Samsung Electronics, a worldwide leader in camcorder innovation, introduced a new lightweight DVD camcorder that features a new Schneider Optical Lenses. This is the first time Samsung's camcorders will incorporate high-quality, standard-setting Schneider optical technology into its camcorder and the Samsung DC173 camcorder is designed with the everyday video enthusiast in mind. The Samsung SC-DC173 offers superior video quality and easy-to-use features that allow consumers to capture life's important moments such as a baby's first steps, fun vacation memories, graduations and other not-to-be missed moments. The Samsung SC-DC173 will be available in April 2007 for a MSRP of $369.99.
Memories can fade, but with the new Sony HC47E MiniDV camcorder you can capture them for life. The Sony DCR-HC47E DV Handycam packs more user-friendly features than ever, plus an awesome optical zoom range and incredible battery STAMINA. Performance-packed yet compact and supremely easy to use, the latest Sony DCR-HC47 underlines the continuing popularity of affordable, widely available DV format tapes and the tremendous choice of PC-based editing solutions. The new Sony HC47 models feature high quality Carl Zeiss Vario-Tessar optics plus Super SteadyShot image stabilisation for crisper, clearer pictures during handheld shooting. The new Sony DV line-up is easier to use and more affordable than ever.
DXG USA, one of the fastest growing digital camera manufacturers, announced the new DXG 506V 5 Megapixel combo digital camcorder, camera, MP3 player, voice recorder, webcam all in one, with built-in 32 MB of storage. The DXG 506V has a cool camcorder-shaped design and comes in 4 trendy colors: Deep-Sea Blue, Metallic Pink, Midnight Black, and Classic Silver. With compact styling, the DXG 506V digital camcorder is perfect to take on the road for recording video with sound or for snapping photos to send to friends or to post on your homepage, such as Myspace, Facebook, and Youtube. The camcorder is geared towards teens, young adults and parents, where price, quality and style are most important.
Hitachi America, Ltd. Ubiquitous Platform Systems Division's consumer group unveiled a new generation of UltraVision camcorders that include the first two hybrid products capable of recording video directly to either formats. The DZH500A model, which was selected as a CES Innovations 2007 honoree in the Portable Electronics: Audio/Video category and records onto a wide array of DVD formats, including DVD-R, DVD-RW, DVD-RAM and DVD+RW, features a 30GB hard drive, 30X optical zoom, SD memory card slot, and will be available in April for about $800. The DZHS300A, available today at retailers nationwide for about $600, features an 8GB hard drive, 25X optical zoom and SD memory card slot.
The escalation of sharing user-created content on the Internet has generated demand for camcorders that offer simplified recording and virtually effortless video sharing. Sony US is responding to this demand with a new HDD model for its 2007 Handycam camcorder lineup: Sony DCR-SR200. Pre-orders for these products will begin tomorrow at sonystyle.com/Handycam as well as for sale in March at Sony Style retail stores and authorized dealers nationwide beginning in March 2007. “The long recording times of our hard disk drive camcorders are designed to capture life’s unscripted times, beyond school plays and music recitals,” said Linda Vuolo, director of marketing for camcorder products at Sony Electronics.
Canon expands its acclaimed line of Network Video Solutions products with the addition of the VB-C300 Wide-Angle Pan/Tilt/Zoom (PTZ) network camera, addressing the confined quarters and wiring limitations often faced by small businesses. Offering the widest angle of view of any PTZ camera on the market, the new feature-packed VB-C300 PTZ Camera, along with the introduction of Version 1.3 of Canon’s versatile VK-64 / VK-16 Network Video Recording Software, are the company’s latest innovations for security and video-monitoring professionals needing to capture high-quality video and deliver it via a LAN or the Internet. The Canon VB-C300 PTZ Camera has an estimated selling price of $999.