Capture More People and Scenery with a Wide Angle Lens in Full HDNew Samsung H104 features SSD technology with higher performance and more durability
Samsung Electronics, a market leader and award winning innovator in consumer electronics, today extended its family of full-HD digital camcorders with the launch o the first model of its new H-series, the HMX-H104. Samsung’s new H-Series offer users high-performance, full HD video, a renowned Schneider Kreuznach Varioplan HD lens with Optical Image Stabilization and industry leading design; however, most notable is the use of internal Solid State Drives to provide onboard memory.
Samsung’s H104 incorporates a 16GB SSD providing consumers with higher performing and more durable internal memory than the use of Hard Disk Drives (HDD) in a digital camcorder. In comparison Samsung’s SSD technology is more lightweight and compact, operates silently with very low heat emission and features no moving parts, which significantly reduces overall power consumption and enhances reliability. No moving parts also make SSD technology more durable and resistant to shock and vibrations, which pose a considerable threat to the performance of HDD based digital camcorders.
“Samsung’s 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, said Ram Modak, General Manager of Digital Media Business at Samsung Gulf Electronics. “ When actively reading and writing data, Samsung’s SSD technology consumes approximately 1/8th of the power of a comparable HDD This new high-definition digital camcorder clearly speaks to Samsung’s commitment to providing today’s consumers with the most advanced and highest-performing digital imaging technology”, added Modak.
The new H-Series full-HD digital camcorders also utilise H.264 compression, which significantly increases recording time. At full-HD resolution and when set to fine mode, users can record up to three hours directly to the 16GB HMX-H104.
“Producing a high-quality image starts at the lens, which is highly regarded as one of the most important components of a camcorder. Precision optics are paramount in helping produce inspiring video,” added Modak. “Samsung’s H-Series camcorders underscore this assessment by incorporating world renowned Schneider optics. The camcorders’ Schneider Kreuznach Varioplan HD lens features a 10x optical zoom and is paired with Samsung’s new Optical Image Stabilizer to help reduce the blur found in footage as a result of vibrations and hand shake.”
The trusted Schneider lens also helps capture remarkably clear and sharp video with accurate colour reproduction. The H-Series’ direct HDMI connections allow consumers to effortlessly enjoy their full-HD content on their HDTV without the need for proprietary docking cradles. Consumers can also utilise the camcorders to take more than just stunning high definition video, as each offers a built-in strobe flash and the ability to capture 4.7 mega-pixel digital still photos.