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Meet Samsung’s sexy new mini-camcorders

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Samsung’s new HMX P100 and P300 debuted at CES earlier this month. The sexy, slim new mini-camcorder was designed by the Feiz studio, a Dutch design firm.

The “shoot and share camcorder” includes a built-in usb arm to easily upload to the web and microSD recording. It features ‘smart pause’ technology, which permits momentary pauses in filming before continuing to record in the same file, making it easier in post-production to edit footage.

The P100 has a backside-illuminated 5-megapixel CMOS sensor for better low-light recording, a fixed focal length f2.2 lens, and a 2.3-inch LCD with an 80-degree viewing angle.

The HMX-P100 is the cheaper version of the more elegant HMX-P300. The P300’s backside-illuminated CMOS sensor is 8-megapixel with a 3x f2.8 zoom lens and a 3-inch touch screen. Both cameras can capture at 1080/30p, 720/60p, and 720/30p and feature autofocus, digital image stabilization.

The P100 will be available n February for $149 and comes in black, blue, silver and pink. The P300 will be available one month later in the same colors for $199.

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Published January 29, 2011 — 22:04 UTC