Today Samsung announced the launch of the W200 Pocket Cam, which was “created for those whose active lifestyles demand both durability and quality.” Sounds like my kind of device. Impressively, Samsung has combined style, ruggedness, and convenience into one awesome little product. Awesome how?
According to the press release, in addition to both shockproof and water proof technologies, the W200 comes with
anti-water drop coating”, which “means that the LCD screen will stay free of condensation, even in damp conditions, so you can film without wiping the screen. The lens also features anti-fog coating that lets steam disperse so you always have clear, blur-free videos and pictures even straight after coming out of the pool. To make capturing amazing underwater footage simple, the W200 also includes an Aqua Mode setting, which automatically sets the ideal parameters for the bright and clear underwater video. Despite being slim and compact, it is also shock-proof and dust-proof and so is the perfect addition to a backpack for any trip and robust enough for worry-free family vacations with young children. Because the W200 is designed to be taken anywhere, it also comes with a built-in USB arm to make it easy to share your adventure.
The W200 is built with a 5-megapixel BSI (Back Side Illuminated) CMOS sensor, which delivers double the sensitivity of previous CMOS sensors, capturing footage with dramatically reduced image noise and distortion. Along with this, the W200 includes a bright F2.2 lens to give users the ability to shoot during low-light conditions for stunningly clear, sharp, blur-free images. The camcorder shoots in Full HD resolution to let you capture every moment in rich, dynamic detail and displays your video on a 2.3” 230K clear pixel LCD screen.
Here is complete rundown of the W200 Pocket Cam:
- 5MP Back Side Illuminated CMOS Sensor
- Bright F2.2 Lens for Blur-Fee Images
- Full HD Video Resolution – 1920×1080 30p
- 2.3” 230K (QVGA) LCD Screen
- 5.5M Photo Resolution
- HDMI with A Built In USB
- Waterproof up to 3 meters, shockproof up to 2 meters
- Micro SD/SDHC Storage
- 60 x 113 x 19.7 / 130g (with battery)
The W200 Pocket Cam will be available this coming May for $159. Not too bad for the perfect camera, right? So let us know what you think about this device. Will you be picking one up? For more information on this product or anything else from Samsung, please visit www.samsung.com.