Samsung Focuses on Ergonomics with New Video Cameras

Posted by at 12:01 pm on May 1, 2009

Samsung has announced the SMX-C14 and SMX-C10, two new ergonomically designed, compact digital camcorder.

The SMX-C14 and SMX-C10 are aimed for the on-the-go consumer and offer an 10x optical zoom paired with Hyper Image Stabilization to help reduce blurry footage. Both camcorders also feature a 230,000-dot, swiveling 2.7-inch wide LCD screen, which allows users to effortlessly frame their subjects and review their footage. Similar to the full-HD HMX-R10, the new SMX-C14 and SMX-C10 boast Samsung’s Active Angle Lens. This unique design helps reduce fatigue by allowing consumers to grip the camcorder in a more relaxed manner, easing the overall stress on their wrist and elbow. Unlike traditional camcorders, the relaxed grip also removes the LCD screen from the user’s line of sight, enabling them to always keep an eye on their subject while recording.

The new SMX-C14 features 16GB of internal Samsung flash memory and is expandable via an SD/SDHC memory card slot. Thanks to H.264 compression, which drastically enhances recording times when used with standard definition video, users can record over six hours of footage directly to the SMX-C14’s 16GB of built-in memory. The SMX-C10 does not feature internal memory and requires the use of SD/SDHC media. Both the SMX-C14 and SMX-C10   are rated for more than two hours and forty minutes of record time on a single charge.

The SMX-C14 and SMX-C10 also incorporate Samsung’s play-edit-sharing program called intelli-studio. The built-in intelli-studio program allows the owner to connect the camcorder to any computer via USB and edit and play their video without having to install supporting software. intelli-studio also facilitates the process of uploading users’ content to popular video-sharing Web sites. The one-touch “upload” button, available directly on the SMX-C14 and SMX-C10, provides a direct connection to YouTube, . In addition, the camcorders also allow basic on-camera editing, including the ability to merge and split video files.

Both also have time-lapse recording, allowing users to program the camcorder to record at a pre-set interval of one image every one, three, five, 10, 15 or 30 seconds.

Samsung’s animated thumbnail feature simplifies the way users search for video clips on the SMX-C14 and SMX-C10. Each video clip saved on the camcorder is represented by a small thumbnail on the LCD screen. When scrolling through one’s videos, each thumbnail will provide a short playback of the video file when highlighted by the user. The SMX-C14 and SMX-C10 also feature a versatile charging system. Users can either recharge the battery by connecting the camcorder to the supplied AC adapter or via USB while the camcorder is connected to a computer.

The SMX-C14 and SMX-C10 will be available in July 2009.

1 Comment for “Samsung Focuses on Ergonomics with New Video Cameras”

  1. lynn Nelson

    CMX C10 is suppose to have free software that is preinstalled on the camera that downloads when you attach the camera to your computer. I do that and nothing happends. Have checked and there is no other instructions as to how to get the software

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