Oct 21, 2006

Portable Camera Companion

The new Creative ZEN Vision W portable video, photo and MP3 player features a high resolution, 4.3-inch, 16:9 format, colour widescreen TFT display for viewing up to 240 hours of video, tens of thousands of photos, and it can carry up to 15,000 songs.


According to Creative , the ZEN Vision W is the ideal as a portable camera companion. Featuring a built-in Compact Flash slot, users can now easily import photos directly from a digital camera without a PC.


“The Creative Zen Vision W is the ultimate travel accessory. It has been designed for versatility with both 30GB and 60GB models available, and support for a large selection of video and image formats,” said Vaiju Deb Senior Product and Marketing Executive Creative Labs Australia.


Digital Video


The Creative ZEN Vision W supports a wide selection of video formats, including MPEG-1, MPEG-2, MPEG-4-SP, MJPEG and XviD, for playback of video clips and movies downloaded from the Internet. The Creative ZEN Vision W also supports digitised home movies transferred from the PC. The removable rechargeable battery provides up to 4.5 hours of video playback.


Digital Photos


The Creative ZEN Vision W can carry tens of thousands of photos, making it the perfect destination for offloading photos to free up space on your digital camera’s storage card.


The convenient Plug&View™ slot on the side of the player supports both Compact Flash Type I and Type II media. An optional Compact Flash Adapter plugs directly into the Compact Flash slot to accept other popular memory card types including SmartMedia, MultiMedia Card and Secure Digital.


For sharing photos with family and friends, a convenient composite AV-out connection enables stunning full colour, 720 x 480 image output on any size NTSC TV screen, or 720 x 576 image output on any size PAL TV screen. Users can watch slide shows set to favourite music, which can be played through headphones, the built-in speaker on the face of the player, or by connecting speakers such as a Creative I-Trigue® 2.1 system.


Additional Features


The 4.3-inch colour widescreen on the Creative ZEN Vision W displays the patented ZEN user interface to access music, photos and video.


It also includes:



  • Built-in microphone - Volume levels displayed on screen for optimum recording quality

  • Organizer - Provides calendar, tasks and contact lists, and synchronises with Microsoft Outlook

  • Extras - Enables setting of Date & Time, plus allocation of Removable Disk space for dedicated storage clock - A clock with wake-to-any-music alarm, colour themes and different languages for further customisation

  • The Creative ZEN Vision W connects to the PC via USB 2.0 for fast, easy transfer of content. Other optional accessories, include a Compact Flash Adapter, screen protector, standing case, travel charger, wired remote and IR remote.