Samsung intros Wi-Fi to S-Series camcorders
Samsung has pulled off a bit of a coup by introducing the world's first camcorders to offer built-in Wi-Fi and DLNA connectivity.
The Samsung HMX-S15 and HMX-S16 both allow users to send recorded footage either wirelessly to DLNA compatible HDTVs or to your computer over you home network, and all at the touch of the AllShare button. There's also an HDMI socket for those who'd rather stick to more traditional methods.
Beyond connectivity, the hardware is equally impressive on all fronts with the new Samsung Victoria Engine, 1/2.3-inch BSI CMOS sensor and Scneider-Kruznach HD lens offering 15x optical zoom. Between the three, the Korean company promises pin sharp HD quality at low light levels and with superb noise reduction.
Naturally, there's optical image stabilisation, intelli-zoom for digital enlarging up to 18x, slow motion capture up to 600fps - so long as you're willing to sacrifice resolution - and time lapse mode as well.
All of the footage can be viewed on the 3.5-inch LCD touchscreen and is stored on either SD/SDHC or an SSD - 64GB for the S16 and 32GB for the S15.
The final model of the three is the HMX-S10 which doesn't have the Wi-Fi and DLNA and loses the SSD as well. The camcorders are available from June and we'll have prices and pictures to follow.