The HMX10 has unusually inconsistent exposures across the frame. (Frame grab. The dark lines about 1/3 and 2/3 of the way down in the center are actual smudges on the target, though.)
Updated:
Photo by: CNET Labs / Caption by:
Given the relatively low resolution of the sensor--1.6 megapixels--and the fact that the photos are interpolated, they're not bad. Certainly better than most cameraphone photos I've seen.
Updated:
Photo by: Lori Grunin / Caption by:
One of the HMX10's bigger quality issues is with exposure. Here you can see the real problem with blown-out highlights. Most consumer camcorders blow out highlights to some extent, but the HMX10 does unusually poorly. (Frame grab)
Updated:
Photo by: Lori Grunin / Caption by:
Though the HMX10's doesn't reproduce color very accurately--the tulips on the left should be more orange, for example--they're nicely saturated and pleasing. (Frame grabs)
Updated:
Photo by: Lori Grunin / Caption by:
The HMX10 delivers surprisingly sharp video, arguably because it goes for 720-line noninterlaced frame capture rather than interlacing two 590-line fields, as with 1080i video. The camcorder's lens also seems to focus closer than many models we've seen. (Frame grab)
Updated:
Photo by: Lori Grunin / Caption by:
Hot Galleries

CNET's Holiday Gift Guide

Tablets that put your TV to shame

Binge-watch your favorite episodes on these portable screens.

Hot Products