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Samsung HMX-H100

Samsung HMX-H100
alaScore 80

152 reviews

Dec, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 152 reviews of Samsung HMX-H100. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the size and image quality are generally positive. The portability and price also get good comments. There are some mixed reviews about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, image quality, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung HMX-H100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 user reviews of Samsung HMX-H100 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Comments about the size and image quality are generally positive. The portability and price also get good comments. Some have doubts about the reliability.

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83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung HMX-H100 HD Flash Memory Camcorder with10x Optical ZoomSamsung HMX-H100 HD Flash Memory Camcorder w/10x Optical Zoom

Dec, 2015

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (

Samsung HMX-H100 review: Samsung HMX-H100


Samsung attempts to differentiate the bulk of its HD camcorder line by incorporating SSD--solid-state drive--storage compared to competitors' traditional hard disks, regular old built-in flash, or simply removable flash cards. This is a rather flimsy...

Attractive design; comfortable rotating grip; manual shutter speed and aperture controls.

SSD adds unnecessary price premium; so-so video quality; slow, inaccurate autofocus.

An interesting design doesn't offset the so-so video quality and performance, especially for the higher priced HMX-H106, H105, and H104. If you're set on this series, though, the no-memory-included Samsung HMX-H100 is probably the best deal of the bunch.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: (

Review: Samsung HMX-H100 camcorder


A few months ago we took a look at Samsung's aging SC-HMX20C camcorder . The model was about a year old at that point but it still had a lot of life left in it. product cycles being what they are, it has subsequently been replaced with new models,...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: Ricky (

Review Of The Samsung HMX-H100 Camcorder


Video input type: Camcorder; Optical sensor type: CMOS; Optical zoom: 10 x; Analog Video Format NTSC; Digital Video Format H.264; Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 2.2 megapixels.Camcorder Interpolated Still Resolution 4.7 megapixels ; LCD display - TFT...

Stylish body design; convenient size and shape make it easy and comfortable to use high performance Schneider lens; manual shutter speed and aperture controls

Autofocus lags precision; average video quality; SSD adds unnecessary price

The overall performance of the HMX100 wasn’t up to the mark and when paired against its competitors like the Sony Handy cam HDR-XR100 and the Canon Vixia HG20, it could barely keep up. The auto focus was not accurate and had some considerable lag ,...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by: (

Samsung HMX H100 HD Camcorder


Consumer testers raved about the Samsung HMX H100 HD Camcorder, saying they “loved it" and “it was very easy to use." They found navigating the menus, taking still photos, and recording videos very easy. The side grip pivots, which makes it...

Consumer review by: Brando4Life (

Good for the Money


Bought this camera to film my military life for my blog. I like for the price the features it comes with. Although I wish it had night vision, and I don't see much difference between 720p and 1080i recording, nor do I see much difference between "fine"...

Small size. Uses SDHC memory. Decent Features

HD features. Battery power. Filming in low-light settings

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: Jim Norton (

Great HD camera


I chose this model specifically because it's nice to pop out the memory card and put it in the laptop to retrieve the videos and pics, vs. have to hook a cable up to retrieve onboard videos on the 104/5/6 models and take out the mem card. for anything...

Small, lightweight, near instant start up ; touch screen is nice ; handle/strap swivels to make awkward shots more comfortable ; 37 mm wide screen lens ; Time lapse recording

Not the best low light camera. But I've yet to really see one that does a great job in low light ; no hot shoe ; flash doesn't seem to be all that effective ; Can not use flash as a light source during video shoot

Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: Kingsley Ihejirika (

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Its a great camcorder and easy to operate

Consumer review by: texas-swede (

Great camcorder for outdoor sports events in the sun


We bought this Samsung HMX H100 Camcorder about five months ago from Best Buy for $350 (original price $440). Since then its shelf life has ended and therefore it has come down significantly in price. The Samsung HMX H100 Camcorder is allegedly a full...

Picture quality high in good light, feature rich, intuitive touch screen, light, small, smart design

Misleading advertising, on occasion files are corrupt, picture quality poor in dim light, screen small

May, 2010

Consumer review by: javed123 (

Quick review of Samsung HMX-H100


and then I came across Samsung HMX-H100.... It is a new product and is not available in the market yet but after just seeing the model and listening the features my urge to have 1 is increasing day by day. It does not have an internal SSD unlike the...

Apr, 2009

Consumer review by: lushengming (

Samsung H Series high-definition DV


20 day month, Samsung officially announced in Beijing HMX-H100, HMX-H105, HMX-H106 three H Series Full HD digital video camera, and further expansion of the Samsung high-definition video at full strength. These three models are the second 1/4.5, 2.2...

Product is excellent. Easy to use, easy to operate, many features, good performance

Expensive, not suitable for the use of low-income people

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

Baby's first steps? Daughter's graduation? Important life events deserve to be filmed and watched in beautiful high definition. The HMX-H100 boasts 1920 x 1080 resolution which means you'll see every amazing detail in brilliant color. It also comes with 10x optical zoom so you can get close to the action and optical image stabilizer for blur-free video.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.5
Max Focal Length:33mm
Min Focal Length:3.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2.2Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.6 mm ( 1/4.5 ) / 5.6 mm ( 1/4.5" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:100
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None