Samsung announced this morning two new standard definition camcorders the Samsung SMX-C14, and Samsung SMX-C10. Both camcorders feature Samsung’s “Touch of Color” finish that was introduced on this years flat-panel HDTV’s. The finish blends a hint of a color into a deep black finish to give the device an “attractive crystalline appearance.
It sort of says something when the most notable thing about a camcorder is that it uses the same finish as a line of televisions. The companies press release announcing the camcorders kicks off with talking about their finish and in a quote Reid Sullican, the senior vice president of Audio/Video and Digital imaging Marketing at Samsung starts his comments on the camera by saying “The SMX-C14 and SMX-C10 are truly unique camcorders, starting with their eye-catching ToC designâ€¦In addition to being ultra-compact, ergonomic and stylish, these camcorders offer a host of advanced, yet easy-to-use capabilities that encourage consumers to integrate video recording into their everyday digital lifestyles.”
So, if you’re overly concerned with how aesthetically pleasing your camcorder is then these are the camcorders for you. It’s to some extent pretty surprising to me there is still a market for standard definition camcorder, as SD cams go though- these are pretty decent.
The compact camcorders are ergonomically designed in a bullet shape, and fit into a pocket or purse pretty easily. The cameras have a 2.7-inch swivel LCD, 10x optical zoom, and have some on-board editing equipment if you want to create your cinematic masterpiece right on the camera rather than uploading it to your computer. The camcorders also have a button that allows you to easily upload your finished creations to YouTube rather than having to upload them to your computer first.
The SMX-C14 and C10 are for the most part identical cameras that record video directly to an SD/SDHC card. The C14 also has 16GB of internal memory. Both camcorders are expected to be released in June.