Pure Digital is introducing a Point & Shoot camcorder with built-in software that enables users to connect directly to video sharing web sites.
Using the camcorder and a USB-connected PC, consumers are able to shoot a video, plug the camcorder's built-in USB arm into a PC or Mac and upload video directly to sharing web sites Google Video or Grouper Networks via on-board software.
The software includes other sharing options, such as one-step emailing, video greeting cards for a variety of special occasions, and custom-edited movie mixes.
Pure Digital Point & Shoot Camcorder users can choose to share their home movies exclusively with friends and family they invite to watch their video or post it publicly on the sites where it can be viewed by anyone around the world.
The budget device sports 2x digital zoom and an 1.4 inch color playback screen. Other features include instant playback, review and delete features, and instant view on TV or PC. DVD processing is available, by returning the unit to one of the Pure Digital-certified retail locations.
Pricing starts at US$129.99 for the 30-minute camcorder and US$169.00 for new 60-minute model. The company is planning to have the camcorder available at over 10,000 retail locations in the USA.