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on January 11, 2010
Had to write a review because I am hoping that someone with experience on this camera might email me and help me out. I played back the video I took on my TV. I have a 52" Samsung HDTV. I connected the SMX-K40 to the AV inputs using the cable that was attached. Maybe I need to use HDMI cabling, but the quality was awful. Really awful to the point of somewhat out of focus. Now, I did definitely notice the problem that someone else ementioned about when the focus goes in and out it gets blurry. I think it is actually pretty bad on this camera. But if I can get over that, I just want a clear picture and don't think I have that. While I am sure the HDMI cable will help with quality (or I would expect it to), why would I not get sharp quality (not blurry or grainy) just with standard cabling like I would with any other camcorder?
The screen is definitely very small but then again, so is the whole camcorder. The control button takes a little getting used to because I found myself pushing it in when I only meant to nudge it left or right. It's a little hard to control.
Anyone have an idea on the picture quality problem? IndyMustang1969@yahoo.com