Digital video cameras are increasingly being designed to appeal to the masses, with few buttons, limited memory and small price tags.

Samsung seems to be taking the opposite tack here, equipping its SMX-CX14 camcorder with 16GB internal memory (the SMX-CX10 uses SD and SDHC memory cards) and adding a slick of high-class gloss and, presumably, a similarly eye-catching price tag.

Both record Mpeg 4 (H.264) video at 720p, have a 2.7in flip-out screen with a crisp resolution of 230K pixels, a 10x optical zoom and a battery that should last for 2hrs 40 mins between charges.

Samsung says the 'relaxed grip' and Active Angle Lens design will ensure users can easily capture footage without getting cramp doing so. Rather than look through the screen at the action, the intention is that you can see the action and what's in the frame simultaneously.

As well as straight shooting, you can set these Touch of Color camcorders to time-lapse mode and capture changes at preset intervals over several hours.

Samsung intelli-studio software enables direct video-editing and uploading straight to an online video site such as YouTube.

Samsung SMX-C10 digital camcorder