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DXG-588V Twist Camcorder

B&H # DXDXG588V MFR # DXG-588V
DXG DXG-588V Twist Camcorder

DXG DXG-588V Twist Camcorder Front View Front Left View

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Product Highlights

  • 1080p and 720p HD Video
  • Twist-Out Widescreen 3.5" LCD Display
  • SD/SDHC Card Compatibility
  • 5Mp CMOS Sensor
  • Fixed Focus Lens and 4x Digital Zoom
  • Built-In Lithium-Ion Battery
  • HDMI, AV, and USB Outputs
  • 16Mp Still Image Capture
  • ArcSoft TotalMedia HDCam Software
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The DXG-588V Twist Camcorder from DXG is pocket-sized and shaped like a typical smart phone, but its large 3.5" LCD screen twists 90° so you can shoot HD video while viewing an appropriately wide, clear picture of what you're capturing. With its single 5Mp CMOS sensor, the sleek Twist records full HD at both 1080p and 720p. In 720p mode, the frame rate can be set to a whopping 60 fps, perfect for capturing fast motion – whether it's wildlife, your kids tearing up the soccer field, or anything else with the velocity to warrant those extra frames per second.

The DXG-588V Twist also snaps 16Mp and 5Mp JPEG and DCF still images. A built-in LED flash helps out in the dark, and there's also a self-timer feature.

The camera's SD card slot also accepts SDHC format cards, for a maximum capacity of 32 GB. The built-in flash memory (128 MB total, about 78 MB usable) will help out in a pinch when you don't have an SD card handy.

Tucked underneath the twisting display screen are the Twist's buttons, which control an intuitive menu system. When it's time to play back files, the twisting screen shows a vibrant, crisp picture – or you can use the camcorder's AV (NTSC or PAL) and HDMI outputs to connect to a television or computer monitor with the appropriate inputs. The camcorder supports widescreen 16:9 video output.

The DXG-588V Twist connects to almost any computer via USB (1.1 or higher) to transfer files. (The camera records AVI files encoded as H.264.) Windows users can take advantage of the included ArcSoft TotalMedia HDCam software to edit your high-def footage and format it for sharing.

Note: Mac users should confirm that their editing program can import AVI files – or they can convert the camcorder's files to a usable format.

Swiveling TFT LCD screen measures 3.5" diagonally, with a resolution of 960 x 240
Records HD video at 1080p30, 720p30, and 720p60, plus computer video resolutions WVGA (800 x 480) at 60 fps and QVGA (320 x 240) at 120 fps
4x digital zoom (except in 1080p and QVGA modes)
The included Lithium-ion battery recharges via a powered USB port
A 32 GB SD card (sold separately) can hold up to 8 hours of HD video
Convenient AV, HDMI, and USB 2.0 outputs
Color effects: color, black and white, sepia
Auto white balance and auto exposure value (EV) compensation between -2.0EV and +2.0EV
Camera
Sensor 1x 5.0 Megapixel 1/3.2"  CMOS Sensor
Optics
Lens Fixed Focus 4.76 mm
f/2.8
Zoom Digital: 4x
Recording
Recording Media Internal Flash Memory, SD/SDHC Up To 32 GB Video/Image 1
Please Note:

Available internal flash memory for image storage is approx. 78 MB

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Recording Time SD/SDHC GB
15 minutes per GB
Video Format High Definition
AVI
1920 x 1080p / 30 fps
High Definition
AVI
1280 x 720p / 30 fps / 60 fps
WVGA
800 x 480 / 60 fps
QVGA
320 x 240 2
Please Note:

QVGA frame rate is 120 fps

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Still Image Resolution JPEG: 16 Megapixel
JPEG: 5 Megapixel
DCF: 16 Megapixel
DCF: 5 Megapixel
Channels Not Specified By Manufacturer
Display
Display Type LCD
Touchscreen No
Screen Size 3.5" 3
Please Note:

960 x 240 TFT LCD

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Features
Image Stabilization Not Specified By Manufacturer
Lux Not Specified By Manufacturer
Built-in Mic Yes
Built-in Speaker Not Specified By Manufacturer
Built-in Light/Flash Light - No
Flash - Yes
Accessory Shoe Not Specified By Manufacturer
Tripod Mount Not Specified By Manufacturer
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs None
Outputs 1x A/V NTSC, PAL
1x HDMI C (Mini)
1x USB 2.0
Microphone Input Not Specified By Manufacturer
Headphone Jack Not Specified By Manufacturer
General
Languages Not Specified By Manufacturer
System Requirements Windows
  • XP (SP2)
    Vista
    7
  • Pentium Dual Core Processor or greater
  • 2 GB RAM
  • USB 1.1 Interface
  • 1024 x 768 Pixel Resolution
4
Please Note:

AMD Dual Core also works. Mac computers will recognize the camera as a mass storage device, but you will likely need a way to convert the camera's AVI files to another format for editing.

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Battery Rechargeable Lithium-Ion Battery Pack 5
Please Note:

Recharges via USB

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Dimensions (WxHxD) 2.3 x 4.4 x 0.7" / 5.9 x 11.2 x 1.9 cm
Weight 3.95 oz / 112 g without batteries
DXG-588V Twist Camcorder
  • Camera Pouch
  • Li-Ion Battery
  • USB Cable
  • AV Cable
  • Charger / Power Cord
  • Quick Start Guide
  • CD-ROM with ArcSoft TotalMedia HDCam Software
  • 1 Year Limited Warranty
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    Required item: Be prepared - always carry extra media.

    Transcend - 4GB SDHC Memory Card Class 6
    • You Pay: $5.95
     

    Bags & Cases

    Carry, store, and protect all your equipment with a bag or case.

    Pearstone - Onyx 260 Camera Pouch (5.6 x 2.8 x 2", Black)
    • You Pay: $16.95
     

    Shoe & Accessory Mounts

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    Increase your shooting options with the aid of additional mounts.

    Vello - CB-600 Straight Flash Bracket
    • You Pay: $9.95
     

    LCD Hoods & Protective Coverings

    Shield your camcorder from unwanted glare and wet/extreme conditions.

    Vello - 3.0" LCD Hood
    • You Pay: $18.50
     
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