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DXG's new budget do-it-all camera

DXG revealed the DXG-572V, an inexpensive 5-megapixel camera/camcorder.


DXG just announced the latest member of its pocket camera family. The DXG-572V can shoot 5-megapixel still images, or record VGA (640 x 480) video at 30 frames per second. While it doesn't have nearly as many settings as your typical digital camera, the 572V does let you change white balance settings, so your incandescent-lit shots don't come out all yellowed. It also features a voice-recorder mode, for taking down voice notes.

Unfortunately, do-everything devices like the DXG-572V tend to end up being jacks of some trades, masters of none. With just a 5-megapixel sensor, a tiny 2-inch flip-out LCD screen, no optical zoom, and a suggested retail price of $150, it faces up against some stiff competition in the budget camera arena. At $50 less than the Sony NSC-GC1, though, it might hit a sweet spot among YouTube-oriented pocket camcorders.