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Samsung HMX-H106

alaTest has collected and analyzed 211 reviews of Samsung HMX-H106. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the design and reliability. The portability and price also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the viewfinder.

usability, price, portability, reliability, design


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung HMX-H106 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 139 user reviews of Samsung HMX-H106 from The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the reliability and design are generally positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive views about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, design, reliability


95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung 32 GB SDHC Flash Memory Card, Brushed Metal - MB-SSBGA/USSamsung HMX-H106 HD SSD Flash Memory Camcorder w/64GB Memory & 10x Optical ZoomSamsung HMX-H106 HD SSD Flash Memory Camcorder with 64 GB Memory and 10x Optical Zoom

Nov, 2015


Expert review by: David Elrich (

Samsung HMX-H106


Flash memory marches on! Samsung recently introduced a trio of high-def camcorders using advanced solid state drives (SSDs) rather than hard drives—or ancient media like tapes and shiny three-inch disks. SSDs read and write faster than HDDs, are...

First solid state drive HD camcorder

Needs faster bit rate ; better photos

We found the menus

Jul, 2009

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (

Samsung HMX-H106 Camcorder Review


The Samsung HMX-H106 ($849.99 MSRP) is a mid-range camcorder that comes with a huge, 64GB internal solid state drive. The camcorder is a bit larger than most mid-range models, but it has Samsung's unique and stylish design as well as some decent...

The Samsung HMX-H106 is a solid mid-range camcorder, there's no doubt about that. Its performance was good in most of our testing categories, and it did better with video sharpness than every mid-range model we've reviewed except for the Canon HF20....

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Jeremy Stamas (

Samsung HMX-H106


Has Samsung's unique and stylish design as well as some decent results in our video testing

Decent color and noise results; Good sharpness and motion

A bit bulky for its class; Proprietary ports

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Michael Kwan (

REVIEW – Samsung HMX-H106 SSD HD Camcorder


If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a high-definition video has got to be worth millions. There are some pocket camcorders out there that are capable of recording HD video, but very few can truly measure up to their more expensive...

Dec, 2009

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Samsung HMX-H106SP


High Def (1080i/720p) camcorder using 1/4.5-inch 2.2MP CMOS sensor. 64GB solid state drive storing MPEG-4/H.264 footage. 10x optical zoom with 37mm wideangle setting. 2.7-inch, 230,000-dot touchscreen LCD. Mini-HDMI out, SDHC slot. Measures...

The H106SP is a perfectly decent budget camcorder suffering from the addition of a unnecessary, expensive solid state drive. Buy the cheaper version, pick up a few cheap memory cards and put the rest into your MacBook Air savings account. Samsung...

Oct, 2009

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Samsung HMX-H106SP review


A novel idea, but the SSD drives the price up and the camcorder itself is poor

Loads of space for HD footage

Touchscreen a pain to use, autofocus shonky, noisy images

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: Kirby Lee (

Samsung HMX-H106


For starters I just want to mention not including a hot shoe doesn't count as a con in my opinion. If your buying a tripod that does come with one. Which is what I did.

Consumer review by: N/A (

Solid Buy


For the price you aren't going to find a better product. Easy to use and feature rich. It is perfect for anyone that wants a solid hassle free experience. You can even expand the space by adding an SDHC card to this which allows you to squeeze more...

To many to list really. If I had to pick a few I would say the fact that this is SSD and holds up to 12 hours of footage. The quality. It is also very easy to use. Transferring video and images is as easy as plugging the USB cable in and hitting...

None really. I am perfectly happy with this one. It has everything I was looking for

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: Nightbreaker (

Good digital camera


-Can't set/change/adjust the ISO level in Night Scene Mode! This is the only Mode that has 1 to 16 second shutter speed and the ISO is auto set too low. -No paper User Manual! Very difficult & inconvenient to learn and understand the features of this...

Good Image Stabilization","Great Zoom","Nice Body Color","Short Lag Time

Clock font really small","Lack of front Audio Key","Lack of front Function Ke","Lack of Pause on Front

Apr, 2010

Consumer review by: N/A (

SL720 Red


The manual is useless. It only shows you how to get started on camera. It show nothing about any of the camera functions in details. But that's okay because this camera is so intuitive and simple to use.

I love all the functions. The camera is much smaller than I had expected. It is not something I want to drop on the floor

The video processing may take a while but it is understandable. This is probably my fault but my camera actually froze when it was processing videos. I think it was because I ran out of space on my SDHC card. I talked with a live chat person and they...

Mar, 2010

Product Specifications

The best way to relive special moments is by watching them in amazing high definition on your HDTV. The best way to do this is with the Samsung HMX-H106 camcorder. It offers 1920 x 1080 resolution which delivers breathtaking detail in brilliant color. It 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:32GB/64GB


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