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Samsung W200 & Toshiba CAMILEO loves swimming with the fishes

Samsung intends to offer to those who are just starting out on this underwater photography thing their latest release – the Samsung W200.

Of course, the Samsung W200 first and foremost is not a digital shooter but rather, one that captures video underwater. What you can’t do with the Samsung W200, however, would be to bring it along with you on your deep underwater forays, since anything more than 3 meters would turn it over to a candidate for the vast consumer world electronics graveyard.

Of course, that does not mean it is a sissy by any means since it would be suitable to shoot great video of a relaxed day by the pool, or perhaps even up-close shots of coral reefs. The W200’s anti-water drop coating translates to the LCD display being free of condensation, even though you are in damp conditions, allowing you to continue with your amateur filming sessions without having to wipe the display.

The lens itself comes with anti-fog coating which allows steam to disperse so you always have clear, blur-free videos and pictures even if you decide to come straight after out of the pool. In order to shoot amazing underwater footage without looking too complicated, the W200 will also include an Aqua Mode setting, where it will automatically set the ideal parameters for the bright and clear underwater video.

Do not look down on it just because the W200 is slim and compact – it is a tough cookie on its own, being shock-proof and dust-proof, making it more or less the perfect candidate to bring on your next backpacking adventure. The Samsung W200 will be out later this May for $159 a pop.

Last week Toshiba unveiled the latest in its line of CAMILEO HD camcorders, only this one is waterproof! The CAMILEO BW10 is the company’s first waterproof digital camcorder that records full HD 1080p video up to six and a half feet under water. Its rubberized coating also withstands dirt, snow and more.

The ultra-portable camcorder weighs just 3.5 ounces and features a two-inch diagonal LCD screen, 10x digital zoom, electronic image stabilization and super-easy You Tube uploading using the CAMILEO Up loader software.

In addition to recording HD video, the BW10 captures five mega pixel digital stills and has separate video and photo functions. Videos and photos can be viewed on a computer or HDTV with a mini HDMI cable (sold separately).

“With the success we’ve experienced with the CAMILEO line, we are excited to expand it with our newest camcorder that is designed for our more adventurous customers,” said Paul Collas, director of accessory marketing, Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., Digital Life Products and Services. “The CAMILEO BW10 camcorder is ideal for people who love to be outdoors in the snow, on the mountains, in the rapids or swimming in the pool and want to capture their experiences without fear of ruining their camcorder.” The CAMILEO BW10 is available for $149.99