Forget the economy: Samsung’s press conference was so packed that despite the several hundred they let in, a hundred or so more spilled over into the press room. No matter, though — let’s get to the goods.
The company says its SSD technology is faster than HDD, including quicker boot-up and read/write speeds which is required for the amount of data recorded in full-HD resolution: when actively reading and writing data, approx. 1/8th of the power of a comparablThe HMX-H105 and HMX-H104 offer 32GB and 16GB SSDs, respectively, and like the flagship H106, also allow for memory expansion using an SD/SDHC memory card.
The HMX H100 does not feature the SSD and requires an SD/SDHC memory card.
The new camcorders utilize H.264 compression, and users can record up to three hours directly to the 16GB HMX-H104, six hours to the 32GB HMX H105, and an unparalleled 12 hours to the 64GB HMX-H106 (at full-HD resolution and set to fine mode).
All of the camcorders feature a 1/4.5 inch, 2.2 mega-pixel CMOS imaging sensor, a 10x optical zoom, Schneider Kreuznach Varioplan HD lens and Optical Image Stabilization. They also have an HDMI connection, and each unit can capture 4.7 mega-pixel digital still photos.
The H106 will be available in April 2009, and the H105, H104, and H100 will be available in March 2009.e HDD is consumed.
The SMX-F34 offers a CCD sensor that delivers a resolution of 720×480, and features a Web & Mobile shooting mode for YouTube and the like. The ability to capture digital still photos separates the SMX-F34 from the company’s current SC-MX20, with a dedicated Photo mode to allow the capture of 800×600 resolution images.
The SMX-F34 will be available in four colors: black, silver, red and blue, all trimmed in silver and touting a swivel hand-grip. It will be available spring 2009.