Samsung announce HMX-U20 and HMX-U15 camcorders

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Samsumng HMX range.jpgCalifornia’s PMA 2010 photography event has thrown up two new camcorders from Samsung. The HMX-U20 and HMX-U15 are the newly unveiled gear, and the successors to Samsung’s previously available HMX-U10.

While both cameras offer full HD video recording and built-in USB and HDMI connectivity, there are a few differences between the pair.

Whereas the HMX-U15 will feature a sensor capable of taking 14 megapixel still shots, the HMX-U20 instead offers a 3X optical zoom as well as the ability to take 10 megapixel stills.

Both cameras will also offer a timelapse function, so if you want to watch that bowl of fruit that’s been sitting in your kitchen for the last few days rot in double-quick time, you know which camcorders to set out for. Intervals can be set between one, five, ten or thirty seconds.

So far only US prices have been revealed for these two camcorders. $229.99 will bag you the HMX-U15, while $249.99 will buy you the HMX-U20. The HMX-U20 will be out in March, with the HMX-U15 following a little later in May.

Gerald Lynch