Sleek, shiny design

The body is typically tubular, but as with its siblings, the HMX-H106's twist-down handle makes it comfortable to hold.
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Combination controls

Although the H106 has a few buttons, you operate it primarily through a touch-screen interface. Unfortunately, the screen is a little small, and even though the touch buttons are fairly large, the screen doesn't respond fluidly enough to commands.
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Zoom

Like many models, the zoom switch on the H106 is skinny and a bit wobbly, making it difficult to control for a consistent zoom speed.
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Connectors

Underneath the (very) shiny silver hatch lie the power, USB, miniHDMI, and AV connectors. The battery and SD compartment is on the bottom, which can be a problem if you plan to shoot on a tripod.
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Buttons

Buttons control display options, flash, and image stabilization as well as invoke an Easy mode. There's also a power button, but, like most camcorders, you can set it to power on and off when the LCD opens and closes.
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