Samsung Electronics America, Inc. unveiled the SC-MX20, the successor to the company?s SC-MX10 compact digital camcorder.
The SC-MX20 features a customized recording mode optimized for YouTube or multi-media devices.
The camcorder has a 680K pixel CCD sensor which delivers a resolution of 720x480. The new model features a Schneider lens with 34x optical zoom and advanced noise reduction (3-D Noise Reduction) technology. It also features Samsung?s improved Advanced Image Stabilization, assuring that consumers will be able to record blur-free memories both near and far, as well as Face Detection, which can automatically detect up to five faces and adjust focus to ensure better composition.
The SC-MX20 features a slot for SD/SDHC (up to 32GB) and MMC+ memory cards and utilizes H.264 compression for longer record times and enhanced video quality. Samsung?s H.264 technology more than doubles the compression ratio so that it takes less time to send video files via email or upload them onto the Internet.
Thanks to H.264 compression, when in full resolution and when set to fine mode, users can record up to four hours of footage using an 8GB memory card, eight hours using a 16GB memory card, and up to 16 hours using a 32GB memory card. Furthermore, the SC-MX20 features the longest battery life in its class, lasting up to three hours.
For added convenience, the new SC-MX20 features Samsung?s exclusive swivel hand-grip which effortlessly adjusts for regular and low angle shooting. The camcorder features a large 2.7 inch LCD to help users frame their subjects and review footage even in sunlight.
The SC-MX20 features a unique shooting mode that allows users to select a resolution and format that are perfect for uploading content to YouTube or multi-media devices. By selecting the Web & Mobile mode, the camcorder?s resolution is automatically adjusted to 640x480 (H.264 / AAC / MP4) and optimized for use on Web sites. Users can easily import video from the SC-MX20 and play it on MP3 players and other portable multimedia players supporting H.264, without having to convert the files. The SC-MX20 also comes bundled with CyberLink software for the additional editing and customization of video files.
The SC-MX20 features Samsung?s useful iCheck and iScene modes. iCheck allows the user to check remaining battery life and memory capacity with the touch of a button, while iScene allows the user to select up to 10 automatic scene modes for capturing the best footage no matter what environment they may be in.
The SC-MX20 will be available in four colors, including black, red, white, and blue, all with silver trim. The SC-MX20 will be available in August 2008 with an estimated selling price of $279.99.
Image Sensor: 680K pixel CCD
Lens: 34x Optical Zoom f=1.6 ~ 4.3
LCD: 2.7" LCD
Image Stabilizer: Advanced Image Stabilization
SD/SDHC (up to 32GB)
Aspect ratio 4:3 & 16:9
Innovative Swivel Grip
3 Hours of Battery Life
YouTube Recording Mode