updated 11:10 am EDT, Wed May 16, 2012
Samsung QF20 and W300 reaches US stores
Samsung has put two camcorders up for sale in the US. The QF20, which we tried at CES, can sense if it has been flipped over and changes both filming and menu orientations automatically, and the W300 is claimed to be water-, shock-, and dust-proof.
Aside from being ambidextrous, the QF20 is a 1080p HD video camera with a 2.7-inch touch screen. Wi-Fi connectivity allows the device to post video to Facebook, YouTube and Picasa. A smart BGM function adds background music and basic editing to clips without exporting to a computer, and Art Time Lapse lets it be used for passage-of-time shots.
The W300, billed as a rugged pocket camcorder, shooting 1080p video and previewing on its 2.3-inch screen. The main selling point is its toughness, claiming to be waterproof at up to 15 feet for 30 minutes, dustproof and capable of taking drops of up to six feet onto solid ground.
Both camcorders are on sale now, with the QF20 retailing for $350, and the W300 pocket camcorder for around $160.