Date: July 31st, 2008
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: Samsung Canada
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL & WALKTHROUGH
Let's see what makes this small camcorder tick.
First is the actual Schneider-KREUZNACH lens which has an excellent 34x optical zoom, a 1200x digital zoom and a 1.6l/f. Overall a very powerful lens for an entry level product. Lenses with these sort of specifications are also seen on camcorders with a price tag well in excess of twice the price. Also to note, the stereo microphone is housed in the perforated housing immediately under the lens itself.
The right side houses the hand strap and swivel mechanism which allows you to record at lower levels without having the need to get on your knees. This is a great feature for chasing your infant for some great family video footage.
Moving to the rear main control area, everything is pretty standard and easy to use. You have your record button, the power slide switch, a mode button, an Easy Q button for one touch perfect settings (highly recommended) and two LEDs to indicate whether you are in recording or playback mode.
Flipping open the small access door allows you to gain access to the connection panel to charge your battery or to connect the video or USB cable for playback or transfer.