CeBIT 2008 - Previewing The Trends

Compact Video Camera With 1080p - Aiptek AHD Z500

Over the past few years, Aiptek has gained a foothold as a maker of very affordable video cameras. The company's products offer very good value for money, especially for beginners. After the PocketDV Z300 HD camcorder turned its fair share of heads at CeBIT 2007 thanks to its resolution of 1280x720 pixels and H.264 support, Aiptek is now unveiling its successor the PocketDV AHD Z500. At a resolution of 1080 horizontal pixels, it can capture 30 frames per second, with the plus variant capable of up to 60 fps. The handy device has a 3x optical zoom and uses SDHC and SD memory cards with up to 32 GB capacity as storage media. The PocketDV AHD Z500 sports an HD output and can be hooked up to an HD or standard TV using YUV component cables. It does not come equipped with a future proof HDMI interface, though.

Full-HD at a bargain basement price - Aiptek PocketDV AHD Z500

Aiptek wants to reach the people new to video cams.

Aiptek is set up in Hall 26, stand A37.

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