It wasn't long ago when the most popular format for camcorders was mini DV tape. Simple to use but hard to transfer over to a computer. Recently manufacturers are opting for hard drive and SD card solutions for video storage. This allows for easy transfer to a computer for editing and burning to a DVD.
Today we take a look at Samsung's latest ultra light camcorder the SMX-K40.
The SMX-K40 features near HD quality video at a lower than HD price. The unit can record standard definition video at a resolution of 720×480, and then can be played back on an HDTV in near full-HD quality. Thanks to advanced upscaling technology and built in HDMI connectivity.
The unit comes in three different colors, black, Blue, and silver.
Again Samsung has fitted this unit as with previous units with a World class Schneider-KREUZNACH lens. This lens is known for its clear and vivid images by correcting chromatic aberration and distortion. It also features an Optical Image Stabilizer and Samsung's Intelli-zoom. The Optical Image Stabilizer prevents shake by means of center plate positioning that moves in the opposite direction of the shaking. While on top of the 52X optical zoom, the 65X Intelli-zoom lets you get up close and personal even from far away.
Recharging the unit can be accomplished by two ways. The standard DC adapter and also via a USB cable. Battery life for the unit is 120 minutes.