We already posted one of the three camcorders that Samsung introduced today. The HMX-U10, the ultra compact camcorder that records in full HD and takes a mesmerizing 10 megapixel still photos. We will now take a look at the other two camcorders that is equally marvelous on their own.
K-Series: SMX-K40 and SMX-K45
With the new K-Series, you can enjoy near full-HD quality video for the price of a standard definition camcorder. The SMX-K40 and SMX-K45 record exceptional standard definition video at a resolution of 720×480, 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 camera and HDMI cable (sold separately), consumers connect the camcorder directly to their HDTV for near full-HD playback.
The SMX-K40 and SMX-K45 also offer one of Samsung’s most powerful zoom lenses. You will have a 65x Intelli-Zoom at your fingertips which drastically enhances their ability to capture any moment you see no matter how far away they may be. Significantly more reliable than a standard digital zoom which negatively affects the quality of the image, Samsung’s new Intelli-Zoom allows you to go beyond the camcorder’s 52x optical zoom. The K-Series also features Samsung’s advanced Optical Image Stabilizer, ensuring that video will be shake-free, whether zoomed out or using the camcorder at it’s full 65x Intelli-Zoom. Furthermore, the camcorder’s world-class Schneider-KREUZNACH lens delivers the quality and performance needed to help capture the most impressive video possible.
The SMX-K45 offers an internal 32GB Solid State Drive (SSD), providing up to 20 hours and 40 minutes of recording time depending on the recording mode. Samsung’s renowned SSD technology offers a substantial advantage over the use of Hard Disk Drives (HDD) in a digital camcorder. SSD is more energy efficient, produces very low heat emission, and is faster and more durable than HDD because there are no moving parts. The SMX-K40 does not have internal storage and requires the use the of a SD/SDHC card.
Samsung mentioned that they would like to make it easy for everyone to record and view HD footage. Thus they announced the addition of HMX-U10 and the K-series. It adds strength to an already impressive lineup of Samsung camcorders and offers a digital video recording solution for every consumer segment.