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Sample images: Samsung SC-HMX10

Sample photos and frame grabs from the Samsung SC-HMX10

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CNET Reviews staff
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1 of 5 CNET Labs
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.)
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2 of 5 Lori Grunin
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.
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3 of 5 Lori Grunin
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)
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4 of 5 Lori Grunin
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)
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5 of 5 Lori Grunin
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)

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