By >Daimaou - G.G-B
VP-HMX 10A, The first compact Video Camera HD from Samsung. -UPDATE-
The IFA 2007, lost in the deep of nowhere in German, Berlin (Sorry Guys, we loved your invitation but Berlin is really a far place to go and one of the most unattractive possible place to spend time… where is my Baguette? Where is my Foie Gras !) , well feature so nifty little new device like the very first HD Compact Camera from Samsung, the VP-HMX10A with a 10x zoom, a 720p resolution. Why are not sure yet what kind of support Samsung will choose in order to record video, but everything point to a flash based device, and also no words on the CODEC that Samsung will use… We really hope that Samsung will go for the AVCHD, which is definitely the best CODEC available on the market so far for such compact seize camera.
A mini camera for recording high-definition videos
Samsung’s HD camcorder is one of the smallest recording devices among the innovations at the IFA 2007, but its technical capabilities are worth noting. The VP-HMX10A records super sharp moving images at a high-definition resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It compresses images using the highly efficient MPEG 4 standard (H.264), which was designed for recording HDTV images. A 10x optical zoom fills the screen with impressive detail even when filming from a very long distance. The new HD model has a 4 Gigabyte flash card for saving images, and for additional storage other SD cards can be used. To ensure that creating a good film is childsplay the Samsung designers attached great importance to easy operation and clear menus. Even before switching on the VP-HMX10A, pressing the ”i-check“ button shows the battery charge status. If power is sufficient, then using the Quick Start function one can start up immediately and be sure not to miss out on even one good picture, as the time lapse between switching on and recording is only 3 seconds. A swivelling handle ensures that users can hold this small, lightweight camera firmly and without wobbling at all times, which is crucial to recording flawless images.