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RCA Small Wonder EZ200The RCA Small Wonder EZ200 is a budget minicamcorder that uses flash memory to record video.
^B00:00:00 [ Music ] >> Hi. I'm David Carnoy, executive editor for CNET.com, and I'm here to tell you about the RCA MyLife EZ200 mini camcorder. This is a budget mini camcorder that uses flash memory to record video. It comes with one gigabyte of onboard memory. It's in the form of a microSD card. Some of you may have heard of another Small Wonder called the "pocket EZ205." That's this white model here. It is virtually identical to the black EZ200. The one tiny difference is that this model is able to record more video in the lower quality web-sharing mode, twice as much video. It's kind of a weird difference. We're not sure why RCA did this, but there are two models. One of the trademarks has been their flip out LCD. We did like that flip out LCD. That's one of the high points of this camcorder. It's a 1.5-inch LCD. One clever design element is the USB connector. It's actually hidden behind the LCD. You do have to flip out the LCD to get to it. And the camcorder does come with a USB extender cable in case there is a USB port that's hard to get to. You also get an inexpensive neoprene protective carrying case. The software that ships with the camera really hasn't changed all that much. But it does allow you to upload your videos to YouTube with the touch of a button. There's also a partnership with Box.net, another video and photo sharing site. We don't expect a lot from these camcorders, but we do expect them to get the correct exposure, for instance, in bright sunlight. This camera was not good with going from bright sunlight to shadows and making the adjustments to the exposure. It did much better indoors, and the low light performance has improved with the cameras. I'm David Carnoy, and that's the RCA Small Wonder MyLife EZ200. ^M00:01:53