GE releases waterproof mini camcorder

By Keri Algar

SYDNEY: The DV1 sits in between Sony’s Bloggie Touch and a GoPro or Launch Helmet Cams; an in-built USB connector enables easy access to upload content to popular sites such as YouTube and it is waterproof to 5 meters and shockproof to 1.5 meters.

The device itself is small like a mobile handset and features a 2.5-inch LCD display, an SD car slot, a lithium-ion battery and HDMI output. The device, RRP $199, also has the facility to shoot still images.

Stewart Pickersgill, Tasco’s general manager of digital camera sales, said the popularity of online video content corresponds with the evolution of camcorders and GE’s entry into the category.

“Australians have developed a huge appetite for online video content, with the average internet user watching more than seven hours of video per month,” Pickersgill said.

“With mini camcorders like GE’s DV1, absolutely anyone can become a video producer. Not only is it a cinch to shoot with, with the built-in USB connector multimedia content can be uploaded to YouTube or Facebook in a flash.”

Retailers such as Harvey Norman, Retravision and Leading Edge are currently stocking the new product.

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