In a neighboring Chelsea art gallery last week, Samsung had a little show for some of its newest digital devices. David took our non-HD Panasonic over for this report.
He got a demonstration of the not yet released Samsung HMX20, a small and powerful camcorder with an 8GB internal Flash memory drive and a slot for more. The camera can shoot in full HD for 90 minutes with its existing memory.
By full HD, this shoots in 1080p 30 or 60 frames per second. Samsung’s first Flash memory camcorder shoots in 720p.
As I understand it, camcorders with Flash memory take use less battery life, which is important. I am told that the camera can shoot for 90 minutes on one charge.
The new camcorder, which was announced at CES in January, will ship in May and it has suggested retail price of $899, we have learned.
Looks like the shift to HD is becoming inevitable and affordable for many of us content creators.
David also saw an impressive LCD monitor that allows users to access RSS feeds through a remote.
— Andy Plesser
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