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VP-HMX20
imagine Turning Moments into Memories
VP-HMX20
Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
Head Office (Suwon Korea)
416, Maetan-3Dong, Yeongtong-Gu
Suwon City, Gyunggi-Do, Korea 443-742
VP-MX20
A smarter way to shoot. The VP-HMX20 and VP-MX20 flash memory
camcorders offer a more exciting approach to home movie making.
With longer battery and recording time, they make sure that you never
miss the opportunity to record a magical moment and give you more
memories to treasure, forever. For more information, please visit
www.samsung.com.
VP-HMX20C
The Latest in Cutting-Edge Video Technology
If you are looking for the very latest in advanced video technology, the VP-HMX20C
sets the standard. With 1920 x 1080 Full HD, the highest quality video available today,
Flash memory for instant start-up with parts-free durability and convenience, a bright
F1.8 HD lens, and a light, compact body packed full of useful features and
sophisticated technology, the VP-HMX20C lets you do it all, or can do it all for you!
Samsung’s VP-HMX20C captures video at today’s highest resolution, 1920 x 1080 Full
HD. With a full complement of advanced technological features, the VP-HMX20C
provides the best image quality available and the ability to enjoy crisp, clear, natural
images in a wide variety of formats. The incomparable image quality leaves you with
videos so real, they must be experienced to be believed.
Full HD is Real HD
8-Megapixel Stills for Large Format Photos
The VP-HMX20C takes video at the highest digital visual resolution
available today, 1920 x 1080 Full HD. 1920 x 1080 Full HD video
means much more visual information, much greater clarity, brightness
and detail than ever before. It also means that your video will be an exact
pixel-by-pixel match for today’s very best large screen HDTVs. The result
is life-like video with more natural color and clarity, without the blurring or
digital noise you might well be used to.
Samsung’s Pixel-Rising technology utilizes a pixel-interpolation filter to
convert recorded stills to the equivalent of 8-megapixels, enabling large
format (11 x 17 in.) detailed prints of your images. This same technology
allows you to enlarge part of an image while retaining extraordinary detail.
1440
1920
Original
1080
Pixel-Rising
4:3 recording, 16:9 output
46.7M pixel/sec
2304X1728
(4M pixel)
1080
3264X2448
(8M pixel)
16:9 recording, 16:9 output
62.2M pixel/sec
As Sensitive to Light as You Are (ISO3200)
Progressive HD (1920 x 1080 Full HD)
Samsung’s VP-HMX20C delivers the very highest quality video by using
progressive scan technology. It records HD quality video in progressive
mode (30fps), so that the video is crisp and clear, regardless of how fast
moving the subject may be. Progressive scan technology produces
smooth images even when videos are played back at 2x, 4x or even 8x
the normal speed!
Even with just 1 lux of illumination (candlelight, for example) the VPHMX20C has a High Sensitivity Mode that allows the amazing ISO3200
camcorder to take clear video or shoot 8-megapixel stills. This extra light
sensitivity means you get great stills in difficult lighting situations, without
the blur caused by longer exposure times.
High-Speed Capture for Slow-Motion Detail
With the high-speed capture feature, the VP-HMX20C also lets you take
up to 10 seconds of video at an astonishing 300 frames per second
(fps), giving you ultra-detailed, crystal clear slow motion playback, useful
for analyzing a golf swing, dance movement, or any other motion that is
faster than the human eye.
Smoother Video and Clearer Stills
Samsung’s Electronic Image Stabilizer (EIS) system gives you crisp, clean
images whether you are shooting movies or taking still photos.
Sophisticated software is able to detect unintentional camcorder
movement and compensate with micro adjustments to the image sensor,
resulting in blur-free photo stills and smoother, more natural video.
Blurring by Hand Shaking
ISO3200 & EIS
A Wider, Brighter F1.8 Lens
The VP-HMX20C’s wide F1.8 aperture 10x Optical Zoom lens let’s more
light through to the sensor, giving you rich, bright, detailed images that
accurately reflect what you see with the naked eye. The highperformance HD lens is manufactured to extremely exacting standards
to ensure minimal image distortion and astigmatic aberration, resulting in
the most natural, accurate, compelling video and stills available from a
camcorder today.
VP-HMX20C
Seeing is Believing – The Reality of Full HD
VP-HMX20C
The Latest Technology and the Greatest Ease
While fully loaded with the most useful and advanced features, the VP-HMX20C is also
a triumph of contemporary design. The sleek and stylish camcorder is light, compact,
and durable. With Flash Memory, fewer moving parts, a longer battery life, and
sophisticated software innovations, the VP-HMX20C makes taking great video and
stills much, much easier. Loaded with the most advanced video technology available
today, with the VP-HMX20C you can do it all, or let it do it all for you!
Quick Start Helps You Catch the Moment
Snap While You Shoot with Dual Recording
Advanced Noise Reduction
Easy on the Eyes; Satisfying Results
Never miss another one of life's precious moments with the Quick Start
capability. The VP-HMX20C is ready to shoot when you are; just turn it
on and go. It doesn't get any easier—or faster—than that! With
Samsung's powerful, built-in flash memory you no longer need to waste
your time waiting for your camcorder to boot up, read a disk or load a
tape. Our new line of camcorders will be ready to shoot in 3 seconds or
less—that’s 4x faster than a standard DVD camcorder! And with that
kind of speed, you won’t miss another precious moment.
The VP-HMX20C’s innovative dual recording capabilities make it easy to
snap a still, even while you are recording a Full-HD movie! Simply press
the shutter button as you are taking video and the VP-HMX20C will take
a 2-megapixel still without interrupting the video.
The cutting-edge ANR (Advanced Noise Reduction) system reduces
sensor noise dramatically while reserving the original scene, which
produces a more vivid and life-like video.
The high-resolution wide-format 2.7” LCD Touch screen makes a huge
difference. The 16:9 wide-screen format matches HDTVs so what you
see as you shoot will be what you see when you get home. And
navigating through the VP-HMX20C’s many helpful features is a breeze
thanks to the easy-to-use Touch screen.
1, 2, 3 Seconds, Shoot!
Conventional
Conventional Camcorder
3sec
Samsung
SC-HMX20C
POWER
Face Detection for Better Results
Recording
A Better, Longer Life
Samsung camcorders run more efficiently than our competitors. The
result is lower power consumption and a longer battery life so you don’t
have to worry that dead batteries might make you miss the most
important moment
Samsung
Recording Time
POWER
Recording
Super Fine
70 min.
Fine
95 min.
Normal
120 min.
Battery Time
Conventional
More than Merely Portable
The compact design allows for easy storage and packing so you'll never
have to leave your camcorder behind.
Swivel Hand-Grip
Our unique Swivel Hand-Grip design makes shooting difficult angles a
snap. With a flick of the wrist, you can change the shoot angle of the
camcorder to take the perfect video every time—all with one hand! The
ergonomic design will open new doors to the way you shoot video.
8GB
HD (1920 x 1080 / 50i )
12sec
With Samsung’s Face Detection technology, the VP-HMX20C makes
sure that the video you take is the video you want to keep. Face
Detection technology is a sophisticated image processing algorithm that
automatically detects up to 12 faces within the frame, adjusting focus
and exposure to make sure that your video shows your subjects in the
best possible light.
90 min.
Anynet+ (HDMI CEC)
Faster, Smarter and Reliable
The VP-HMX20C supports every video output terminal that is currently
used by HDTVs: HDMI, Component, S-video and Composite. Plus,
Samsung’s unique Anynet+ technology lets you to control the
camcorder with any Anynet+ enabled TV remote control. And using just
one line of HDMI cable makes connection easy while keeping the quality
superb; that means you can experience the highest quality digital
video/audio on your HDTV without any data loss.
With the built-in 8GB flash memory, there are no moving parts to slow
you down, no tapes or discs to lose, and no Hard Drive to protect. So
the VP-HMX20C is ready to shoot when you are, keeps your video in a
safe place, and gives you greater flexibility, reliability, and durability when
you are out and about.
150 degree
Multi-functional Cradle
The docking cradle is one of the important features that puts Samsung
camcorders head and shoulders above the competition. The cradle
allows you to recharge the camcorder, use the built-in USB port, and
connect to additional AV devices via HDMI—all at the same time!
Take it Easy with Easy Q
HDMI
Samsung’s innovative Easy Q function puts the VP-HMX20C into Full
Auto mode to let you relax and enjoy what is happening while the
camcorder does the work.
Docking Cradle
Reliable, Flexible and Durable
When it comes to durability, Samsung's flash memory sets the standard.
Compared to tape or disk-based camcorders, flash memory contains
zero moving parts— less to wear out—resulting in a longer lifespan! The
lack of moving parts also ensures that your recorded memories will
survive the rigors of spills, falls and everyday mishaps.
Digital Analog Converter
HDMI
AC Charger
Component
AV out
USB
VP-MX25E/MX20C
Shoot and share your memories
Shoot, share, and enjoy easier home movie making with the VP-MX20 flash memory
camcorder. Its Samsung chip provides higher quality images and longer battery and
recording time. The footage you capture can be conveniently transferred to media
players and the web, giving you the opportunity to share your memories with the world.
VP-MX20C
VP-MX25E
VP-MX25E/MX20C
Digital Video Excellence
The Samsung VP-MX25/MX20 provides you with video footage of such a high quality
that it brings your memories to life with vivid, natural beauty. The VP-MX25/MX20’s
state-of-the-art imaging technologies combine to create a camcorder that gives you
the very best of everything; natural color reproduction, image stability, advanced noise
reduction, the highest quality lens, and the most pristine video footage you’ve ever seen.
New Integrated Chip Solution with Samsung
Technology
Experience the most naturally beautiful images with new Samsung
technology. Advanced Color Expression, Hyper Digital Image Stabilizer,
Super LCD plus, and Face Detection Auto Focus combine to make your
digital image dreams a reality.
3D Noise Reduction
The VP-MX25/MX20 transcends the boundaries of convention by
introducing 3D noise reduction that dramatically eliminates noise whilst
maintaining the original edge and pattern of the image. By analyzing
motion between the frames, the frames are split into pattern/edge
frames and differential frames and are passed through separate filters
which maintain the pattern and edge and remove noise. After filtering,
the frames are combined once more to make a cleaner, clearer image.
Longer battery life, extended recording time, and higher quality digital
imaging are enabled by the VP-MX25/MX20’s Samsung chip. By
designing and implementing a powerful single chip control system,
power consumption is dramatically reduced, allowing you to capture
more memories that can be treasured for the rest of your life.
Tradeoff between N.R. and edge loss
Lowpass filter is
applied frame by
frame for noise
reduction, which
causes edge loss
Edge
Enhancement
LFP
Frame
Conventional
Original pattern is preserved due to pattern extraction between frames
Pattern
Matching
LMMSE Filter
Pattern
Frame
Adaptive LPF
Samsung Technology
Differences
Color as vivid as your memories
3D Motion Optimizer
3D Motion Optimizer Processing creates clearer, cleaner images. Unlike
conventional 2D processing, 3D processing compares previous and
following frames, divides the current frame into pixel blocks, detects noise
occurrence, and eliminates it efficiently without filtering the entire image.
Digital Natural Color Processing creates an expanded palette of colors
that are closer to those seen in nature. By internally adjusting images
beyond RGB into 4 color CMYG spectral color matching, the VPMX25/MX20 is able to accurately recreate colors that are closer to those
your eyes see, closer to your memories, and closer to reality.
VP-MX25 / MX20
Target pixel
Analyzing targets
Not analyzing pixels
1
Spectral Values
Before
2
2
1
0
0
CCIR709 / sRGB
Conventional
Target frame
Before
Samsung Technology
Target frame
Spatial analysis
300
400
500
600
700
CCIR709 / sRGB
300
400
500
600
Next frame
Time analysis
VP-MX25 / MX20
Conventional
Samsung Technology
700
VP-MX25E/MX20C
Shoot without a care
For your convenience the stylish Samsung VP-MX25/MX20 is loaded with powerful
features that are designed to make your life easier and your video footage better. The
world’s longest battery life and recording time are enabled by recording in H.264
codec, providing you with footage that can be played on the H.264 supporting MP3
players and PMPs without transcoding.
Hyper D.I.S
Upgraded gamma correction
More recording time, more memories to treasure
Share your memories, share your life
Unstable hands can cause camcorder footage to be shaky and blurred.
Thanks to its advanced computational power, the VP-MX25/MX20
realizes precision image stabilizing by multi-directional motion analysis
unlike most other digital image stabilizers using bi-directional one. Enjoy
clean and steady footage.
Real, natural color reproduction is enabled by our upgraded gamma
correction. Conventional adjustment separates the Gamma Curve into 8
steps but the Samsung chip divides it into 128 steps and adjusts each
of the RGB curves individually, to give an exquisitely detailed range of
color expression.
Enjoy recording the highest quality video footage for longer with the VPMX25/MX20. Thanks to high performance H.264 Codec, Samsung VPMX25/MX20 record more of your memories than MPEG2 codec
adapted camcorders. Within the same capacity, VP-MX25/MX20
records 1.5 times more than MPEG2 codec. Its compressed video files
are faster to e-mail and upload to the web, which makes sharing as easy
as can be, with no loss of Image quality.
Sharing your life with friends and family becomes easier with the VPMX25/MX20. By selecting Web & Mobile mode, you can shoot in a
format perfected for H.264 supporting MP3 players and YouTube. The
video files recorded by the VP-MX25/MX20 can easily be applied to a
transfer program and played on an H.264 supporting MP3 player. The
YouTube uploader in the Mediashow software bundle enables direct
YouTube upload which bypasses the YouTube homesite.
Occurs
Discontinuity
Super LCD screen clarity
The VP-MX25/MX20’s LCD screen maintains its visibility on even the
sunniest of days. With Advanced Outdoor LCD Enhancement, the VPMX25/MX20 is able to compensate up to 50,000 lux of light, an
improvement of 30,000 lux on the industry standard. This dramatic
improvement is enabled by an upgraded 3-D LUT (Look Up Table)
algorithm that provides images that retain their detail, brightness,
contrast, and clarity whatever the weather.
Improved
Gamma
Curve
Conventional
Gamma
Curve
H.264
(VP-MX25
/MX20)
35 Min
0
7
Conventional : Y/C Gamma
0
1.4GB
128
Samsung Memory Camcorder
MX20 with H.264 Codec
32G Memory
Competitor HDD cam
with MPEG2
30G
Competitor Memory Card
with MPEG2
32G
32GB
32GB
SD Memory
30GB HDD
12hrs 40mins
Conventional
USB or Card
Samsung : Y/C Gamma
Memory Card
Conventional LCD
MP3 Player & YouTube Connection
MPGE2
20 Min
Outdoor
~50,000 Lux
Perceived Color
Appearance Processing
Outdoor
~20,000 Lux
Recording Time on 1 DVD Disc
Samsung Technology
36 DVD Disc
7hrs 10mins
7hrs 20mins
Download to MP3 Player
Upload to YouTube by MediaShow
(Samsung Software)
22 DVD Disc
Samsung LCD
G_LUT
LCD Enhancement Technology
Powered by 3D-LUT (Look up table)
compensation
A world class lens, a world class camcorder
200.00
100.00
0.00
0.00
R_LUT
100.00
200.00
0.00
100.00
200.00
B_LUT
3D-LUT
Face Detection AF technology
Unlike conventional camcorders, the VP-MX25/MX20’s advanced Face
Detection AF technology targets the faces in the screen. With intelligent
face detection auto-focus, faces are always focused-on, even if they are
not in the center of the screen. Samsung’s Face Detection AF enables
you to capture clearer, higher quality video.
The most crucial factor in deciding video quality of a camcorder is its
lens. That’s why the VP-MX25/MX20 is equipped with a high quality
Schneider Kreuznach lens. World famous for premium optics, Schneider
Kreuznach lenses provide improved distortion aberration and astigmatic
aberration for superior, natural-looking images. With its 34x optical zoom,
the VP-MX25/MX20’s Schneider Kreuznach lens takes you as close to
the action as you could ever want to be.
Battery life that won’t let you down
With its Long Time Battery, the Samsung VP-MX25/MX20 allows you to
record, play, and have fun for as long as you like. Long Time Battery
gives an incredible 3 hours of recording freedom (1.9W, 850mAh)
compared with Company A’s 1 hour 10minutes (2.9W, 1000mAh) and
Company B’s 1 hour 20 minutes (3.8W, 800mAh), giving you all the time
you need to make memories that last a lifetime.
VP
As stylish as you are
With sensational Samsung style, the VP-MX25/MX20 delivers the most
comfortable camcorder experience imaginable. With an ergonomic
design that looks as good as it feels, it fits exquisitely into your palm and
is held securely in place by the fully flexible swivel grip. With a built-in
lens cover, UV coating, easy thumb operation buttons, and secondary
zoom and record buttons you can enjoy its beauty with confidence.
Built-in Lens Cover
Secondary Zoom /
Rec. Buttons
Conventional
Samsung Technology
Swivel Handgrip
Easy Thumb Operation
Specifications
VP-HMX20C VP-MX25E
Creating home movie magic
Sensor
Lens
Enjoy all the fun of home movie making with the Samsung VP-MX25/MX20. Professional
video quality is delivered with a simplicity that enables anyone to feel comfortable. It’s easy
to use, and packed with intuitive features that allow you to shoot amazing footage with a
minimum of fuss. Enjoy all the fun of home movie making with Samsung.
Camera Function
Viewer
Storage Media
Recording Format
Free style shooting
Dual Time Zone function
The VP-MX25/MX20’s multi-positional swivel hand grip offers full
flexibility and freedom of movement for the full range of shooting
positions. The innovative swivel grip allowing you to seamlessly move the
camcorder between regular and low level positions, giving you complete
control over how and what you shoot.
Resolution
For your convenience the VP-MX25/MX20 is equipped with World Time
Setting. This feature allows you to select the city and time zone that you
are visiting without having to change your hometown time setting. Simply
select the “Visit” time, select where you are, and when you get home
again, just select “Home” and the time will be reset as if you’d never
gone away.
Can select home or visit place time
I/O Interface
Time Zone
Seoul
London
Home: 10/20 12:30 AM
Visit: 10/21 08:30 AM - 04:00
Home 10/2012:30 AM
Exit
180 degree
Still Picture Resolution
City-based time set
Time Zone
Exit
Battery
System
Date / Time Set
Date/Time Time Difference
Bundle Accessory
Intelligent scene setting
The iScene function provides you with specialized recording modes for a
variety of scenes, making capturing perfect video footage easier than
ever before. iScene offers preset recording environments for Sports,
Portrait, Spotlight, Beach, Snow, High Speed, Food, and Waterfall
scenes by optimizing the White Balance, Exposure, and Shutter time.
Interval Recording
By setting time intervals for frame capture, you can take full advantage of
the Interval Recording function. This feature, using selective frame
capture enables you to record over an extended period of time so that
you can see the effects of long term recording condensed into a shorter
time frame. Imagine the passage of clouds through the sky or the sun’s
descent over the water.
Longtime Scene
Intelligent check
The iCheck function gives you instant access to remaining battery and
storage information without having to turn the camcorder on. Simply
press the iCheck button the VP-MX25/MX20 displays remaining battery
and storage time on the LCD and then turns off automatically.
12 Hours
Interval Recording
Image Sensor
Gross Pixel
Effective Pixel (Movie / Still)
Lens
Optical Zoom / Digital Zoom
F Number
Focal Length
Filter Diameter
Lens Cover
Image Stabilizer
Minimum Illumination
Scene Mode (Program AE)
Focus
Wind cut
LCD
Aspect Ratio
LCD Enhancer
Viewfinder
Storage Media 1
Storage Media 2
Storage Media 3
Video Format (Flash Memory)
Audio
Still Picture
Video(PAL)
USB
IEEE1394
AV
S-Video
component
HDMI
External Mic. Input
PC camera
Model Code
Capacity
i-check
Battery Time
Power Consumption
GUI Language
Accessory Shoe
Remote Controller
Soft Pouch
AV Cable
Component Cable
USB Cable
Cradle
Battery
Video Editing S/W
Color
Dimension ( W x H x D)mm
Weight
1/1.8" CMOS
6.4M
2.1M / 4.0M
HD
10x / 100x
F.1.8~2.5
f=6.3 ~ 63mm
49mm
Built-in(Auto)
EIS
1 Lux(Color Nite Mode)
VP-MX20C
VP-MX20
1/6" CCD
1/6" CCD
800K
800K
400K/480K
400K
Schneider Kreuznach
Schneider Kreuznach
34x / 1200x
34x / 1200x
F.1.6~4.3
F.1.6~4.3
f=2.3 ~ 78.2mm
f=2.3 ~ 78.2mm
30mm
30mm
Built-in
Built-in
Hyper D.I.S.
Hyper D.I.S.
3 Lux
3 Lux
Auto / Daylight / Cloudy / Fluorescent / Tungsten / Custom WB
AF / MF
AF / MF
O
O
2.7" / 112K
2.7" / 112K
16:9 Wide
16:9 Wide
O
O
X
X
Built-in Flash (16GB)
Built-in Flash (8GB)
SDHC / MMC + Slot
SDHC / MMC + Slot
AF / MF / Touch
O
2.7" / 230K
16:9 Wide
O
X
Built-in Flash (8GB)
SDHC / MMC + Slot
H.264
AAC
JPEG
HD : 1920 x 1080 ( 50i / 25p )
SD : 720 x 576
8M (Interpolation)
6M / 4M / 3M / 1.5M / 340K
O (USB 2.0)
X
O (Output only)
O (Output only)
O (Output only)
O (Output only)
O (Output only)
X
IA-BP85ST
7.4V / 850mAh
O
80min
4.1W
23
X
O
O
O
O
O
O
O
Media Show 4.0
66.0 x 67.2 x 139
456g
1/6" CCD
800K
400K
Schneider Kreuznach
34x / 1200x
F.1.6~4.3
f=2.3 ~ 78.2mm
30mm
Built-in
Hyper D.I.S.
3 Lux
AF / MF
O
2.7" / 112K
16:9 Wide
O
X
SDHC / MMC + Slot
X
H.264
AAC
800x600 JPEG
720 x 576 / 50i
H.264
AAC
X
720 x 576 / 50i
H.264
AAC
X
720 x 576 / 50i
800 x 600
X
X
O (USB 2.0)
X
O (Output only)
X
X
X
X
X
IA-BP85ST
7.4V / 850mAh
O
180min
2.0W
24
X
X
O
O
X
O
O
O
Media Show 4.0
O (USB 2.0)
X
O (Output only)
X
X
X
X
X
IA-BP85ST
7.4V / 850mAh
O
180min
2.0W
24
X
X
O
O
X
O
O
O
Media Show 4.0
O (USB 2.0)
X
O (Output only)
X
X
X
X
X
IA-BP85ST
7.4V / 850mAh
O
180min
2.0W
24
X
X
O
O
X
O
X
O
Media Show 4.0
60.5 x 60 x 125
270g
60.5 x 60 x 125
270g
60.5 x 60 x 125
270g
Product designs and specifications are subject to change without prior notice.
Recording Time
(Flash Memory)
Memory Size
Super fine(5Mbps)
Fine (4Mbps)
Normal (3Mbps)
Web & Mobile (2Mbps)
8GB(min.)
190
240
310
460
16GB(min.)
380
480
620
920
32GB(min.)
760
960
1240
1840
Bundle Accessory
VP-HMX20C
Selective Frame Capture
Condensed Scene
6 minutes
Power Adaptor
AV Cable
USB Cable
Component Cable
Cradle
S/W CD
I/B
Quick Guide (N.A. only)
Power Adaptor
AV Cable
USB Cable
Battery Pack
I/B
Quick Guide
Pouch
Remote Controller
Battery Pack
VP-MX25/MX20
Cradle
S/W CD