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Samsung VP-HMX20 / SC-HMX20

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Samsung VP-HMX20C / SC-HMX20C

The Samsung VP-HMX20C is a High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder With 8GB on board memory, while the Samsung SC-HMX20C is a High Definition Camcorder that comes with effective sensor resolution of 6.4-megapixels plus 10 x optical zoom capability. With USB connectivity, both of the models provides direct link to PC for data transfer plus user can record, playback and share video footage without wires on the camcorder itself. The VP-HMX20C and SC-HMX20C comes with senso…

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Samsung VP-HMX20C / SC-HMX20C

The Samsung VP-HMX20C is a High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder With 8GB on board memory, while the Samsung SC-HMX20C is a High Definition Camcorder that comes with effective sensor resolution of 6.4-megapixels plus 10 x optical zoom capability. With USB connectivity, both of the models provides direct link to PC for data transfer plus user can record, playback and share video footage without wires on the camcorder itself. The VP-HMX20C and SC-HMX20C comes with sensor size of 1/1.8-inch 6.4-megapixels effective sensor resolution and Electronic image stabiliser technology to help remove 'shaky' recording. The models come with Black coloured enclosure.

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The Samsung VP-HMX20C and SC-HMX20C are built around a CMOS CCD system (Optical Sensor Technology) with optical sensor size of a 1/1.8-inch 6.4-megapixels effective sensor resolution and Electronic image stabiliser technology that minimizes unwanted picture shaking caused by hand movement during recording. The VP-HMX20C HD lens delivers 10 x optical zoom and 10 x digital zoom, while the SC-HMX20C has 10 x optical zoom and 100 x digital zooming capability. The Samsung VP-HMX20C support Analogue Video Format (PAL), movie capture resolution at 2.1-megapixels, still image capture at up to 4-megapixels, automatic exposure plus 5 preset exposure modes, auto or manual focus with face detection and Strobe type flash on auto pop up. The SC-HMX20C comes with Red Eye reduction, Analogue Video Format (NTSC), white balance presets (Cloudy, Daylight, Fluorescent, Tungsten light), Flash Modes (Auto mode, Fill-in mode, Slow synchro, Flash OFF mode, Red-eye reduction), Special Effects (Sepia, Cosmetic, Negative, Cinematic, Black and White), minimum shutter Speed of 1/30 sec, maximum shutter speed of 1/10000 second, shooting programs (spotlight, Beach/snow, Night mode, Sports mode, Portrait mode) and exposure modes (Manual, Program, Automatic). The VP-HMX20C and SC-HMX20C has a minimum Illumination of 1 lux for night recording, manual and automatic focus adjustment, zoom adjustment motorised drive, auto Focus TTL contrast detection, Focal Length of 6.3 mm - 63 mm, Lens Aperture of F/1.8-2.5 and comes with 49 mm filter size 49 mm plus digital still shot capability, camera flash, white balance settings (Automatic, Custom or Presets), remote control and widescreen video capture. The VP-HMX20C and SC-HMX20C are equipped with 2.7-inch widescreen LCD view screen with touch screen control and 230k-pixels colour display with enhancement technology to reduce glare and the display has a rotating capability plus a rotating form factor display for easy adjustment and digital player recorder. The Samsung VP-HMX20C and SC-HMX20C comes with a built-in 8GB flash memory and supports supported Flash Memory MultiMediaCard, SD Memory Card, SDHC Memory Card, MultiMediaCardplus expansion slot to increase recording capacity. The Samsung VP-HMX20C supports H.264 high definition format mode resolution of 1920-by-1080i, 1920-by-1080p and image storage of JPEG 3264-by-2448. The SC-HMX20C support H.264 and MPEG-4 movie format and image storage JPEG such as JPEG 3264-by-2448, JPEG 2880-by-2160, JPEG 2304-by-1728, JPEG 2048-by-1536, JPEG 1440-by-1080, JPEG 640-by-480. The VP-HMX20C support Li-Polymer 850 mAh (included) rechargeable battery while the SC-HMX20C support Li-ion 850 mAh (included) rechargeable battery. The models (VP-MX10 and SC-MX10) has a dimension that measures at 2.6-inch (6.7cm) in height, 2.6-inch (6.6cm) in width, and 5.5-inch (13.9cm) in depth plus it weights in at 16.4 ounces (464 grams). Other additional features of the Samsung VP-HMX20C and SC-HMX20C includes Direct Print, DPOF support, PictBridge support, CyberLink DVD Suite software, USB 2.0 compatibility, backlight compensation, USB cable, Composite video input/output, S-Video output, HDMI output, plus built-in speaker and built-in microphone. The SC-HMX20C is fitted with Face Detection function, Effective Still Resolution 4-megapixels, Interpolated Still Resolution 8-megapixels, Light Sensitivity (ISO 50, ISO 100, ISO 200, ISO 400, ISO 800, ISO 1600, ISO 3200), auto power save, progressive scanning, display contrast control, display brightness control, supports operating system such as MS Windows Vista and MS Windows XP SP2, minimum operating temperature of 32 degree Fahrenheit, maximum operating temperature of 104 degree Fahrenheit and Self Timer with Delay of 10 second.

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  • sc-hmx20c storage and making dvd's

    I have trouble downloading on most computers. I can view the video in a lot of ways, but I want to make DVD's and i am having trouble. Should I just try a DVD recorder? Any suggestions?

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