NEW YORK — DXG USA has expanded its core HD digital camcorder lines.
The DXG-5B6V QuickShots camcorder series (available now at $80 suggested retails each) features vertically styled models in six color options, each capable of up to 720p/30 fps HD video resolution (in H.264 compression format) and 16-megapixel still image resolution. A 2.4-inch LCD viewscreen flips out of the side of the camera. Images are recorded to SD cards and can be played back on a TV via an HDMI output.
DXG sales and marketing senior VP Paul Goldberg said DXG’s designer Luxe Collection proved to be so popular with women last year that the company is offering three lines of horizontally styled models in three color patterns (nine SKUs). Each are shipping now at $150 suggested retails. All offer 720p/30 fps HD resolution, H.264 recording, up to 8-megapixel resolution and a 3-inch flipout LCD screen.
The company will launch its first HD 1080p model in the Luxe Collection on the Home Shopping Network starting June 5.
For active shooters, starting in May DXG will offer four models in its DXG Sportster series, featuring two models with horizontal styling and two with vertical pistol-grip body designs.
All can be taken underwater to a depth of 10 feet for up to one hour, and are said to be ideal for people who want to shoot video while skiing, boating or playing by the pool.
The DXG-5B2V HD ($130) offers the same feature pack, but records video in up to 720p/30 fps resolution.
The DXG-5B7V HD ($150) offers the same features and resolution at the 5B1V, but substitutes vertical, pistol-grip body styling.
The DXG-5B8V HD ($130) has the same features and resolution as the 5B2V, but with a vertical, pistol-grip design.
For more advanced picture quality, the DXG is now offering four models in its Pro Gear line. All feature up to 1080p/30 fps HD image capture, HDMI output and Arcsoft editing software.
The top-of-the-line DXG-A85V HD ($330) offers both 1080p/30 fps and 720/60 fps HD video capture in H.264 format and still images in up to 20-megapixel resolution. It includes a 10- megapixel CMOS imaging sensor, a 12x optical zoom lens with 10x digital extension, 3- inch LCD touchscreen, high-speed sequential shooting mode, and dual capture mode for shooting both video and stills simultaneously. Also included is Eye-Fi wireless photo and video transfer and an advanced manual-focus system with electronic image-stabilization support.
The DXG-A80V ($300) steps down in still image resolution to 12 megapixels, with an optical zoom range to 5x.
The DXG-590V HD ($250) carries the same features as the A80V but substitutes a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor.
The entry Pro Gear model, DXG-587 HD ($200), drops the Eye-Fi wireless transfer systems, dual-capture mode and high-speed sequential shooting mode, and substitutes a 5x optical/4x digital zoom range.