Samsung’s new VP-MX20 camcorder makes it easy to shoot video clips for uploading to websites like YouTube or sharing through multi-media devices.
December 5, 2008: Samsung’s new VP-MX20 camcorder makes it easy to shoot video clips for uploading to websites like YouTube or sharing through multi-media devices.
The latest addition to Samsung’s camcorder line-up enables users to select a resolution and format that matches the end use for the clip. Dedicated Web and Mobile modes automatically adjust the camcorder’s resolution to 640 x 480 and use of advanced H.264 compression technology enables video to be recorded at higher quality and provides longer recording times. Up to four hours of video can be stored on an 8GB SDHC memory card.
The VP-MX20 comes with a 2.7-inch colour LCD monitor that has 112,000 pixel resolution. Its CCD imager measures 2.46 x 1.8 mm and has a resolution of 0.8 megapixels. Video clips can be recorded at resolutions up to 720 x 576 pixels (interlaced) and the camera can record in light levels down to 3 Lux. The Scheider lens covers a 34x optical zoom range, which can be extended to 1200x with the digital zoom function. Maximum apertures range from f/1.6 to f/4.3. Time-lapse and interval recording are supported.
Built-in Hyper D.I.S. stabilisation processing is provided, along with support for auto and manual focusing. Shutter speeds range from 1/60 to 1/10,000 second in eight selectable steps (manual mode). Automatic and manual white balance settings are also provided, along with 2-channel audio recording. The VP-MX20 has interface ports for USB 2.0 and composite video. Weighing only 270 grams and measuring 125.0 x 60.0 x 60.5mm, it is available in black and red and has an RRP of $379. For more information, visit www.samsung.com.au.