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DC DXG-301V Digital Video Recorder with MPEG4 & Digital Still Capability

by DXG
25 customer reviews

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  • 3.2 Megapixel CCD
  • 4x Digital Zoom
  • 1.8 inch LCD
  • SD Slot
  • 4 AA batteries
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Product Description

Capture fantastic videos and stills with this superb DXG 3MP digital camcorder. Compact, lightweight and capable, the DXG-301V features a 4x digital zoom, 3.2-megapixel CCD image sensor and an internal 16MB flash memory with external SD/MMC card slot (supports up to 1 GB). The camera records MPEG-4 movies and has an image resolution of 1280x960, 1600x1200 and 2048x1536. Camcorder also has a 1.8" TFT monitor, USB 1.1 PC connection and NTSC/PAL TV out format. Includes USB and TV output cable, CD-ROM software and user manual. Made in USA. 2-3/5Hx1-3/5Wx4-3/5L".

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  • Product Dimensions: 9 x 7 x 4 inches ; 1.7 pounds
  • Shipping Weight: 2 pounds
  • Domestic Shipping: Item can be shipped within U.S.
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  • ASIN: B0002F8T42
  • Item model number: DXG-301V
  • Batteries 4 AA batteries required. (included)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #29,644 in Camera & Photo (See Top 100 in Camera & Photo)
  • Product Warranty: For warranty information about this product, please click here
  • Date first available at Amazon.com: March 16, 2005

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88 of 90 people found the following review helpful By S. Peterson on June 6, 2005
The most important thing to remember is this: What are you really expecting? You won't be getting a high quality do-all camcorder for $150. This is an interesting little gizmo that can store about 90 minutes of video on a 512MB card at 320X240. It's running about 25-30 frames a second, and the quality is somewhere between that of a camera phone and a low end tape camcorder.

If you that's all you're asking of the 301V, you'll be happy with it.

The controls take a minute or two to get used to them, as essentially you have one menu for setup controlled by one button, and another button for the camera function menu. Take the time to preset the focus range and white balance, it makes a difference.

It fits in your hand fairly comfortably, and it is recognized on a PC or Mac as a mass storage device to copy files over. They do record in an .asf format, which works with no problem in Windows but takes a few hoops for a Mac. (See the reviews below.)

A few things kept me from rating it higher: (And remember I rated based on what I expected, a cheap and semi-expendable video gadget)

There's no lens cap.

It has some knurled rings that look like focus/zoom controls and beg twisting or turning yet don't do anything. Somebody will break it trying to turn those.

It is built out of REALLY thin plastic.

Still, the LCD display isn't half bad and I can live with the video quality. I think the Musteks are more popular, but this one fits in your hand better (Comes with a grip strap and a carrying case) and it kind of grows on you after awhile.
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38 of 38 people found the following review helpful By Mr. M. J. Brewster on May 14, 2005
A few people have said that this camera is awful when it isn't so before I begin this review i will say one thing: If you are looking for a high quality DV camera go and spend £600 on a brand new Sony camera. Do you honestly expect broadcast quality at this price?

When I decided to buy this camera I was actually looking for a simple point-and-click stills camera to take to music festivals with me. I chose this because the features are amazing for the price (£72 including postage from Ebay). (the cheapest brand-name camera i could find was closer to £150 and out of my budget range!)

In my experience the photos have been of a very high quality, the flash is bright, The LCD screen is also very clear (and it rotates 270 degrees and folds flat so you can watch the screen with it flat against the camera. This feature is normally only on really expensive cameras). 3.2 Megapixels is a very respectable maximum resolution and at full zoom (4x digital) there is only a very minimal loss in quality on still photos. As a point and click camera I have had excellent results both indoors and outdoors in varying conditions. The red-eye reduction and 10sec self-timer modes are also good features.

The video function is a great little bonus and the overall quality is very good, (and it's very easy to record through your video player onto VHS or DVD if you want to.) The best mode to use is 320x240 resolution at 30 frames per second. Please don't expect this to be as good as the really expensive cameras... that's not what it's designed for. I will say that is is as good as most fullscreen videos available on the internet. It is very watchable and it doesn't cry out as bad quality. I was actually very surprised at how good the quality was.
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122 of 134 people found the following review helpful By Peter Saflund on February 5, 2005
I researched a lot of inexpensive tapeless cameras and bought this one from Axes for around $150. For that price, it's an OK camera. I'm a Mac user so right away there were problems with the movie files - the camera identifies as a mass storeage device so you can get the movies out of it, but they're not quite really MP4 compliant files. The're actually ASF (MS) - an MP4 variant that plays in Windows Media Player for Windows, but not for Mac. The bundled software is Win Only (which I knew) but is quirky in XP. For Mac, Mplayer (from Sourceforge) will play the movie files with decent rendering, and ffmpeg (also from Sourceforge) can convert them (needs 2 passes) to real MP4 files that will import to Quick Time or iMovie if you have a G4 or better Mac. The movie quality is only fair - visible blocking even on stills and pixelation when panning - but about what you'd expect for a camera in this price range. 30 fps is only available in 320 X 200 mode. VGA size captures at 15 fps so fast motion is jerkey. The still photos are good for 3.2 MPixel, but saturation sets in early. Almost any 3 MP still campera will do better on stills, if that's what you're after. Invest in a set of four 2000 ma/hr rechargable batteries - it chugs alkalines like a thirsty welder swigs beer, speaking of which, for the price of a couple of bottles of Lager the folks who market this camera could have ported the Windows movie file extraction and conversion software over to Cocoa so it would run in OSX. For a cheap, very small unobtrusive tapeless video camera, this one has a nice feel and fair quality. If you're a Windows user and don't mind software that mysteriously quits or freezes once in a while, the bunlded aps are OK and there's always Media Player if you just want to watch and not edit.Read more ›
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