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DXG 569VS 5.0MP Slim HD Camcorder with 3.0-Inch LCD

  • 5.0MP CMOS sensor
  • Image fortitude up to 1280 x 720 during 30fps
  • 2x digital zoom
  • Records full suit HD video, H.264 as well as MOV record formats
  • Captures still cinema with the fortitude of up to 8MP

Product Description
5.0MP Slim HD Camcorder with 3.0″ LCD

DXG 569VS 5.0MP Slim HD Camcorder with 3.0-Inch LCD

5 Reviews

  1. A. Krupa says:

    Tested three low cost HD camcorders:

    1st: Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD100
    2nd: DXG 569V Silver Ultra-Slim HD
    3rd:Aiptek Action HD GVS 1080P

    to give you some background for reference. My primary objects for video are family and pets. I use iMovie and Studio8 for video editing. I have experience with other consumer HD cams such as the Canon HF100 and Panasonic SD100 both in a higher price class. For Photos I use a Canon G9 and have therefore not evaluated photo ability of those tested. My main reasons for considering the three cams are price, convenience, and most important the ease of the file-format. As for now I say no thanks to AVCHD.

    Used the following criteria:

    video clip format
    quality of the videos
    quality of sound
    field of view
    focus speed
    feel and quality of the product
    ease of use
    battery live

    First up was the…

    Sanyo Xacti VPC-HD100:

    video clip format: – MP4- very convenient- played right away on Mac & PC provided you have QT and a strong graphics card. Also played right away on PS3

    quality of the videos: – good picture clarity but light/dark transitions produced too high contrasts & whites were overblown. Unfortunately the auto-focus was a disaster loosing focus for no apparent reason and without change in the scene. Oftentimes it took several camera swings and zooms to re-gain focus.

    quality of sound: – acceptable with the standard low background hissing.

    field of view: – very narrow (very zoomed in like 40-45mm in the 35mm equiv.)

    focus speed: – a disaster, could not stay focused even when on tripod facing a still scene

    feel and quality of the product: – okay feel, somewhat flimsy as evidenced by the port cover not a stellar design.

    ease of use: – buttons in a very inconvenient layout (without being picky here) I oftentimes found myself in the menu trying to start recording with small hands.

    battery life: – too little time with camera to truly evaluate.

    Verdict: camera went back mainly due to focus issue and field of view.

    Next in line…

    DXG 569V Silver Ultra-Slim HD

    video clip format: – – MOV – played right away on Mac & PC provided you have QT and a strong graphics card. Unfortunately required conversion for PS3 use.

    quality of the videos: – fairly acceptable for this price class, not as crisp as the above Sanyo but better low light characteristics and better transitions between lights and darks over the Sanyo. Overall slightly lower quality then Sanyo.

    quality of sound: – no hissing but faint and distant. In short, barely acceptable

    field of view: – acceptable estim. around 35-38mm (35mm equiv.& about even with many digital picture cameras)

    focus speed: – this camera did not have autofocus but the fixed focus was very acceptable as long as objects were at least 3′ away, macro mode worked great and the switch was conveniently placed for a quick switch while panning around a room to move in for a close analysis of an object.

    feel and quality of the product: – I was very drawn to this camera for its form-factor, and overall feel. Ergonomically it felt best of the three cameras, it had a quality feel and finish for its price class and a very nice 3″ display that was viewable from most angles. Buttons were very conveniently placed alleviating mishaps. The LED light in the front was amazingly bright, it would have been a great little interviewing camera for dim lighting situations if it was not for the poor sound.

    ease of use: – very easy to use, good menu layout but at times the menu items required a second push to accept a setting.

    battery live: – too little time with camera to truly evaluate but it appeared too short.

    Verdict: I would have likely kept this model, however after three days of use the SD card spring mechanism failed rendering the camera useless.
    I contemplated to re-order the same model but eventually let it go due to poor sound and weak battery live.

    and last…

    Aiptek Action HD GVS 1080P:

    video clip format: – – .MOV- very convenient- played right away on Mac & PC provided you have QT and a strong graphics card., unfortunately required conversion for PS3 use

    quality of the videos: – best of the three models tested, clear, good contrast, truest colors of the three models, good transitions form light to dark areas when compared to the others.

    quality of sound: good, a little over-modulated and with the common permanent hiss typical of many camcorders

    field of view: – best of the three, guessing 32mm-35mm (35mm equiv.)

    focus speed: – no complaints here, quick and precise for this price class

    feel and quality of the product: – somewhat flimsy feel and finish, the 3″ display does not have as nice viewing angle as the DXG camera.

    ease of use: – the menu layout is somewhat confusing but workable.

    battery live: – too little time with camera to truly evaluate but it appears Okay.

    Verdict: – So far so good. Should this one not work out for a valid reason then I will consider stepping up to the Sanyo Xacti HD1010.

    Rating: 4 / 5

  2. Rojas- says:

    Yes it works with MAC. I recently purchased a Mac Book Pro and have used my Canon SD 1000 to take video. The DXG HD Camcorder takes better video but don’t expect superior 1080 video. I’ve used it indoors and outdoors. Indoors you have to play around with the settings. The video is nothing spectacular remember just how much you paid for this versus true HD camcorders. Overall for the size and money and if you use your video settings in a digital camera and you want a better video without going deep in the pockets then I recommend this for you. The biggest drawback was the sound, the mic is on top of the camcorder, but I make my own background noise using the MAC.
    Rating: 4 / 5

  3. Richard L. Rundles says:

    1st of all, the camera shipped was not what I ordered but didn’t want to got to the hassle of returning it and ended up giving it to my kid. I can’t remember the model number but it looked more like a video camera but does provide pretty good stills and video.

    2nd – the scan disc card was defective and had to return. Once the new one came, all was well.
    Rating: 3 / 5

  4. Beverly Hahn says:

    The value on the video camera is great. It’s an HD video camera and it delivers. The only negative is the battery charger that came with the product. It didn’t charge the battery. It is a separate unit so it does not affect the quality of the camera.
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. jeffrey2005 says:

    i like this product because you don’t really need to be wasting time with CD/DVD. sounds really sucks. kinda ok sound. picture is very good. it’s not top notch HD video. looks very good. if you want true HD buy something else. for the money , no problem. i still recommend it for the price . other then that if this thing was $500 bucks or more i would definitely say hell no.

    enjoy. !
    Rating: 3 / 5

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