AgfaPhoto DV-5000Z

April 11, 2008 | Mark Goldstein | Digital Video Cameras | Comment |

AgfaPhoto DV-5000ZThe AgfaPhoto DV-5000Z is a new compact digital video camera that’s no bigger than most still cameras. The DV-5000Z features a Micron CMOS sensor with five megapixel resolution and videos are taken in 16:9 wide screen format. Up to four hours and 20 minutes of film in HD format can fit on an 8Gb SDHC memory card, plus there’s a 3x optical zoom and 2.5” rotating and pivoting LCD display. The new AgfaPhoto DV-5000Z will be available in Russia from the end of April at the recommended retail price of 249 Euro.

AgfaPhoto Press Release

AgfaPhoto Digital Video Camera with High-Definition Resolution

UHINGEN, Germany & MOSCOW—(BUSINESS WIRE)—AgfaPhoto extends its range to cover the digital video product sector. The AgfaPhoto DV-5000Z will be presented at the Photoforum Moskva from 10th to 13th April, 2008. The compact video camera with HD resolution will be available in Russia from the end of April at the recommended retail price of 249 Euro (including 18 percent VAT).

The AgfaPhoto DV-5000Z is only twelve by seven centimetres (4.7” x 2.75”) in size, no bigger than most digital still cameras. Its weight of just under 200g makes the camera a handy companion at the beach, on walks or at family celebrations. Its simple operation makes it easy for even beginners to take high-res videos.

Videos are taken in 16:9 wide screen format. The HD technology uses the capabilities of the latest TVs. Recordings can be directly played back on an HDTV display at home. The AgfaPhoto video camera features a Micron CMOS sensor with five megapixel resolution. The analogue YPbPr video signal captures movies with a maximum resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixel. The MPEG-4 format and H.264 compression allow for smaller file size with simultaneous higher picture quality. Up to four hours and 20 minutes of film in HD format can fit on an SDHC memory card with eight-Gigabyte capacity.

The DV-5000Z is equipped with a 3x optical zoom. With the 2.5” rotating and pivoting LCD display, the subject can be viewed in every shooting position. Videos are recorded with 16-bit stereo sound. For optimal sound quality an external microphone can be connected. When used for photography, the AgfaPhoto DV-5000Z delivers up to eight megapixel (interpolated) high-res pictures. The integrated video lamp with a half-meter (20”) range also functions as the flash.

Apart from a carrying pouch, the package contents include a rechargeable Li-Ion battery, a charger, a USB cable for connection to a PC, a YPbPr cable and an AV cable for transferring data to the TV, plus a driver CD.

At the Photoforum Moskva, AgfaPhoto cameras can be tried out in Hall 8 on Stand 8-151 with the manufacturer plawa.

The AgfaPhoto brand
The AgfaPhoto brand has for a long time stood for reliability in photography. With the invention of auto focus, AgfaPhoto has placed emphasis on the simplicity of the operability of cameras. Today, AgfaPhoto is active in all product fields of consumer imaging worldwide and offers analogue and digital photography products along with other digital cameras, storage media, batteries, digital photo frames, films and single-use cameras.

The companies
AgfaPhoto Holding GmbH is licensee of the brand AgfaPhoto by Agfa-Gevaert NV & Co. KG. The exclusive sub-license for digital cameras has been granted to plawa by AgfaPhoto Holding GmbH.

plawa-feinwerktechnik GmbH & Co.KG is the manufacturer and designer of AgfaPhoto cameras. plawa was founded in 1969 and expanded rapidly as a specialist in slide frames and film rolls and succeeded in becoming a leader on the German market. In the year 2000, it entered the sphere of digital photography. Today the company distributes AgfaPhoto digital cameras and digital video products. The plawa portfolio includes trendy products ranging from digital music, portable TV to video. plawa supplies both stock and campaign-related products to megastores, photo resellers and supermarkets. plawa is member of CIPA - Camera & Imaging Product Association of Japan (

AgfaPhoto DV-5000Z

AgfaPhoto DV-5000Z

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