Standard-definition video; H.264 format; 52x optical/65x "intelligent"/2000x digital zoom; 2.7-inch LCD monitor; Mac and PC compatible; 16GB internal flash memory; Captures to SD/SDHC memory cards; Rechargeable lithium-ion battery
The Samsung F44 would be an unremarkable standard def camcorder, except that it has a ridiculous 52x optical zoom! The number even extends to 65x with the "intelligent zoom" mode (some optical/digital-zoom combination). It's like a telescope that records video. Make sure you invest in a tripod--the F44 has no image stabilization, so the slightest hand shake will turn your telescopic shots into a fuzzy mess.