Samsung Flips out the Full HD HMX-U10 pocket camcorder

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Pocket camcorders are all the rage and the best way to blow away the market leader, Flip, is by introducing a 1080p version of what they do so well. The Samsung HMX-U10 is a Full HD shooting, 10-megapixel stills capturing, 2-inch LCD sporting chunk of loveliness.

It measures a very comparable 56mm x 103mm x 15.5mm and weighs in at the all important sub-100g category – 95g to be exact. There’s no mention of a zoom, so, presumably, you’re getting a tiny bit of the digital variety at best but at least they’ve stuck in a decent 1/2.3 inch CMOS image sensor.

It appears to have a much more adult design than the competition but no sign of the nice, neat flip out USB-type feature and I’ve a feeling you’ll have to stick with cables on this one. It’s out from September and will doubtless go down a storm.

Better pictures and prices when Samsung pull themselves together


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Creative launches Vado HD pocket camcorder in the UK

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Creative has finally brought the high definition follow-up to its Vado pocket camcorder to the UK.

The Vado HD offers 720p filming at an unspecified frame rate (though to be true 720p it needs to be at least 24fps – it’s probably 30fps) as well as VGA (YouTube friendly) recording at 30fps.

It’s constructed using a wide-angle glass lens and comes with a 2x digital zoom (yes, digital: pixellation city here we come). Its 8GB of onboard memory should let you shoot around two hours of HD footage, or eight hours at 640×480/30fps…

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Kodak intros Zi6 pocket high definition video camera

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Kodak has announced that its Zi6 pocket high definition video camera will be available from August, offering 720p recording at 60 frames per second, a 2x optical zoom, 128MB of internal memory with card expansion slot, capture in the H.264 format, three megapixel still photos, and a mono microphone.

It has a 2.4-inch colour LCD screen for viewing and reviewing, is powered from two AA batteries, though you could use rechargeable ones, measures 64 × 114 × 23.5 mm and weighs 107g…

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