5MP Traveler Digital Camera for $99 from Aldi

scotty on 16/10/2006 at 9:00 pm, filed under Uncategorized

Traveler 5MP Digital Camera from Aldi You’ll never have enough digital cameras, and sometimes I found having a cheap digital camera to carry around is very useful. You can always use the camera on your phone (unless you are like me who is still using an ancient Nokia with monochrome screen), but the shots are usually not satisfactory.

Aldi Australia is having this week’s special buys, and their $99 Traveler Digital Camera looks like a great throw-around camera to me. 5 megapixels. 1.5″ LCD view finder. 16Mb internal memory and 4x digital zoom. Powered by 2x AA batteries and comes with 3 year warranty.

Hopefully it takes SD cards, though it’s not mentioned on the product page.

Tevion Wireless Travel Mouse at Aldi Another cheap buy from Aldi’s latest special would be this mini wireless USB mouse for $20. It’s a typical RF wireless mouse, but a mini version for notebook users/travellers.

The Aldi sales start on Thursday 19 October 2006, while stocks last.

I think what excites me is, that there’s going to be a new Aldi store close by. Vivian went to Eastlake shopping centre last week (less than 1km from my place), and the old Franklins is shutting down, and will be replaced with a new Aldi store. Great news (for those live in Kingsford/Kensington/Eastlake/Mascot area)!! The Franklins is pretty much redundant anyway as there’s also a Woolies in the same shopping mall.

Aldi is going to open a new shop in Pacific Square Maroubra I heard. Suddenly there’s going to be two new Aldi’s around the place I live. Hmmm :)

34 Comments

  1. Diego:

    Yes, the camera takes an SD card up to 512MB.

    24/10/2006 @ 9:41 pm
  2. Bernadette:

    Had purchased above mentioned 5mp Traveler digital camera from aldi ($99) for my daughter for xmas. She managed to take approx 10 photos before the
    2xAA batteries ran out. When we replaced them with new ones (not the same as supplied brand but meeting the requirements as mentioned in manual) the
    camera would not power up. This is absolutely ridiculous, it’s going to cost me about $30 a week in batteries…so much for a cheap camera…we would have
    been better off buying a more expensive camera, it would have been cheaper in the long run. I know of one other case of this happening….has anybody else
    experienced these problems, and if so, what solution did you come to? It’s that inadequate that I’m thinking about returning it.

    25/12/2006 @ 4:40 pm
  3. Ozpete:

    Bernadette

    Did the camera come with a powerpack, or just batteries? If it comes with a powerpack, then the batteries are rechargeable.

    If rechargeable then they need to be charged first time for about 24hrs to get the maximum out of them. Looking on the internet for aldi 5mp Traveler there is some discussion about this. They say there is no light to indicate when the batteries are recharged, thats where they recommend the 24 hours for first recharge.

    A good way to find out some info is to use say google and search for 5mp traveler aldi battery (ideally you can add the model number). You can fin out what othesr say. Thats where I found most comments seem to indicate that this has rechargeable batteries

    Also there is a support site
    http://www.traveler-service.com/front_content.php

    If nothing helps then suggest you call the local support number – should be in manual or return it to Aldi. Now xmas is over you will probably get some good deals around. Probably skip the cheap Kodaks as the australian consumer magazine reporst on these rated them fairly poorly compared to other brands

    26/12/2006 @ 6:59 am
  4. Malcolm McNeill:

    Bernadette : Happy New Year from the UK. Yes I have the same problem. Received the camera as a present form my daughter in Brisbane.I will try & reduce the resolution to say 1280×960 to see if that helps.

    Good Luck

    31/12/2006 @ 10:15 pm
  5. Joel:

    Bernadette: Hi there. Yes we have the same problem – bought camera from Aldi in Melbourne for $99 – great camera but after 30 minutes of use comes up with “low battery” and power cuts off. Camera came with 2 AA duracell batteries. These batteries have those white dots so you can check the power charge of the battery. These batteries both showed to be still fully charged even though camera says “Low Battery” and cuts out. Took it back to Aldi next day and exchanged it for another one with no fuss. Girl at aldi said “hope you have better luck with this one” – they were really good. But exact same problem occured with this camera as well. Tried my own charged batteries as well with same results. Its a real shame because its a great camera for the price and great pictures and other features. so I’ll be taking this one back and get my money back. I may ring the number on their website. cheers.

    15/01/2007 @ 9:51 pm
  6. Jaimee:

    Yes the batteries included will run out quickly. I’ve bough the energizer lithium batteries. There expensive but last a lot longer.

    24/08/2007 @ 7:37 am
  7. Lisa:

    I purchased a 5MP Traveler digitial camera from Aldi, however the manual was later destroyed. Is there a way of taking photos without
    the date showing?

    06/09/2007 @ 5:05 pm
  8. frank lems:

    I bought a 7mp traveler camera in toowoomba and am very happy with it.
    My problem is in the manual they give a web site for after sales service.
    and it does not come up on computer. They also give a 1800 phone number which is permanent engaged. so how do you get this support.

    20/11/2007 @ 9:00 pm
    • Erika:

      What country do you live in? if you live in Australia, and you try to call this number during the day then obviously you won’t be able to get through – why? because the phone number is for america and they are approx. 9-10 hours behind,so you would have to try and call them at 3AM in the morning.

      Also, get on the website DB Schenker – which is the company that started it off, and check out the countries where they have branches in. There is a telephone number for Sydney, (again, if you live in Australia or New Zealand)

      08/03/2013 @ 1:10 am
  9. BOWS:

    Please help me ! ! ! ! !
    I have theTRAVELER digital camera 5.0 mega pixels.
    I lost the cable who connect the camera to the computer. Were I can find to buy him ?

    Thanks many times for jour answer.
    Bows.

    27/12/2007 @ 6:16 pm
  10. Fiona:

    My young boys have had their 5MP Traveler Digital Camera’s for 2 years now and we have not had any problems with them. We use Energiser Rechargable batteries which last a considerable time before we recharge them again.

    06/01/2008 @ 4:35 pm
  11. kialla kid:

    hi all, just bought a traveller DC5900, looks different to photo above, came with a recharger, rechargable batteries, a 1GB SD card, says it can take a 4GB card.
    can someone help with turning the audio record ON. can’t find it in the menus. thanks.
    curiously it has video with audio, if i can find how to turn it on but has no speaker on the camera.
    thank you

    05/04/2008 @ 3:02 pm
  12. Charles Abela:

    I would like to buy the Traveler Digital camera for my wife on Mother’s Day from your Aldi store, 5 mp, But I read in these comments that if something goes wrong with the camera I have to ship it overseas. Is that correct? Thank you for your reply.
    Charles

    30/04/2008 @ 11:40 am
  13. Neil:

    Lisa,

    The camera is really a Vivitar 5355 rebadged by Aldi – you should be able to download a manual from the Vivitar website. In the meantime try this:
    The date function should be accessable via the dial on top of the camera (not via the menu buttons on the back). Turn the dial to the funny sort-of X symbol and you can turn the date on or off…

    17/05/2008 @ 6:36 pm
  14. Neil:

    Frank,

    The camera is really a Vivitar 5355 – you might be able to get support from a Vivitar agent or via the Vivitar website…

    17/05/2008 @ 6:42 pm
  15. Rick:

    Bought one of these for my wife. Best thing since sliced bread. Runs rings around the Kodak Z1275 that I have.

    20/08/2008 @ 12:33 am
  16. Rob:

    I have a Traveler DSC 5 digital camera whose usb software is not compatible with Windows XP. Any suggestions on how I can download pics from camera to pc would be appreciated.

    04/10/2008 @ 2:04 pm
  17. Peter:

    I have same camera same problem with batterys run down so quick and they are rechargeable fully charged over night. Same batterys in another camera last 10 times longer….

    14/10/2008 @ 10:32 am
  18. Sally:

    I’ve had my camera for a couple of years and it’s been terrific. I’ve just purchased a new laptop with Windows Vista. However, the disc that came with the camera is for 2000 or XP. I tried installing the software anyway and it doesn’t work. Does anyone know if it’s available for Vista or if there’s another way of uploading my photos? Any advice greatly appreciated.

    01/12/2008 @ 8:58 am
  19. karim:

    yea sally you dnt have install anything for vista, its compatible, just plug and play.

    26/12/2008 @ 1:33 am
  20. This review is now two years old. Its amazing what quality cameras you can pick up for less than $100 these days. Shop around and you should be able to pick up a deal from one of the top four manufacturers for the same price.
    Zoe

    30/12/2008 @ 7:05 am
  21. Sally:

    Thanks Karim, I’ve managed to get photo express to work, but not photo explorer. Go figure??? Might try reinstalling and see if that works. Since my last post I’ve discovered that my new laptop has a slot in it to read the camera’s memory card, so it’s been smooth sailing anyway. Still very happy with the camera. Took it out for new year last night. It’s been fantastic for parties, etc. So much better than a phone camera and so handy to have in a handbag.

    01/01/2009 @ 9:04 pm
  22. Karin Scholz:

    I have purchased the Traveler DC 8900 Digital Camera and it looks like an excellent little camera. It has a wonderful editing tool to fix up flaws on photos, not the ones taken with the Traveler, though. Every time I want to look at the photos I took and downloaded onto my computer, I get the message that the computer has to shut do because DEP thinks that there is a threat. It is really frustrating and makes the camera totally useless. My computer runs windows XP and according to the system requirement it is compatible with Windows 2000, XP and Vista. Any advise would be appreciated.

    09/01/2009 @ 12:28 am
  23. Terry:

    I bought my fiance the DC 8900 and after 10 photos the batteries died. She replaced them but only to find that the camera has stopped working, it powers up but the screen is blank. Tevion isnt very good (or Vivitar if thats the camera manufacturer) and I would not recommend it

    26/01/2009 @ 7:33 pm
  24. John Armer:

    I have been given a replacement Traveler Camera model DC-XZ6 . I have taken some photos but have not been able to download the photos . I have tried using the instruction manuel , to no avail , plus three other methods all to no success including putting the SD disc into to compyter . All to no success . I like the camera but your advise on downloading the photos would be greatly appreciated .

    05/03/2009 @ 12:25 am
  25. Jean Paul:

    I have purchased the dc 8900 for my kids to take to camp as it's cheap alternative to disposables, the only thing I found was that if normal alkaline batteries are used then it will not last long, screen will go black without any notification of low battery. I have used the rechargeable traveller batteries but didn't find instruction on how long to charge the new batteries, I only charged it for around 7 hrs, we shall see how long it last. Apart from that it seems to be ok, I have not checked the pictures as yet.

    23/03/2009 @ 11:08 am
  26. Margaret Deane:

    I purchased a traveler digital camera from Aldi. It came with just a leaflet, which is hard to follow. Is there a more comprehensive manual available online?

    21/04/2009 @ 11:34 pm
  27. my digital traveller worked ok initially.then i enlarged cdrive capacity
    since then causes windows blue page shutdown

    have redownloaded everything including drivers
    but no avail
    cant download photo’s to computer
    cant reduce picture size so ican take more of smaller size

    are there any updates or drivers to update
    any ideas appreciated

    30/05/2009 @ 7:14 pm
  28. Liz:

    Any idea where I can get a flat pack lithium-ion rechargeable battery for the ALdi DC 7080 7 megapixel camera?

    30/07/2009 @ 5:05 pm
  29. y p saraswati:

    greetings
    i found out about aldi $99 camera from a friend and bought one

    battery gets flat quick but is rechargeable
    setting photo size in megapixels is difficult
    can take a few photo’s using camera memory
    have to find a bridging programme to download photo’s from camera memory-else cuts out-computer shuts down

    photos from a seperate memory card are said to download ok onto computer- igot to get seperate memory card yet

    downloading to a printer usb may be better/worse than downloading direct to computer usb

    03/08/2009 @ 6:18 pm
  30. Jeff -Melbourne:

    I have a Traveler DC 5900 from Aldi. It claims to be able to be used as a USB webcam and so I was foolish enough to try loading the provided driver on Traveler CD.
    It was pure poison to my XP installation. It killed Windows DEAD! Cyclic restarts and all F8 options useless. Only managed to recover thanks to a coincidental backup made recently. Nobody at Aldi is the least bit interested that the drivers are screwy. Aldi might have bargains from time to time but when things go wrong, you’re on your own. ALDI SUCKS!

    10/05/2010 @ 7:44 pm
  31. Jeff -Melbourne:

    Me again. The installer for the camera to be used as a webcam on XP is as useless as a one legged man in a bum kicking contest. It is busted. However, after scouring the internet for information or updates and finding absolutely NOTHING! (Thanks a bunch, geeks) I managed to extract all the setup files from the installer and manually insert them into the various XP directories. It WORKS now! The DC 5900 is a now a brilliant little webcam as well as a great, low risk digital camera – no thanks to Aldi/Vivitar/Supra. Many thanks to the guys at Legroom for their excellent Universal Extractor which got those pesky files out for me.

    15/05/2010 @ 8:15 pm
  32. kellaway:

    I have a flat battery, camera model XS40 how do I charge the battery
    regards

    Thomas Kellaway

    08/12/2014 @ 10:58 pm
  33. michael:

    I have a DC8300 and an N136 I have misplaced the 240v plug in charger. Can I still obtain one?

    29/06/2017 @ 7:02 pm

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