Ergonomics done right.®
August 3rd, 2009

Ergonomic Camcorder?

Samsung announced
the launch of the SMX-C10 and HMX-R10, two new ergonomically designed,
compact digital camcorders.

What makes them ergonomic?  Well, according to Samsung, they started by looking at the common wrist strain that people feel when using a traditional camcorder and asking "Is there a way to minimize the pain?".

What they did was make a really light product, and then angled the lens at 25 degrees, so these camcorders can be
gripped in a more relaxed manner, minimizing the awkward postures causing the wrist discomfort.

Jump to the article here.

What do you think?  Is this forward-thinking design?  Or another gimmick to sell product?