Released March, 2010
The Pros:Microphone performance is outstanding--picks up audio from a long distance with minimal distortion. Light balance is generally good even without Smart auto on. Optical Image Stabilization is remarkable in terms of producing steady video in unfavourable conditions.
The Cons:Battery life is less than ideal.
The HMX-S15 is a top-end High Definition camcorder and a part of Samsung's S-Series. The camcorder contains the highest functionality available from Samsung's 2010 line-up and introduces several new features with this series.
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Built-in WiFi and DLNA functionality are world first features for a camcorder and allow for wireless connections with DLNA products for file transfers without using USB or HDMI cables. The camcorder is also among the first to utilize Solid State Drives, a media storage system that does not use any moving parts, resulting in faster load and start up times, less power consumption, less noise and heat, and a lighter, durable camcorder. This model contains 32GB of SSD space. For video capture, the camcorder offers a wide of options and high-end functionality with a Schneider Kreuznach Varioplan-HD lens, 18x Intelli-Zoom, and a BSI CMOS imaging sensor for significantly improved video capture in low-light areas. Additionally, the HMX-S15 is also one of the first camcorder models with Samsung's Victoria Engine video processor, specifically designed to consume less power and enhance HD video capture.
Specifications and Features
- dimensions: TBA
- in-use battery life: 2 hours
- WiFi capable
- DLNA certified
- BSI CMOS imaging sensor
- Victoria Engine Video Processor
- 3.5" LCD touchscreen; 3D menus
- Schneider Kreuznach Variopan-HD lens
- 18x Intelli-Zoom
- Optical Image Stabilization; reduces shake and blur
- 10 MP still image capture
- super-slow motion video capture at lower resolutions
- time-lapse recording
- High Definition video recording
- 32GB SSD storage; expandable with memory cards
- warranty: TBA
User Reviews (1)
Microphone performance is outstanding--picks up audio from a long distance with minimal distortion.
Light balance is generally good even without Smart auto on.
Optical Image Stabilization is remarkable in terms of producing steady video in unfavourable conditions.
Video quality is clear and consistent.
LCD display is large and clear.
32GB of built-in SSD storage.
Excellent zoom performance--image quality remains relatively undiminished at full zoom.
Battery life is less than ideal.
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