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General Electric DVX Full HD 1080p Waterproof Digital Video Camera (Amethyst)

B&H # GEDVXAM3 Mfr # DVX-AM3
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Product Highlights
  • 5.1MP 1/2.5" CMOS Sensor
  • 5.5mm f/2.8 Lens (35mm Equiv: 33mm)
  • 2.5" 230k-Dot LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080/30p Video Capture
  • Simultaneous Photo and Video Capture
  • Depth Rating: 16.4' / Shockproof to 4.9'
  • Continuous Shooting at 7.3fps
  • High Dynamic Range, Face Detection
  • 4x Digital Zoom, Digital IS
  • Flip-Out USB Connector, HDMI Out

The amethyst DVX Full HD 1080p Waterproof Digital Video Camera from General Electric is a rugged compact camera with a 5.1MP 1/2.5" CMOS sensor. It features a 5.5mm f/2.8 lens with a 35mm equivalent focal length of 33mm for a wide-angle perspective, and also has a 2.5" 230k-dot LCD monitor with auto brightness adjustment. The DVX captures Full HD 1080p video at 30fps, and enables you to view your creations on a big screen via the HDMI output. The dual record function even lets you snap photos at the press of a button while recording video.

The DVX is a waterproof camera with a depth rating of 16.4'. It's also dustproof and shockproof against drops of up to 4.9'. Benefit from 4x digital zoom to get in close, digital image stabilization to counter the effects of camera shake, and continuous shooting at up to 7.3fps to capture fast action sequences. Face Detection automatically focuses and optimizes exposure for sharp pictures, and High Dynamic Range (HDR) takes multiple exposures of the same picture and overlaps them to correct under/overexposed areas.

The camera's internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery can be charged via the supplied USB cable, the combination of the USB cable and the supplied power adapter, or direct connection of the camera's flip-out USB connector to a computer. The DVX has 27MB of internal memory and accepts SD/SDHC memory cards up to 32GB in capacity (not included).

5.1MP Resolution
At the heart of the camera is a 5.1MP 1/2.5" CMOS image sensor
33mm f/2.8 Lens (35mm Equivalent)
Lens features effective focal length of 5.5mm, equivalent to 33mm in 35mm format, for a wide-angle perspective. The f/2.8 aperture enables clear low-light shooting
2.5" LCD Screen
Frame shots and view playback on a 2.5" 230k-pixel LCD monitor with auto brightness adjustment. In shooting mode, press DISP button to switch between 2 views on LCD, each displaying different settings. Adjust screen brightness and choose from Best, Fine and Normal image quality for compression. Play back images from either the SD/SDHC memory card or the internal memory at regular intervals in slide show mode; default interval is 3 sec. Additionally, remove red-eye effect in-camera
Full HD Video Recording
Captures Full HD 1080p video at 30fps. Play back your creations on a larger screen via the HDMI output. By connecting your DVX camera to your TV with an HDMI cable (sold separately), you'll cue your camera to automatically enter the playback screen
Dual Recording
Snap still images at the press of a button while recording video
Durability
Offers a depth rating of 16.4', in addition to dustproofing and shockproofing against drops of up to 4.9'
Digital Zoom and Digital Image Stabilization
Get closer to your subject with 4x digital zoom, and counter the effects of camera shake with digital IS
Continuous Shooting
Burst capture at up to 7.3fps enables you to capture fast action sequences without missing a beat
Exposure Metering
In addition to standard spot and center-weighted metering methods, camera features Artificial Intelligence AE (AiAE), which uses face detection and multiple areas of the frame to determine correct exposure
HDR
High Dynamic Range (HDR) automatically takes multiple exposures of the same picture and overlaps them to lighten dark, underexposed areas and darken light, overexposed areas--thereby correctly exposing your subject
Memory Card
Accepts SD/SDHC memory card up to 32 GB (not included). Using the Format Memory function will delete all data stored on the card and in the internal memory. Files stored in internal memory can be copied to SD/SDHC card via the Copy to Card function
Power
Runs on an internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery, which can be charged via supplied USB cable, combination of USB cable and supplied power adapter, or direct connection of camera's flip-out USB plug to computer. When power saver function is activated, screen will automatically turn off after 1 min and camera will turn off after 3 min
Updates
Firmware version option allows you to view camera's current firmware version and update to the next one if necessary
Multi-Language Support
Choose from 26 languages
Imaging
Pixels Actual: 5.1 MP
Effective: 5.0 MP
Sensor 1/2.5" CMOS
Optics
Lens EFL: 5.5 mm (35mm equivalent: 33mm)
Aperture: f/2.8
Zoom Digital: 4x
Focus Range 4.9' (1.5 m) - infinity
Focus Control
Autofocus Yes
Exposure Control
ISO Sensitivity Auto, 100-800
Shutter Speed: Not specified by manufacturer
Exposure Metering Spot, center-weighted average, Artificial Intelligence AE / AiAE (multi-area face detection)
Exposure Mode Program AE
AE range: LV5~16
Shooting Modes Simultaneous photo and video capture
High Dynamic Range Yes
White Balance Modes Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Fluorescent, Incandescent, Waterproof
Continuous Shooting Approx. 7.3 fps
Image Stabilization Digital
Recording
Resolution 1920x1080p at 30 fps
1280x720p at 60 or 30 fps
1440x1080p at 30 fps
640x480p at 30 fps
Video Clip Length Less than 29 min
System NTSC
Format Video: MPEG-4 AVC/H.264 (MOV)
Audio: AAC
Audio With video via built-in microphone
Internal Memory 27 MB
Recording Media SD/SDHC memory card up to 32 GB (not included)
Display
Display Type LCD
Display Size 2.5" (6.4 cm)
Resolution 230,400 pixels
Zoom Playback: up to 4x using function button (still images only)
Playback Modes Video, photo, slide show, fast forward 2x / 4x / 8x / 16x, rewind 2x / 4x / 8x / 16x, thumbnail (3x3), date folder (in thumbnail mode), index, red-eye reduction
Histogram Yes
Digital Still Mode
Resolution Maximum:
5.0 MP: 2592 x 1944 at 4:3
Other:
3.0 MP: 2560 x 1440 at 16:9
Still image in video: same resolution as video
Format JPEG (Exif 2.2)
Input/Output Connectors
Inputs USB
Output USB 2.0, HDMI
General
Durability Depth rating: 16.4' (5.0 m)
Shockproof: 4.9' (1.5 m)
Dustproof: JIS/IEC (IP6X)
Power Requirements GB-50A internal rechargeable lithium-ion battery (880 mAh)
Charges via supplied USB cable, USB cable plus AC adapter, or flip-out USB connector
Charging time:
USB: approx. 3.0 hr
USB with adapter: approx. 5.0 hr
Flip-out USB: approx. 5.0 hr
System Requirements Windows 2000, XP, Vista or 7
Operating Temperature 32 to 104°F (0 to 40°C)
Operating Humidity 0~90%
Dimensions 2.2 x 4.1 x 0.8" (5.5 x 10.5 x 2.0 cm)
Weight Approx. 5.1 oz (144.6 g)
General Electric DVX Full HD 1080p Waterproof Digital Video Camera (Amethyst)
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  • USB Cable
  • AC Adapter
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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