Samsung's tilting lens full HD camcorder saves aching arms
By Darren Quick
September 2, 2010
Tilting LCD screens that let users keep an eye on the action when holding a camcorder up high or down low are pretty much standard nowadays, but they don’t help reduce the arm and wrist fatigue that results when holding the device in such positions. The new HMX-T10 camcorder unveiled by Samsung at IFA 2010 does, however, by featuring a Slanted lens that tilts 20 degrees to allow users to keep their desired subject in frame, while holding the camera in a more comfortable position.
The consumer-level HMX-T10 can capture Full HD (1920 x1080 60i) video and 4.7-megapixel stills (at the same time, too) through the Slanted lens that boasts a 10x optical zoom. There’s also a 5.1 megapixel (2.07 megapixel effective) BSI (Back Side Illuminated) CMOS sensor that Samsung says provides twice the sensitivity of conventional CMOS sensors and delivers clear video even in low light conditions. Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) is on board to help steady the images, while video can be edited straight away of the 2.7-inch touch screen LCD – and yes, it tilts too.
The HMX-T10 records to SD/SDHC memory cards and measures 2.13 x 2.22 x 4.53-inches (5.4 x 5.6 x 11.5cm). It will be available this month for US$299 in black or white.