Samsung’s HMX-R10, the smallest Full-HD camcorder, is now available for pre-order through Amazon. The 1080p camcorder, announced at PMA 2009, can capture 1920 x 18080 footage as well as offering a 9-megapixel CMOS sensor for still shots; according to Amazon, it’ll land on May 15th.
Storing video to SDHC memory cards, the HMX-R10 also has a 5x optical zoom together with an optical image stabilizer. We didn’t have much luck with the latter feature at PMA, but Samsung tell us it makes a significant difference to video quality. There’s also a 2.7-inch touchscreen for controlling the camcorder, and Samsung’s distinctive angled grip.
The Samsung HMX-R10 is available to preorder in both silver and black, with each model priced at $499.99. That’s fifty bucks cheaper than Samsung’s MRSP at PMA, which you really can’t argue with.