Samsung pumps out another compact "YouTube" camcorder

Samsung extends its standard-definition, flash-based camcorder lineup with the SMX-F34, a "YouTube" cam that adds one, debatably useful feature.


Samsung continues its line of soda-can-shaped, standard-def camcorders with the SMX-F34. It's based around the company's 2008 flash-based model--the SC-MX20--but adds the ability to capture 800x600-resolution photos to its 16GB of internal memory or SD/SDHC cards.

The F34 records video in H.264 format up to a resolution of 720x480 and out front is a 34x zoom lens. If you like to share your videos online, the F34 is designed to do so with minimal effort on your part.

Coming in spring 2009, the SMX-F34 will be available in four colors, including Midnight Black, Sunset Red, Galaxy Silver, and Deep Ocean Blue and features Samsung's swivel hand-grip for comfortably shooting at low angles (and something I've always liked on its camcorders). No pricing was announced.

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Joshua Goldman is a senior editor for CNET Reviews, covering cameras, camcorders, and related accessories. He has been writing about and reviewing consumer technology and software since 2000.


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