Samsung Flips out the Full HD HMX-U10 pocket camcorder


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


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…

Kodak intros Zi6 pocket high definition video camera


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…