Samsung HMX-Q10 Hands-On Review

The Samsung HMX-Q10 is the first ambidextrous camcorder designed to be used right or left handed and captures 1920×1080 HD video at 60i.  The rounded design sits nice and comfortable in hand and feels identical in either hand and the simple no-nonsense design makes switching hands a breeze.  I know in my experience with camcorders there are times that being able to control the camera with my left hand is necessary and doing that with a conventional right handed camcorder is challenging to say the least and if you are left handed, well then the HMX-Q10 may be the camcorder you’ve been waiting on. [Read more…]

Samsung Touts the $299 HMX-Q10 HD Camcorder

Samsung is boasting about their new affordable HD camcorder the HMX-Q10 and maybe rightfully so.  It has a sleek design that is enhanced by the ability to use right or left handed.  Yes that is right a left handed camcorder that automatically changes the display orientation depending on which hand is holding it.

The design is simplistic with a large ergonomic record button and zoom toggle at the rear within easy reach of the thumb no matter which hand is holding the HMX-Q10.  Other functions are controlled via the 2.7 inch touch-screen interface.

Images are captured through a Schneider-Kreuznach Varioplan-HD F1.8 10x optical zoom lens with OIS and then proceesed through the 5MP BSI CMOS sensor displaying full HD video.  Granted it’s 60i, but considering the $299 price tag that’s not so bad.  Look for the HMX-Q10 to hit shelves next month. [Read more…]