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Mustek intros DV700TZ, DV530TZ camcorders


Mustek looks to be trying to make the low-end slightly less so with its latest pair of digital camcorders, packing some decent specs into its new DV700TZ and DV530TZ models while still keeping the price down. The DV700TZ is the more capable of the two, with 3x optical zoom, 2.5-inch LCD, and a 7 megapixel CCD, able to capture "broadcast-quality" 720 x 480 MPEG-4 video at 30 fps. That's done with the aid of the cam's built-in 64MB of memory or, more likely, an SD card you'll have to supply yourself -- which will also let you take better advantage of the cam's built-in MP3 player. Taking things down a notch, the DV530TZ packs a 5.3 megapixel CCD and captures video at the standard 640 x 480 resolution, with a 3x optical zoom and an LCD of unspecified size rounding out the specs. Look for both cams to be rolling out shortly, with the DV700TZ coming in at $300 and the DV530TZ setting you back $230.

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