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Old Jan 12, 2006, 11:45 AM   #1
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From the newswire:

The SC-HDX15 Flash-Based HD Camcorder

The Samsung SC-HDX15 is the world's first flash-based HD-camcorder.
Featuring 4GB of built-in memory and 720P/1280 HD quality video recording, the
SC-HDX15 is the camcorder of choice for 2006. HDTV lovers will appreciate its
extensive feature line-up including the generous 2.7" LCD and Optical Image
Stabilization (OIS) that minimizes shaking for a smooth, clear picture. The
SC-HDX15 also offers USB 2.0 for easy PC connectivity and an HDMI for
simultaneous transfer of uncompressed audio and video signal over a single
cable, optimizing file transmission to HD devices. This model also comes with
a compact flash expansion slot which provides additional storage. The SC-HDX15
will carry a suggested retail price of $1799.00 and will be available in
August, 2006.


A bit pricey, butI willbe all over it if the size is comparable to Sanyo's and it records in MPEG-4 rather than MPEG-2.
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Old Jan 12, 2006, 2:55 PM   #2
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Whoa...Optical Stabilization, Built-In Memory and HDMI make this camera pretty hot!I don't think it deserves the 1799.00 price tag though, unless the quality truely is comparable to some of the HDV camcorders out there. Thanks for the news, DCPMark!

Update: After doing some research on the web, I found an article that confirms that the camera will be using the H.264/MPEG-4 format and is actually MSRP $1,499.00 in July.

http://blogs.indiewire.com/steve.ros...es/006728.html


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Good specs, but what I like about the Xacti range is the shape and size.* It's like holding a small pistol
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According to Twice (Edit: see Filmchick's link for reprint)it's supposed to record using MPEG-4 part 10 (H.264), which is amazing... so much so, in fact, that I bet we don't see this device until at least next year, despite ETA. Haven't seen any photos of this device... anyone?

But perhaps this thread belongs in the Samsung forum?
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Old Jan 12, 2006, 3:50 PM   #5
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Well, we are comparing Sanyo's HD1 camcorder to this new unit. I myself was planning to drop $800 on the HD1 in March, but after seeing this, I might wait. Other potential Sanyo HD1 buyers might feel the same way, which is why it's probably best here, no? Otherwise I would have to search every manufacturer's forum to see who else might be coming out with a flash-based camcorder, which is an incredible waste of time.* ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** ** *As for the form factor, as I said in the my first post, I too would only purchase the Samsung if it was pocketable like my C6. Otherwise, it's straight to the HD1 for me in March. Any pictures you guys find would be appreciated!
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Old Jan 16, 2006, 7:54 AM   #6
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surfing today i came across this link for the sanyo vpc hd1ex



http://www.sanyodigital.com/HD1/index.html



At first sight it looks as if its an xacti fans dream. Hd, card based, mike socket and a "normal" power output flash. Pitty we have to wait 'till march before it ships



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Here's a picture of Samsung's competitive product. It looks pretty small:

http://www.letsgodigital.net/en/news...tory_5906.html
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The Samsung SC-HDX15 is the world's first flash-based HD-camcorder.
It is very unfair that they claim themselves to be "first", while Sanyo HD1 will come several months earlier. Sanyo must complain.

From those specs I don't see how much it is different from HD1 except better compression. They should work really hard to convince me it is worth extra $700 over Sanyo HD1, while I'm not convinced that HD1 is worth extra $300 over C6.

Taking price/performance metric C6 seems to me far superior of all 3.
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Small and quite unattractive. For the price I'd expect more in the way of industrial design.

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Here's a picture of Samsung's competitive product. It looks pretty small:

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I will never consider buying the Samsung HDX15. The simple reason is that for that price, one can buy a full fledged very good digital camera which is not much bigger than the X15.

The HD1 is another cattle of fish. It is only slightly bigger than the C6 but has better zoom and video and battery while not being too much more expensive than the C6.

I have been using the C6 for a week even using it to film while riding a bicycle on a quiet road. So far, I can report that I am very happy with the C6 for the purpose that I bought it for. My only camplain is that the video sound seems to be very weak. I recorded fireworks with booming sounds and they didn't come out well when I replayed it.

My conclusion is that for those who would like a better camera, wait for the HD1. For those who want a cheap, fun and reasonably good camera, get the C6 now. Forget about the X15.


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