Samsung F30 SD Flash Camcorder - * Blue & Red still available (34 Optical zoom, 2.7 inch wide LCD, H.264 recording, Still Image Capture, 3 Hours Battery,) Plus free Case and spare battery £89.99 @ Amazon - HotUKDeals
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* Easy-to-use digital flash camcorder
* 42x Intelli-zoom Schneider lens gets you closer without sacrificing image quality
* H.264 codec for sharing your memories on the internet and portable devices
* Still Image Capture (800x600): For ultimate convenience of video and still capture
* LCD viewing screen and USB interface

Free Accessory Kit with Selected Samsung Camcorders
From now until until 23.59 BST, 31st May 2010, you can get a free Samsung Accessory Kit worth £49.99 when you buy a selected Samsung camcorder. Terms and conditions apply.
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[mod]#1
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#2
has it got good reviews?????? looks good price
#3
What comes in the Free Accessory Kit?
[mod]#4
meshosa;8417989
What comes in the Free Accessory Kit?


From the title line...
Plus free Case and spare battery ;-)
#5
Girlfriend got me this for Christmas.

Very happy with it.. lightweight, great battery life and great picture (but do remember it's SD).
#6
so it will not plug into a hdmi lead straight into my tv ???
#7
This seems like a good price for a SD camcorder...especially as it comes with an extra battery and case. Heat added.
#8
i just want it for holiday and bedroom recording it is a good price!!
#9
LOUGHBORO GUY;8418182
i just want it for holiday and bedroom recording:w00t::w00t::w00t: it is a good price!!


let me know if you need the footage edited....lol....

but seriously, editing mpeg4 or h264 video isn't for the faint hearted....unless anyone else can offer some advice...
#10
torby
but seriously, editing mpeg4 or h264 video isn't for the faint hearted....unless anyone else can offer some advice...

iMovie edits MPEG4 quite nicely to be honest..
#11
i have this and its great. even on a single charge you can get about 3hrs recording out of it
#12
I have this (or a very similar model) and am very happy with it. What sets this apart from other SD camcorders is the zoom as we bought ours primarily to film my stepson's footy matches and with this, can easily get a close up of him wherever he is on the pitch and we are standing!
#13
I'm tempted to buy one even though I already have the MX20 (v. similar)
for the 2 batteries!

I made the mistake of buying a spare battery off ebay.
It seems lots of people claim to sell the IA-BP85ST battery but they're lying.
However, you can only tell when you see the model numbers of cameras it
works with.

Mind you, with this offer two batteries should last about 5-6 hours!

Assuming it's like the MX20 then, for SD quality, it's great.
Only slight problem I've noticed. I record son's rugby games.
I stop/start recording when play stops (a lot) and there's a slight lag with the
controls when you START recording but YOU need to lag when you STOP recording.
I'm talking 1 second or less but worth bearing in mind.
#14
LOUGHBORO GUY
i just want it for holiday and bedroom recording it is a good price!!


Will you be uploading to empflix....remember its only fair that you share :whistling:
#15
got one, good cheap, reliable, easy to use no nonsense recorder.
#16
LOUGHBORO GUY
has it got good reviews?????? looks good price


Jes' !! All you had to do was click on the link to find the reviews.

The honeypot strikes again :whistling:
#17
ive read reviews but maybe kodak z1 is better at £50
#18
Has anyone else had a prob with this whereby it distorts the picture with horizontal lines. I'm not sure whether this is just because i'm playing back footage on windows media player. Sound and picture is definitely better than most mobile phone recording. Zoom is great but just remember that when zooming in strongly you need to keep the camcorder very still. I found that very hard with a stadium full of mad acdc fans.
#20
Can anyone tell me anything about converting to avi and whether I actually need to...? I have a great AVI player on my PC and I have TWO DVD players that will play AVIs on DVDs or USB drives.
I then find that all these camcorders record in their own formats which I guess I'm going to have to convert. I emailed Kodak about the ZX1(?) and they just said "Too bad". Why don't they just record in AVI format? A high(ish) quality movie only takes 700Mb for 1.5 hours so it can't be space that's the issue...?
#21
Hi,

Thanks for this post. I have just bought one in blue (slightly bigger price reduction) with the free accessory pack. Looking forward to trying it out. :)
#22
pauljameswright;8422856
Can anyone tell me anything about converting to avi and whether I actually need to...? I have a great AVI player on my PC and I have TWO DVD players that will play AVIs on DVDs or USB drives.
I then find that all these camcorders record in their own formats which I guess I'm going to have to convert.


It records in H.264 which will play on most PCs and on iPods.
I use VLC (Videolan) but you can get the codecs pretty easily.
It should be possible to convert using something like Handbrake but that can
be quite a hassle.
The software that comes with it will let you convert it to DVD format. (MPG2)

AVI is just a container. The contents of an AVI can be encoded using almost
any type of compression. I've no idea if your DVD player could work with
this. You'd have to try it. Maybe Samsung's web-site has a sample you could try..
#23
Cheers OP. Cheaper to buy this than get my DV Camera repaired.
#24
It's back up to £100+ :(
#25
Kavanne
It's back up to £100+ :(


If you click the link to the 'free Samsung Accessory Kit' you will see that the Blue and Red ones are £90 :)
#26
This or the Sanyo VPC-CG10EBK Dual High Definition Video Camcorder (Sanyo Xacti) which is around £99 at the moment, but was £80 the other week?
#27
pjlhot
It records in H.264 which will play on most PCs and on iPods.
I use VLC (Videolan) but you can get the codecs pretty easily.
It should be possible to convert using something like Handbrake but that can
be quite a hassle.
The software that comes with it will let you convert it to DVD format. (MPG2)

AVI is just a container. The contents of an AVI can be encoded using almost
any type of compression. I've no idea if your DVD player could work with
this. You'd have to try it. Maybe Samsung's web-site has a sample you could try..


Hi, thanks for that. Some of the other cameras I've looked at seem to imply that they can more-or-less automatically convert it on-the-fly as it downloads to your PC. But crucually, no-one ever really makes it that clear.

To put it into context, my current stills camera records video in AVI format (albeit in extrremely poor quality) but I can stick the SD card in the PC and view it immediately. In principle, I could burn a DVD with about 2 hours' video on it and play it straight away in one of my DVD players. SImples! No downloading, no fuss, no experimentation, no worrying about getting a virus from loading a codec on my PC. I CAN do these things if I have to - but life's too short!
#28
This camera is awesome, got it for the same price via Tesco Ebay Outlet a couple of months ago, would recommend. With it being SD format, it is so easy to upload onto the computer and put on Facebook/Youtube.
#29
brandonheat
Has anyone else had a prob with this whereby it distorts the picture with horizontal lines. I'm not sure whether this is just because i'm playing back footage on windows media player. Sound and picture is definitely better than most mobile phone recording. Zoom is great but just remember that when zooming in strongly you need to keep the camcorder very still. I found that very hard with a stadium full of mad acdc fans.

I sometimes found this problem, but was only during recording sport footage.
#30
Estimated dispatch date for these 2 items: 11 Jun 2010 - 19 July 2010

For red one.. too far away for me.. was wanting for holidays
#31
Why expired? Blue one still available at that price. great camera, I have had one for a while now.
#32
behappier
Why expired? Blue one still available at that price. great camera, I have had one for a while now.


I agree, but maybe the fact that the link goes to the silver version is confusing people.

They had silver, red and blue available earlier today.

Silver has now gone (it deafults to another seller at a higher price) and red is showing a long delivery date (at a guess you may not get it). However they are still showing blue in stock.
#33
eyebaws
Estimated dispatch date for these 2 items: 11 Jun 2010 - 19 July 2010
For red one.. too far away for me.. was wanting for holidays

Get the Blue one unless you're a ManU fan! :-D
#34
brandonheat;8422682
Has anyone else had a prob with this whereby it distorts the picture with horizontal lines. I'm not sure whether this is just because i'm playing back footage on windows media player. Sound and picture is definitely better than most mobile phone recording. Zoom is great but just remember that when zooming in strongly you need to keep the camcorder very still. I found that very hard with a stadium full of mad acdc fans.


No doubt someone a lot smarter will correct me, but my limited knowledge of Standard Def is that it is 576 horizontal lines interlaced at something like 24 frame per second (fps) ie 576i.

The key here is the interlaced frames, this means that the camera only captures half the number of lines (288) per frame. To do this and still make up a usable image you cant just capture the top half of the image one frame and the bottom half the next frame at you would clearly notice this so on all the odd frames, only the odd numbered lines are captured and on all the even frames all the even number lines are captured. When played back at 24fps the human eye does not normally notice, however in a fast moving action sequence on a hi-def display you can sometimes makeout the interlacing.

Hence progressive video eg 720p looks much nicer by not only having more lines but capturing each line every frame (but at a cost of requiring more than twice as much storage).

Hope this helps, you should find that it is not as noticable once you burn your video to disc and play on a TV.
#35
will be a flood of cheap camcorders as hd ones take over!!!!
#36
basquille;8418468
iMovie edits MPEG4 quite nicely to be honest..


great if you own an apple...the bulk of users will be PC....
#37
no more at £89.99 :(
#38
iriyas
no more at £89.99 :(



Glad i ordered this morning! :thumbsup:
#39
Ordered one in red, seems decent enough for what I need and a good price.

If I see a better deal before it comes in June / July I will just cancel, win/win for me
#40
Had an email to say my red one will be despatched sooner than expected and I should have it by the 4th May, bonus!

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