Samsung's new HMX-E10 mini-camcorder captures 1,080p resolution video at 30 frames per second in H.264 format. The camcorder has a 2.7-inch touch screen that splits in half when you hold it vertically; the top half is for framing your video and the bottom half has the controls. With the camcorder, Samsung includes the requisite flip-out USB connector, integrated sharing software, and a built-in Mini-HDMI port.
So far, the camera's specs sound pretty good, especially with its $199.99 price. But Samsung sweetens its package by allowing the f2.2 lens to swivel 270 degrees, similar to Sony's bloggie PM5. Reminiscent of an eyeball in a socket, the lens looks as if it only rotates from front to back, which is a shame because it would be kind of fun to have it move freely. (Though it would be a pain to use if you're trying to center the lens perfectly.)
The E10 is available in ivory and black versions and Samsung expects to have them on store shelves in September 2010.