Samsung has announced two new ergonomically designed compact camcorders , the Samsung SMX-C14 and the Samsung SMX-C10, with Active Angle Lens. Here is more info on these new camcorders:
"The SMX-C14 and SMX-C10 each feature 10x optical zoom paired with Hyper Image Stabilization to help reduce blurry footage. Both camcorders feature a 230,000-dot, swiveling 2.7-inch wide LCD screen, which allows users to effortlessly frame their subjects and review their footage. They also have a substantial battery life, providing more than two hours and forty minutes of record time on a single charge.
In addition, the SMX-C14 and SMX-C10 boast Samsung?s Active Angle Lens, which was first seen on its full-HD HMX-R10. The intuitive design of the Active Angle Lens helps reduce fatigue by allowing users to grip the camcorder in a more relaxed manner, easing the overall stress on their wrist and elbow. Unlike traditional camcorders, 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 (which should allow you to pursue subjects on even the most extreme angles).
And they each feature Samsung?s unique Touch of Color (ToC) design? Yes, folks, that means a hint of color is naturally blended into the deep black body of the camcorder for an attractive crystalline appearance. The SMX-C14 and SMX-C10 are the first camcorders ever to feature the ToC design.
The SMX-C14 and SMX-C10 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?, further reducing the number of steps needed to upload footage. The camcorders also allow basic on-camera editing, including the ability to merge and split video files.
Samsung also enhances the video recording experience for end-users thanks to several unique features, including time-lapse recording, animated thumbnails and a versatile charging system. 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. Time-lapse recording is especially useful for condensing extremely long events, such as rolling clouds on a sunny day, into a short, easy to-view video.
When it comes to storage, the SMX-C14 features 16GB of internal Samsung flash memory and is expandable via an SD/SDHC memory card slot. Thanks to H.264 compression, which drastically enhances recording times when used with standard definition video, users can record over six hours of footage directly to the 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 are slated for release in July 2009."