Vienna, Austria, March 24, 2009 - Samsung Digital Imaging Co., Ltd., showcased its first-half digital camcorder lineup at Samsung European Forum in Vienna, Austria. Further solidifying its leadership in the high-definition category, Samsung’s 2009 digital camcorders comprise five new full-HD models, including the award-winning HMX-H106. Samsung also displayed its new full-HD digital camcorder featuring 12 mega pixel digital still photo capability, the HMX-R10.
H-Series: HMX-H100, HMX-H104, HMX-H105, HMX-H106Samsung’s H-Series of full-HD digital camcorders set a new standard for style and performance. The award-winning HMX-H106, Samsung’s new flagship full-HD digital camcorder, is the world’s first to feature an internal 64GB SSD (as of January 5, 2009). Samsung’s renowned SSD technology offers a substantial advantage over the use of Hard Disk Drives (HDD) in a digital camcorder, providing consumers with higher performing and more durable internal memory. Samsung’s SSD technology is more lightweight and compact, operates silently with very low heat emission, and features no moving parts, which significantly reduces overall power consumption and enhances reliability. No moving parts also make SSD technology more durable and resistant to shock and vibrations. Additionally, Samsung’s SSD technology is faster than HDD, including quicker boot-up and read/write speeds which is required for the amount of data recorded in full-HD resolution. When actively reading and writing data, Samsung’s SSD technology consumes approximately 1/8th of the power of a comparable HDD (estimated value with 3GB/second, 2.5 inch HDD, 5400 RPM).
The HMX-H105 and HMX-H104 offer 32GB and 16GB SSDs, respectively, and like the HMX-H106, also allow consumers to expand memory capacity using an SD/SDHC memory card. The HMX H100 does not feature an internal SSD and requires the use of a SD/SDHC memory card.
The new H-Series full-HD digital camcorders also utilize H.264 compression, which significantly increases recording time. At full-HD resolution and when set to fine mode, users can record up to three hours directly to the 16GB HMX-H104, six hours to the 32GB HMX H105, and an unparalleled 12 hours to the 64GB HMX-H106.
Each of the new H-Series full-HD camcorders feature a 1/4.5”, 2.2 mega-pixel CMOS imaging sensor, a 10x optical zoom, high-quality Schneider Kreuznach Varioplan HD lens, and Optical Image Stabilization to help counteract shaky video and blur. Samsung’s new H-Series camcorders also offer a direct connection for an HDMI cable, further simplifying the way HD video is viewed on an HDTV and eliminating the need for proprietary docking stations. Consumers can also utilize the camcorders to take more than just stunning high definition video as each offers the ability to capture 4.7 mega-pixel digital still photos.
HMX-R10The HMX-R10 also sets a new standard for ergonomics, featuring a unique form factor that allows users to hold the camcorder more comfortably. Thanks to the lens being angled at 25 degrees, the user can grip the camcorder in a more relaxed manner and record their subjects with ease, further reducing the stress on one’s wrist. Users can also benefit from a 8x intelli- zoom and swiveling 2.7 inch touch screen LCD.
The camcorders also feature a HD Time Lapse recording mode that will give consumers the ability to experiment with their creativity. When shooting in the Time Lapse recording mode, the camcorder will record a single image at an interval pre-selected by the user, either 1, 3, 5, or 10.