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Old January 4th, 2008, 12:56 PM   #1
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CES News: DXG-566V HD 720p camcorder for $150

The following is a press release coinciding with the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, NV

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DXG LAUNCHES HIGH-DEFINITION CAMCORDER FOR THE CONSUMER MARKET

New DXG-566V HD Camcorder is Priced at Only $149

City of Industry, CA, January 4, 2008 - DXG USA (www.dxgusa.com), one of the fastest growing digital camera manufacturers, announced today that it will debut the first DXG-branded low-cost high-definition camcorder at the Consumer Electronics Show (CES), held January 7-10, 2008 in Las Vegas. Priced at only $149.99, the DXG-566V HD is a 5 Megapixel digital camcorder with a large 3” TFT LCD screen. It records video in high-definition at a price that’s well within everyone’s reach. With an HD video resolution of up to 1280 x 720 at 30fps and D1 resolution of 720 x 480 at 30fps, videos are crystal-clear, crisp and detailed.

Compact, lightweight and easy to carry along, the DXG-566V HD is perfect for vacations, road trips and just about any occasion that you want to capture. What’s more, the DXG-566V HD also captures still photos with a resolution of up to 8 Megapixels. It features a high-resolution 5 Megapixel CMOS sensor, 2X digital zoom, 3” camcorder-style flip-out LCD screen, with support for high-capacity SD cards for more recording time, so you’ll never worry about missing out on those unique once-in-a-lifetime video moments. Record your son’s first homerun, your little girl’s first piano recital, grandma’s 75th birthday – all in high-definition video.

Works with Your HDTV: you can also share videos with friends and family by connecting the camcorder to a TV through the A/V out connection. The DXG-566V HD lets you view videos in 4:3 or 16:9 (panoramic) aspect ratios – perfect for your plasma or HDTV. You can also connect the DXG-566V HD to your PC, upload online to YouTube and share your high-def videos with the world.


The DXG-566V HD is also a true 5 Megapixel digital camera, not interpolated, so you’ll get crisp clear photos. It has a built-in LED flash, self-timer, and white balance adjustment to control color/lighting, perfect for any lighting situation and weather condition, even if it’s cloudy or sunny. It also has a USB port to allow you to download your pictures onto your computer, where you can store them; make a copy on a CD; email them to friends and family; or upload to an online picture portal, like Flickr. You can also connect the DXG-566V HD to your PC to easily copy and back-up documents, music files, pictures, and videos from your computer to your camera’s SD Card.


DXG-566V HD camcorder features:

o Records full-motion video in high-definition
+ D1 Resolution: 720 x 480, at 30fps
+ HD Resolution: 1280 x 720, at 30fps
o Records video in H.264, MOV file format
o 2X Digital Zoom
o 3.0” TFT Screen

Digital Camera Features:

o 5 Megapixel CMOS sensor
o Captures still images in JPEG format
o Up to 8 Megapixel image resolution

* Mass Storage Features:
o 32MB onboard memory
o SD Card slot to accept high-capacity or standard SD cards
o Connect to your PC to store and transfer data files
o USB2.0 Interface for fast transfer of files


The DXG-566V HD is available immediately priced at $149.99. For more information, see www.dxgusa.com.

About DXG USA

DXG USA “The Digital Camera Company” is one of the fastest growing digital camera manufacturers in the United States, selling attractively-designed digital cameras for the youth and mainstream markets. Compact, fashionable and affordably priced, DXG digital cameras are setting trends for quality and utility. DXG USA is a fully-owned subsidiary of DXG Technology Corporation, one of the world’s leading manufacturers and designers (OEM/ODM) of digital cameras and camcorders. With over 20 years of experience manufacturing digital technology products under other brand names, DXG now designs and manufactures cameras under its own name. DXG Technology has won numerous design and innovation awards and employs over 4,000 people worldwide.
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Old January 4th, 2008, 04:08 PM   #2
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I hope the quality is good.
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Old January 4th, 2008, 05:06 PM   #3
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The specs are very similar to the Aiptek A-HD camcorder and itís also the same price. At least the screen is bigger on the DXG-566V.
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~but will it be AVCHD or X.264 like Xacti- I'm hoping like Xacti (you can edit those files.)
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Old January 4th, 2008, 06:17 PM   #5
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I can't tell what the format is exactly. All I know for sure is that judging by the look of their web site, they're definitely targeting the YouTube crowd.
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Old January 4th, 2008, 06:22 PM   #6
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Yeah for $149 I doubt we're going to see something marvelous...but DXG is definitely trying- look at this unit ~
http://www.dxgtech.com/product_jpg/DVH595.jpg
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Old January 4th, 2008, 10:36 PM   #7
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I can't tell what the format is exactly. All I know for sure is that judging by the look of their web site, they're definitely targeting the YouTube crowd.
Or the Vimeo crowd.
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Old January 4th, 2008, 11:05 PM   #8
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Vimeo encoding is vastly superior to youtube and the site does not have alot of the awful youtube subject matter. It also has an elegant user interface. Take a look at http://www.vimeo.com/460254
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Old January 28th, 2008, 10:05 AM   #9
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the DVH 595 actually looks like a quality low price product. I've seen similar models (in specs only) from Aiptek and their low cost does not indicate low quality. The videos appear clean and naturally sharp, with low artifacting, and the low light is brilliant. I may buy one of these DXG's (well one of the glass lens models at least) as a pocket cam for fluff stuff.
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Old January 29th, 2008, 03:25 AM   #10
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As pointed out this is the same specs as the Aiptek A-HD (same price too) just stuffed in a slightly different form factor. Very nice cam (I own a A-HD) if you keep the shots locked down with a tri-pod. If you start moving the cam the image gets soft very fast, with macro-blocking. But if the cam is stationary even exreeme movement in the frame isn't a problem. Great fun for the price but don't expect a HV20 killer.

PS- the A-HD also has analog input for capture, but I don't see this feature mentioned for this cam. A few other specs that are different are, 5X optical zoom (A-HD is fixed focus only with a simple macro/infinity switch). A slightly larger LCD with an astounding claimed rez of 960x240? I can't remember what the A-HD's is, but is sure the heck ain't that! And it uses a NP120 battery, while the A-HD uses a NP60 and gets 90min. NP120/60 are very low-cost batteries.
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Old April 28th, 2008, 03:16 PM   #11
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And now, another one from DXG...

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DXG-569V HD 5 Megapixel Ultra-Slim Digital Camcorder

City of Industry, CA, April 28, 2008 - DXG USA (www.dxgusa.com), one of the fastest growing digital camera manufacturers, announced today the new low priced DXG-569V HD High-Definition camcorder with a sexy vertical design for an ultra-slim form factor that consumers prefer. Available immediately at Radio Shack and other stores for $169 in glossy black and silver, the DXG-569V HD camcorder records real HD video up to 1280 x 720 at 30 fps for videos that are crystal-clear, crisp and colorful.

The DXG-569V HD is a high-definition video camcorder that is well within your reach, letting you capture and record it all -- in high-definition video. Sporting a 5 Megapixel CMOS sensor for still image resolution up to 8 Megapixels; a light-weight slim design; large rotational 3” TFT screen; and other advanced camera features, the DXG-569V is the perfect size to bring everywhere to capture real life -- from birthdays to baseball games, school performances, vacations and picnics.

In addition, the DXG-569V HD also features a digital voice recorder, so you can record and make notes anywhere you go. And the camcorder also can be used as a mass storage device by connecting it to a PC to easily copy and back-up documents, music files, pictures, and videos from a computer to the camcorder’s SD Card.

View High-Quality Videos on Your HDTV

Home videos can be shared with friends and family by connecting the DXG-569V HD to a TV. Since the camcorder lets you view videos in 4:3 or 16:9 (panoramic) aspect ratios, it’s perfect for your plasma or HDTV. You can also connect the DXG-569V HD to your PC and upload videos online to video sites, like YouTube and others, to share your videos with friends, family -- and the world.

The DXG-569V HD comes complete with the ArcSoft Total Media Extreme software that lets you create, edit and watch videos. The software (normally a $99 retail value) features two unique applications:

-- TotalMedia Theatre: a high-quality video playback application that enhances your movie-watching experience with cool features and options right from your PC.

-- TotalMedia Studio: a fun and easy-to-use program that lets you make amazing and customized movies. You just need to follow a few simple steps, and in no time, you’ll be able to burn and share your homemade videos.

DXG-569V HD Features:

* Digital Camcorder
o Records full-motion video in High-Definition
+ HD Resolution: 1280 x 720 at 30fps
o Records video in H.264, MOV file format
o 2X Digital Zoom
o 3-inch TFT Screen
o Displays video on TV with A/V Out port

* Digital Still Camera
o 5 Megapixel CMOS sensor
o Captures still images in JPEG format up to 8MP image resolution
o Built-in LED Flash
o Self-timer
o White-Balance Adjustment

* Digital Voice Recorder
o Records voice notations and reminders

* Mass Storage Device
o Comes with 32MB onboard memory
o SD Card slot, supports High-Capacity SD Cards
o Connects to your PC to store and transfer data files
o USB2.0 interface for fast transfer of files

The DXG-569V HD is available immediately in two colors: silver and black, with a retail price of $169.99 from RadioShack and other leading retailers. For more information, see www.dxgusa.com.

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Good god that's cheap. How in the world can that manufacture those things at that price?
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Old April 28th, 2008, 03:32 PM   #13
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I can only assume that you get what you pay for, but it sure would be nice to be pleasantly surprised. I would warmly welcome an objective review from a DV Info net member who has actually bought and used one of these camcorders.
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Might as well pick up either the Aiptek A-HD+ or the Action-HD. They record to 1280x720 30p just like the DXG-569V but you also get 1280x720 60p and 1440x1080 30p. The A-HD+ is currently available for $170 at Best Buy and the Action-HD will fetch you $200 at WalMart. Biggest difference is a 3x optical zoom and auto focusing on the Action-HD. These companies will have to sell their camcorders for no more than $100 to $130 if they intend on competing against Aiptek.

You’ll find a ton of A-HD+ photo and video samples on my Blog.
I’ve already started a thread: http://dvinfo.net/conf/showthread.php?t=120067

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Do you think we can have a section that says something like this?
All other consumer HD camcorders.
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Old April 28th, 2008, 06:44 PM   #15
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Does anybody know where you can buy the 566v? I can't seem to find anybody who is actually selling it.
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