Representatives from California based DXG The Digital Camera Company visited Toronto this week to announce that its full line of digital cameras and pocket camcorders will be available in Canadian retail stores beginning this fall.

Until now, the company, which has been selling low cost cameras and camcorders in the U.S. since 2004, had only been selling selected devices in Canada through the Shopping Channel and from the company’s website.

Yesterday, DXG visited Digital Home`s office where we had the opportunity to sit down and review their entire line-up of products. Although I was unable to try out the camera`s and camcorders, I was able to inspect and hold them while discussing the specifications. The build quality on all of the DXG devices seemed solid but what was the most astounding was the price of these products.

For example the DXG-5F9V 1080p 3D camcorder with rotating dual-lens system that twists into binocular mode to shoot images on a horizontal plane will sell for just $299. 3D content which is recorded in H.264 format by the camera can be played back on current 3DTV’s using 3D glasses, or directly on the camera’s built-in screen.
Two other notable offerings in DXG's low cost line-up which caught my eye were the DXG-588V Twist and the company's flagship DXG-5K1V camcorder.

DXG-588V Twist


About the size of a smartphone, the DXG Twist features a 3.5-inch widescreen swivel display to easily grip and shoot HD videos and photos and will sell for $170. It comes with a 128MB of storage and an SD slot for expandable memory up to 32GB.

Video resolution is 1080p/30fps or 720p/60fps. Powered by a Li-Ion battery, the DXG Twist has HDMI, AV, and USB 2.0 outputs and comes with an HDMI cable.

To edit your work, the Twist comes with ArcSoft TotalMedia HD Cam software.



The DXG-5K1V records, which will sell for $299, features a 3-inch LCD Touch screen, optical image stabilization, 1080p recording, 20x optical zoom, 12 megapixel still camera, and 128MB of storage with an SD slot for expandable memory up to 32GB.



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