Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. today announced the SMX-C14 and SMX-C10, two new ergonomically designed, compact digital camcorders.
The new SMX-C14 and SMX-C10 also feature Samsung?s stylish Crystal Design with a touch of color that was first introduced in the company?s line of flat panel HDTVs.
The SMX-C14 and SMX-C10 offer a 10x optical zoom paired with Hyper Image Stabilization to help reduce blurry footage. Both camcorders also feature a 230,000-dot, swiveling 2.7-inch wide LCD screen. Similar to the full-HD HMX-R10, the new SMX-C14 and SMX-C10 boast Samsung?s Active Angle Lens. This design helps reduce fatigue by allowing consumers to grip the camcorder in a more relaxed manner, easing the overall stress on their wrist and elbow. The relaxed grip also removes the LCD screen from the user?s line of sight, enabling them to always keep an eye on their subject while recording.
The new SMX-C14 features 16GB of internal Samsung flash memory and is expandable via an SD/SDHC memory card slot. Thanks to H.264 compression, users can record over six hours of footage with the highest video quality at Super Fine Mode directly to the SMX-C14?s 16GB of built-in memory. The SMX-C10 does not feature internal memory and requires the use of SD/SDHC media. Both the SMX-C14 and SMX-C10 also provide more than two hours and forty minutes of record time on a single charge.
The SMX-C14 and SMX-C10 also incorporate Samsung?s play-edit-sharing program called intelli studio. The built-in intelli-studio program allows consumers to connect the camcorder to any computer via USB and edit and play their video without having to install supporting software. intelli-studio also facilitates the process of uploading users? content to popular video sharing Web sites. For added convenience, a one-touch "upload" button, available directly on the SMX-C14 and SMX-C10, provides a direct connection to YouTube.
Time-lapse recording allows users to program the camcorder to record at a pre-set interval of one image every one, three, five, 10, 15 or 30 seconds.
Samsung?s animated thumbnail feature simplifies the way users search for video clips on the SMX-C14 and SMX-C10. Each video clip saved on the camcorder is represented by a small thumbnail on the LCD screen.
Users can either recharge the battery by connecting the camcorder to the supplied AC adapter or via USB while the camcorder is connected to a computer.
The SMX-C14 and SMX-C10 will be available from May in European, CIS and Asian countries.