Samsung S-Series camcorders add WiFi, miss YouTube
Samsung have come up with an answer to the perennial problem of viewing the videos you shoot from your camera.
Rather than connecting your camcorder to your HDTV by wires, if you use one the new Samsung S-Series camcorders on display at CES 2010 you can beam your videos to you TV instantly with just a click of the Samsung AllShare button.
No wires, no mess, no fuss.
This magic happens through the S-Series camcorders (the HMX-S10, HMX-S15 and HMX-S16) being the first in the world to come equipped with both WiFi (apart from the S10) and DLNA.
Obviously this means that the HDTV must also support both WiFi and DLNA for this magic to happen, but even if it doesn’t, you can wirelessly beam your vids to your PC, which does.
Obviously the camcorders also come with an HDMI cable as well, though, in case you want to view the vids on a normal telly.
The S-Series cameras also come with a plethora of other top-end features, including:
- 1080p Full-HD
- 3.5″ touchscreen LCD
- 3D user interface (no idea why!)
- New Victoria Engine video processor that suppresses noise and results in crisper videos
- Internal Solid State Drives (SSD), which are more robust than normal hard drives, yet offer more storage than SD cards. The HMX-S16, for example, offees 64GB of storage
- 10 megapixel camera with flash
- Super-slow modes shoots at up to 600 frames per second, slowing the scene down 20-fold.
- Time-lapse recording feature
- Schneider Kreuznach Varioplan-HD lens with 18x zoom
That’s some pretty cool specs, particularly when WiFi is added to the mix. I can’t help but feel that an opportunity was missed, though, in not offering automatic YouTube uploading via WiFi. It’s great being able to wirelessly connect to your other home entertainment devices, but sharing your videos is what we all want these days.
Oh well, maybe for CES 2011?!
- Samsung F-Series camcorders bring their own editing software to the party
- Samsung releases Yahoo! powered HDTVs
- Samsung INNOV8 – a true multimedia computer
- CES 2009: Samsung HDTVs with wireless DLNA, YouTube, LEDs, ktichen sinks
- Samsung CL80: Super-social Wi-Fi camera gets the most from your memories