Date: June 20th, 2008
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Samsung Canada
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL & WALKTHROUGH
Let's take a walk around the camcorder and point out what you, the potential buyer, should know about your upcoming purchase.
Starting off at the front, there is a shutter slide to open and close a protective shutter over the lens as well. This comes in handy and you won't be constantly putting the lens cap on and off, but still will offer perfect protection from dust and debris. Also from left to right your have the recording indicator, and LED light and the remote control sensor. The bottom casing under the lens contains the stereo front facing microphone.
At first glance most will see a rather simple photo with the usual zoom control and the photo capture button, but the top holds more functionality than that.
What most will not see is the hidden door which allows access to the battery and the external MMC memory card slot. The battery can be slipped in and is held in place with a spring slide lock and the MMC card is a simple push into place configuration. You will laugh, but being as stubborn as I am, I tried to find the damn door to insert the battery and searched high and low and had to resort to the manual to find its true location. Of course I thought it was inserted into the bottom like most other camcorders.
The right side of the unit has an adjustable hand strap and a hidden, yet useful function.
The swivel hand-grip allows for comfortable video recording from lower vantage point and allows you to record at lower levels without getting on your knees or crouching.