Wednesday January 7, 2009 8:00 pm
RCA announces EZ209HD, their slimmest Small Wonder camcorder ever
We are loving just how prevalent small HD cams are becoming, and the RCA EZ209HD looks to be an impressive unit when it comes to that category. This is the company’s slimmest and “sexiest” (their word, not mine) Small Wonder camcorder ever, and captures high definition video while sporting a 2-inch display. Even better, though, unlike some of the other handheld HD flash camcorders we’ve seen, the EZ209HD even has an HDMI port, so you can plug directly into a television to watch your home movies. The rechargeable battery lasts for two hours, which is also nice, and the camera even supports a 60fps Sports Mode for fast action. Once your recordings are done, you can easily upload them to YouTube and Box.net. You’ll be able to get your hands on an RCA EZ209HD by the end of this quarter, and it’ll sell for $119.99.
Full press release available after the break, which includes details on the EZ207 as well.
New RCA Digital Camcorder Line Adds Exclusive Memory Manager Software
Options for YouTube, Box.net and E-mail Sharing Add Connectivity and Simplify Use
LAS VEGAS – January 7, 2009 – International CES, Booth 11006-10506, Audiovox
Corporation (NASDAQ: VOXX). RCA is shaking up the point and shoot camcorder market with
the company’s 2009 line of Small Wonder HD and standard-definition camcorders, which are
smaller-slimmer-lighter, and thanks to patented Memory Manager™ software, more user
friendly camcorders which are – best of all – affordable.
“Today’s camcorders need to deliver much more than just good pictures and video,” said Tom
Malone, president, Audiovox Electronics Corporation. “As point and shoot products, digital
camcorders must combine ease of use with sophisticated connectivity, which we achieve with the
new RCA Small Wonder line.”
The RCA Small Wonder camcorder’s ease of use starts with Memory Manager Software that
requires no CD-ROM because it’s embedded in the camcorder and launches automatically with
the first USB PC connection. In addition to the Small Wonder’s built-in picture button, users can
also capture an image from the recorded video using the Memory Manager software’s EZGrab™
feature frame-by-frame accuracy. Memory Manager also makes video editing easy, using the
“Trim & Join” feature that lets users become a video maker who can customize a clip’s start and
end points to keep only desirable segments. Users have total control to click and drag images
and arrange (or rearrange) video segment exactly as desired to create a custom movie. The
editing is achieved easily with software that guides the user from start to finish. After completing
the video production, the user can save it to PC for sharing on YouTube™, Box.net or via e-mail.
The company plans to bring three RCA Small Wonder Camcorders to market during the first
quarter of 2009, led by the HD models, EZ300HD and EZ209HD.
EZ209HD is RCA’s slimmest, sleekest, sexiest Small Wonder
giving a crystal-clear video picture in HD quality as well as
High Quality or WebQuality. Users can also grab those action
scenes in high-speed Sports Mode at 60fps (frames per
second). With the EZ209HD, sharing videos on YouTube and
Box.net is easy and fun to do. Shoot and view videos on the
Small Wonder’s built-in 2-inch LCD screen or view the videos
on an HD television using the camcorder’s HDMI connection.
A microSD card slot (with expansion options up to 16GB),
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RCA Small Wonder EZ300HD
provides the ability to record for several additional hours and an 8 megapixel Still Photo Capture
feature makes the EZ209HD perfect for those catching memorable pictures. A built-in
rechargeable battery that delivers up to two hours of use is included. MSRP: $119.99.
EZ300HD delivers HD quality video resolution, with high
definition recording time up to nine hours (using an optional
16GB SD card). Features include Point-And-Shoot simplicity
so the user anyone can capture video but just aiming and
pressing the big red record button. Also capture still images in
5 megapixel resolution and flip out lens make self recording a
cinch View your videos and pictures on the 2.4” display or on
your HD television using the built-in HDMI connection. The
2GB internal memory holds up to 1 hour of video clips in HD
mode, or up to 6 hours in YouTube Capture Mode. A built-in
rechargeable battery gives 2 hours of use. MSRP: $169.99.
Additionally, RCA will ship and affordable entry-level standard and Web definition Small
Wonder digital camcorder, model EZ207, which features a flip out screen. MSRP: $79.99
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