Samsung Electronics announced today the latest additions to its family of camcorders, offering a range of innovative features that appeal to film-makers of all abilities and ambitions. The new QF20 takes Samsung’s innovative Switch Grip feature one step further for even easier recording. Both devices introduce Wi-Fi connectivity to the camcorder range, revolutionizing the storing and sharing of movies. The F80, meanwhile, is the range’s go-anywhere family-friendly companion, whilst the W300’s ruggedized design is perfect for the on-the-road adventurer.
Flexible family fun with the Q20/QF20
The Q20 follows on from the popular and innovative Q10, incorporating the new Switch Grip 2 which now includes Vertical Recording, increasing flexibility with three recording angles. The Switch Grip means that however the camcorder is held, the G-magnetic sensor inside recognizes the angle and turns the LCD display so it’s easy to see and control recording from any angle. The QF20 also boasts innovative Wi-Fi capability for uploading and sharing content, alongside Auto-Backup to quickly and securely backup your memories to your chosen PC.
The Q20’s stylish design houses 1080i Full HD recording, 20x optical zoom and creative functions in a slim and portable form. Ideal for busy young families, it is a lightweight and easy-to-use grab-and-go companion. Samsung’s new ‘Shake It’ feature incorporated in the Q20 gives an extra sense of fun to family movies, allowing artistic effects to be added randomly with a simple shake of the camera and Art time lapse effects including reverse time lapse can allow anyone to unleash their creativity! Meanwhile the camcorder’s One Touch recording function and touch-LCD make it easier than ever to control your recording and editing as you go.
The all-terrain W300/W350 for extreme shots in extreme conditions
The W300 is the latest in Samsung’s ruggedized range of pocket camcorders, designed as the ideal companion for sports and outdoor enthusiasts. Water-proof up to five meters, shock-proof from heights of up to two meters and dust-proof, it allows users to capture all the action and adventure of an outdoor lifestyle in 1080/30p full HD video. Its innovative range of value-adding features make it perfectly suited to extreme use, while its optional floating bumper featured in the W350 enables filming whilst floating the camcorder on water. The 5M BSI CMOS Sensor and F2.2 Bright Lens also facilitate low-light shooting for high quality images. Whilst the addition of Switch Grip (W350 only) means that your videos stay upright, whether you’re whitewater rafting or skydiving!
Fun family moments in HD with the F80
The F80 is a family-friendly option that offers HD capabilities and upgraded image quality in an affordable and stylish package, full of intelligent features and powered by HDMI. With 52x optical zoom and 65x intelli-zoom, the F80 brings you closer to the family action. The F80 also features 1280 x 720 30p recording for smooth and clear video capturing in clear and bright detail on the 1/3.2" 5M pixel CMOS Sensor as well as 1080i video upscaling via HDMI and the Smart Background Music II makes it easy to add a custom soundtrack to make your movies truly memorable.
Create memories that are works of art
Each new camcorder in Samsung’s new line-up offers creative options to bring your movies to life easily and without the need for editing experience or even a computer! My Clip, found across the whole range, is a simple way to bookmark the most important parts of the action as they happen so that you can pick the best moments for an instantly edited ‘highlights’ montage. The upgraded Smart BGM II (Background Music) adds atmosphere to movies by letting you sync your music, automatically adjusting volume under/over your video clip. All the camcorders also feature brilliant still shots – for moments when only a snapshot will do!
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