Samsung to Launch SSD Camcorder

bp9801 - May 26, 2010 06:14PM in Digital Photography/Video

Samsung is launching a new camcorder in South Korea today, one that records directly onto a solid state drive. Not only does it pack an SSD for storage but it can also stream video over WiFi so you do not need to plug it into your computer to watch your video. The camcorder will come in a 32 and a 64GB model but we will not have long to wait to get it here. It is out in South Korea today but for the U.S, the 64GB model will ship on May 28th and the 32GB model on June 4th. Each version has a 10 megapixel CMOS chip, 1080/60i recording capability, and a 3.5 inch LCD touchscreen.

The 64GB model, the HMX-S16, will cost you $1,200 while the 32GB model, the HMX-S15, will only be $1,000. The only difference between the two is the size of the SSD, so you are not losing any features. Just storage space.