We've seen bargain-basement brands toss gaming functionality
into a non-gaming device in a somewhat futile attempt to polish up
a product before, and apparently, DXG
has caught the consolidation bug too. The DXG-589V handheld camera / camcorder mimics the design of Sanyo's Xacti HD2
, but rather than packing excellent resolution and HD capturing abilities, this rendition scales back on the goods that matter in order to reach a rock bottom price. Users will find a three-inch LTPS
monitor, five-megapixel CMOS sensor, MP3 support, a rechargeable Li-ion cell, SD card slot, and direct recording abilities from an external video source, but you'll only be grabbing MPEG4 footage at 640 x 480 resolution. Additionally, you'll discover 20 less-than-enthralling games built right in, and with the PlayStation-esque control pad
, Sony fans shouldn't have any problem getting the buttons down. Of course, the stripped-down nature of this here device allows DXG to shed a few dollars off the purchase price, but we'd be seriously cautious about dropping even $199.99 for this one.