Two new pocket camcorders coming from Samsung

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Looking to take two bites out of Flip’s ultra compact camcorder market share, Samsung today announced two new pocket HD camcorders, the HMX-U20 and HMX-U15.

Both devices are follow-ups to the HMX-U10, and share many of the U10’s features, including 1080p HD video (30 fps /h.264), SDHC support, 2.0 inch LCD display, and a unique form factor that is similar to the candy bar Flip, but with a slightly angled lens area.

Samsung HMX-U15
The HMX-U15 distinguishes itself from the pocket-HD-camcorder pack with its ability to snap 14 megapixel stills via its 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor. In addition, the U15 sports HDMI out, digital image stabilization, one-touch YouTube uploading, and a built-in USB 2.0 connector.

Samsung HMX-U20
Like the U10, the U20’s stills only top out at 10 megapixels. Unlike the U10, and many other pocket HD camcorders including the Flip, the U20 has a 3x optical zoom. Other features are in line with the U15, including a 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor, digital image stabilization, built-in USB 2.0 connector, and one-touch YouTube uploading.

Pricing and availability
Both devices will be available this spring in red, blue, silver, and black. The U15 will cost $229.99 and the U20 will cost $249.99.


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