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Introducing the new 1080p AHD Z500 Plus from AIPTEK. Incorporating 3x optical zoom and 1080p HD recording the AHD Z500 Plus is available at an SRP of £249.99.

Key features:

• High definition (1080p) AVC HD (1440 x 1080 pixels, 16.9) resolution up to 30 fps
• High definition (720p) AVC HD (1280 x 720 pixels) resolution up to 60 fps
• 3x optical auto focus zoom lens
• Macro mode for detailed 5cm close up video and still capture
• Record up to 2 hrs of 1080p high definition video onto an 8GB SDHC card
(up to 8 hours of 1080p high definition video with a 32GB SDHC card)
• Still image capture up to 8 mega-pixel

The AHD Z500 Plus opens up the HD camcorder market to the masses. With 1080p HD recording and 60fps capture in 720p the Z500 Plus is perfectly capable whatever the subject matter. The 60fps recording facility allows smoother recording of fast moving objects whilst the 1080p capability enables the capture of lifelike video.

With the standard for video moving towards high definition, AIPTEK’s AHD Z500 Plus will allow home movies captured today to benefit from the 1080p display technologies of TV’s designed for the foreseeable future. Recorded holiday memories can be played back in years to come safe in the knowledge that the 1080p picture quality is suitable for future high definition enjoyment.

The 3x optical zoom with user-friendly auto focus is accompanied by a Macro mode to ensure both distant and close-up subjects are captured in equal clarity. With 1440 x 1080 pixel HD (1080p) resolution at 30 fps and a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor, the AIPTEK AHD Z500 Plus provides high quality video recording and still images up to 8 mega pixels.

Video recording modes can also be set to capture in 720p @ 30 or 60 fps or DVD @ 60 fps (720x480) quality and CIF (352x240). The CIF video mode is designed for web use allowing movies to be uploaded to sites such as YouTube.

With a storage capacity of up to 32GB via SDHC card the AHD Z500 Plus is capable of storing up to 8 hours of 1080p high definition video in .mov (H.264/Quicktime) format or up to 4,000 jpeg images.

The bright 2.4” swivel-mounted TFT LCD display enables easy previewing and playback of both video and still images. AIPTEK’s AHD Z500 Plus can be connected directly to a TV via component (for HD output) or composite leads for convenient viewing of both video and still images. Wide screen playback is optimised with the AHD Z500 Plus’ 16:9 mode and video is supported in both NTSC or PAL regions.

In addition to the standard functions for image and video capture such as red eye reduction, flash for still images and self timer, the AIPTEK AHD Z500 Plus offers 5 different White balance modes, a night mode to enhance video captured in low light and 3 modes (normal, black and white and classic) for stills photography.

All AIPTEK camcorders are designed for ease of use. The units are turned on and off by simply opening and closing the LCD display. Features such as auto focus, fast start up and one touch recording are designed to allow the user to concentrate on capturing the subject matter without having to negotiate numerous settings and options.

In line with AIPTEK’s user friendly philosophy, consideration has been given to the form factor of its camcorders. Measuring just 113 x 70 x 33mm, the AHD Z500 Plus fits conveniently into a pocket, glove compartment or flight bag enabling its users to carry it with them and capture those unexpected video opportunities that are often missed.

The AHD Z500 Plus is supplied with a Li-Ion rechargeable battery, remote control, carry pouch, video component out cable, AV cable, or battery recharging USB cable for data transfer. For a faster charge an A/C adaptor is provided.

Pricing and availability

The AIPTEK AHD Z500 Plus will be widely available through retail and e-tail from July 2008 at an SRP of £249.99 (inc vat).

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About AIPTEK International

Specialists in the manufacture of multifunctional digital devices, AIPTEK has a large number of product innovations designed with the emphasis on build quality and value for money. AIPTEK’s product portfolio includes palm sized camcorders (hybrid devices incorporating digital video, still image capture, web cam, data storage, MP3 player and voice recorder in one compact design), digital picture frames and graphics tablets, as well as Bluetooth enabled technology.
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Notes to editors:

• For full specification see attached spec sheet

For further information or to request a review sample please contact Andrew Fellows at Beyond PR on the below number or at andrew@beyondpr.eu .

Date of Issue: 3 June 2008

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