I bought a new digital/camcorder camera, the Mitsuba DV5 Plus. The problem: I removed and replaced the flash card while the camera was on and it shut itself off. Now it is completly dead. Will not turn on. Tried new batteries - nothing... Did I short something out? Now it is worthless. Anybody have this same problem? Thanks
My 1st reaction is to ask you if you have the receipt because it should be under a 1 yr. mfg. warranty. I have one myself but I have had problems with the display saying MEMORY FULL just as I would take just one picture with nothing else on the card. I got a 512MB CF card and that solved that problem, if you would come across that. But the 1st thing I would check is where you put in the batteries, make sure the contacts are intact and the contacts where it slides into is correct also. Also, maybe one of the pins that the CF card goes into could possibly be bent, you may want to try a different card, but that shouldn't be the problem if you are just using the USB cable connected. Hope that helps some.
Thanks for the info. The F.A.Q. in manual says it has shut down abnormally. No info on how to fix. I bought it on e-bay,negitive contact with seller. There is no warranty info with manual or on box. So I dont even know where to send it for warranty. Anybody know of a manufacters web site?
I'm sure there are better products, and I'm sure they cost a lot more. The Mitsuba is my first camcorder, and I generally don't think that affordable, nonprofessional camcorders are very good yet. What I want to know is is anyone satisfied with the quality of the stills and day time videos that this camera takes? Are the pictures equally as good when using the zoom? What about the sound on videos?
The camera worked great. Stills and video, sound were all clear. The camera itself is cheaply made. I thought it would break every time I changed the batteries. Use caution and dont do what I did, remove flash card while camera is on. Now it sits brand new in its box because it never worked again after that. I was unable to find anyone to repair it. They told me to throw it in the trash, it was junk to begin with.
What a drag!!!! it gets WORSE!!! My neighbor came and asked me to see if I could fix his camera that went cold dead. I am the local techie. Anyway his was a ,get this, SONY brand DV5 PLUS. After many emails with sony and coaxing, turns out Sony does not make this product and refered me to a Mitsuba. It is the same EXACT camera with the same labels but instead of Mitsuba it said SONY. I can now contact my neighbor and let him know the bad news. I guess you tried the new flashcard like it said, right?
does anyone know how i can get a users manual for the Mitsuba dv5 plus? bought this cam from ebay but it didnt come with a manual like it was supposed to. i've looked all over the internet but can't seem to find one, i can't even figure out who the manufacturer is to try to contact them.i know i could just use it w/o the manual but i dont know what half the options in the menu stand for. also, i can't figure out how to delete a single pic..for those of you who own one, can you delete only one single pic or do you have to delete all of them at once or none at all? any help would be greatly appreciated. thanks!
Yes u can delete 1 at a time or all at once. Give me your e-mail address and i will send you copies from my manual.
does anyone know how i can get a users manual for the Mitsuba dv5 plus? i boutht this cam with sony mark, ut is not sony. I want a manual an if the cam have other type of battery (with more time). And the type fo card i can buy. I have a surprice about this cam i think is a one use cam, until it became worse without repair. Please my mail is: firstname.lastname@example.org thanks
Hi.. As Alicia and Estherlaz my father bought a Mitsuba DV5 Cam but it came without itīs user guide.. i have a terrible problem because i canīt make it works as it should be. The resolution isnīt as i hope, videos and pics donīt look clear (everything looks between green and brown :S ) and i canīt stablish colors. It would be great if someone can send me the guide copies.. Pls i need some help!! iīm going to have my vacations to Netherland and i need this camera working. Thanks so much for ur help.
yo tambien tuve el mismo problema, sin sabe saque la memoria compac flash, y de un momento a otro murio, y no se como hacerlo funcionar de nuevo, no tengo el manual verdadero. si alguien lo tiene enviemelo a mi email. email@example.com
el problema es que cuando se saca la memoria flash, cuando esta encendida, genera un error, y se apaga automaticamente, si alguien sabe como hacerlo funcionar nuevamente, o como resetear el equipo para ponerlo en cero, envieme la informacion a mi email.
(nota: el equipo no tiene pila para resetear, y la memoria que usa es duo-26, si alguien sabe resetear el sistema del equipo, envieme la informacio please).
segun se, estas camaras, tienen problemas con las memorias flash y algunas no pueden formatearlas.
Boy... I wish I had came across this site befor I bought my SAC-O-CRAP DV5 (Dosnt-Verk-after 5minuts!!) What kind of camera has three of the same menu control bars,? and do nothing of what their said to do. To all those looking for manuals, buying large memory cards, and plain waisting your time looking for help and answers,,STOP! there are none! I'm probaly going to hang myself after talking about it. I've missed out on my son's school events, my daughter 1st birthday, and my 5th wedding anervercery. And that was a good night if you know what I mean!!.. Down With the DV5,, DOWN WITH Mitsuba!!! PEICE OF $#!T
Can someone please send me a copy of the insturction manual or tell me where I can get a copy off the net? I'm trying to figure out how to work this thing, and though most of it seems simple enough, I would like to be able to do more with the camera. My email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Either addy would work fine. I would be so grateful if I could get this info.
I am having the same problem I took the flash card out of my mitsuba DV5 camera, put it back in, and now my camera is dead. If some one finds the solution please let me know what the solution is. THANK YOU
bueno, he encontrado algunas paginas que tienen algo de informacion, en primer lugar la camara tiene un procesador sunplus SPCA536A-PB111, este pequeņo procesador es utilizado en muchas camaras fotograficas, he bajado algunos pdf que muestran el diagrama de funcionamiento,
ademas, tiene una memoria "NAND Flash Interface", que no estoy seguro si es el que tiene el sistema operativo de la camara, o es el que procesa el LCD, lo mas es lo primero, este pdf de esta memoria, esta en la siguiente pagina
el fabricante es TOSHIBA y el modelo es TC58DVM72A1FT00.
ahora tiene una memoria adicional, que es de almacenamiento de fotos y video de de tipo DDR de fabricante VDATA, esta memoria es comun, pero no he encontrado pdf que indique como funciona, pero el modelo es VDATA 20442 VDS7616A4A-6.
por ultimo un circuito integrado que es un divisor y adaptador de voltaje , y es temporizador de encendido, es el que controla que la camara se apague automaticamente si se encuentra inactivo. este CI es de modelo TPS61100, el cual encontre una pagina que habla de su funcionamiento,
otra cosa, he encontrado una pagina de un especialista electronico diseņador de camaras digitales, el mismo construye camara y los hace funcionar en linux, este especialista fabrica sus camaras usando el procesador Sunplus de la serie SPCA53xxx, Si alguien puede contactarlo para que pueda arreglar la camara seria lo mejor, y publicar la solucion.
I made the same mistake as the others!! I bought my DV5 on Ebay too. No manual. I would love a copy of the manual. I don't know anything about this camera. I am going to Israel in 2 weeks and would like to be able to at least take photos. Thanks. firstname.lastname@example.org
I have Mitsuba DV5 plus which is gifted by my friend but its now not working & i misplaced the main power cord the same. I don't know the service centre addresses for the same. So please guide me for the same.
Anyone Please Let me know if you were able to get your fixed.... Mine died and I exxchanged it and then the second one died too. HElp! email@example.com
First one died...then the second. What does that tell you? Get a different one!
Thanks for all your input! We just bought a Mitsuba DV5, and it looks really cool, but were planing on sending it back due to all the negative feed back, and having no tech. support, if anything happens to it, pluse it has no flash:-( Appreciate it!
Hi everybody! I was referred to this site by someone at Ebay. He thought someone here may be able to help me. I have a Mitsuba DV5, which for all intents and purposes is brand new. I purchased it for my mom, who then passed away. The problem is, I intend on selling this camera via Ebay, and when I went through the box to make sure everything was as it should be, I found that the users manual is no where to be found. The person who referred me here said someone may be able to help me, even if it was by e-mailing me a copy, which I could then print out or something, or ultimately direct me to where I can get an original copy. Please, can anyone out there help a girl out? Thanks in advance!! My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
My friend has tried to get me to ebay her DV5, i have refused based upon what i have found out so far. Hers is badged as Panasonic TEC05D (australia).
The quality of this camera is abismal at best. Its video recording is 320x200, my sony cyber shot p100 has better video quality (it does 640x480! and its a digital still camera!!!).
The camera does not use the top lens, nor the viewfinder. Which means it all runs off the cmos camera under the lens, which has no lens on itself. This leads to the worst picture quality you'll ever see.
The included 16MB SD card will allow you to record about 30 seconds of video. A 1GB SD card (which will get you around 22minutes will cost your around $250, which could well have been spent on a better camera.
I have the manual with it, but there is nothing special in the manual, all of it you can figure out for yourself. I doesn't even have references to the make or model of the camera.
I reckon that some budget cheap assed comapny made these camera, stopped production half way through, and then badged them with well known brands to flog them off to poor individuals.
I you have bought one, punch the person you bought it off. Please pass this onto anyone who might be thinking about a DV5. Post this on all eBay people trying to sell a DV5. Stop this monstrosoty now!
Hello, nice meeting you guys here, I also have a Mitsuba Vision 103 that was sent to me by a friend from the USA to Cameroon Africa, bought from Ebay, he got the manual later and will send it to me. But the problem is not the manual, the flash is not working since the camera arrive Cameroon and he told me he used it with the flash when the camera came from Ebay. Please if anybody knows how one can get the flash working, do not hesitate to contact me at: email@example.com I do not visit this website often, today I had this opportunity to see this website because I was doing some research on how to get the flash fixed. So please do contact me direct with my email address. I won't know how to get to this website after closing it. I do not know if there is any card like flash card separate from Memory Card, I have 512 memory card that can permit me take 930 pictures and some video. My problem is the flash, I can't take pictures in the dark... Please help me.
After reading all of your feedback reguarding this P&$ce of $h!t camera... after 5 minutes, and a simple insertion and removal of the memory card, its over, no support, many generic and brand names for the same camera... so the short of it is, if you bought one....YOU GOT SCREWED..
If you want one.... Im selling mine along with other useless items...
If your considering buying one of these... do this..
goto google and search " MITSUBA support ", try as many other search engines as u wish....and not only will you have wasted money, but now countless amounts of time.
Its nothing more than a broken look pretty, waiting to be thrown away
I received the Mitsuba MV300M as a B-day gift and it has worked fine for the last 6 months and still does with the exception of a problem that started a few days ago. I turn the camera on and everything in the display window looks like a picture negitive, but when I take the memory card out and view the contents on my computer everything looks fine. With the display window looking as it does it is very hard to see what I'm recording. Any suggestions other then it a piece of Crap, this I know alreay. Just would like to figure out what is wrong and find out if anyone else has had the same issue.
Received a Mitsuba DV500 fo X-mas. Pictures and video are acceptable however, this thing doesnt compare to my 'old' 3.1 megapixel Fuji finepix. As many of you have found out, there is a warranty card included, but no address or phone #. Included is a 3.7v Li-Ion battery, and a box that is supposed to hold two double AA batterys...kicker is two AA batteries = 3v so you guessed it...useless. The CD only has the driver and NO aditional software.
The manufacturer (or buyout co?} is KONAKI and according to their site this camera is a model DV7.
So my Mitsuba LV500 is actually a KONAKI DV7. Hope this helps some of you. If anyone can find any additional info or usefull tips on operating this camera kindly mail me - firstname.lastname@example.org
I have a Mitsuba MV300M. The toggle switch/button that moves the "cursor" to different pictures and menu items now only goes side to side, not up and down. Therefore I can not delete any of my pictures, as the "cursor" won't go down. After reading all these posts, I don't have much confidence I'm going to get this fixed. But if anyone can help, please post your response for me. Thanks.
If you have a media(SD) card reader on you PC its usually found on the front panel, above or below the CD drive. You may not have one. If not, check your printer. Most of the newer HP printers for example have card readers built in. And if all else fails run over to radio shack/Circuit City/or a Best Buy and pick one up. While there look for a better camera...
Do anyone know where I can find the plastic battery box "Powerbox" for my Mitshuba DV-304? The box just melted. My husband bought this camcorder for my birthday and now it is no good to me. We found it a pawnshop which the tag on it said "CANON". For the money I thought that I was getting a good deal as well as a very good camcorder. Boy was I wrong. Took it back to the pawnshop and show them what had happen and I was told to call Canon. Called Canon told them what had happen and they told me that they did not make this camcorder. Searching the internet I discovered the real name of the camcorder and that is "MITSUBA". Someone had stuck the labe Canon on the camcorder. Now I have a camcorder that is totally 100% useless, however }unless I find a "Powerbox".