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DXG's DXG-589V digital camera. Courtesy of DXG, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. DXG launches 5mpix gaming digicam
(Monday, April 16, 2007 - 15:32 EDT)

DXG USA has today officially launched its new DXG-589V digital camera, a model which we first saw on display back at the Photo Marketing Association tradeshow a month ago.

The DXG-589V is a five megapixel CMOS sensor-based model with a 7.5mm F3.1 fixed focal length lens, and includes 32MB of built-in memory (with 13MB available for image storage) plus an SD / MMC card slot. The 589V can capture movies in MPEG4 AVI format at a framerate of 20fps, in either QVGA or VGA resolution.

There's no optical viewfinder, with all interaction taking place via a large 3.0" low-temperature polysilicon LCD display offering 230,400 pixels (320 x 240 x 3 colors). A built-in LED-based flash strobe has a range of just 2-3 feet, and with the exception of white balance (where you have a choice of auto or four presets) and exposure compensation (+/-2.0EV in 0.3EV steps), all other functions are controlled automatically.

The DXG-589V offers NTSC / PAL video output and USB 2.0 High Speed connectivity, and draws power from an NP-60 Lithium Ion battery. The device can function as a voice recorder, and a music player. A cluster of four very familar-looking buttons should top off anybody familiar with Sony's PlayStation products to the fact that the 589V can also function as a gaming device. Twenty built-in 2D or 3D games are available, but there's no provision for adding new games. Given that the button layout is identical in terms of shape and even color to Sony's PlayStation controls, one would hope that DXG has licensed the design, which is protected by at least one current US trademark.

The DXG 589V is available immediately from US retailers including Best Buy and Circuit City priced at $199.99.

DXG's DXG-589V digital camera. Courtesy of DXG, with modifications by Michael R. Tomkins. Click for a bigger picture!

Original Source Press Release:

DXG Announces First 5 Megapixel Digital Camera / Camcorder With Gaming Features

Ultimate One-Stop Entertainment Center with Revolutionary 3"LCD Screen Rotates to Gameboy-Style Shape for Playing 20 Built-in Video Games

City of Industry, CA, April 16, 2007 - DXG USA (www.dxgusa.com), one of the fastest growing digital camera manufacturers, announced today the new ultra-compact DXG-589V, digital camera/camcorder and portable entertainment center with gaming features in one pocket-sized device. The DXG-589V features a combination 5 Megapixel digital camera, VGA camcorder, video game player, digital music player, and direct video recording from TVs or DVD players. Tweens, teens, and young adult gamers will love having instant access to games and a camera/camcorder in one sleek package to bring anywhere they go. In addition, the DXG-589V is also geared towards road warriors that want to bring their media with them in one convenient place while on the road.

Priced at only $199.99, the DXG-589V features a 5 Megapixel CMOS sensor that captures vibrant still photos and fantastic video. It records full-motion MPEG-4 video at 640 x 480 at 30 frames per second and digital still JPEG images up to 10 Megapixels (with interpolation). Ultra-compact, sporty, and highly portable, the DXG-589V is the perfect camera and camcorder for people who are always on the go.

Ultimate One-Stop Entertainment Center - Entertainment on the Go!
One great feature of the camcorder is its revolutionary flip screen that can be rotated to create the familiar Gameboy shape, complete with a video game toggle dial, that lets users easily play 20 built-in full-color 2D or 3D video games the way they are used to playing them. Another unique feature is the ability to directly record video from TV, DVD players and VCRs to take and watch anywhere you go. Video files can be saved onto SD cards to be enjoyed later -- perfect for travel, vacations, and road trips.

The DXG-589V also works as a digital music player to listen to your favorite music while exercising or on a train or plane; and as a digital voice recorder for taping self-reminders, school lectures, and messages. Highly-portable, compact and slim, the DXG-589V easily fits in a pocket to capture video and stills on the fly. Why carry multiple devices when you can have the DXG-589V?

Available at Major Retailers
The DXG-589V is available immediately for $199.99 at leading retailers like Best Buy and Circuit City. It comes with a camera pouch, Li-ion Battery, USB cable, AV cable, charger & adapter, stereo earphone, remote controller, wrist strap, driver software, Mr. Photo 3 software, VideoWorks6 software, and user's manual. For more information, see www.dxgusa.com.

DXG USA "The Digital Camera Company" is one of the fastest growing digital camera manufacturers in the United States, selling attractively-designed 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.

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