Up Close and Personal Sometimes you just can't physically get close enough to a subject to get the shot you want. Football games, parades, wildlife, there is no shortageof situations that call for a good zoom lens. Samsung's SCD103 digital camcorder brings you in close to the action with the help of an 18x optical zoom and 900x digital zoom. That means you can get full resolution out to 18x, and crop in evencloser with the powerful 900x digital zoom that can digitally enlarge an image up to 900x. This hard working zoom lens also gives you the advantage of variable speed control that automatically senses the amount of pressure that you apply to the zoom taband adjusts the zoom speed accordingly. Keeping It Clear Great video begins with a quality lens, but the quality can't stop there. There are a number of critical elements involved in producing quality audio and video and they must allwork together. One of these is the device that "captures" the images that travel through the lens. The SCD103 digital camcorder uses a 680,000 pixel CCD for vibrant, detailed video images. Since it's impossible to keep perfectly still whileholding a camcorder, you will appreciate the Digital Image Stabilization (DIS) that minimizes picture shake so watching your videos doesn't cause motion sickness. The 2.5" TFT active-matrix LCD monitor gives you a great view of whatyou're recording and rotates, which is a huge benefit for shooting at creative angles, or if you would like to join the scene and still monitor your recording. The bright and beautiful LCD screen also makes an excellent playback monitor for viewing yourvideos. Be Still The built-in digital still camera on the SCD103 features a photo mode that gives you the ability to save still pictures onto Memory Stick media (sold separately). Use Memory Stick to store your images or transfer them toyour computer. Fast and easy image transfer can also be accomplished using the SCD103's built-in USB interface. Another still image option exists inside the SCD103. The PHOTO function enables you to record still images with audio (up to six seconds) ontothe camcorder's digital Mini DV tape. These images can also be quickly and easily transferred to your computer for editing, storing or sending. Light It Up With Power Nite Pix, you can record nearby scenes in total darkness usinginfrared rays emitted from your camcorder. Color Slow Shutter maximizes the quality of low light scenes by automatically selecting the best settings to make the most of every ray of light. Even brighter images can be achieved by applying Color SlowShutter and Nite Pix at the same time. If you want to shed some more light on the scene, the built-in video light is a handy way to add some illumination and improve the color and contrast of dark scenes. 18x Optical/900x Digital Zoom Mini DVSystem 2.5" LCD (112K Pixels) iEEE1394 and USB Interfaces Digital Image Stabilization Program AE Power Nite Pix Digital Still Camera Function, PHOTO Function 680K Pixel CCD B&W Viewfinder VideoLight Easy-Q, -Navi, -Op. Memory Stick Slot MPEG4/JPEG Capture Multi-Language Onscreen Display Video Recording System: 2 Rotary Heads, Helical Scanning System Audio Recording System: Rotary Heads, PCM System Digital Effects: Art, Mosaic, Sepia, Negative, Mirror, B&W, Emboss, Cinema, Make Up Back Light Compensation (BLC) Bottom-Loading Design Fader Built-in Microphone, Microphone Input 1.06 lbs. 3.44" x 5.90" x2.16"