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Samsung announces W200 'multi-proof' pocket cam

Samsung has unveiled its latest camcorder, the 'multi-proof' W200 Pocket Cam - and it looks like the perfect solution for those who are already missing the creations of Cisco's closed Flip division.

Designed to nestle safely in a pocket, the W200 is built to withstand outdoor use - with a body that resists shock, water up to three metres deep, and dust. Inside the W200 is a five megapixel sensor with back-side illumination technology, designed to perform well even in low-light conditions - and which provides the W200 with the ability to record full HD 1080p video.

The f/2.2 lens and 2.3in 230K-pixel screen are both coated to prevent fogging and condensation when used in less than ideal circumstances, and the camera comes with a setting that allows users to adjust the brightness and contrast automatically when used underwater for the clearest possible image.

"The W200 is the ideal Pocket Cam for anyone who wants to experience life to the fullest and share those experiences with friends and family," claimed Samsung's Hyunho Chung at the W200's launch. "It’s tough enough for filming a backpacking trip or vacation with small children, and light enough to carry around with you every day, so that you never miss a moment."

The W200 is expected to launch in the US in May for an estimated $159 (around £97), with a UK launch to follow shortly after.

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