When it comes to the digital camcorder market, one would see that it is dominated by the likes of many high-end brands offering rather expensive products. Manufacturers like, Sony, JVC and Panasonic are among the first ones that one would think of, if they were to be in the market for a digital camcorder. However, there are a range of other manufacturers launching digital camcorders too, with interesting features at a much lower price. One of these manufacturers is Genius, a popular player in computer peripherals.

A budget camcorder launched in India

A budget camcorder launched in India

The brand recently introduced their latest DV camera G-Shot DV800. The brand claims that it is a very competitive, handy designed unit and has an 8.0 mega pixel CMOS sensor that is ideal for 720p resolution video, still camera and includes great features. The brand goes on to state that it makes the photos outstandingly clear using the 16x digital zoom, upto 20 mega pixel by using interpolation software. The camcorder uses four AAA batteries and according to the company can record over 90 minutes of video, it includes CD Rom, along with application software enabling one to easily edit videos and photos.

Here is a quick look at some of the key features of the G-Shot DV800 digital camcorder:

  • 8MP digital video camera, records at a resolution of 720 x 1280 at 30fps
  • Built in 32 MB flash memory
  • 16MB available for image storage
  • Supports High capacity SD card up to 32GB
  • Face Detection
  • LED Light
  • AVI/M JPEG format
  • 2.4-inch TFT colour display

The box features a range of contents and apart from the camcorder and CD Rom, it includes a multi language user guide, four AAA Alkaline batteries, a USB/ AV cable and a pouch for easily carrying the camcorder. Unlike other brands, this camcorder comes at a very attractive price of Rs.5,000. It is available across India and comes with a two year warranty.

At a price of a Rs. 5,000, this appears to be a very attractive option judging by the specifications the brand has to offer. The G-Shot DV800 digital camcorder can be an ideal choice for those looking for casual videography and on a tight budget. With features like HD 720p video recording, this seems like an attractive option. However, wait for our review to find out if it's worth your money.

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