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Samsung intros Touch of Color H.264 vidcams

updated 09:55 am EDT, Wed April 29, 2009

Samsung C14 and C10 Vidcam

Samsung on Wednesday updated its camcorder line with two new standard-definition camcorders that boost both the aesthetics and performance. The SMX-C10 and SMX-C14 both have the same Touch of Color visual trick on their bodies as Samsung's newer HDTVs to produce a unique, gradual shift between black and red. They also bring the Active Angle lens of the HD-capable HMX-R10 to let users hold the camera at a more natural angle while pointing in the right direction.

Both have 10X optical zoom factors, slow-motion modes for time-lapse videography, and H.264 that makes it easier to edit videos in iMovie or similar modern apps. The units appropriately have dedicated buttons to upload videos directly to YouTube from the camcorder, though whether this requires Windows isn't mentioned. About six hours of footage can fit in 16GB of storage, Samsung says.

Differences between the two cameras are slight. The C10 as the entry model relies solely on SD or SDHC cards for storage, while the C14 contains 16GB of built-in memory in addition to the expansion slot. Both are due in July and will get prices closer to their release dates.

by MacNN Staff





  1. Glasspusher

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Looks like the resolution is 1080...don't work to hard putting more detail in your article ;)

  1. vasic

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Not HD


    No, it's not 1080. It is SD (720x480 in US). The design of the angled lens is after the older HD model (announced in March, and linked from the article here), which IS 1080. These models aren't. The detail's in the article, for those who don't mind reading...

  1. Glasspusher

    Joined: Dec 1969



    What article? the one linked in the first paragraph above? This sends me to samsung's camcorder web site, with no articles (OK, maybe the definite article). I can't find any articles on these camcorders linked to this site either.

    Oh well, at least I know what SD means now. That I didn't mind reading. Thanks for the info.

  1. Glasspusher

    Joined: Dec 1969


    more info

    This article made a lot more sense to me. A press release, probably, but information is information.

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