Last week I took a look at one of DXGs HD cameras, the DXG-595V and I found it to be a very good HD camera, especially if you consider it’s price point is around $200. Today I’ve got another DXG camera, the DXG-569V model, it’s an HD camera as well, but it’s smaller in size and of course lower in price.
The DXG-569v can record in HD up to 1280, it’s got a 5mp CMOS sensor, and a 3″ TFT screen as well and it includes a nice bundle of software from ArcSoft so you can edit and create your own movies. So read on to find out if it’s worth your hard earned cash…
Your life in HD
The DXG-569V is one slim, sexy and sleek high-definition camcorder that can record real HD video, up to 1280 x 720 at 30fps. Sporting a 5MP CMOS sensor, large rotational 3: TFT screen and a few other advanced features, the DXG- 569V is just perfect for capturing life, from birthdays to baseball, from vacations to picnics.
What’s more, the DXG-569V takes fantastic still pictures, up to 8M and can support high-capacity SD cards so you’ll have more recording time – always ready and never worry about missing those great moments.
Completing the package is a free premium software – $99 retail value – the DXG-569V comes with the ArcSoft TotalMedia Extreme that lets you create, edit and watch videos in a whole new level.
5.0 Megapixel, CMOS Sensor
H.264 Video Compression, 1280 x 720 resolution
3″ High-Resolution TFT screen
HEIGHT WIDTH DEPTH
5.2” 2.87” 2.13”
Price: $144.95 (Approx)
The DXG-569V HD Video Camera comes with Arcsoft Total Media Extreme, Mr Photo and Video Works, the same as the DXG-595v that I just reviewed comes with. The software is fine to use, it works well, and it’s nice to have it included with the camera to make creating your videos a bit easier.
I found the DXG-569V camera to be fairly easy to use once you get accustomed to the controls. Everything is right at your fingertips, and I like the fact that the power button is behind the display so you can’t accidentally power it on.
The included extras are nice, especially the carrying case and the battery charger that can charge other batteries as well of the same type, you can also use standard batteries with the DXG-569V if need be so you don’t have to worry about a special battery.
One complaint I could have about this camera is the location of the flash/assist light, it’s located under the lens on the front, and when I hold it my index finger tends to cover the light, after using it a few times though I learned not to do that.
A second small complaint could be that there is no lens cover, I always seem to touch it with my fingers and get fingerprints on it, but it’s not a big deal really…
Here’s a sample movie in HD using the DXG-569V Camera:
and here’s some sample still pictures as well:
as you can see the still pictures are not the greatest indoors, you need to use a tripod to get the best pictures with this camera., but it’s primarily a video camera after all, and it’s common for the stills not to be the best quality when the still camera is a secondary function of a device. Outdoors is bright light the pictures are a bit better, the still camera seems to need more light than the video camera does.
The DXG-569V is a very nice little video camera, and coming in at around $150 makes it very reasonably priced for all that it can do and all that’s include with it.
If you’re looking for a small portable flip style hi-def video camera then you might want to give this one a try, yes the still pictures aren’t the greatest in low light, but the video is pretty good.
Small and portable
Can use standard batteries if need be
Decent video quality
Lots of included extras
Still pictures not that great
Location of assist light is no the best place
No lens cover