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Apr 20, 2011

Samsung Crafts an Underwater Flip Cam Clone

 
Samsung's new W200 digital camcorder is very, very similar to the recently murdered Flip. It looks the same, functions the same, and has about the same quality (1080p at 30 FPS). But it's got a trick—it swims.

The W200's waterproof up to three meters, and ruggedized against nasty falls. The W200 also snaps 5 MP stills, but the main draw will be for those who want to capture video where a smartphone might wuss out. Check for it in May.

10 comments:

Ramiel said...

I'm surprised they'd develop something so close to another product that has been given the axe due to bad sales. Especially when you consider the fact that the flip would have made NO profit if it hadn't had such an amazing advertising team. Somehow I doubt this will be any different, if even as good...

Skeng said...

Only 3m of depth. Bit crappy but I guess it's good enough for underwater filming in a swimming pool or something like that.

Still pretty cool

Alphalpha said...

Yea that was cool until I saw the 3 meters...

Jay said...

not sure if want..

Zombie said...

ehh... not to crazy about it...

-E- said...

i've dropped like 3 phones in the water, so it'd be good for me.

Jim said...

I wonder what the price is, I think ill stick to a flip.

Bill Righteous said...

Nice! underwater filming has always been interesting to me.

pixel said...

why is all this rfid blocking stuff so costly?

Maquina said...

How much, again?