Not to be outdone by Canon, Samsung has also released info about a range of new camcorders that it’ll be bringing to market later in the year. They all come under the banner of H-Series, which seems to mean nothing except that their meaningless product numbers all begin with H.
In full, there’s the HMX-H106, HMX-H105, HMX-H104, and HMX-H100. They’ve got HD sensors, and lenses from Schneider Kreuznach that have a 10X zoom and “Optical Image Stabilisation”. One of the models in particular – the top-of-the-line HMX-H106 – comes with a 64GB SSD, which I believe is the first camcorder with a drive that big.
The H105 has a 32GB SSD, the H104 has a 16GB SSD, and the piddling little H100 doesn’t have an SSD at all. It’ll only record to SD card. The cameras use an H.264 codec that’ll give you 12 hours of full HD video on the H106, six on the H105, and three on the H104. No pricing or availability, yet.