[Computex] DXG to Roll Pocketable 3D Camcorder in August

Jun 3, 2010
Tomohiro Ootsuki, Nikkei Electronics
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DXG showcased another 3D camcorder, "DVX-5D8" (center), whose shape is different from that of the DVX-5D7, and a 3D digital photo frame, "DPF-702" (right).
DXG showcased another 3D camcorder, "DVX-5D8" (center), whose shape is different from that of the DVX-5D7, and a 3D digital photo frame, "DPF-702" (right).
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DXG, a Taiwan-based camcorder manufacturer, is planning to start volume production of the "DVX-5D7," a camcorder that is as small as a human hand but can shoot 3D video, in August 2010.

The company is considering both making an OEM contract and selling the camcorder under its own brand.

The resolution of the DVX-5D7 is VGA for 3D video and half HD for 2D video, DXG said. Its 3.2-inch display supports the parallax barrier method, which eliminates the need for special glasses.

Though the interval between the camera lenses is much narrower than 6.5cm, which is normal, 3D representation was realized by image processing. The image processor is provided neither by Ambarella nor by Zoran, DXG said.

The pixel count of the image sensor is five million. The DVX-5D7 has an HDMI port and supports SDHC memory cards.

When asked about the price of the camcorder, DXG said, "To be honest, it is difficult to offer a low price because of high development costs."