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Petacon announces Praktica DVC 5.1 HD camcorder

Pentacon announces the Praktica DVC 5.1 HD digital camcorder. The new camera supports NTSC / PAL / HD 720P resolution at 30 frames per second. Furthermore, the DVC 5.1 features a still image function with resolutions of 3264 x 2448 (8 Mp interpolated), 2576 x 1932 (5 Mp) and 2048 x 1536 (3 Mp), and the images can be stored on 32 MB of built-in memory, or SDHC cards. The new compact camcorder measures 130 x 56 x 68 mm and weights only 292grams. It offers USB 2.0, Video out, and HD out connectivity...
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Device type Digital camcorder with photo function
Focal lenght 6.26 - 30.75 mm (equivalent 38 – 186mm)
Zoom 5x optical
Focus system contrast auto focus
Focus range normal: 45 cm - to infinity, macro (wide): 5 - 45 cm
Sensor 1 / 2.5" CMOS, 5.0 Mega pixels
Resolution 3264x2448 (8M), 2576x1932 (5M), 2048x1536 (3M)
ISO speed auto
Colour depth 24 Bit (RGB)
Colour effects normal, sepia, black/white
Picture sharpness normal
White balance auto, 4 modes
Shutter 1 - 1/1500s
Exposure auto
Exposure control +/- 2.0
Metering matrix
Flash auto, flash on mode, LED lamp for video: on / off
Flash range 0,6 - 1 m
Self timer 5 and 10s
Display 3,0" TFT display ( 960x240 pixels )
Video resolution 1280x720 (@30fps)
TV system NTSC / PAL / HD 720P 30 fps
Tripod socket 1/4"
Additional features nightmode, HD resolution, SDHC support, HD 720P 30 fps
Storage 32 MB built-in memory, SD-Card usable (SDHC support)
File format JPEG, EXIF, DPOF, MOV
Interface USB 2.0, Video out, HD out
Energy source Li-Ionen-rechargeable battery NP 120
Dimensions 130x56x68 mm
Weight 292g
Accessories USB cable, TV/HD cable, CD with driver, pouch, strap, manual, Li-ion rechargeable battery, charger
OS requirements Windows 2000 / XP/ VISTA

Additional information: Visit the Pentacon Praktica website
May 9, 2008
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