Creative Technology has put out an affordable multi-format digital camcorder that aims to replace the clutter of gadgets in your pocket, it offers a video recorder, digital camera, voice recorder and MP3 player all-in-one.
The 4-megapixel DiVi CAM 428, matte finished is priced at a fraction of regular video cameras. It’s available in two stylish colors – Striking Silver and Intense Black. One can record MPEG-4 movies in 640 x 480 (VGA) resolutions at 30 fps and the result is super smooth and fluid video quality with an option to select the recorded format in AVI or ASF.
With a 4.0 Megapixel CCD sensor, it can capture sharp images with vibrant colors, even under dimly-lit environments. Images can be captured at a 8.0 megapixels using the in-cam interpolation. Keeping the current rage for music listening, the DiVi CAM 428 allows MP3 playback, voice recording, and even doubles up as a portable storage device with excellent audio clarity.
One can rotate the LCD display upto 270 degrees, offering freedom to compose their video and photos from any angle. With the huge 2-inch size LTPS (Low Temperature Poly Silicon) LCD screen, users can preview and playback videos and photos more comfortably and with greater clarity.
It has a high capacity (1000mAh) Lithium-ion rechargeable battery. The camera also comes with a Secure Digital (SD) expansion slot, where users can now boost the camera’s memory capacity up to 1GB to capture more images and record longer videos and listen to even more music.
With just a USB cable, the camera can be connected directly to a DirectPrint-compatible printer to print photos without requiring the use of a PC. Users can also make full use of their captured videos and images with two bundled software – Presto! Mr Photo 3 and Presto! VideoWorks 6.
Creative DiVi CAM 428 Specifications
Sensor Type : 1/2.5” 4.0 Megapixels CCD Sensor
Memory Type : Integrated 32MB and SD expansion slot (SD card up to 1GB*)
Focus : Auto Focus Lens
Lens : F3.0 / F8.0, f=7.36mm
Focus Range : Normal: 18cm to infinity,
Sensitivity : ISO 100
Zoom : 4X Digital Zoom (NO optical zoom mentioned)
LCD : 2.0” LTPS High Resolution TFT
Flash Modes : Auto / Off / Red Eye Reduction / Force / Slow Sync
Flash Effective Range : 1.0m – 1.5m
White Balance : Auto / Sunny / Cloudy / Tungsten / Fluorescent
EV Compensation : -2.0EV to +2.0EV (in 0.3EV steps)
Self Timer : 10sec, 20sec
PC Interface : USB 2.0
TV Out Format : NTSC / PAL
Shutter Speed : 1/2 to 1/1500 sec
Auto Power Off : 2min, 5min
Still Image : 3264×2448 (8MP, interpolated), 2272×1704 (4MP),
1600×1200 (2MP) and 640×480
Image File Format : JPEG (EXIF, DPOF, DCF), Direct Print (DPS)
Video Clip : 640×480 and 320×240, 30fps max
Video File Format : AVI, ASF
Audio Format : MP3 audio format
Power Supply : Li-ion rechargeable battery (1000mAh)
* Available separately
Pricing and Availability
The Creative DiVi CAM 428 is now available from September 2005 at a suggested retail price of US$199