Jasper Huitink : September 11th 2005 - 11:10 CET
Creative DiVi CAM 428 introduction
Creative DiVi CAM 428 introduction : Creative Technology, today introduced the DiVi CAM 428, an all-in-one mini digital camcorder featuring key functions demanded by most users, including video recorder, digital camera, and MP3 player. The 4-megapixel Creative DiVi CAM targets a new market segment - consumers who always wanted to own a video camera but are held back by the high prices. This group includes young executives and parents looking for a camcorder that is compact and stylish. With a price that is only a fraction of regular video cameras, the Creative 428 presents an affordable option that fits the budget of most families looking to record good quality video and takes pictures at the same time.|
Creative all in one - Perfect gadget|
In addition, the smooth matte finishing coupled with the ergonomic design adds to the aesthetic component of the camera. Available in two stylish colors - Striking Silver and Intense Black - the DiVi CAM 428 is a little marvel that comes packed with a host of neat features, making it a perfect gadget to bring around for everyday use. The Creative DiVi CAM 428 is now available from September 2005 at a suggested retail price of US$199. DiVi CAM 428 affordable for everyone.
Creative DiVi CAM 428 - Main features
· The main feature of the DiVi CAM 428 is its ability to record MPEG-4 movies in 640 x 480 (VGA) resolutions at a blazing 30 frames per second speed. The result is super smooth and fluid video quality. There is even an option to select the recorded format in AVI or ASF.
· With a 4.0 Megapixel CCD (Charged Coupled Device) sensor, the DiVi CAM 428 can capture sharp images with vibrant colors, even under dimly-lit environments. Users can even opt to capture images at a whopping 8.0 megapixels using the in-cam interpolation.
· Additionally, users can connect the camera directly to any TV with the supplied video/audio cables and playback their movie clips or photos to share with their family and friends. With the Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity, transferring of files between camera and PC is a wheeze!
All-in-One DiVi CAM 428 - Other features
· Besides taking video and pictures, the DiVi CAM 428 posses other functions such as MP3 playing and voice recording, and even doubles up as a portable storage device. For voice recording, the built-in voice recording function records voice clips in WAV format. Whether it is a business meeting, lecture class or even a workshop seminar, users can be assured of getting high quality recordings with excellent audio clarity.
· The DiVi CAM 428 is also equipped with an auto-focus lens that ensures the subject is in focus when recording a video or capturing an image.
· Other specifications include: 4X Digital zoom that allows users to capture close-up details of objects that are far away; five different flash modes to suit different situations - Auto, Off, Red-Eye Reduction, Force and Slow-sync; Night Mode that will activate the noise-reduction mode essential for long exposure shots; and Macro Mode that allows users to take images at distances of 16 centimeters or less.
· An interesting feature is the LCD display which has a flip-and-twist capability, allowing users to rotate it up to 270°. This provides users with the freedom to compose their video & photos from whatever 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.
Creative 428 DiVi CAM - Comes with Lithium-ion
· The DiVi CAM 428 now comes with a high capacity (1000mAh) Lithium-ion rechargeable battery, which can lasts for hours of video or hundreds of photos on a single charge. There is even a charging cradle provided for convenient charging of the 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. 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. Presto! Mr. Photo 3 is an ideal program for creating, sharing, and managing digital images and videos.
· Users can add sound to their files for useful real-life effects, enhance photos or even adjust the photo quality and convert the file format for other applications. Presto! VideoWorks 6 turns any computer into a multimedia production center with powerful editing features.
Creative DiVi CAM all-inone - Specification
· 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,
· Macro: 16-21cm
· Sensitivity : ISO 100
· Zoom : 4X Digital Zoom
· 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 : 3264x2448 (8MP, interpolated), 2272x1704 (4MP),
· 1600x1200 (2MP) and 640x480
· Image File Format : JPEG (EXIF, DPOF, DCF), Direct Print (DPS)
· Video Clip : 640x480 and 320x240, 30fps max
· Video File Format : AVI, ASF
· Audio Format : MP3 audio format
· Power Supply : Li-ion rechargeable battery (1000mAh)