F30 Slick Memory Card Camcorder
The new SMX-F30 series is Samsung's next generation YouTube-compatible compact digital camcorder. Building on the VP-MX20 camcorder, the SMX-F30 offers additional features and functionality, including digital still photo capability, and Samsung's 42x Intelli-Zoom. Significantly more reliable than a standard digital zoom which negatively affects the quality of the image, Intelli-Zoom allows you to go beyond the camcorder's 34x optical zoom without sacrificing image quality.
The SMX-F30 features a memory card slot for SD/SDHC. Samsung is the first digital imaging company to apply H.264 compression to standard definition video, which considerably extends record times. Thanks to H.264 compression, users can record up to eight hours of standard definition video directly to the camcorder's flash memory. Samsung's new image processor also reduces power consumption, which translates to longer battery life. On a single charge, consumers can record up to three hours of uninterrupted video -- ideal for when you wish to shoot for extended periods of time.
Featuring a high-performance 680K pixel CCD sensor, the SMX-F30 delivers a resolution of 720x480 and also incorporates Samsung's new image processor which drastically enhances the overall digital imaging experience for the end user. Samsung's new image processor yields higher-quality video, 3-D Noise Reduction, Face Detection for up to five subjects, a brighter 2.7 inch LCD display, as well as H.264 compression.
The SMX-F30 is also the ideal camcorder for the YouTube videographer. Featuring a Web & Mobile shooting mode, you can set the SMX-F30 to record in the exact format and resolution required by YouTube, resulting in faster upload times. By selecting the Web & Mobile mode, the camcorder's resolution is automatically adjusted to 640x480 (H.264 / AAC / MP4) and optimized for use on Web sites. Furthermore, unlike other camcorders, users can easily import video from the SMX-F30 and play it on MP3 players and other portable multimedia players supporting H.264, without having to convert the files.
The SMX-F30 features a dedicated Photo mode that allows consumers to use the camcorder as a digital camera, snapping 800x600 resolution images. The SMX-F30 also offers added flexibility when it comes to zoom. Featuring Samsung's intuitive 42x Intelli-Zoom, users can go beyond the camcorder's 34x optical zoom without sacrificing image quality. When coupled with the camcorder's high-quality, Schneider lens, and improved Advanced Image stabilisation, you can rest assured that you'll be able to capture life the way you see it, with stunning colour and clarity. Interval Recording
Samsung SMX-F30 Highlights
Get closer - IntelliZoom 42x
Samsung's powerful optical zoom lens allows you to get really close to the action without sacrificing image quality. Featuring Samsung's 42x Intelli-zoom lens, nothing is beyond your reach. Samsung Camcorders use the high performance Schneider Lens, with extremely low distortion and astigmatic aberration tolerances, resulting in natural, accurate, compelling video that you will treasure for a lifetime.
More recording time, more memories to treasure
Enjoy recording more of the highest quality video footage with the Samsung F30/33/34. Thanks to the high performing H.264 Codec, the F30/33/34 record more of your memories than camcorders which use MPEG2. With the same capacity, the F30/33/34 record about twice more than MPEG2 codec. Its compressed video files are faster to e-mail and upload to the web, which makes sharing as easy as can be, with no loss of Image quality.
Still Image Capture (800x600)
For ultimate convenience of video and still capture, to store and share all your memories.
Time Lapse or Interval recording is to capture a frame at every time interval which users can set and is an effective way to enjoy time-varying looks of objects or scenes in a long time span.
Time-lapse recording is useful for filming in the following situations:
- Blooming flowers
- Clouds rolling by in the sky The 8th generation DSP chip from Samsung
Experience the most naturally beautiful images with the 8th generation DSP chip from Samsung. Advanced Colour Expression, Hyper Digital Image Stabiliser, Super LCD plus, and Face Detection Auto Focus combine to make your digital image dreams a reality. Longer battery life, extended recording time, and higher quality digital imaging are enabled by the Samsung chip. By designing and implementing a powerful single chip control system, power consumption is dramatically reduced, allowing you to capture more memories that can be treasured for the rest of your life. 3D noise reduction
The F30/33/34 transcends the boundaries of convention by introducing 3D noise reduction that dramatically eliminates noise while maintaining the original edge and pattern of the image. By analysing motion between the frames, the frames are split into pattern / edge frames and differential frames and are passed through separate filters which maintain the pattern and edge and remove noise. After filtering, the frames are combined once more to make a cleaner, clearer image. Colour as vivid as your memories
Digital Natural Colour Processing creates an expanded palette of colours that are closer to those seen in nature. By internally adjusting images beyond RGB into 4 colour CMYG spectral colour matching, the F30/33/34 are able to accurately recreate colours that are closer to those your eyes see, closer to your memories, and closer to reality. Full angle grip
The F30/33/34's multi-positional swivel hand grip offers full flexibility and freedom of movement for the full range of shooting positions. The innovative swivel grip allowing you to seamlessly move the camcorder between regular and low level positions, giving you complete control over how and what you shoot. Face detection AF technology
Unlike conventional camcorders, the F30/33/34's advanced Face Detection AF technology targets the faces in the screen. With intelligent face detection auto-focus, faces are always focused-on, even if they are not in the centre of the screen. Samsung's Face Detection AF enables you to capture clearer, higher quality video. Battery life that won't let you down
With its long battery life, the Samsung F30/33/34 allow you to record, play, and have fun for as long as you like. Long battery life gives an incredible 3 hours of recording freedom (1.9W, 850mAh) compared with company A's 1 hour 10minutes (2.9W, 1000mAh) and company B's 1 hour 20 minutes (3.8W, 800mAh), giving you all the time you need to make memories that last a lifetime. Share your memories, share your life
Sharing your life with friends and family becomes easier with the Samsung F30/33/34. By selecting the Web & Mobile mode, you can shoot in an H.264 that supports MP3 players and YouTube. The video files recorded by the Samsung F30/33/34 can easily be used with a transfer program and played on an H.264-supported MP3 player. The YouTube uploader in the Media show software bundle enables direct YouTube upload which bypasses the YouTube home site.