More Battery, More Memory, More Movies—SSD

Jun 20, 2012

A family using their Samsung camcorder

It’s a familiar scene: a baby’s first step, a teenager’s graduation day or the newlywed couple’s first dance. You pull out the camcorder, frame the angle, and hit “record”—but by the time the camera is rolling you’ve totally missed the shot. Or the camera’s battery is drained. Or the memory slot is full. It’s always something. But don’t give up just yet.

Camcorders that are Always Ready to Roll

Camcorders with SSD are quicker, slimmer, and more efficient. Hit "record" on an SSD camcorder and it begins rolling in less than a second. The SSD’s compact, single-unit design means it uses 1/8th of the power that a hard drive would, and it’s far more durable. Not only do you get more battery life, but you get a camcorder that’s resistant to shocks, knocks, and even drops.

Camcorders that are Always Ready to Roll

SSD Explained

SSD is an acronym for "solid state drive," but more importantly, it’s used by Samsung to ensure that its camcorders never bungle a take. Unlike traditional hard disk drives (HDD), which magnetically record images and sounds through a system of bulky moving parts, SSDs consolidate that function into a single unit—no moving parts—that captures data electronically. They’re seven times smaller and twelve times lighter than conventional HDDs.

Better than HDD

With four times the repeat, writing and erasing ability of HDD, the SSD is actually designed to last more than a hundred years. And since it’s available in versions that pack up to 64 gigabytes of flash memory, it provides enough capacity for anything you dream of shooting. Quite simply, SSD is one of the best technologies available today.