The HMX10 sports a compact, clean design, but results in some annoying interface quirks. For instance, you cycle through the video, still and playback modes by pressing the Mode button. Simple, yes. but that means when you're going from still mode back to video, you have to go through playback. And the minute you get there the camcorder load all the thumbnails for the existing stills and clips before it will respond to the button press necessary to continue. That can take long enough to make you miss some shots.