Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. today introduced new camcorders that make recording and viewing video in HD easy. The HMX-U10 is an ultra compact camcorder that records in full-HD and takes 10 mega-pixel still photos. It also allows users to easily share content online with its one-touch "upload" button to YouTubeTM. The SMX-K40, SMX-44 and SMX-K45 record video in standard definition but then upscale the footage to near full-HD when viewing through an HDMI output (cable sold separately). These new models join Samsung's second-half camcorder lineup for 2009, which includes the recently introduced SMX-C10 and SMX-C14.
"We want to make it easy for everyone, from the young family of four to the tech-savvy professional, to record and view HD footage," said Sang Ryong Kim, senior vice president of Camcorder Team at Samsung Electronics. "The addition of the HMX-U10 and the K-Series adds strength to an already impressive lineup of Samsung camcorders and offers a digital video recording solution for every consumer segment."
The HMX-U10 is the ideal solution for the consumer looking for ultimate portability and ease‑of‑use in an full HD camcorder. The HMX-U10 offers full-HD video recording with 1920x1080 resolution. The HMX-U10's 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor also gives consumers the ability to capture impressive 10 mega-pixel digital still images, all which can be reviewed on the camcorder's clear, two-inch LCD screen. At 56mm x 103mm x 15.5mm, and weighing just 95g including the battery, the HMX-U10 is ultra-compact with an ergonomic design that breaks free of the traditional look and feel of pocket-sized camcorders. Its sleek frame is accentuated by a wave-design that angles the body of the camcorder at seven degrees, allowing users to grip the camcorder more comfortably, reducing any related stress on the wrist or arm. This same ergonomic design philosophy is also found in the HMX-R10 and SMX-C10 camcorders, which feature Samsung's unique Active Angle Lens.
K-Series: SMX-K40, SMX-K44 and SMX-K45
Advanced Upscaling Technology for Full HD Video Quality
With the new K-Series, consumers can enjoy near full-HD quality video for the price of a standard definition camcorder. The SMX-K40, SMX-K44 and SMX-K45 record exceptional standard definition video at a resolution of 720x480, and then can be played back on an HDTV in near full-HD quality thanks to advanced upscaling technology and HDMI connectivity. With a built-in HDMI output on the camcorder and HDMI cable (sold separately), consumers connect the camcorder directly to their HDTV for near full-HD playback.