Samsung flashes sporty mini camcorder

The Samsung VM-X300 is a neat, compact digital camcorder

A sports-orientated mini digital camcorder that's lightweight, pocketable and has a rubberised shell has been unveiled by Samsung in Korea.

The Samsung VM-X300 can record DVD-like and MPEG4 ASP video at 720 x 480 pixels resolution and 30 frames per second.

The Samsung VM-X300 is designed for capturing footage when out and about. Its rubber-feel casing gives it a bit of extra protection for outdoors sports-types. It can be ready to record in less than 3 seconds of being switched on.

At the moment, details of the palm-sized camcorder are sparse. There are no dates or prices confirmed yet for a UK release.