How cheap can cheap camcorders get?

If you need to spend less than $300 on an HD camcorder, Samsung is among the companies that'll show you the way.

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LAS VEGAS--Samsung is helping hit a new low price for 1080/60i video.

There isn't much to say about Samsung's minimalist camcorder announcements for CES this year. There's going to be one entry-level model in two flavors: a $349 Wi-Fi-capable one, the QF20, and a bare-bones uncommunicative one, the Q20.

An update to the Q10, with its somewhat gimmicky rotating "switch grip" that's graduated to Switch Grip II, the Q20/QF20 doubles the zoom range to 20x and adds an Art Time Lapse effect.

You'll be able to get these babies in March.

About the author

Lori Grunin is a senior editor for CNET Reviews, covering cameras, camcorders, and related accessories. She's been writing about and reviewing consumer technology and software since 1988.

 

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