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Samsung Introduces the SMX-F50, the Latest in Family SD Memory with Intelligent 65x Zoom Lens Capability for Perfect Recording

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd, a global leader in digital media and digital convergence technologies, announced today the launch of its SMX-F50, the camcorder designed to capture and enjoy special family moments within a compact, high performing, affordable and convenient design. The latest camcorder maintains Samsung’s pioneering design and quality, with a market leading 65x zoom lens, whilst incorporating additional high-end features including SD Memory and the first Smart BGM in a family camcorder.
The SMX-F50 delivers premium camcorder technology for families on a budget, to ensure you capture every family moment and occasion through the years. The lightweight and compact design enables users to keep the camcorder with them at all times, so it’s ready to record every special family event and memory. The SMX-F50 also boasts 65x zoom technology with additional pixel capability, bringing you closer to the action and emotion of the moment from any distance. With market-leading continuous recording time of 6 hours 20 minutes (with card) and the capability of producing H.264 high quality formatted videos, the SMX-F50 is capable of recording 1.5 times longer than conventional models. With the recording capability, alongside the USB port to charge your camcorder on the move or connect to a PC, you now have the freedom to shoot, share and recharge anywhere, so you never miss precious family moments, plus with the SD Memory card the F50 can record longer at a higher picture quality than competitor models.
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Steve Mitchell, General Manager, Samsung UK Digital Imaging, commented: “We understand that buying a camcorder is a family investment and research has shown us that people want guaranteed reliability and portability to record a range of special occasions, whether that’s birthdays, Christmas Day or your child’s first school play. For these reasons, we want to provide families with the very best, easy-to-use and innovative features at an affordable price, for effortless and high quality videos. Most importantly, the SMX-F50 records vivid and valuable moments over an extended period of time, so customers can share precious moments with friends and family. At Samsung we understand that ease of use for family capturing is a must-have and the SMX-F50 incorporates an innovative pause button so you can capture your day’s event on one file for easy editing and viewing. We’ve guaranteed that our camcorders are provided with the very best in camcorder technology, through the Smart Auto feature, intelligent optical zoom and extended recording times, so every family can enjoy the fun and emotional experience of capturing great videos through the years.”

Smart BGM to make sure everyone’s voice is heard

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Recording background sound and music can often prove difficult with conventional camcorders, as the music can drown out people’s voices when played back. The Samsung SMX-F50 allows you to choose music to accompany your memories, and when the music is edited into the video the Smart BGM feature automatically lowers the music volume when speech is detected in the film, making sure everyone’s voice gets heard. Samsung is the first company to offer the Smart BGM feature, ensuring that whether it’s your baby’s first words or the big wedding speech, you never miss a moment.

Advanced Intelligent Zoom Lens

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The SMX-F50’s 65x intelligent zoom feature outshines the capabilities of competitor models on the market so you’re never far from the action. Whether it’s your child’s first goal at the football match or the lead role at the Christmas play, this is the camcorder to catch all the action and your special memories in vivid colours.

New Record Pause at your fingertips

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For any moments when you need to take a break, the latest and newly introduced Record Pause technology allows users to briefly pause while recording and then resume filming from that exact moment. This means you don’t have to merge files for editing when the recording is finished, meaning recording is completely hassle free when capturing a sporting event or interviewing several different people at a family wedding.

Family Moments brought to life through the Smart Feature set

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The latest camcorder offering guarantees that you have the technology at your fingertips to achieve great video quality, the Smart Auto feature selects the correct shooting mode depending on the light conditions and the subject you’re capturing, and the advanced Smart BGM ensures you never miss a word from those special family occasions. These innovative features mean you no longer have to take on the role of film editor and merge footage; instead you can capture all the special moments of your child’s sports day in one continuous and seamless recording. The SMX-F50 design has been streamlined with a more compact finish so that users can hold the camcorder effortlessly, enabling advanced portability and the ability to focus entirely on the family subjects and occasions happening around you.
Availability     March 2011

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