updated 08:20 am EDT, Fri June 27, 2008
DXG-567V HD Camera
DXG is expanding its still-new HD video camera lineup with the DXG-567V. The pocketable camcorder is capable of the same full-speed, 720p recording in H.264 as the earlier 569V but switches from the larger, swivel-display format of the earlier camera to a smaller LCD on the back of the camera, allowing it to fit in more places. DXG still gives the device a built-in web upload feature that, with Windows software, streamlines getting video to YouTube or other video hosting sites when the 567V is connected to a computer through USB.
As with many DXG cameras, the new model's cost is kept low by using a 2X digital-only zoom rather than optical zoom, though the camera comes with ArcSoft video editing software to help Windows users compensate for the lack of H.264 editing support on their PCs. The camera is already shipping to stores and sells for $179 in black, blue, pink, and red colors.