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Samsung HMX-W200 rugged Full HD camcorder didn’t get the Flip memo

Samsung HMX-W200 rugged Full HD camcorder didn’t get the Flip memo

Cisco may be ditching Flip, but that doesn't mean other manufacturers aren't keen to put out point-and-shoot HD camcorders. Samsung's HMX-W200 is the latest, a Full HD capable camera with a shock, water, dust and general-mistreatment resilient casing. Packing a 5-megapixel CMOS sensor, the W200 has an anti-water coating on its 2.3-inch 230k dot preview display, which Samsung reckons will prevent it from misting up with condensation.

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Cisco umi 1080 telepresence kit gets price & plan reduction; umi 720 and free app incoming

Cisco umi 1080 telepresence kit gets price & plan reduction; umi 720 and free app incoming

As far as we're aware, Cisco's umi 1080 telepresence system hasn't exactly taken the video calling world by storm - the company itself says that, since the set-top camera went on sale in October 2010, "thousands of people" have used it - but perhaps a price cut, a cheaper model and a free computer app will address that. The Cisco umi 720, as the name suggests, will demand less broadband speed for reduced image quality, with a lighter impact on your wallet.

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Olympus SZ-30MR shoots simultaneous 1080p HD video & 16MP stills

Olympus SZ-30MR shoots simultaneous 1080p HD video & 16MP stills

It's not the Micro Four Thirds camera we were hoping for, but Olympus has outed a pair of new Super Zooms which it claims are the first to shoot Full HD video and 16-megapixel stills simultaneously. The Olympus SZ-30MR and SZ-20 each have dual image stabilization and a backlit 16-megapixel sensor, which the SZ-30MR pairs with a 24x optical zoom and the SZ-20 with a 12.5x optical zoom.

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Panasonic Releases New HD Cameras and Camcorders

Panasonic Releases New HD Cameras and Camcorders

Panasonic has just released two new HD mobile cameras (the HM-TA20, and TA2) , and three full-HD camcorders (HX WA10, HX-DC10 and HX-DC1). The TA20 camera is waterproof, shockproof and dustproof (which sounds great to me, with two small kids in my house), and has a night view mode for shooting in dim lighting. It has a 3.0 inch touch LCD, and also can be used as a webcam with Skype. Continue after the cut to see all the details about these devices.

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