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Samsung HMX-H104

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1114 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The portability and value for money are also mentioned favorably, but comments are divided on the reliability. There are some critical opinions about the features.

usability, value for money, portability, image quality, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung HMX-H104 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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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.

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Review: Samsung HMX-H104 HD camcorder


This HD camcorder is stylish and feature-packed, but it simply doesn't deliver the kind of high-quality HD images we expect.

The most trumpeted feature of the HMX-H104 is the use of a 16GB solid-state drive (SSD) instead of a hard drive or internal flash memory. However, this doesn’t seem to offer any real advantage, especially when some of its rivals offer more storage for...


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Amazon review summary for Samsung HMX-H104


alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 user reviews of Samsung HMX-H104 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

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86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung HMX-H104 HD SSD Flash Memory Camcorder with 16 GB Memory and 10x Optical ZoomSamsung HMX-H104 HD SSD Flash Memory Camcorder w/16GB memory &10x Optical ZoomSamsung HMX-H105 High-Def SSD Flash Memory Camcorder with 32 GB Memory and 10x Optical Zoom

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Easiest upgrade to a smart phone you can do. I was able to add several apps that I couldn't with my phone's meager onboard memory

Only worked for about a month. Card was suddenly unreadable. Lost all my pictures and apps instantly. I am now back to using the 2Gig card that came with my phone. I thought for sure since it was a Samsung card in a Samsung phone I would have zero...

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Great but,


I purchased the red, and it is a beautiful color. This is a great cam corder, but of course it had to have one flaw. That being it has no light. The zoom is fantastic. Would have given it five stars except for the lack of light factor.

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pocket camcorder...


I am returning today 6-30-12. Just too hard to use.

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Flip camcorder ...


I have not received this camera yet.It was mailed a week ago.

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Great Camcorder, I love it!...


I purchased this cam because my son serves in the US Army and is always traveling so he does not get to see his son, my grandson as much as we like. I am using this camcorder to make memories for the two of them to share when he does come home. I love...

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Great little camera...


I purchased a full camera from HSN but this is the one I use the most! The pictures are great and I can switch from still to video in no time flat! I just wish there was a flash but for the price it was a good deal.

Product Specifications

The HMX-H104 Full HD camcorder is compact and lightweight so it's easy to capture every exciting moment. Then, watch them in amazing high definition resolution on your HDTV. You'll discover breathtaking details and brilliant color. This camcorder also includes 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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:16GB


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