July 18, 2006 in Digital Imaging News

New SAMSUNG DVD Camcorders Allow Consumers To Record Memories Easier And At a Greater Capacity

Ridgefield Park, NJ - Samsung Electronics, a worldwide leader in camcorder innovation, offers two advanced DVD camcorder models that eliminate compatibility guess work for consumers, add recording time, and allow for exemplary ease of use. Led by the SC-DC564, Samsung's 2006 DVD camcorders offer compatibility with all key single layer DVD formats as well as dual layer +R discs-giving consumers double the recording time -- up to 40 minutes at the highest quality -- to store their precious video memories.

"Samsung is proud to offer consumers the broadest format compatibility and choices in a DVD camcorder," said Aaron Novak, marketing manager for camcorders, Samsung Electronics America. "Today's consumers don't have time to worry about which DVDs will function with their camcorders, so Samsung has worked to alleviate that concern. Our 2006 DVD camcorders epitomize Samsung's response to customer needs with the best available DVD format compatibility, highest zoom, superior memory card compatibility and the shortest power-on time."

The SC-DC564 is sure to be coveted by consumers for its convenient direct recording to high-capacity, single and dual layer DVD discs, and a four-in-one memory card slot that is compatible with the leading memory card formats: Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro, MMC and SD cards. The camcorder works with DVD-RW/-R/+RW/+R single layer plus DVD+R dual layer format, providing consumer convenience and flexibility.

The 26x optical zoom/1200x digital zoom and 10-second power-on allow consumers shoot high quality video in an instant, while the 1.1 megapixel resolution provides impressive image clarity and usability. The SC-D564 records and plays both MPEG2 video to DVD in true 16:9 wide screen format and high quality MPEG4 (720 x 480 / 30fps) with 26x optical zoom/1200x digital zoom, consumers can create the perfect scene, every time. The four-in-one memory card slot, compatible with the leading memory card formats, is complemented by USB 2.0 high-speed file transfer plus PictBridgeâ„¢ technology.

This DVD Camcorder can also act as a webcam and take digital still photos at 1152 x 864 resolution A 2.7" wide LCD enables easy viewing while recording or playing back. The SC-D564 also comes with a strobe and remote.

The SC-DC164 DVD camcorder features Samsung's DVD format compatibility, a convenient four-in-one memory card slot and a compact design. The 680k pixel CCD and 33x optical/1200x digital zoom provide quality home movies, while the 2.7" LCD (260k pixel) gives consumers a clear view of the shot and 16:9 recording/viewing capability provides a cinematic home movie experience. USB 2.0 and PictBridge technology offer quick, convenient file transfer to a PC and easy printing to PictBridge-compatible printers.

In addition to MPEG4 recording, the unit can double as a webcam and capture 800 x 600 still images for true versatility in a DVD camcorder. The SC-DC164 comes with a remote control.

Samsung's 2006 DVD camcorders are now available: the SC-DC564 for $549.99 MAP and the SC-DC164 for $449.99 MAP.

About Samsung Electronics America, Inc.

Headquartered in Ridgefield Park, NJ, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), a wholly owned subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., markets a broad range of award-winning, advanced digital consumer electronics, information systems and home appliance products. The SEA organization oversees the North American operations of Samsung including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc. Please visit www.samsung.com for more information.

About Samsung Electronics

Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2004 parent company sales of US$55.2 billion and net income of US$10.3 billion. Employing approximately 113,600 people in over 90 offices in 48 countries, the company consists of five main business units: Digital Appliance Business, Digital Media Business, LCD Business, Semiconductor Business and Telecommunication Network Business. Recognized as one of the fastest growing global brands, Samsung Electronics is a leading producer of digital TVs, memory chips, mobile phones, and TFT-LCDs. For more information, please visit www.samsung.com

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