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Dec
13

Sam­sung HMX-H200 camcorder

My wife decided that we need a cam­corder. As I am a good hus­band, I do not com­plain (she pays :-D ).

There was an offer in a super mar­ket nearby. Not as low as you can find in the inter­net, but if there is a prob­lem, it is much more easy to com­plain. For some­thing like this, I/we pre­fer this and am-are OK to spend a lit­tle bit more money for this con­ve­nience.

This cam­corder is record­ing to SDHC cards. Such cards have a speed rat­ing, and you need to take some min–speed one, to be able to record videos with a cam­corder. Unfor­tu­nately Sam­sung does not list the speed rat­ing some­where. I searched on the Sam­sung site in the spec­i­fi­ca­tions and in the FAQ. Noth­ing. After a lit­tle bit of googling I at least found a review where the record­ing time for spe­cific card-sizes where listed.

So I took the card-size in MB, divided it by the record­ing time in sec­onds, and got the data trans­fer rate per sec­ond for the spec­i­fied res­o­lu­tions. The 1080i res­o­lu­tion has the high­est trans­fer rate and as such it is the most inter­est­ing one to decide what kind of card one needs.

The high­est trans­fer rate seems to be less than 2.2 MB/s, so a class 4 SDHC card should be enough.

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