Cisco shut down Flip, the pioneer of easy to use pocket video cameras. Several other manufactures have since released similar pocket camcorders. Today Samsung announced a new rugged pocket camcorder called the Samsung W200. The Samsung W200 is designed to be taken anywhere to capture video in the toughest conditions, particularly underwater, thanks to features such as a 5MP BSI CMOS sensor and F2.2 Bright Lens. Created for those whose active lifestyles demand both durability and quality, it houses Samsung’s imaging technology in a shock, water and dust-proof rugged body.
The Samsung W200’s anti-water drop coating also 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 it is the perfect addition to a backpack for any trip and robust enough for worry-free family vacations with young children.
The W200 is built with a 5MP BSI (Back Side Illuminated) CMOS sensor, which delivers double the sensitivity of previous CMOS sensors, capturing footage with 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 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.
The Samsung W200 is going to be released in May for $159 MSRP.