Ridgefield Park, N.J. - Samsung
Electronics America said it is now shipping its QF20 Smart camcorder and
weatherized W300 pocket camcorder to retail partners across the country.
The Samsung QF20 ($350 suggested retail) Smart camcorder features
Wi-Fi connectivity to instantly back up and share videos directly from the
camcorder, while the watertight W300 ($160 suggested retail) will capture 1080p
FullHD video in a range of tough outdoor conditions, including being underwater
up to 15 feet deep and after a drop of up to 6 feet. It is also dust-proof.
Features of the QF20's 2.7-inch LCD include an intuitive
touchscreen interface; Wi-Fi connectivity for instant sharing of videos on
social-networking sites like YouTube, Facebook and Picasa; and a 20x optical
The QF20 also features Samsung's AllShare proprietary technology
that simplifies content sharing with a variety of devices, including an easy-to-use
PC Auto Backup feature that wirelessly transfers videos to a computer for
The W300 features an anti-fog coating and offers an Auto Aqua
mode that senses the camera is underwater and corrects the color to produce true-to-life
"Samsung's 2012 camcorders balance innovative features, such as
Wi-Fi connectivity and shooting underwater FullHD videos, with ease of use --
making them approachable for all consumers," said Reid Sullivan, Samsung mobile
entertainment senior VP. "The QF20 builds on the success of last year's Q10 as
an easy-to-use and affordable HD camcorder that now combines a touchscreen LCD
and Wi-Fi capabilities for instant uploading to popular social-media sites.
Additionally, the W300's waterproof, shock-proof and dust-proof design makes it
this season's must-have gadget for capturing videos of the exciting outdoor
activities and trips that the warm weather brings."
Continuing the success of the Q10, the QF20 features Samsung's
innovative Switch Grip 2.0 handle design for comfortable control when shooting
with either hand, or in any direction. The QF20 can rotate 180 degrees to
capture video at different angles, and users can quickly switch hands without
missing any action. Plus, the one-button control for video record and playback
makes the QF20 extremely easy to use and ideal for users at any level.
The QF20 Smart camcorder features Optical Image Stabilization,
OIS Duo, a 5-megapixel BSI CMOS sensor and Art Time Lapse shooting.
W300 features a 29.6mm wide-angle lens, a 2.3-inch LCD, a built-in USB port, a record/pause
mode to briefly pause and then restart the video recording process without
creating a new file, and a choice of colors including orange, red and black.