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Samsung HMX-E10 pocket HD camcorder features swiveling lens
by Allison Johnson -  7/28/2010

Introducing the HMX-E10 today, Samsung adds another pocketable HD camcorder to its lineup.

Samsung HMX-E10

The HMX-E10 takes a page out of the Sony bloggie's book with a lens that swivels 270 degrees, making it easier to record video at a variety of angles. Other features include a USB port and a one-touch "upload" button to transfer videos from the device to a pre-determined site like YouTube.

Samsung HMX-E10

High definition1080/30p video is captured by a 1/3.2-inch CMOS sensor. Still images can also be captured with a resolution of 8 megapixels. The HMX-E10 is equipped with a vertically-oriented 2.7-inch touch panel LCD. When in shooting mode, the top half of the screen displays an electronic live view and the bottom offers touch-activated controls for stop, record, and play.

Samsung HMX-E10

Digital "filters" are also offered in video recording, such as miniature effect, vignetting, and sketch for a pencil-drawn look.

The Samsung HMX-E10 joins the existing HMX-U20 and HMX-U15, which were announced this February. The U20 carries a 3x optical zoom lens, a unique feature in a digital-zoom-only market. The E10 will not offer an optical zoom. Like the majority of pocket HD camcorders, it has a 2x digital zoom. Files will be recorded to microSD memory media.

Pricing and availability
The Samsung HMX-E10 will arrive in September 2010 at an MSRP of $199.99.