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Samsung HMX-H106

alaTest has collected and analyzed 186 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the build quality and reliability. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the features.

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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 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung HMX-H106

 

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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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

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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....

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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

Consumer review by:

""An Awesome Camera for the technically uninclined""

 

I haven't fooled around with it enough yet to write an intelligible review as of yet. I just got it out of the box and took delivery today, so I will write a more in-depth review later. For the technically uninclined, this is GREAT, I consider myself a...

Lightweight, 64 GB SSD, touch screen LCD, up to 1080i recording capability

Doesn't look expensive, no external mic input, no earphone input, NO 24 FPS recording capability. Because of this I deducted 2 stars

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Samsung HMX-H106

 

I haven't fooled around with it enough yet to write an intelligible review as of yet. I just got it out of the box and took delivery today, so I will write a more in-depth review later. For the technically uninclined, this is GREAT, I consider myself a...

Lightweight, 64 GB SSD, touch screen LCD, up to 1080i recording capability

Doesn't look expensive, no external mic input, no earphone input, NO 24 FPS recording capability. Because of this I deducted 2 stars

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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.

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Amazon review summary for Samsung HMX-H106

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 user reviews of Samsung HMX-H106 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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93% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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 Zoom

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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

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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

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
Type:Microphone

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

Depth:5.1in
Height:2.4in
Weight:13.4oz
Width:2.3in

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

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:HMX-H105/HMX-H106
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

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Silver

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
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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