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Samsung SMX-K40 and SMX-K45 Camcorder unveiled by Luigi Lugmayr

Besides the Samsung U10, Samsung also unveiled today the SMX-K40 and SMX-K45 camcorders. The Samsung SMX-K40 and SMX-K45 record standard definition video at a resolution of 720x480px, and then can be played back on an HDTV in near full-HD quality thanks to advanced upscaling technology and HDMI connectivity. With a built-in HDMI output on the camera and HDMI cable (sold separately), consumers connect the camcorder directly to their HDTV for near full-HD playback. The SMX-K40 and SMX-K45 also offer one of Samsung’s most powerful zoom lenses. Consumers have a 65x Intelli-Zoom at their fingertips which drastically enhances their ability to capture any moment they see no matter how far away they may be. Significantly more reliable than a standard digital zoom which negatively affects the quality of the image, Samsung’s new Intelli-Zoom allows users to go beyond the camcorder’s 52x optical zoom. The Samsung K-Series also features Samsung’s advanced Optical Image Stabilizer, ensuring that video will be shake-free, whether zoomed out or using the camcorder at it’s full 65x Intelli-Zoom. The Samsung SMX-K40 and SMX-K45 feature a Schneider KREUZNACH lens. The Samsung SMX-K45 offers an internal 32GB Solid State Drive (SSD), providing up to 20 hours and 40 minutes of recording time depending on the recording mode. The Samsung SMX-K40 does not have internal storage and requires the use the of a SD/SDHC card. The Samsung K45 will sell for $499.99 in August and the Samsung K40 has an MSRP of $329.99 and also starts shipping in August.