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January 03, 2011

Samsung launches new left-handed friendly 1080/60i camcorder w/backlit CMOS sensor

Here we go. The CES 2011 parade is officially starting. Samsung has launched the new HMX-Q10 camcorder with a backlit CMOS sensor. The camcorder will record full 1080/60i and a modest 5mp of stills with its smaller than P&S cameras sensor. It has a 10X f1.8 Schneider-branded optical zoom lens with optical stabilization. Perhaps its distinguishing characteristic is the "Switch Grip" which allows you to shoot left-handed or right-handed, thanks to an accelerometer that can detect whether the camera is upside-down, or downside-down (typical holding position for cameras/camcorders). It takes SD/SDHC cards, has face detection, 2.7" touchscreen "butterfly wing" LCD display, It will come out in February for $300 and it is also available for pre-order at Amazon.


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