DXG USA Sees Another Hit This Holiday Season with New 506V Tapeless Camcorder / Digital Camera / MP3 Player; Low-Cost Digital Camcorder Makes Transferring Video and Photos to Your Computer Easier Than Ever CITY OF INDUSTRY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 9, 2005--DXG USA, one of the fastest growing digital camera manufacturers in the United States, today announced its latest trend-setting digital camcorder for entry-level enthusiasts. The new DXG-506V digital camcorder combines an MPEG-4 video camcorder, 5.1-megapixel digital still camera, MP3 player, voice recorder and PC camera -- all in one device about the size of a bar of soap. The DXG-506V is already heavily pre-ordered and will be available for shipping in late November.
The DXG-506V is the newest generation of the extremely popular DXG-305V, which has sold over 160,000 units since February. In contrast to the 305V, the 506V sports a much larger 5.1 megapixel sensor, a larger LCD screen, the ability to take full-motion VGA (640x480) video and the ability to record in AVI, MOV and ASF formats. "The DXG-506V addresses one of the hottest imaging trends right now, which is having a single device that captures full-motion video as well as high-resolution photos," said Jeff Hansen, Director of Marketing for DXG USA. "And unlike MiniDV(R) camcorders, the DXG-506V makes it incredibly easy to transfer video files to a computer for emailing or editing by simply removing the SD card and inserting it into a computer. Couple that ease-of-use with a design small enough to fit it in the back pocket of your jeans, and you can understand why this camera is attracting so much interest." As a digital camcorder, the DXG-506V utilizes the latest MPEG-4 video compression technology and allows users to record in multiple formats for playback on a computer or TV. The DXG-506V includes an expandable SD card slot for up to two hours of video recording with a 2GB SD card. As a digital camera, the DXG-506V can provide high-resolution 5.1-megapixel digital still photos suitable for prints up to 13x19 inches. The camera also offers a flash, macro function and Direct Print capability. The DXG-506V's voice recorder is ideal for college students recording classroom lectures or personal reminders. The voice recorder allows the 506V to record over 24 hours of audio on one SD card -- 25 times the amount of a typical cassette recorder. For those who want to listen to music, the 506V's MP3 player allows users to listen to up 40 hours of music with a 2GB SD card. And for those wishing to videoconference with friends or remote relatives, the DXG-506V can be quickly connected to a computer for video conferencing over the Internet. The DXG-506V provides 12 white balance settings and 4 still image settings (1MP, 3MP, 5MP, and 12MP using firmware interpolation) and ships with 32MBs of onboard memory. The DXG-506V utilizes a USB 2.0 interface and comes with USB/AV cables, camera case, wrist strap, earphones, editing software and AAA batteries. A detailed specification sheet is available at http://www.dxgusa.com/data_sheets/506v.pdf. About DXG USA DXG USA is one of the fastest growing digital camera manufacturers in the United States and sells attractively styled 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. For more information on DXG USA, please visit www.dxgusa.com. Editors Note: Product images of the DXG-506V are available on the DXG USA photo webpage (http://www.dxgusa.com/press/Photos_Main.htm)