CVS recently launched a disposable camcorder in the US. The camera has a 1.4-inch LCD screen and a memory chip to store up to 20min of digital video and sound. It costs $29.99 but it seems that there are still some problems.
PC Mag reports that the device still has a major bug. To burn the video footage on a DVD disc you need to go to a local CVS store, to get it burned for $12.99. But it seems that a lot of these shops aren't able yet to process the video footage.
PC Mag was told that the DVDs are full-featured, with divided chapters for easier navigation and also optimized for e-mailing the video. They wanted to test this and bought the camera at a local store in New York City on Wednesday. Later that day they returned the camera for video processing but the next day they were called, to say that the store didn't have the capability to process the video, nor did any of the 27 other stores in Manhattan.
CVS claims the kinks will be ironed out soon.
CVS disposable camcorder not ready yet
Posted on Sunday, Jun 12 2005 @ 15:32 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck