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The desire to share photos and video, directly from your HDV camcorder, of your vacation and neighborhood block party is now possible with the Samsung S15BN. This HDV camcorder features a Wi-Fi connection that allows you to wirelessly share your captured images with whomever, wherever. This device also allows you to take 10MP (megapixel) still photos to give you more options and more possibilities. It is a well built device and if you want something with a little more pizzazz than some similar devices offer, the Samsung S15BN may be the ideal product for you.
This Samsung product has the ability to record up to 600 frames per second. This makes it an optimal device for recording fast moving subjects, especially sporting events. This device has the ability to provide time lapse recording that by using still frames, taken at pre-set intervals, you can speed up time to create a video showing time moving forward.
We liked that this device comes with several additional features to provide you with high image quality. Smart Optical Image Stabilizer eliminates the blur and unclear images that results from shaky hand movements and unsteady hands. Also, provided is a wind cut feature which prevents the background noise and gives you the best audio possible.
The Samsung S15BN comes with a 32GB of memory. We were disappointed in such a low amount of memory for a device with so many advanced features and technology. However, not all is lost with its ability to expand storage with the ability to add an SSD memory card. Also, the battery used on this device can automatically be recharged by connecting to any USB port. This makes the hassle of a dead battery rarely a problem.
One of the features we most enjoyed on this Samsung device was the large 3.5 inch LCD touch screen. We had no problems with the responsiveness of this touchscreen and found it easy, simple and fun to use. However, in sunlight the screen is difficult to see because of its brightness, but indoors, we were pleased with the results.
The Wi-Fi technology available on this HDV camcorder allows you to connect with any wireless PC or TV so you can view your movies or still images easily. There is no need to worry about cables or pieces of equipment. This is the optimal device if you want to share your captured images and videos for YouTube, Facebook or Flickr.
Not only is it easy to share and view your captured media, editing is also simple with this Samsung product. Intelli-studio 2.0 allows you to view, edit and share video files from any PC. It is a built-in software, meaning whatever device the Samsung S15BN is connected to, the software is available. The software was simple to navigate through, and editing was quick and was simple enough that those with little to no video editing experience can easily make edits to their captured videos.
The Samsung S15BN is an HDV camcorder with several advanced features, such as Wi-Fi connectivity and Intelli-studio 2.0, to keep you up in the social networking buzz. With the ability to capture 10MP still images, you have a variety of options open to you, to capture exactly what you need, exactly when you need it.