Aiptek on Tuesday announced its
GO-HD, a $299.99 digital camcorder that records QuickTime video at 720P — 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, using SD flash media cards.
The GO-HD features a 3x optical zoom lens, optical focus, lithium ion batteries and a 2.4-inch swivel-mounted LCD display. It has “Night Shot” mode plus LEDs that help illuminate in low lighting conditions. The GO-HD comes with a wireless remote control, 2-inch macro zoom, 5 megapixel digital still camera feature and built-in red-eye reduction.
The GO-HD records video at 1280 x 720 pixels, at 30 frames per second (FPS). It uses the H.264 codec to compress video on the fly, and can store up to four hours of video clips on an 8GB high capacity SD card. Alternately, the GO-HD can also record in D1 (720 x 480 pixel) at 30FPS or CIF (352 x 240 pixel) at 30FPS. At lower resolutions you can squeeze more video onto a card — more than nine hours at D1 resolution, in fact.
The device connects to a Mac or PC using USB 2.0, which can also be used to charge the camera’s internal batteries. It also features component video output, so you can hook it right up to an HDTV for full-resolution playback.