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Creative DiVi CAM 525D camcorder

Ilse Jurrien
Photokina report
Tuesday 6th, June 2006
Posted by: Ilse Jurrien

Creative Technology Ltd. a worldwide leader in digital entertainment products, today unveiled Creative DiVi CAM 525D, a multi-functional mini digital camcorder that comes packed with a full suite of exciting multimedia features including high-quality movie recording, real-time TV recording, 5-megapixel digital camera, and an MP3 player, voice recorder and webcam. The new DiVi CAM 525D is perfect for the consumer who wants a high-quality, easy-to-use video camcorder that gives more than common features. The DiVi Creative CAM 525D allows consumers to enjoy an ultra-portable multimedia solution with an affordable price tag. Featuring the new Motion Stabilizer technology.

Creative DiVi Cam

Creative 525D - Features
Creative DiVi CAM 525D allows users to make exceptional quality recordings even with unsteady hands. The Creative DiVi CAM 525D is able to record MPEG-4 movies in 640 x 480 (VGA) resolution at a smooth 30 frames per second speed. The result is amazingly sharp and fluid video quality. The Night Mode feature enables users to take high quality videos even under very poor lighting conditions. The innovative Audio/Video In capability allows users to record video from any external sources (TV, DVD player, VCR, Cable Set-top box, etc) in real time.

Creative DiVi CAM 525D - 2.5 inch LCD Monitor
Given their fast-paced lifestyles, users can now record their favorite TV shows or blockbusters and view it at their desired time on a huge 2.5" high-resolution LCD screen. This is especially good news to the World Cup fans who can now relish the actions of the World Cup matches anytime anywhere without having to stay up through the night to watch them live!

Creative 525D digital camcorder - 5-Megapixel
Taking brilliant pictures is a breeze with the new 5.0 Megapixel CCD (Charged Coupled Device) sensor, which can be increased to a whopping 11.0 Megapixels using the in-cam interpolation. The Creative DiVi CAM 525D lets users enjoy different shooting modes such as Normal, Portrait and Macro. The Photo Effects feature is added to give a touch of creativity when taking pictures. A powerful 8X digital zoom is available for easy long distance photo taking; with 3 enhancement flash modes for different conditions.

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Creative DiVi CAM 525D - MP3 Player
The Creative DiVi CAM 525D's versatile nature allows it to be used as a MP3 player, voice recorder and even a webcam. Users can enjoy digital music on the go or use it to record high quality voice clips in meetings or seminars. These media collections can be shared among friends and families by simply connecting the device via USB to the PC or Internet. File transfers can be done in spilt seconds with the blazingly fast Hi-Speed USB 2.0 connectivity. Videoconferencing and messaging is also possible with the built in webcam function!

Creative 525D - Memory
The Creative DiVi CAM 525D comes with a high capacity (1100mAh) Li-ion rechargeable battery, which can last for hundreds of photo shots or hours of video on a single charge. The user is given the convenience of recharging the battery without removing it from the camera. A wireless remote control is also included to access the camera's menu from far away! The Creative DiVi CAM 525D has 32MB of built-in memory with an option for expansion through the Secure Digital (SD) expansion slot. Users can increase the memory storage up to 2GB for more photo and video collections.

Creative DiVi CAM 525D Camcorder - Software
Users can make use of the two bundled software applications - Ulead Video Studio and Ulead Photo Express for advanced multimedia editing and creative works! Ulead Video Studio is an easy-to-use and powerful video editing tool, which offers more than a hundred transition effects, professional titling capabilities, and soundtrack creation tools. Ulead Photo Express allows users to edit and share their digital photo collection and explore their creativity with the stunning special effects and photo projects!

Creative DiVi Cam

Creative DiVi CAM 525D - Specifications
• Sensor Type: 1/2.5" 5.0 Megapixels CCD Sensor
• Memory Type: Integrated 32MB and SD expansion slot (SD card up to 2GB*)
• Lens: F2.8 / F5.6, f=7.0mm
• Focus Range: Normal: 200cm to infinity,
• Macro: 20cm
• Portrait: 90 - 200cm
• Sensitivity: ISO 50 - 200
• Zoom: 8X Digital Zoom
• LCD: 2.5" LTPS High Resolution TFT
• Flash Modes: Auto / On / Off
• Flash Effective Range: 0.5m - 1.5m
• White Balance: Auto / Daylight / Tungsten / Fluorescent
• EV Compensation: -1.0EV to +1.0EV (in +/- 0.3EV steps)
• Self Timer: 10sec
• PC Interface: USB 2.0
• TV Out Format: NTSC / PAL
• Shutter Speed: 1/15 to 1/1000 sec
• Auto Power Off: 3min
• Still Image: 3856x2892 (11MP, interpolated), 2592x1944 (5MP), 1600x1200 (2MP)
• Files Format: Movie: AVI (Xvid), Picture: JPEG, Music: MP3, Voice: WAV
• Video Clip: 640x480 (VGA) and 320x240 (QVGA), max 30fps
• Power Supply: Li-ion rechargeable battery (1100mAh)

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