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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 zoom.
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 storage.
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 images.
"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.
The 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.