Camcorders

Samsung SC-MX20 solid-state camcorder targets YouTubers

Samsung SC-MX20 solid-state camcorder targets YouTubers

Samsung must have sold enough of its solid-state SC-MX10 camcorder to make a sequel viable, as the company has just announced the SC-MX20.  With a similar casing to its predecessor, the MX20 is firmly aimed at the YouTube crowd; its 680K pixel CCD with maximum 720 x 480 resolution and standard H.264 compression both concentrate on packing the most footage into whatever SD card you have to hand.

LancerLink DDV-1080HD camcorder captures 1080p at 30fps

LancerLink DDV-1080HD camcorder captures 1080p at 30fps

LancerLink's new camcorder isn't exactly budget - it'll be priced at around $470 when it arrives in Japan in July - but it's pretty cheap for a compact high-definition model capable of full 1080p recording.  What the DDV-1080HD lacks in imaginative naming, it makes up for in the spec sheet: a 1/2.5-inch 5-megapixel CMOS sensor, 3-inch LCD display and SD/SDHC/MMC memory card slot happy with cards up to 32GB.

DXG launch 567V $179 high-def camcorder to take on Flip Mino

DXG launch 567V $179 high-def camcorder to take on Flip Mino

US digital camcorder and imaging company DXG already sell a budget high-def model, but since there's always room on the shelves for an alternative they've unveiled the DXG-567V.  Eschewing the flip-out screen as on the previous 'corder, the 567V bears more resemblance to the Flip and Vado design, an upright candybar with a pop-out USB plug for transferring footage to your computer.  What hasn't changed is the resolution; the 567V captures 1280 x 720 video at 30fps.

RCA budget camcorders announced with removable memory

RCA budget camcorders announced with removable memory

If Flip's latest $180 Mino camcorder is too rich for your blood (or just a little predictable) then RCA might have a few more options to tickle your fancy.  The three new devices all use solid-state memory and adopt the upright, somewhat blocky design common in budget camcorders; entry level is the $89.99 MyLife EX200, mid-range is the Pocket EX205 at $99.99, while top-spec (relatively speaking) comes the Traveller EX210, at $149.99, which has a splashproof housing.

SlashGear Week in Review – June 8th

SlashGear Week in Review – June 8th

With Computex 2008 came more budget ultraportable news than many of us could stomach this week, as several manufacturers took the opportunity to confirm their machines (most of them previewed to death beforehand) and legions of others attempted to get their foot in the OEM door.  ASUS finally took the wraps off the Eee PC 901, 1000 and 1000(H), while MSI's Wind was made official; Acer confirmed their Aspire One notebook, which was made special by virtue of the fact that we only found out it was coming last week.  Meanwhile Dell held back on their Inspiron Mini, citing delays in tweaking the keyboard, and ASUS launched their low-cost offensive on the desktop with the Eee Box B202.