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DXG Debuts Game-Playing Camcorder

City of Industry, Calif. — Digital camera maker DXG announced a new hybrid digital camera/camcorder capable of playing video games.

The DXG-589V combines a 5-megapixel still camera, VGA-resolution video recorder, digital music player, voice recorder and video game device. The $199 unit’s screen can be rotated to create a “Gameboy shape” for game-playing purposes. It will be preloaded with 20 games.

The device can also connect to TVs to record video directly to its SD card.

The DXG-589V records MPEG-4 video at 30 fps and can interpolate 5-megapixel images up to 10-megapixels.

It ships this month.