DXG has established a good niche for itself in the budget
camcorder segment – but how does it stand up when it tries to take on the big
boys of the video industry?
The company is taking aim at Canon, Sony and Panasonic with
the DXG-A85V, an ultra-affordable 1080p HD camcorder that’s loaded with
features, including 12X zoom, touch-to-focus, Eye-Fi Wireless ready and a 10MP
still camera. And while it may find notable success with non-discriminating
consumers and entry-level shooters, discerning lensmen and pro-ams can pass
this one by.
It’s not that the DXG-A85V doesn’t shoot good video. On the
contrary, the pictures are crisp and run at 30fps at maximum 1080p settings
(60fps if you shoot at 720p). Do they stand up to high-end cameras from more
recognizable names? Not entirely, but they’re a lot closer than you might