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I find this pretty amazing

DXG USA announced today that the new affordable and fun DXG-595V high-definition (HD) camcorder is available at retailers nationwide today for around $200.

The DXG-595V features the highest level of video capture on the market today -- 1080p -- or up to 1920 x1080 resolution at 30 frames per second (fps). The DXG-595V's bright three-inch TFT screen and 5X optical zoom lets consumers frame a subject and review videos clearly and at close range. The DXG-595V also shoots up to 8MP still photos -- better than many digital cameras today -- and comes with the ArcSoft TotalMedia Extreme video editing software for easy editing and creating personalized home videos and movies.

"When searching for the perfect camcorder, people list great quality video, ease-of-use and value for their money as the most important factors," said Paul Goldberg, senior vice president of sales and marketing at DXG USA. "The DXG-595V gives consumers real 1080p HD quality video, plus an 8-megapixel still camera, compact size and sleek look and everything they need to shoot, edit, review and share their most memorable experiences. It's the ultimate package for a fraction of what they're used to spending on a high-end camcorder."

Also included with the DXG-595V are all the cables required to connect the unit to a laptop or computer via USB 2.0, or to a TV through S-video or composite cables -- a great feature for reviewing and sharing videos with family and friends. All consumers need to do to begin recording is purchase an SDHC card -- for up to 8GB or 8 hours of HD video -- to pop into the unit.
Company website: www.dxgtechusa.com
 

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It doesn't mention how you get HD video out of it. Does it have an HDMI or component hookup for a HDTV? Do you have to go through a computer first via the USB? If it can't output directly to a tv it would be a dealbreaker for many.
 

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Hope it's avaialble in Canada, that sounds like something I would buy if the reviews are decent, sounds like the vizio of Camcorder !! :D
 

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It doesn't mention how you get HD video out of it.
Yep it does. USB 2.0 or simply plug the SDHC card into your computer
 

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That's a pretty awesome camera for that price..
If it doesn't have TV-out that might be a downside to others, but direct-to-pc is definitely the most efficient way for how I'd use it.
From there it can go to dvd, HDMI-out, etc to watch it on a tv.
 

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I wonder if there's a microphone jack? Built-in microphones are usually very crappy. Also, the claim of 8 hours on a single 8 GB card is a bit suspicious. Hopefully, this is simply a low quality/high compression setting that can easily be changed to a high quality/low compression setting.

The place I can easily see this camera in action is when doing stunt work where the equipment might be destroyed. At $200 each, you can easily absorb the loss of this camera. Heck, there are daily equipment rentals that cost much more than $200!
 

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I'll be interested to see initial reviews in September. I'm planning a long trip to the US west coast and want to purchase a camcorder but have been flinching at $800+ price tags for something that will get light to moderate use.
 

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Google the Model number and you should find something!
 

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A review at Steves Digicams.... the guy seems to know his stuff. Check it out!

Apparently the firmware fixes many issues people were complaining about... I'm pretty interested in this camera to say the least! Any places to buy in canada yet? Order online?
 

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My usual on-line shopping site has other DXG products in stock. Once they get the camcorder, I'll most likely order one so I can create a video review for my YouTube channel. The camcorder has some very interesting features including a 720p mode. And with the news that the last firmware upgrade has actually improved the camcorder's performance, there could be many upgrade possibilities with this product, much better than what's normally available from major manufacturers.

$200 is no biggie for me. I've blown more than that at the Montreal Casino. :)
 

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Awsome price, I can spare $200!
 

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Compare this to the Samsung SC HMX10A

I literally just bought the Samsung SC HMX10A from LD at 399+tax (Canadian). Should I return it and get the DXG-595V?

I am a Newb in this area and any suggestions or imput would be highly appreciated.

I intend to get a budget one (thus the SC HMX10 at 399) and also the HF10 and be able to share the SD cards on them. Just on a side note, I would probably be posting the HF11 and HF10 question here also.

Thanks again.
 
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