Pocket camcorders are all the rage and the best way to blow away the market leader, Flip, is by introducing a 1080p version of what they do so well. The Samsung HMX-U10 is a Full HD shooting, 10-megapixel stills capturing, 2-inch LCD sporting chunk of loveliness.
It measures a very comparable 56mm x 103mm x 15.5mm and weighs in at the all important sub-100g category – 95g to be exact. There’s no mention of a zoom, so, presumably, you’re getting a tiny bit of the digital variety at best but at least they’ve stuck in a decent 1/2.3 inch CMOS image sensor.
It appears to have a much more adult design than the competition but no sign of the nice, neat flip out USB-type feature and I’ve a feeling you’ll have to stick with cables on this one. It’s out from September and will doubtless go down a storm.
Better pictures and prices when Samsung pull themselves together
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