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Samsung launch easy to use HMX-Q10 HD camcorder

Samsung HMX-Q10 HD camcorder launches at CES

Samsung HMX-Q10

The Samsung HMX-Q10 is an HD camcorder that can be used both right and left handed

Samsung has announced the launch of the latest model in its camcorder range – the HMX-Q10.

The HMX-Q10 is designed to make recording top-quality video simpler than ever, combining new easy to use features with full HD in an affordable package.

Samsung claim the HMX-Q10 is the first to include ‘Switch Grip’ for either handed use, adjusting the picture displayed on the LCD screen to make the camcorder easy to use whether you’re right or left–handed or shooting from an awkward position.

See the HMX-Q10 camcorder in action at CES 2011 in our first look video review below:


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If you’re in the market for a new camcorder, check out our advice guide on buying the best digital camcorder.

Samsung HMX-Q10 ‘easy to use’ features

The HMX-Q10’s 2.7” LCD screen doesn’t move – Switch Grip adjusts the way the image is displayed on the screen depending on the angle the camera is held. So left-handed users can flip the camera over to get the screen on the best side for viewing and the sensor inside the camera recognises the angle so the picture rights itself onscreen.

It also includes ‘Easy Operation’ to make using the camcorder simpler – functions and operations can be carried out using the LCD touch screen.

The HMX-Q10 is slim and light – measuring just 44x53x119mm – so it’s easy to carry around. You can also use it to shoot 4.9MP stills.

Image quality

The HMX-Q10 captures video in 1920×1080/60i full HD and includes a OIS Duo system image stabilisation to compensate for shaky hands and create clear, stable recordings if yo’uer moving around while filming.

Which? has tested almost 100 HD camcorders, visit our HD camcorder reviews to see the best models.

Other features include a 5MP BSI CMOS sensor – to reduce noise and distortion and make for better videos in low-light conditions – and Smart Auto scene recognition technology – which selects the best settings including brightness, motion and colour to produce the best videos.

Samsung’s Record Pause technology is also included in the HMX-Q10, so users can briefly pause and then restart filming without having to merge files – making editing easier. There’s also an Art Film function with creative recording options including time lapse and black and white.

The camcorder also includes a manual mode for those who like to do it their own way. Users can adjust levels including white balance, exposure values and backlighting.

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