updated 02:00 pm EDT, Wed March 28, 2007
EXEMODE DV528 XviD Cam
KFE today delivered an alternative to typical DV cameras in the form of the EXEMODE DV528. Recording of VGA-quality video is accomplished using the more efficient XviD standard instead of MPEG-4 or DV, allowing the pocket-sized camera to capture larger amounts of video either to the 64MB of internal memory or to SD cards as large as 2GB. The 5-megapixel sensor will also take still shots at its native 3840×2880 resolution, while both movie and photo recording are helped by an 8X optical zoom lens. MP3 playback is added as a bonus, the company adds.
A release day and an accompanying price for the DV528 remain a mystery. It should be available soon to its home country of Japan and may ship elsewhere at a later date.