DXG – 518V Digital Camcorder

DXG has always had the name of making cheap camcorders. In a market with players like Canon and Panasonic, DXG strives hard to compete with other brands to make the finest camcorders. It is a perception that DXG camcorder does not satisfy the need of the consumers. In other words there is a difference between what a user expects from DXG camcorders and what it actually provides.

The price range of the cameras of this gadet ranges from $1000 to $1500. Camcorders starting from $1000 are from Canon and Panasonic respectively. The advent of many new players who present the same commodity at a very low price of $150-$200 has diluted the market. Video output with good resolution is of high priority for many people when it comes to buying a camcorders and DXG has an abysmal,so called high-definition video output. True is the case that there always is two sides to a coin. The company, DXG, as such is promising with good numbers.

When you look into the box, one could see that the resolution is printed with big numbers, 1920 x 1080 pixels. But this is just half the story. The picture quality is not only based on the pixels but bit rate. Higher the bit rate greater the picture quality. Canon is a good example for this scenario. It promises nearly 24 Megabytes per second, which is quite high comparing to lower end cameras offering just 9 Megabytes per second.

DXG-518V has some positive features as well. For example, this 4” high gadget, DXG-518V, fits in your hand just like a baby does. We can also call this as a pistol grip design. The LCD swivels and it looks comfortable. The limelight of having a DXG-518V is that the piece comes with a HDMI cable in the box, which even the bigger player’s don’t provide. Now, one can capture a lot of lovely moments with DXG as it comes with SDHC cards, which helps to greater amount of storage. The camera also offers a 2.5″ TFT display, so that image will be little more bright than usual with a larger display.

The DXG-581V comes with built-in voice recorder which is good compared to other brands. The camcorder comes with an 8 mega pixel camera. The shutter speed is 30 frames per second. The flash memory that it comes up with is 32 Mb. The focus lens is 581V and the zoom level is only 4 x. However in terms of sale price the camera proves a little difficult for consumers to get a grasp on this gadget. The gadget weighs 4.06 oz which enables you to carry the camcorder for a long time.

The camcorder records in H.264, MOV format and moreover it comes with a one year guarantee. In terms of the cameras look one gets gelled to the ergonomic design. However it is upon analysing the specifications and the price that one does not feel too keen to buy it. The current market price of the camcorder is $124.81; it seems that the DXG has a lot of scope of improvement when it is compared with the lights of Canon’s and Panasonic’s

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