Fail'. What does that mean?? Can someone help? Please....:(

Thanks anyway...


Tue, 27 Feb 2007 16:09:59 -0800

THANKS EVERYONE for their comments...I WON'T be buying this camera after reading all this. Obviously, it's being sold at a low price for a reason.

Fri, 02 Mar 2007 07:51:10 -0800

i just bought a camera. And why should we have to install it? I can't even figure out how to get the pictures out!!

Mon, 05 Mar 2007 12:53:00 -0800

I got a 6.1 mp camera for Christmas and it seems to work fine. No problems at all. It was free so who cares? I am very satisfied with it and dont understand all the other comments on this page. Sure its not a brand name but the cameras are cheap and my model is ok.

Mon, 05 Mar 2007 18:33:24 -0800

DO NOY BUY THIS CAMERA!!!! It Is TRASH! People are saying that you get what you pay for,but a product should work properly regardless of the price.Mine has every problem that is mentioned above and than some.It is a shame that these kinda companies get away with selling this kind of junk to people that work hard for their money.Yes,things happen,but we need to stand up to these types of manufacturers so they can stop putting our money in their pockets.And all we get in return is worthless JUNK!!!

Wed, 07 Mar 2007 17:18:09 -0800

Oh yeah,for the ones that said that your camera is working fine,you must have bought it yesterday.GIVE IT TIME!!!

Wed, 07 Mar 2007 17:20:33 -0800

i love my new camera

kelsee bennett
Thu, 08 Mar 2007 13:55:23 -0800

Man, wish I read all these reviews before I bought the bastard. Fortunately, I bought it as a gift for my girlfriend and I haven't given it to her and I always keep the reciept. So, I'll return it and pay an extra 20 bucks for a 5mp HP camera for her instead. No big deal on my end, and I'm sure most problems can be worked out by reading the destruction manual. However, to avert disaster from a technically challenged girlfriend and this gadget, it's going back to the store! I knew I shouldn't trust a camera sealed like a condom! Thanks for the post that saved me from one upest girlfriend!

Thu, 08 Mar 2007 21:46:46 -0800

I was reading the post's about the digital concepts brand cameras and one phrase came to mind.

"Class Action Lawsuit"

I'm going to get one just to see for myself.

Mon, 19 Mar 2007 07:07:26 -0800

yea! i just got that cheap ass 20$ cam and yall was not joken about it.its a peace of shit but if any one can find something to get it to work id be more than happy to know cuz the store aint takin it email is [email protected]

Mon, 26 Mar 2007 12:09:20 -0800

I just bought this camera and so far I have had no first i couldn't get the flash to work...but with alil common sense ...I got it to work!My SD card works fine...the software works fine..and the pics are takes a little getting used to and patients...and maybe not for kids.I think its ok for the money...i mean .if u want perfect pics...spend more money and buy an expensive camera!

Mon, 26 Mar 2007 18:18:14 -0800

I take back what I had posted earlier. This camera sucks! I can't get the flash to work, it looks like the bulb has fallen out and is rolling around on the bottom of the flash area. What a piece of ****. I am going to the store right now to buy a decent camera and am trashing this one. DONT BUY THIS CAMERA!

Fri, 30 Mar 2007 17:21:30 -0800

this camera takes perfect pix what r u peoples talking about!!!!!!

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Fri, 30 Mar 2007 19:02:48 -0800

these camera reall does a poor job
i brought one @ christmas tree shop
and it did not come with a software and it is

a pain in the ass

michelle thompson
Sat, 31 Mar 2007 11:08:04 -0800

the company digital consept ? i never erd of it untill my aunt got me a cam for my b-day. my mother said to read the
instructions so i did and it said i can use it as a webcam

so i did what it told me to and then the next thing notist
was it wasnt workin properly i was like wtf ? idid what it said to and i felt bad tht my aunt wasted her money. so my mom went with me and complained for a new one the guy said in two or three weeks he would call back so like almost a month past and well not a month but ya and we went back to the store and he said tht its not redy or sumthin and like wtf ? we wernt wating and he like argued all im sayin is SCREW! THIS FUCKIN COMPANY THEY RIP YOU OF !!!!

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Sun, 01 Apr 2007 13:46:18 -0700

my camera is not working properly and i have only had it for a couple of months

Teddrick Douglas
Mon, 09 Apr 2007 09:20:02 -0700

this camera is absolutely worthless!! I got it for Christmas from my mom, and I feel bad theat she wasted her money on such a piece of garbage!!! Forget about taking any pics at aal in low light, and if you use the flash, everyones faces come out solid white. I might as well throw away this piece of crap!! Now I know why there was a warning on the inside of the package to not return it to the store you bought it from if it doesn't work. I'm calling the manufacturer...

Mon, 09 Apr 2007 22:24:01 -0700

Sure, it's a crappy camera. But hey, I got it for $15 and was not expecting a Canon, okay?

Though it does not support Linux, Linux does support *it*. I am running the Kanotix livecd with gphoto2 and can access the camera through the browser like it was a removable drive. No software to install.

And as for the batteries--use rechargable, and don't put it in until you are ready to use it, and plan your picture taking to allow the shortest time to your computer. Then either take the battery out or put something between it and one of the tabs (like a little piece of paper or plastic) till you need it again.

If you are going to be cheap, at least be realistic!

Tue, 10 Apr 2007 14:13:12 -0700

This camera (<-caution needed) is a piece of poo. It feels like an empty tin can, captures after the fact, and forget about focus-! Images are gutto, rage is the game, when you think you've cought the perfect moment, the GD thing needs time to 'think', Blah, blah...what a disaster even for a low budget camera.

Go buy a low-end Sony, etc..

Fri, 13 Apr 2007 00:41:10 -0700

I got a camera,but I don't have any software and any other tools, How could I buy it? Please let me know a.s.a.p.

Fernel Tabora
Fri, 13 Apr 2007 19:12:29 -0700

All I want to know is if the little disk that comes with the keychain digital camera will go into my iMac. The disk is really small, and all I have is a slot that is for a regular disk. Will this disk get stuck in the slot? WIll it come back out? I have to put it in there to install it right? Thanks if anyone answers this!

Tue, 17 Apr 2007 12:33:33 -0700

this camera really is awful!i bought one for my son and he took pictures of our christmas vacation and the battery died and it never turned on again???not only was the kid without a camera now he was without his vacation pictures and the store will not take them back!please don't buy a child one of these it will break there heart it's not worth it!!!

Sat, 21 Apr 2007 20:11:47 -0700

I was trying to get my pictures off the camera and it says i need a disc it doesn't have one what do i do.

billie key
Tue, 24 Apr 2007 13:55:14 -0700

This should have the drivers you are looking for.

These cameras are quite terrible.

Ronnie Firday
Thu, 26 Apr 2007 10:29:57 -0700

thes driver

Sun, 29 Apr 2007 01:40:59 -0700

i agree with josh...all 'yall who want to spend umpteen thousand dollars for a lawsuit against a company that makes cheap cameras (that's why ya bought it wasn't it?) should then in theory be able to part with 60 or 70 bucks. and if you bought it for a kid in the first place ya gotta also know kids don't take care of stuff which is why you didn't want to part with anymore than the 60 ro 70 bucks in the first place for a real nice camera you coulda gotten on ebay (i got a 5.1mp kodak easyshare over two years ago for less than $150 when they were retailing at best buy for $350). you didn't want to get your kid a nice camera for fear they would bust it or something so you got a nice safe cheapy that should serve the i right? i bet i am. i am not saying the fault is all on the kids for not taking care of the camera at all, i know i have run into products that are lemons right out of the box myself and i have spent quite alot more money on them in the first place. i think people just need to get things in perspective. $60 camera not working and having to take it back to the store does not equal life shattering experience. this is not gong to cause cancer people.....

Sun, 29 Apr 2007 19:04:42 -0700

You folks are all lucky, I couldn't even get my damn cam to turn on! I tried several types of batteries ment for digital cameras, even tried some regular old duracell AA's and no luck. All I ever got was a tiny red light that flashes a little and that was it! I'm taking this POS to walmart first thing in the morning!

Sun, 29 Apr 2007 22:17:42 -0700

Can Someone rip the CD that came with the item with maby Okoker ISO Maker
Its free and rip the CD to an .iso

Valentino Cerda
Mon, 30 Apr 2007 19:48:50 -0700

this camera sucks i agree with Annie..thats why i hate cheap things...but have anyone used the digital camera keychain? good does it work???

Wed, 02 May 2007 15:04:05 -0700

I was looking for info about a flash unit.... and came across this page at 1:15 in the morning...... and I realize that even I have more of a life than some of the people here...... keep on keeping on......

Brandon Farrell
Wed, 02 May 2007 23:20:19 -0700

I read the Digital Concepts camera comments.
I think that the problem with these cameras is that they seem to be marketed as toys to an un-sophisticated audience.

A digital camera is really a miniature computer with an attached lens. If your VCR display is still flashing 12:00, have a nerdy friend configure your camera and computer for you.

It looks like several models are being discussed here.
Don't these things have model numbers ?

lists over 20 models, and allows download of manuals and drivers. I read one of the manuals and it made perfect sense to me. It was no worse than most manuals that come with electronic equipment - but I am a nerd, not a child or soccer mom.

One comment gives a clue on the 'the computer doesn't see the camera' problem.
There are two versions of USB, USB-1 and USB-2. A USB-2 device may not work with a USB-1 connection. Really old computers may have only USB-1, or no USB at all. Newer machines probably have both versions. If the camera doesn't work on one of the USB connections, try another.

All cameras and USB memory devices that I have used show up in 'My Computer' and can be treated like hard drives. No special drivers are needed. The software that comes with the camera is not essential. It just makes it easier to load, view, and edit the picture files.

BTW - why are all thes newbie questions appearing in a hacker list ?

Tue, 15 May 2007 11:19:11 -0700

this camera is crap it doesnt work uguys r al right DONT BUY THIS PIECE OF PLASTIC im better off usen it as a weapon well all i no is my camera is smashed in peices on my bed roonm floor dont get one

Sat, 19 May 2007 09:55:02 -0700

If it helps anyone, go to It's the Better Business Bureau's website...I filed a complaint with them against Sakar International, Inc. They have had several complaints filed against them. Anyone here who feels angry with them should do the same.

Sat, 19 May 2007 22:50:40 -0700

after the battery dies my camera wont work or come back even after i changed the battery

Wed, 23 May 2007 19:20:38 -0700

Heads up for those looking to get it to read the SD cards (push in and it will release the card). I got a lot of the same problems (couldn't recognize it...etc).

I found out it was the cable length (bought a separate reader with 12" cable, came with 24" cable). I tried it on XP and 2000 machines. With the shorter cable, both camera could be seen as well as reader.

Hope others can confirm.

R. Trimble
Sat, 26 May 2007 22:53:26 -0700

You get what you pay for. I think the digital concept is an awesome camera for webcam usage.

Sun, 27 May 2007 08:30:37 -0700

So yeah, basically, the camera sucks. After the battery dies, there's no coming back for it. It's definitely a P.O.S.

Sun, 27 May 2007 10:05:41 -0700

Hi would like to know as I can recoup the photos that I tried to pass I stop the computer and had been extinguished and camera was without cartao of memory

Sun, 27 May 2007 20:43:55 -0700

This camera is not worth the pieces it took to manufacture it. As far as the comments people made which refer that consumers shouldn't buy a no name or research before they buy a product, well most of us have jobs in the real world. Further, that is what consumer protection is all about. When we spend our money for a product, regardless what name it has on it (for many companies that produce "brand name" items also contract out to smaller companies with their own logos for inexpensive fees to cater to consumers) we do so in good faith and expect that item to function exactly as it is advertised. Otherwise, that is considered false advertising and yes, it can be construed as such and lawsuits can arise from thus. I paid $70 for this camera and am very knowledgeable of how to work digital cameras, video cameras and a plethera of other gadgets in the electronic field; therefore, it has nothing to do with an individual's capability of working the camera but rather, the camera's inability to function as advertised. So, before you decide to lash out at these people who have had bad experiences, just remember, just because you haven't doesn't mean that the camera isn't working as described for others. Consider yourself lucky, you hit the lottery in the scammer world, for you have the one in 1000 that actually functions. I am also sure that these people who have posted in a negative manner wasn't doing it just to bitch, they were doing it as a way to warn others like yourself not to get scammed - definitely not to put thereselves out there to be bludgeoned by your hateful and sarcastic remarks. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to function a digital camera in today's age and most of these people (I am sure) can do so perfectly or at least to the point of getting the camera to take a picture without much difficulty; so please don't consider yourself a high level genius just because you got a digital camera to work and these others, including myself, did not. The camera is less than adequate regardless if it was $20 or $70. As consumers, you each have the option to file a complaint against the company and you will get a response if you do so with the Better Business Bureau. You can do this online as well. The BBB will contact the company and attempt for a resolve of your issue. Make sure to request that all responses are to be written to you mailing address so in case you decide to take it further in a legal setting. Also, call the store in which it was purchased even if it was a gift, explain what is going on and they should attempt to assist you with resolving it. If the representative does not seem to be going in that direction, then ask for a supervisor and make sure you get names so you can have that for when you take your camera back. I hope this helps any of you. Good luck.


Mon, 28 May 2007 08:19:54 -0700

I was given this camera and the pictures are dark. i don't have the manual and can't figure out how to turn on the flash. please let me know.

Mon, 28 May 2007 19:08:11 -0700

Where can i get the software for my cam it's on of them small one's But i lost the CD when i was moving and i got a new computer since and i can't do anything with it till i get the program

Wed, 30 May 2007 11:52:04 -0700

I brought four of these as a present and guess what....they returned it. These things really suXXXXX. Is there a way to file a law suit.

Fri, 01 Jun 2007 09:00:40 -0700

I guess you people aren't very good with computers & electronics. I have had that camera for 3 or 4 years now and it works great! It's worth the money if you can't afford $200+ for a digital camera. It takes great outdoor pictures and works well as a webcam too. I haven't had ANY of the problems everyone's complaining about on here. But then, I can read instructions... *rolling my eyes*

People - there is a FLASH switch on the back. It slides left-right for Off and On. Secondly, if you want to get an SD card for it, the max the camera can address is 512 MB. It's all in the instruction booklet!!! Geez!! LOL

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Sun, 03 Jun 2007 11:35:16 -0700

Mine works okay and I've had it over a year. The only downside is you cant leave the batteries in them because it will run them dry. If it didn't eat so many batteries it would be worth it, but it does so it isn't. I just bought a bunch of rechargeables and use those so its at least more economical. I wouldn't suggest buying one however. I have a cheaper Vivitar and it works well, doesn't eat batteries. I suggest going with a name brand (HP, Cannon, etc) even though they are pricey. Its worth it.

Tom P.
Mon, 04 Jun 2007 06:57:31 -0700

These cameras suck.I should have never asked for it .I t is so ooo slow.Whats the phone number for these people...............

Esohe R
Mon, 04 Jun 2007 21:45:34 -0700

I just got this camera yesterday and the flash already stopped working!!! I have the same problems everybody else has with the flash it is way too bright and without it I cant c anything!!It also deleted all the pics off of my camera and there is no way to get them back! i hope there werent good pics on it! I also hate how after you take the pic u dont get to even c it for a sec like u would on a good camera!I dont care what the dumb yellow card say i think the company just doesnt want wal mart to know it doesnt work! I AM BRINGING IT BACK TOMORROW!!!! I have no idea what some of u people are talking about when u say this is a good camera, I bet you didnt get the 60 dollar one i did cuz beleive me its not worth the money!!!If you bought it I highly suggest that you return it ASAP before 30 days is up!!!!!

Tue, 05 Jun 2007 19:02:49 -0700

These cameras arent that great the shots turn out blue-ish there is a long pause to take the picture and the flash sucks. most ofthe the battery dosnt even last an hour. i wouldnt buy another one sadly.

Wed, 06 Jun 2007 17:05:23 -0700

I just bought that little Keychain Digital Concepts ( for $6 at Walmart. I checked the comments online and was convinced that it was useless. But honestly, I loded the software and snapped a few pics and they look pretty good for a 6 dollar camera. I wasn't expect a Nikon. My daughter will use it for summer camp - it's just right for that job. If it gets lost or stolen, who cares? It also seems to me it would be a simple web cam for monitoring, say, your house while your out of town.

Denis Malin
Sun, 10 Jun 2007 09:42:45 -0700

I beleave the cd that you all are mentioning is photags express cd, and it can be downloaded here PhoTags 3 the drivers are at Driver Downloads as stated above.

Tue, 12 Jun 2007 23:59:46 -0700

Wow, I purchased the 5.1 Digital Camera for my 8 yr. old son to take on a summer trip. This device is not worth it! The CD doesn't have the proper driver on it and the Driver Download site for Sakar doesn't have it either. The camera takes crappy pictures and I can't do anything with them because I can't download them to a computer. I guess the old adage is get what you pay for! All I can say is "Let the buyer beware!"

Jonathan J
Thu, 14 Jun 2007 21:01:47 -0700

I have one of these cameras, and the pictures are great and I edit them on the camera and it works well for me. I'm having problems with the video's being fuzzy when I download them to my pc. I was hoping to find a solution for that on here. As far as to the comment, that you can't see what your filming: that will happen with any video device or camera that does not have an eye piece. Some are very hard to see, try shading it with your hand. The cd worked fine on my pc, it's just limited with much to buy. To sum it up, it's not bad if all you want is a camera that will transfer quickly to your pc, but as far as anything else, save the money and buy something expensive, you'll love yourself at the end.

Fri, 15 Jun 2007 15:14:56 -0700

It's OK for taking an emergency pic, but WHERE THE HELL DO I GET A DRIVER FOR IT, so I can download the pics?

Sun, 17 Jun 2007 23:11:16 -0700

I ordered mine online (Walmart) and my only real complaint is that they need to put on the package WHERE the software CD is located, cause I damn near cut right through it. Even with a knick from my blade, it loaded just fine, and the camera is cute, works great in outdoor and bright indoor lighting, but the flash is way strong and kinda washes out the picture. Other than that, Im happy!

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Thu, 21 Jun 2007 10:48:03 -0700

I got this camera for Christmas and it takes the pictures slowly and the picture quality sucks too...if you are thinking about buying this camera don't even think anymore ...i wouldn't if i were you...

Thu, 21 Jun 2007 13:48:17 -0700

I bought one of these on sale at Wal Mart and had to buy the extra card with it, since, it only takes TWO pictures otherwise----and NEVER got it to work right. Should have taken it back but there is some rule that you have to go back to the EXACT Wal Mart you got it from or they won't take it in the Metro Atlanta area. It was a long way away and I never went back. Sooooo now it's my birthday. That stupid camera has been sitting in a bag for two years and now....ho ho....I get another one!!!! It's just as bad as the first! And it's a combo problem of ALL the problems listed so, why list them again? Only, I'm thinking at first, it's because I have a Mac, a superior computer that the directions are only....ah, drag and click wherever....That's IT??? Four pages for Windows and less than a sentence for Mac users? What gives here? The software will not even load. Nothing works. I put in brand new batteries and it says they are LOW. Huh? They are BRAND NEW!! GREAT! So now I have two pieces of crap cameras. I'm going back to my old fashioned Pentex SuperME I bought twenty years ago and using FILM.....

Fri, 22 Jun 2007 18:33:55 -0700

i bout one of this things and it wont work i got so mad i brockit

Wed, 04 Jul 2007 20:13:24 -0700

It works great BUT.......................i lost the software i need the name of the software............but it works great

Mon, 09 Jul 2007 13:48:22 -0500

i cant get the pictures on to my computer am i mssing software

steven kivel
Thu, 12 Jul 2007 16:28:28 -0500

Okay, so the flash is a little too bright, and if you dont have good lighting in the house you can barely see what you're taking a picture of.. BUT, it does take great outdoor pictures. I just bought this camera for $30 today at walmart, and i think its worth the money spent. You can't buy a $30 camera and expect it to work like you just paid $200+ on it. Reading the manual helps. =P

Thu, 12 Jul 2007 21:51:46 -0500

I like others bought this camera for my preteen kids expecting not fabulous pictures.. but pictures with decent quality for a $50 price tag ( + tax) weeeell the kids have now informed me that the camera's won't come on with new batteries.... I bought 2 since I have 2 kids
so from the looks of the other posts, their batteries went dead, and guess what.. they won't come back on!

Has anyone found a solution to this yet??
or is it a lost cause?

and to the brats who think everyone is whining & are not computer savvy if they are fussing about these camera's... sorry but this momma IS computer AND camera savvy .. and I don't like it when my hard earned money is WASTED!

Sat, 14 Jul 2007 21:25:59 -0500

I pretty much agree with all of the statements saying how bad the camera is but what i need to know is there any way that i could get the program that puts the pictures on my computer without buying anything. We recently got a new computer and i cannot find the cd the allows the pictures to go on my computer.

Sun, 22 Jul 2007 20:12:55 +0000

The software for this little camera freezes on xp. I can run it win98 compatiblity mode at its 50/50 if it will run. If it does run all i can do is download from the camera. All the other componets, run so slow as (I mean wait a few minutes after you click) its worthless. I quess ill take back to Wal-Mart. I throught the plastic wrap away, but it shouldn't mater it was destroyed on opening. I understand this is a cheap camera, but the shoddy software, the inablity to access the camera pictures directly via windows, and the non-existant information on their website realy makes this product a scam.

Fri, 27 Jul 2007 03:01:45 +0000

im having a problem,just got a new computer and i lost my install disc. is there any other way then getting a new dics to install?

Fri, 27 Jul 2007 18:55:14 +0000

Yeah I agree with everyone that this camera is a certified piece of s**t. And I paid much more than $20 for this piece of s**t. What kind of demon flash does this thing have? Guess I'll just get the $200 one that actually works next time. Thank for nothing Digital Concepts.

Tiffany Bullock
Tue, 31 Jul 2007 01:41:40 +0000

I bought one of these cameras to "tide me over" in a digital photography class... It has worked fine for me since summer of '05! If you can't get a memory card to work- DON'T jam the damned card all of the way into the slot!!! The only gripe that I have is that the card has to be continually checked if it gets moved around, it really needs a cover to protect it. I have a Canon PowerShot A520 that has a worse "shutter lag" than the Digital Concepts camera (unless it is set to "Kids & Pets"}.
Hey, you get what you pay for!!!

Wed, 01 Aug 2007 04:53:58 +0000

Heyyy... This Camera Worked Good 4 Me...

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Sat, 04 Aug 2007 14:36:55 +0000

i got a digital concept camera and i love it my mom got it for my graduation n its almost perfect so all these other comments maybe they are cause they dont take good care of the camera XOXO.......Katt

Sun, 12 Aug 2007 04:55:19 +0000

I will never trust digital concepts again. I just got this $20 camera to use in digital media class. The computer can't detect the camera and it says the memory is full even tho the count says "00" and i clear the memory multiple times.

Wed, 15 Aug 2007 00:49:45 +0000

I bought one of those cameras and its a piece of junk. The batteries burn out really fast after like one or 2 pics. The CD doesn't work properly. And it takes great outdoor pics, but take some inside and then your batteries are dead within no time. Piece of crap!

Tue, 21 Aug 2007 11:52:53 +0000

I got this camera. It creates corrupted JPEG files. Take a look here: 57490 Digital Concepts Camera

Tue, 21 Aug 2007 17:55:01 +0000

I got this camera for chrismas and it worked great for two monthes then the batteries died and when I changed them the damn thing stoped turning on and I can not take it back to the damn store because it has been too long

Wed, 22 Aug 2007 17:12:06 +0000

For all of you you have problems getting it to sync up with your computer to get photos/video, try putting the dial on the play/view setting. thats the only way mine will work. I have windows XP Home. good luck

Wed, 29 Aug 2007 01:34:21 +0000


Annie Bell
Thu, 30 Aug 2007 04:56:05 +0000

I want to say Thanks to Kelly and some others for the links they took the time to come back and post. It helped me get the info I needed for a cheapie 2.1megapixel camera given to me with everything else missing. It is working like a charm and read the manual that you can download in PDF format for it and it explained everything I needed to know! Take the time to go there and maybe it can help out some of you with problems.
I am not complaining..i got it for nothing lol and it sure beats my old aol one I paid 100.00 for back when digital cameras were fairly new in concept. That camera truly sucks and still does picture wise for anyone but a novice user but it does still work!

Jennifer Jo
Fri, 07 Sep 2007 00:08:32 +0000

yes i purchased the VGA miniture camara and it did not come with the driver,so i checked on line for driver and sftware and found it was priced around $90.00.and the camara only cost 31.00 if anyone has a driver please contact me,that i may arrange to aquire a copy thanks

Sun, 16 Sep 2007 14:35:56 +0000

I can't find anywhere to get one of these repaired. Any suggestions?

Thu, 20 Sep 2007 16:52:21 +0000


Thu, 20 Sep 2007 20:11:42 +0000

The camera is wonderful.
If you READ the instructions it tells you what's wrong.
And EVERY digital camera eats batteries,
That's why you get rechargeable. DUH.
silly faces.

Wed, 26 Sep 2007 00:18:05 +0000

i have the 3.1 and its not worth the price i payed for it

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sa quu i wa ya
Thu, 27 Sep 2007 11:40:54 +0000

this camera sucks! the customer service is horrible and the waiting list to return it for an "updated version" (which isnt really updated, ((its thae same peice of crap)) takes forever to get!) the pics are crappy, the batteries holder broke, the sreen is propped up so dust gets in, even the tripod (by digital concepts of corse) broke aafter 1 use!!!!! i will NEVER buy any thing from them again!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fri, 28 Sep 2007 23:36:36 +0000

i have a digital camera by "DIGITAL CONCEPTS" but dont have installation CD. Can you help me out with this?

Thu, 04 Oct 2007 21:26:41 +0000

There is also a " LOCK " feature in the menu to lock photos so they don't accidentally get erased ~

Wed, 10 Oct 2007 20:07:10 +0000

Well now.. I've read most of these.. and i got my itty bitty POS at Wal-mart... the cam works okay.. i use it as a webcam most of the time... and i accedentally deleted the software it came with... and i cant find the stupid CD it came with... its no suprise -- its a mini CD.. =_= stupid bastards... and i need to get the drivers again. So.. any help?

i cant believe i spent 20 bucks to lose the CD and to have it not really work.. oh well..

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 00:15:48 +0000

To ALL of you.. i have found a magical web page thatget me the drivers i needed for my camera by Digital Concepts...

here it is!

Sakar International Inc - DRIVER DOWNLOADS

Thu, 11 Oct 2007 00:25:15 +0000

i dont no how to work the flash!!!!!

Jordan Moton
Sat, 13 Oct 2007 20:10:05 +0000

i dont no how to work the flash!!!!!

Jordan Moton
Sat, 13 Oct 2007 20:10:57 +0000

Thanks to Kelly for posting the links to Sakar. Unfortunatly the closest thing to support help was a short list of FAQ's. for those having SD card problems, I use a Sandisk and have no problems with that part. I didn't see anyone having the same problems that I AM having though. I have to remove my batteries after I am finished taking a picture because, if I leave them in, they are dead by the next day (yes I do turn it off and I use lithium energizers). After 2 years its automatic to unlatch the battery door and slide the camera in the bag. also the older the camera gets I notice that the pictures are getting more blurry, even taken with a tripod. Yes it's a "cheap" camera, but the technology isn't that complicated and surely shouldn't be degrading on this scale. i will keep looking for some kind of contact link for the company and if I find anything I will post it. Good Luck!

Sun, 14 Oct 2007 05:03:05 +0000

i have the 3.1 meg pixel piece of crap!!!!digital concepts?? more like doo-doo concepts....biggest waste of plastic molded to resemble a what a joke. i cant emphysize enough how much time i wasted trying to find drivers for this junk. i personally would love to tell sakar do shove this piece of crap back up their assssssss. truely a waste of words on a wasted and i mean wasted piece of shit

Mon, 15 Oct 2007 05:02:17 +0000

my memory card will not go in and i don't wanna force it in cause it mite snap.

Wed, 24 Oct 2007 07:20:17 +0000

ummm...yeah. my stupid camera won't let me delete my photos and my pamphlet that i got like a month ago said nothing about deleting photos. this isn't right. shouldn't your pamphlet tell you how to delete photos????

ummMmmMMmmmmMmMMMMmMm....this iz mee!!

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Sun, 28 Oct 2007 19:35:04 +0000

Ok, so, I got one of the Digital Concepts cameras (the one that Lina's holding in her pic looks like the same one), and I got the right SD memory card for it (the booklet said up to, but no more, than 1 GB), and I have all the software downloaded (did that even before I got the mem card), and when I tried to connect the cam to the comp to upload my pics, it was giving me the message that it's missing the SD card, even though I KNOW it's in there. I have some good pics that I don't want to lose on there, and I had hoped to get my pics downloaded tonight. (By the way, the 'code' it's giving me is "MSDC", or Missing SD Card, and yes, that's what it says in the booklet.) I admit, I was stupid and cheap, and got it for $60 at Wal-Mart, but luckily, now I have a good paying job, and I can hopefully get a good cam. My only question is, will my pics still be on my mem card if I put it in a different cam? I hope so!!! Otherwise, I'll probably be disposing of this cam, because I lost the receipt for it, and therefore I can't take it back to the store. (D'oh!)

Wed, 07 Nov 2007 02:38:51 +0000

this camara sucks i had it for about a year i can't even get sounds on my recorded video...

Thu, 08 Nov 2007 00:46:53 +0000

I have been reading everyones comments and I cant believe that you all are shocked to learn these cameras suck. You want to know why they suck? It is quit simple my dear Watsons'. It is Made In China.

Mon, 12 Nov 2007 04:54:36 +0000

I just bought the 98378. It cost me $20 at Wal-Mart. I left my digital camera at a friend's in another city and had to perform a work assignment with a digital cam. I thought this would be a quick fix. Obviously not. On the package, it said compatible with Windows 2000, XP, and Vista. I have Vista. I installed, uninstalled, and reinstalled MANY times, following the directions in the instruction manual to the T. But it wouldn't work. So finally I called tech support to see what was wrong. They said the software does not support Vista. HOW THE HELL ARE YOU GOING TO FALSELY LABEL A PRODUCT WITH ONE THING IF IT'S A LIE? I'm so mad. Not only did I buy a piece of lying crap, but I can't upload my photos for work now either. I've tried going to Kinkos, etc. The only way to upload the photos is through the usb cord provided, but it wont work unless the software is downloaded and you have 2000 or XP. THIS IS ILLEGAL. According to the Federal Trade Commission, it's illegal for a labeling to be "unfair or deceptive advertising/practices/acts". This is clearly a legal issue. I support anyone who wants to push for a class action law suit.

Sun, 18 Nov 2007 07:22:15 +0000

I paid $60.00 for one of your 5.1 digital concepts camera and it is such a piece of crap that I was unable to get photos of my mother's 84th birthday party!! She may or may not have another birthday next thanks for ruining my mother's birthday party!! You can bet I will never forgive your company for this boo boo!!!

You all are ripping everyone off...we should be able to file a lawsuit against the one customer stated, the price shouldn't matter, it is supposed to work if you are paying for it, by the time we spend gas $, mental stress from the camera being a failure, fighting traffic to get back into the store to exchange the camera with your rude customer service reps today this camera is a complete and utter failure!! I would have thought you would have more pride than to rip people off but I guess that's why the richer get richer and the poorer get poorer because the apparently you all have no morals, when we think of your company liars and thieves is what comes to mind...we will be telling everyone what a disappointment this camera is!!

A. J. Miller
Tue, 20 Nov 2007 21:14:45 +0000

Bought this POS for granddaughter for BD. Card is/was FULL of vacation pictures of relative who is now deceased and lost all the pictures. Batteries died and can't get the thing to do anything anymore. Looks like this POS is just like the China toys. Not worth taking a chance on. I don't care if they are getting better every day or not. Got screwed on this thing and WON'T make that mistake again. Disappointed is no where close to how I feel. Next time, just knock on my door, stick a gun in my face and STEAL my money like every other crooked bastard does!

K Stevens
Thu, 22 Nov 2007 19:49:01 +0000

There is an odd setting in the 6.1 megapixel camera for turning on the flash. While the camera is in picture mode, you press the (up) ^ arrow key until a lightening bolt appears and leave the camera on that way until the flash charges. I had to call Sakar to get them to tell me how to turn it on. Their phone number for customer support is 877-397-8200

Fri, 23 Nov 2007 18:53:27 +0000

my battery went dead now it dont work what the heck do ido pleasssssssse help me!!!!!!!!

Sat, 24 Nov 2007 00:57:08 +0000 not goin 2 say that this camera is sucky cuz im lucky 2 even have one right 13 and my dad doesn't think im responsible enough 2 have an expensive camera yet...but newayz...i have no idea how this stupid camera works? i cant seem 2 get the video thing 2 work correctly. theres no sound which totally ruins the whole idea of recording sound on a video is completely gay...seriously. well yea...i just really wanna find out how 2 work this damn camera! my camera set didn't come w/ a directions book in it which is total b.s. if u ask me. so yea...either tell me how 2 work this fuckin camera or give us our damn money back!!!!!

Sat, 24 Nov 2007 03:08:37 +0000


Sat, 24 Nov 2007 14:00:56 +0000

Thanks for the comments...I thought it was just me and my lack of tech smarts. I can take pics but they don't transfer to the card and if they do I can't review them on the camera. I tried to download photos to my computer and nothing happened and when I tried to picbrig or whatever they call it to my printer it froze up my printer. I spent an entire day taking pics of useless stuff just to see if I could get this worthless piece of junk to work. No luck. I should have invested a few more bucks and bought a good digital camera. This company should be ashamed...deedee

dee dee
Sat, 24 Nov 2007 21:15:29 +0000

A friend of mine asked me to help her download the pictures onto her computer and what a hassle!! Not able to download, computer doesn't even recognize it as a usb device, I am scared to hold it too tight for fear it will break!!!!!!! DON'T BUT IT or anything associated with Digital Concepts. It seems more like Screw the Customer Concepts. BUYER BEWARE!!

Unfortunately, she does not have the receipt so I doubt she will be able to get her money back. YIKES!! She just told me the camera cost $13!! Now I am scolding her for even thinking it was worth while to buy in the first place!!! OMG!!!!!

Mon, 26 Nov 2007 22:55:37 +0000

I can't find my book and don't know how to delete the pictures on my camera...not having much problem with the camera. Any info ? thanks

Sun, 02 Dec 2007 00:50:21 +0000

3.1 megapixel ------ to record video
Hold down the power button to turn on
Then press the power button until the icon of a video camera shows up
Then Press and hold the shutter button until the camera begins recording

Fri, 07 Dec 2007 15:25:18 +0000

3.1 Mega pixel ----------How to delete pics
While camera is on and view screen is ready to take a picture
Press the play/view button (the button just below the power button)
Use the up and down arrows to select the picture you want to delete
Then press the Flash button (the button that is above the LCD screen)
A little trash can will appear
Then press and hold the shutter button--The picture will be deleted

Fri, 07 Dec 2007 15:39:33 +0000

3.1 MegaPixel ------------ If you lost you owners manual
Go to this Website
Sakar International Inc - DRIVER DOWNLOADS
Then select the link that says
57490 - 3.1 MP Digital Camera
or go to
57490 Digital Camera Owner's Manual
Your owners manual will appear on your computer screen

Fri, 07 Dec 2007 15:56:14 +0000

This camera sucks. I can't save any of my pics, and it turns of every 60 seconds, I've turned off the auto off several times but it never saves the setting. I hat e this camera!!!!!!!!!! It's the worst!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Quionna Minter
Wed, 19 Dec 2007 18:29:55 +0000

does anyone know where to find the installation software for 3.1 my disk came broken ..

Fri, 21 Dec 2007 19:38:44 +0000

nvrmnd about the software my computer just installed the camera oh well but by the way camera works good for me except no sound for videos

Fri, 21 Dec 2007 20:07:21 +0000

I bought the 3.1 mega pixel digital concepts camera at a second hand store for $2.15. It was origanally priced at $4.25 but they had a half price sale. I use a card reader instead of the hassel of the software included. This camera would work well for a camera that you might carry in the car for those moments when you need to take that once in a lifetime picture of A UFO or Big Foot, But I would never buy it for a present for someone that doesn't take dissappointment well. Even at $2.15 Iwould consider this an OK deal

Sat, 22 Dec 2007 00:53:26 +0000

I got a digital concepts camera for christmas and it is so crappy. It didn't come with software but I was finally able to get it to work with my old digital camera software. When I brought up the pictures I had taken they were nothing but a big bunch of black.

Tue, 25 Dec 2007 01:58:34 +0000

Just gave my two kids each one of these pieces of shit for Christmas. What a joke they are..I would have felt better about if I just flushed the money down the tiolet instead, it would be less frustrating...Every product out there should be able to do what it claims with relative certainaty and reliability. What a scumbag company !!!!

DO NOT WASTE YOUR MONEY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rico Suave
Tue, 25 Dec 2007 13:07:54 +0000

my mother got me one of the little black cameras* and when she did she just tore it open and threw away all the stuff and i dont know where it is i cant find the stupi drivers on the inter net and my mom spent 100$ on nothing this thing sucks and i hate it i cant belive i cant return it and dont buy one if u didnt i abstolultly suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuucks about the law suite im in too wheres the paper and pen?DONT GET ONE THEY SUCK I dont even know if i can take pics and if i can where r they and why wont it hook up to the computer with out it saying dose not recognise* i am about to throw it out the window! i had a horrible x mas because all year all i wanted was a digital camera and this is what i got a big stupid face breaking pai in the butttttttt rectalngle that beeps dose nothing and wont freakin wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooork!

Wed, 26 Dec 2007 07:18:38 +0000

I bought this camera, it's tiny, silver, and has Digital Concepts on the front. The model or serial # is DF071620436. If anyone knows anything about them, please let me know. I have no clue how to work it. I can take pictures, but that is all. Thank you.

Thu, 27 Dec 2007 02:53:07 +0000

Same here. My parents got one for my son for Christmas. I installed the software but when I click "get pictures" the program crashes. I don't know if the thing is taking pictures or not.

Fri, 28 Dec 2007 02:05:03 +0000

my camera sucks moldy pickles.

don't buy it.

loser bunny
Sat, 29 Dec 2007 04:25:37 +0000

Don't give up quite so easily. When I first started using this I didn't think it was going to be all that great, then, today, when I had some time on my hands I started playing around with the settings. Now it works perfectly. It's a cheap camera, so it may take a little effort. Don't use flash unless you are in the dark, that's easy. Change the settings on the exposure and your pictures won't come out black. Take the batteries out when you aren't using it. These are basic things that you can do with any electronics.

Sat, 29 Dec 2007 23:50:37 +0000

can anyone show me where can i download a software for this camera, cuz i have no CD.
is there any URL

Mon, 31 Dec 2007 19:05:19 +0000

yes i bought a digital concepts camara too but i cant figuer the dame thing out i take two pics and it says transfer test images and i dont know how much or wat kind of a memory card to get for it im really starting to not like it mother fucker lol

Wed, 02 Jan 2008 23:43:21 +0000

How in the world do you get the flash to work??? I just bought this camera and there is no flash? Does anyone know what button to push or where to go to turn on the flash?

Mon, 07 Jan 2008 15:47:58 +0000

WOW! I thought it was something I was doing. I'm a teen so i know everything there is 2 know about technology. I got this camera for Christmas and was so happy until I took pics. I played around with it and I still can't get it to act right and on top of that my flash stop working. Luckily my mom got it on "Black Friday" but hopefully Wal-Mart would take it back and after I save up some more money I can get the camera that will work properly like a Sony or something. The really bad thing is, the 30 year old black and white cameras that we use in photography take better pictures than this camera.

Wed, 09 Jan 2008 03:05:32 +0000

Sucks is not the word. It really is a POS!!!

Wed, 16 Jan 2008 00:11:49 +0000


Sat, 19 Jan 2008 19:07:38 +0000

I dont know how to get the sound on videos i record.HELP!

Thu, 24 Jan 2008 22:09:38 +0000

I have had the camera for a year. I have taken at least 1000 pictures with it. I have also taken video on it. I followed the directions and got great pictures. It's no canon slr but it does good. See the post above with the links in it. It may help. Otherwise, I have had no problems that I did not solve through trial and error. Oh yeah, rechargable batteries are great for any digital camera.

Mon, 11 Feb 2008 03:43:18 +0000

Well I have the 6.1 digital camera by Digital Concepts aka Sakar International. I lost the CD as well before I could get it installed on my new computer... But judging from the reviews here, I'm happy I did! I'm just going to take it to Wal-Mart and have them put it on a CDROM for me. I do not agree that if you pay the amount some of you paid you should get all problems. But I do have to say that what I paid I recieved what I paid for. It is truly difficult to get a decent picture out of it in low lighting, especially with the flash (which blinds everything out). And it does have a time delay. But I've had it for like 8 months at least and mine still works even after the abuse of my step mother beating it! LOL! And you get used to the quirks. I'm not sure how the photos are going to look on my comp yet. But I'm sure it's not anything I can't work on. And they look fine on my screen. You just have to be a positive person like me to have the thing.

P.S. Be sure to take the batteries out between use! It'll suck them down very quickly otherwise!

Tue, 19 Feb 2008 01:29:09 +0000

I have a concept camera and i just got it today (feb, 22) and it will take the pictures but then once i turn it off the pictures are gone. and i have a memory card so can someone tell me why this is happening!!?

Fri, 22 Feb 2008 22:37:52 +0000

It's likely because the camera uses SDRAM rather than flash memory. See this article: "SDRAM vs. Flash Memory"

Chieh Cheng
Fri, 22 Feb 2008 23:51:49 +0000

I think this camera is o.k. I bout this 3.1 mega pixel camera at Wal-Mart 2 years ago. Its fine, But in low light situations, it does suck! Im a photographer & I broke my $500.00 Canon camera in a high rise building & found this for $40.00. I used it at an event the next day in Louisville. The battery life sucks but I try to keep the battery door open when im not using it becouse ive notice that it dranes the tripple AAA batteries when its off!

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Sat, 23 Feb 2008 12:01:23 +0000

Oh yeah! the video is 50/ 50 on suckin becouse it do not play the sound when you take the SD card out & put it in the computer! Her is another good pic of me!

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Sat, 23 Feb 2008 12:14:23 +0000

Got it on a lark January at an Albertsons closing. I got it for $5, down from 19.95 regular price. I was curious because of the lack of tech details on the packaging. It does use some kind of volatile RAM (not Flash) I tooka few pics and took out the battery. That cleared the pics. I'll use it as a webcam when I set up a computer at a convention - it will NOT likely get stolen because it's useless as a camera.

Robert Roehm
Thu, 28 Feb 2008 03:38:46 +0000

it does suck got one a few weeks ago it worked for a while and the pictures were okay looking but now its not working anymore i can look at the pictures i've already taken but when i turn it to take more pics it goes to a black screen and makes a buzzing sound

Mon, 03 Mar 2008 17:52:40 +0000

oh and another thing my cousin bought it at a pawn shop for 60 bucks so not only did the digital concepts jipp me but so did the pawn shop but it did take good pics for a while

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Mon, 03 Mar 2008 17:57:52 +0000

this is a terrible camra the flash does not work and when ever i am deleating a picture it will freeze up on me and i would need to uncover the slot that holds the batteries and then turn it back on. also when ever i would want to turn the flash on it would say low on batteries and turn off then i would turn it back on and it would say full batterie. soooooo comfusing never buy this camra

Fri, 07 Mar 2008 19:16:05 +0000

I suggest you try the Sakar website, listed as follows:

I located the drivers, accessories, and manuals for the very camera I purchased at Wal-Mart. So far the camera has performed well enough though I suggest going for the 5.1 megapixel since it performs better than the 3.1. You get what you pay for; so far I'm getting what I expected for the money and it's fine enough for me.

Wed, 12 Mar 2008 19:09:34 +0000

This camera is a waste of money it never work for me when I openned for the first time I through the pachage away that's why I couldn't returned it to walmart but I whent online and found the address for digital concepts where I can send it back for repair, the warranty lengt is for 1 year so I sent the camera to them on 11/27/07 and I never get my camera back I sent a letter to them and still don't get an answer so, I don't know what to do now, I lost my money................

Sat, 29 Mar 2008 16:47:55 +0000

Hey all you poor people...

What the hell did you expect from a 20$ Cam? Wonder why the "real" cams are all from 200$ up?

So all the Pictures shown here, are the worst I have ever seen. But you get what you deserve.


Thu, 10 Apr 2008 13:09:50 +0000

this camera is a piece of shit pictures in daylight look like they have been taken in the dark fucken peice of shit camera stupid ass company digital concepts fucking useless

Sat, 12 Apr 2008 21:57:03 +0000

I bought this camera as a gift, but was a little skeptical on how it actually worked. I decided to open it and try it before giving it to my wife's nephew as a present(toy). I have to say that my hunch was right, it is a crappy camera(even it considered a as toy). I'll have to take it back and maybe by him a RC car or something else. What was I thinking?
For forty dollars you can't really buy a digital camera that can produce the images of an older 35mm film camera. My hope was that buy this day and age 2008, technology would have advanced enough to do that.
Wishful thinking!
I'm not going knock the company because as far a I know, there is no major manufacturers such as Nikon, Canon, Fuji, Olympus, Pentax, Sony etc. offering low end cameras. I guess this is the best that Digital Concepts can do for $40, but their best isn't good enough for me to accept. I'll have to return it.

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 21:59:27 +0000

Ohh man. This camera sucks sooo bad! We were all excited cause this was our first digital cam but in like 3 days the batteries just died on us. After replacing them like twice the frikkin screen became corrupt and ever since we have been unable to fix that(anyone know how to fix this u tell me!!!). We got it at walmart but we had lost the reciept-that was my fault- but nonetheless this cam sucks major @ss. I hate Sakars customer service as well. After calling three times and going through the waiting"let us transfer you" more waiting"let us transfer you" cycle I wrote them a pretty graphic email. All I got back was an email telling me they wanna look at it...for a price-$50-NOT including shipping and handeling. Do yourself a favor-DONT BUY IT!!

Fri, 25 Apr 2008 04:02:45 +0000

Is there a microphone on this thing?

Thu, 08 May 2008 20:56:42 +0000

I had misplaced my cd for the 3.1 megapixels. Can u email it to me?

Sun, 25 May 2008 04:49:07 +0000

why even make a camera to be sold in stores if it is gonna suck this bad and make you look like a douche...i mean honestly! the makers of this dumbass camera need to get on her and see every complaint and give us our fucking money back...everytime you use the flash it makes everyones face turn bright white, where you cant see their eyes, mouth, or anything...i mean get a life and spend yer time making something that fucking works you cheap batches! holla!

Fri, 30 May 2008 06:29:35 +0000

well i bought this 30 dollar cam. and i think it works just fine. sure the quality on the cam itself isnt the best but i bought a memory card and uploaded the pix on my comp. and the quality was awesome. i think you guys were expecting a lot from something that was sold cheap. the only problem i have with mind it that theres a white dot on the screen after taking a pic. so thats the only thing i have.

Sat, 07 Jun 2008 18:02:22 +0000

i got this out of my dads store and i don't know how to turn the flash on

Wed, 25 Jun 2008 17:04:28 +0000

Just so you all know... Wa|-Mart imports a large percentage of their retail sales products almost exclusively from China. In the last 25 years, the corporate giant has forced almost every USA manufacturer out of business by DEMANDING lower prices on their goods. Ask anyone who used to work for the usa based company they bought their pillows from who filed for bankruptcy a few years ago. Or ask anyone who worked for the usa based company who made bicycles for them. The corporate giant has forced them all out of business opting to buy goods from the Chinese for 1/3 the price of USA based manufacturers.

The Chinese people work cheaper than North Americans but that's ok as they can live cheaper in their country.

They (the Chinese) are also pretty smart people. They choose to make thousands of electronic products for Wa|-Mart (and other buyers worldwide) but they save millions each year by NOT offering free website tech-support for those products. They do this because they cannot afford to do so. And they always do their homework when they choose a name for their product. Example: type: "Digital Concepts" into a Google search engine box and you will get 3.8 million hits. It would take weeks to look through all those results and you would most likely only find a site with no support.

Do you really need cheap things like this that will break easily?

Wed, 02 Jul 2008 22:32:09 +0000

i got this camera for my birthday and it is terrible when there is barley any light and when u put on the flash it drains your battery and the image comesout very very bright so u can't see anything. there is no volume and when you record it zooms in and it looks terrible

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Wed, 23 Jul 2008 15:06:29 +0000

I fot this stupid as-all-get-out camera for my 16th birthday. every time i take a flash picture with this damn camera it makes it look like you took a picture of the bright as hell sun! And it turns their faces freakin GREEN!
I hate it! it sucks as hell and I cant very well get it thru to WalMart that this camera needs to be taken off the freakin shelves. IT IS A WASTE OF MONEY!!!!

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Delea Vinci
Sun, 27 Jul 2008 09:08:46 +0000

hey i brought two digital concept cameras i dont know if both are sakar one i know is thats my 5.1 megapixel it really doesnt work all that good it doesnt have a flash i tried lookikng for the flash didnt find one and pictures dont show up good in fact they come out red sometimes and i think it only works in the sun light or daytime and dont get me started on my other camera the 2.1 mega pixel at least it has a flash i need the manual for it please help i would like to know how to use it it really doesnt have very much to it i dont think i would buy any thing else from this company im not satisfied and its hard to find anything about the cameras i probably will go with kodak hp samsung some other company accept this im just having to much trouble please help nisha

Tue, 05 Aug 2008 18:34:01 +0000

TAKE IT BACK. It is a piece of CRAP.

Wed, 15 Oct 2008 22:33:57 +0000

I got the tiny, keychain version of this brand camera for a buck 50 at albertsons. I plugged it in to my computer with the USB, and it works and stuff, but the webcam is confusing! Can you make the webcam so that it's like you are sitting with them so i can see the other person? or do i have to send it in an email? If you have any answers, please email me at [email protected] I'd really appreciate it so I can chat with people.

Answer me please,

Wed, 05 Nov 2008 02:37:39 +0000

It is a super-crappy camera. I especially like how when you open it there's a little note in broken English that says: "Do nut take Camera back to the store!" It's Yeah, what every you say China. Clearly this Suggests that they have been getting too many complaints already and any more will force them to pull the camera and only deliver a quality product.

I was hoping that I could find a hack that would make it work with a Mac. I bet there is some clever person out there who has figured that out. I know the damn thing has some memory, but it is clearly not utilized efficiently.

ONE important suggestion, take the battery out when you are not using it - otherwise it will just run down.

Sat, 15 Nov 2008 19:53:55 +0000

The small black digital camera that kayla got from her friend without a disc I got for christmas. I got a disc, but the installation requires you to pick the camera that you bought....BUT GET THIS.....there wasn't an option for the camera that I had......its WORTHLESS....We should all sue that stupid company for selling faulty products. Whether it's cheap or expensive, the merchandise IS required by law to function properly.

Wed, 03 Dec 2008 21:10:57 +0000

I bought the camera and it also did not come with the software the instruction book talked about. So, with no driver and no software, it doesn't matter if you can read directions or not, it clearly came without all that is required for the camera to operate. I e-mailed the company at: [email protected] and asked for the software and driver to be mailed to my home. We'll see if I get a reply. Good luck people and angry teenagers, be gentle on the parents. It may not be just a matter of reading directions here if the product doesn't come with all that is needed for the device to operate.

Sun, 21 Dec 2008 07:52:03 +0000

EVERYONE!! Wisen up! For the saem amount of money you can get an awesome camera on Ebay..hello? This camera new is what $'s a hunkajunk. For the same price you can get a next to new ELPH or better for your little one..makes sense to me.

Wed, 24 Dec 2008 23:34:43 +0000

okay, i brought this "Digital Concepts" camera at Wal-mart for $ alot of people on here say, this canera is a waste of money...
okey, when ever i try to turn the camera on, it goes to this screen nd says USB, and the screen freezes so i have to take all the batteries out just to turn the camera off!
and when i first got the camer5a, and it went to the screen that said USB i hooked the camera up to the camputer, and it said that there were no pictures on the camera!!
And when i first bought it, there was a little yellow paper that said " If you are having problems with this camera, Do not return to the store...."
and once i read that, i knew that this camera was a piece of TRASH!

what a cheap camera!

we should like sue this company, their just trying to get our mopney for sum cheap shit!

Sat, 27 Dec 2008 21:14:40 +0000

I got a Digital Concepts Video Camera, and have had it for a year with no problems.. But I think the Digital Camera is much different.

Sun, 28 Dec 2008 02:21:25 +0000

These cameras are the worst! Don't buy them! They're just rip offs!

Fri, 02 Jan 2009 16:08:58 +0000

hey! This camera is pretty nice. I got one for xmas, but that one was crappy. I got the same brand, for a bit higher price and the quality is A LOT better. I have a video camera one. It's really nice. For me the pictures come out A LOT brighter than they look like. It's just a really nice, small camcorder. I mean, it's a good start-off for kids like me. I mean, yeah it's cheap, great. But a great start-off for kids like myself. So go have fun with ur cameras!! So the preson who posted that little thing up there about more info, depending if ur neice is like 11 or 12 or even 9, she'll like it. But if she's a teenager and is into more advanced stuff (like most of the people up there =P ) then she might not like it.

Mon, 05 Jan 2009 22:15:54 +0000

these cameras arent even worth the 5finger discount...believe me i know.these cameras arent worth shit not even when theyre free,the company should pay me for all the time and effort ive wasted.glad i no what i no now i plan to give my dog a new toy or maybe to my nephew who is 1 1/2 yrs!!!

Sun, 11 Jan 2009 14:47:12 +0000

I got one of these for x-mas and it SUCKS!!!!The quallity is very bad.and the sound sucks.

Mon, 19 Jan 2009 15:37:21 +0000

this camera sucksssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssssss big time

Mon, 09 Mar 2009 22:03:16 +0000

I do not know how to erase pictures from my $16 Digital Concepts Camera. Can you please help me out!? Please!!!!!?????

Destiny Davis
Fri, 20 Mar 2009 05:37:10 +0000

I agree! This camera sucks! I can't believe it! I can only get like 2 stink'n pictures on this darn thing! Why don't I just flush it down the toilet! It's not worth anything! If you ask me I shouldn't have got this camera at all!

Mon, 23 Mar 2009 22:28:21 +0000

I HATE this camera. Look. I am only 12 years old but seriously. My parents bought me this camera a while ago and it will only let me take like 2 freakish pictures!!! I HATE this camera!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Take my advise and DON'T BUY IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Mon, 23 Mar 2009 22:34:36 +0000

Took picks on trip and they dissapperaed anyone know how to get them back. This cam is horriable Buy another type I have lost valuable pics. PLEASE HELP IF POSSIBLE.

Tue, 24 Mar 2009 15:55:52 +0000

omfg i just got this camera for christmas. it worked perfectly fine for a few months but then one day i went to turn it on and the screen went it wont work and i dont have a warranty.... this camera company sux ballz!!! i'm soo mad i want my money backk!!!!

Wed, 08 Apr 2009 01:37:08 +0000

this camra is purtty good but you have to buy good batties that will last longer

tabitha trevino
Mon, 13 Apr 2009 22:24:42 +0000

I like this camera it works great to take pics of my horses.I realy like this camera:)

Crystal (pistal)
Thu, 16 Apr 2009 22:35:05 +0000


Fri, 17 Apr 2009 01:15:15 +0000

My flash went out on my it 12/31/08 and it lasted for a month or two.

Selena Butler
Mon, 04 May 2009 22:39:48 +0000

I would everyone to avoid buying any product from Sakar
International!!!! I have sent them numerous e-mails complaining about a product I purchased. They have repeatedly promised and lied that they were sending a replacement, and given many, many excuses and futher promises that the item was on it's way. I thing this company lies, and makes promises that it has no intention
to keep. I would'nt purchas another item from them if they
were the last company on earth!!!!

Wed, 13 May 2009 20:35:24 +0000

I bought a DC camera from a guy at the bar for ten bucks.

I should have had a couple more beer instead. Thought it would be handy as a pocket camera and not risk losing my Canon SD1100

WHAT a POS! Screen is yellow and it won't do ANYTHING!

It's heading for the trash bin.

Thu, 14 May 2009 06:07:36 +0000

Ummmmmmmmm.......... IDK if this discussion is still going on but mine takes great pictures. I love it because its not bulky and not easy to smush Its just the right size for me Price doesnt matter to me you just have to know how to use the object. I like it and here is a picture!

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Mon, 18 May 2009 23:23:06 +0000

Hi my name is Kristie and I got a digital camera for Christiams from my dad and I'm only 10 and it works fine for me.

Sun, 21 Jun 2009 21:40:21 +0000

I also do not like these camera because they are crappy and are cheaply made


chris g
Sun, 28 Jun 2009 02:08:26 +0000

I got the 6.1mp for my 9 y.o. daughter and it is just enough for what my daughter needs without her having to break my Sony digital camera and I only paid $20 for it at a pawn shop. She loves it. If you go to their website like I did and have a look around I'm sure you will find any info you need. It is true though: you do get what you pay for and if you are going to make an investment into anything electronic you should do your homework before buying.

Tue, 07 Jul 2009 01:43:31 +0000

personallyy i really like my digital concepts camera :) mine takes good pictures and videos.

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mimi :)
Sun, 26 Jul 2009 19:55:17 +0000

I'm glad I read your comments. I was going to buy one from e-bay because it was cheap! I'll keep shopping.

Sat, 08 Aug 2009 19:19:09 +0000

I have a digital concepts camera and would like to know how to download the pictures onto my computer. Could anyone please tell how and where I have to go. Thank you.

Fri, 14 Aug 2009 22:10:20 +0000

i opened my camera daugther's birthday was in june and i didnt opened until worked well...but today i turn it on and it wont turn on!!!!! i changed the batteries and it wont turn on....this is a piece of crap!!!

Angel Diaz
Thu, 20 Aug 2009 23:28:31 +0000

this camera is evil it killed my mom and dad right in front of me then it took pictures of the whole thing. im scared it will get me next plz someone help me!

Sat, 22 Aug 2009 07:55:17 +0000

i totally think this sucks because it doesnt take photos properly and its a totaly waste of money mines didnt even come with a lcd screen so i can see my photos and whenever i try too download a picture on the computer it doesnt let me i personally say if you we're thinking about buying one of these cameras (digital concept) don't i advise you not i totally hate it

Fri, 28 Aug 2009 00:34:44 +0000

does anyone knows how to make the camera flash?

Tue, 01 Sep 2009 15:39:19 +0000

I just wanted to say that I got through to the company and they are replacing my camera at their expense because there is a default with the camera. There is no issues on my end it is a faulty camera. However, if the new that I receive is a piece of crap I will be sure not to get another one.

To those people that think that others are idiots for complaining why the hell do you read the complaints if your so smart. Don't criticize others because you don't have a piece of crap. Some of us don't have the money or the means to pay for fancy ass cameras nor should we have to just to get descent pictures. As far as the disposable cameras are concerned I have bought those in the past, but not only do you have to buy the camera, but then you have to send them in to get them developed. By the time you do that it costs as much as a digital camera and not nearly as convenient.

In closing, if you are so damn special to have gotten or bought a nice camera for hundreds of dollars don't read the damn complaints. Get a life and leave others alone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sat, 05 Sep 2009 16:18:08 +0000

Horrible camera. If anyone buys one (Digital Concepts) after reading these post then you deserve the piece of crap. Such a waste.

Fri, 16 Oct 2009 00:03:45 +0000

OK, I know this isn't the greatest camera in the world, but I bought mine for $21 on E-bay and I think it is fantastic. It sucks I have to take pictures in the light only. But I haven't had any problems taking pictures during the day or in a well lighted area. I got a usb cord and the software to upload pictures and videos to my computer. And I absolutely love the preview screen. It would be nice to be able to use the camera while it was plugged in to the computer, but that's not a major problem. It only goes through batteries quickly if you're using the crap out of it. I can take great pics and the software does all I need it to. I do all of my E-bay listings with this camera now. I won't say anything bad about any of the other poster's comments because that is wrong and it makes us no better than the Youtube idiots. I just wish you all the best of luck. All I can say is I am satisfied with my investment. For those of you who aren't sure whether you should bother with DC, let me put it to you this way: if you care about your pictures, get a real camera. This is not a real camera. This is a cheaper version of a real camera. If you just want a device to play around, this is the perfect camera for you. Check it out! I think it works great!

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Chris C.
Wed, 09 Dec 2009 07:40:42 +0000

I Have A Digital Concepts Camera That I bought last xmas and it sucks!! the picture quality is terrible and it has short battery life. Also when recording videos it doesnt even have sound. its a piece of crap!!

Mon, 21 Dec 2009 05:21:20 +0000

My boyfriend bought me one of these cameras, but i cant get it to work at alllll! I'm not the smartest person, but I'm not very stupid either! He paid like %50something for it, I should have asked him to take it back, but i didnt want to feel bad, so i tell him it works great :(

Sat, 06 Feb 2010 18:48:06 +0000

I have had this camra for a year and have not had any problems with the way the pics come out the flash on my camra don't work but that was do to me dropping it the one thing I have to say do you know how to turn a light on where you are taking pic at that is with any camra you have low lighting your pic is going to come out like crap Proper is needed for any camra even ones with a flash

Mon, 01 Mar 2010 04:50:22 +0000

I just bought this camera for my daughter for her Bday. It's a piece of crap!!! Don't buy it if you haven't yet!

To jhsn: You ask "don't you know how to turn on a light" you know how to use the correct puntuation, or how about spell check??!! You have one long run-on sentence. What are you in the 2nd grade? My daughter who I bought the camera for just turned 7 and can spell and write better than you! Go back to school! Stay off the internet! You are embarrassing yourself!

Tue, 23 Mar 2010 00:06:16 +0000

SO-everyone thinks their camera sucks, but i have to say, i like mine....there are a few things i dont like though!! doesnt take goodpics inside with just light..u need sunlight, or it will make it look orange/red! 2.the flash totally makes everything white 2. i cant get the sound to work for the video, if u know how to make it..let me know!! 3. it took me forever to find how to delete cuz u have 2 push like 6 buttons-the menu,go over to the x, and then push delete, then yes..too complicated!! and 4. u cant charge it, u have to use batteries, and it totally uses them up, so i have rechargables!! oh, and my screen broke, so it had a shater mark going down it, and then 1 of my friends said to just take that off, so i did, so now all i have is a soft scrren, and i have to put the plasticcovering that comes on the camera screen, on it, so i dont totally ruin the camera....BUT, other than that, it WORKS GREAT..LOVE IT..AND IT TAKES GREAT PICS, OUTDIE, AND WHEN THERE IS GOOD LIGHT....HERES SUM PICS THAT I TOOK WITH MY CAMERA!

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Sat, 17 Apr 2010 22:14:09 +0000

Personally I have had this camera for 3 years and it works great.I use it for e bay and craigs list postings, but not for anything detailed like coins and such..but as a just common picture type budget camera..I have had no problems. For those of you that cant seem to get it to work at all, I suggest using the basic 10% rule to operate it. Which means , You need to be 10% smarter than the item you are working on, LOL..I have no problems at all with mine..Most of the people that are saying they are having problems with theirs, I bet can't really read the manual, if they know one even exists, for I see thier spelling is about 98% incorrect, lol..I am no english or spelling expert myself, and do occasionally mispell a word or so, but geezz...Anyone else that can use this camera successfully such as I have, notice that most the people having complete failure with it are mispelling 85% of the words they type..How can you operate something if you can't read the manual..AWW..AN IDEA HITS ME FROM NOWHERE!!!..Start printing manuals with stick figures instead like comic books!!..Yeaaa..gonna make my 1st million this year!!

Sun, 30 May 2010 17:14:21 +0000

Cripes I did not inquire about a digital throway, 1st if battery is dead ,simply replace them.My Kodak Easysharec182 did not come cheap. It takes great photo's inside and out .U can buy memory cards at any drugstore or other store and can swap out w/1 finger tip.remove card ,use adapter to put on ur computer. So if u don't know how to see date & time ,don't run down the camera. Get directions ,insted of making my bllod pressure rise. have a good DAY/

Tincie Bonnett
Sat, 02 Apr 2011 21:54:30 +0000

I recently purchased a NEW,UNOPENED Digital Concepts,key chain mini camera.I only paid 25CENTS for it @ a Town-Wide Sale,so when I DO use it it hasn't cost much to find out it's true value. I will be sure to post another comment as soon as I use it to let you all know how good is is in my opinion.Later,everyone!!

Tue, 09 Aug 2011 19:43:53 +0000

i got a digital cocepts 4.1 mp camera $20 ... it was f'n garbage

Wed, 28 Sep 2011 01:13:59 +0000

Well, I have to say, this is quite a situation. I went to Sakar, put in the name of the camera, it isn't listed anywhere on the site, and when I tried to gt to the drives, they got me pages telling me they weren't there. It looks like Sakar has pulled them from their site. Take them back to Walmart, if they get enough returns they will take care of Sakar, no law suit necessary.

Wed, 28 Dec 2011 23:25:23 +0300

I've been following this thread for a while and thought I'd add my comments.

I've got four Sakar built cameras: I have two 98379 models (a Sakar brand, which I got as a gift in 2007, and an Aries brand which I bought a few years ago for $20 -- they're the same camera, except the Aries has a smaller lens opening and won't take low light photos as well); I also have a Sakar made, Digital Concepts 75379 model (with flash), which cost me $20. These three cameras are VGA snapshot cameras -- resolution of 640x480.

I also just got a Sakar made, Vivitar brand 2.1 megapixel model.

First, the Vivitar "25", a 2.1 megapixel camera that cost me $20. I bought one and it took crappy, orangish looking photos indoors. Then the on/off button quit working. Obviously a glitch at the factory.

I went to exchange it, and I looked over the other Vivitar 25's on the rack and noticed one had a plastic bubble over the lens, and the lens itself was bigger. The others all had smaller lens openings with no plastic bubble. I grabbed the one with the larger lens opening and plastic bubble over the lens, and took it home and it has been taking good indoor pictures, the lighting looks natural and it will take lower light pictures o.k -- completely unlike the one I took back. But they're the same exact model, in the same packaging, same case, etc.

It may be a fluke, but I think it may be the lens opening.

My Sakar 98379 VGA cameras have served me well over the years. I am on a limited budget and if it weren't for these snapshot cameras I would have had no pictures whatsoever of my cat, kitten, dog, etc., because I simply can't afford an expensive camera and can't afford all the processing costs of film.

The 75379 model Digital Concepts VGA flash camera won't take lower light photos, but takes decent shots outside, and batteries last longer (just an LCD readout on the back of the camera. it's simple to use, and the color saturation is better than the 98379s. Photos of flowers and the sky and sunsets all look impressive for a VGA snapshot camera. The flash is only good at short distances with soft tape placed over the flash itself to soften and diffuse it. I never use the flash anyway.

I have probably taken thousands of snapshots with these VGA cameras and they have probably saved me thousands of dollars in processing.

Make sure you get the CD out of the packaging and install it on your computer, and also read the instructions. The cameras simply will not load photos onto your computer without the software that comes with it.

Also -- these cameras are SNAPSHOT cameras, they're not meant for exquisite, high level photography. Some photos will look grainier than others, depending on lighting. They are the modern digital equivalent of the Kodak Brownie or Kodak 104 Instamatic. The photo quality isn't much different than what you get from a disposable film camera, only you can keep using the camera over and over and you get the photos a lot quicker and more cheaply.

And sure, they may not take as high quality pics as an smartphone, but then you don't have to pay $150 a month to use these cameras, either.

Roger Dodger
Wed, 15 Feb 2012 08:41:31 +0300

there pretty just they need microphones and software

Fri, 16 Mar 2012 23:03:43 +0300

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