April 30, 2008 Joining DXG USA’s previously reviewed DXG-566V low cost HD camcorder is the new, almost equally low priced DXG-569V HD. Like its stable mate the DXG-569V HD sports a 5 Megapixel CMOS sensor for still image resolution interpolated up to 8 Megapixels and records HD video up to 1280 x 720 in H.264 MOV file format at 30fps, but changes the form factor to an slim, vertical design. In addition, the DXG-569V HD also features a digital voice recorder and it can also can be used as a mass storage device by connecting it to a PC via USB 2.0 to copy and back-up files from the computer to the camcorder’s SD Card.
The camcorder also features a rotational 3” TFT screen and an A/V out port to display video on a TV in 4:3 or 16:9 aspect ratios. When used as a still camera the unit captures images in JPEG format at up to 8MP resolution. A built in LED flash, self-time and white-balance adjustment round out the still camera features. The DXG-569V HD comes with 32MB of onboard memory which can thankfully be extended through the SD Card slot which supports High-Capacity SD Cards. Included with the camcorder is the ArcSoft Total Media Extreme software to create and watch your movies.
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While none of the features of the DXG569V HD are groundbreaking, the price is definitely the selling point for this compact unit. It is available in silver or black for a retail price of just US$169.99.
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