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Samsung HMX-Q10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 426 reviews of Samsung HMX-Q10. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the image quality and size are overall positive. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas many are less positive about the memory.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung HMX-Q10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 88/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung HMX-Q10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 23 user reviews of Samsung HMX-Q10 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the image quality and portability. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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78% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Q10 Full HD Camcorder - Silver(10x Optical Zoom, Dual Handed Grip) 2.7 inch Touch LCDSamsung Q10 Full HD Camcorder - Silver(10x Optical Zoom, Dual Handed Grip) 2.7 inch Touch LCDSamsung Q10 Full HD Camcorder - Black (10x Optical Zoom, Dual Handed Grip) 2.7 inch Touch LCD

May, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung HMX-Q10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 111 user reviews of Samsung HMX-Q10 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. People really like the size and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback. Opinions are divided on the durability. Many are negative about the memory.

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memory

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung HMX-Q10 HD Camcorder Ultra Compact with 10x Optical Zoom (Black)Samsung HMX-Q10 HD Camcorder Ultra Compact with 10x Optical Zoom (Dark Blue)

May, 2016

Expert review by: Ng Chong Seng (hardwarezone.com)

Samsung HMX-Q10 - Two-handed HD Fun

 

The 1080i-shooting HMX-Q10 from Samsung is targeted at everyone, even those who are primarily left-handed. Other goodies include a 10x optical zoom and touchscreen controls. As usual, we put it through the paces to give you the details.

Suits both left and right-handed usersAccurate colorsFun digital effects

Body has slight plastic feelLimited number of image controls

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: (etechreviews.net)

Samsung Q10 Camcorder – Small, Affordable and Virile

 

The digital camera and the camcorder market around the globe is in difficulty these days, and the simple reason for that being the fact that almost every smartphone comes with a respectable camera or camcorder, which can deliver respectable quality...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by: Libby Plummer (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung HMX-Q10 - Pocket-lint

 

The Samsung HMX-Q10 made headlines when it was unveiled at CES back in January 2011, largely thanks to its flexible design that makes it easy for left-handed

SwitchGrip, compact design, easy to use, decent video quality

Slightly uncomfortable to hold, awkward zoom, no mic input, photo capture lag

If you're left-handed or you want the option to use your camcorder effectively in either hand then the HMX-Q10 is a good choice. However, this flexibility comes at a price - namely comfort. The symmetrical design means the Samsung's southpaw-friendly...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Libby Plummer (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung HMX-Q10 camcorder hands-on - Pocket-lint

 

Sparing a thought for all the left-handed gadget aficionados out there, Samsung has introduced the world's first camcorder that offers full operation in

Jan, 2011

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung HMX-Q10 review

 

The Q10 is a budget camcorder which is designed to be held in either hand - unlike most designs, which are impossible to use left-handed. The hand strap is just a thick rubbery band with an adjustable sliding buckle; it's very neat and when retracted...

An impressive budget camcorder, especially for those who like to film left-handed

Aug, 2011

Expert review by: Alexandra Savvides (cnet.com.au)

Samsung HMX-Q10BP

 

As long as you don't do a lot of low-light shooting, the Q10 is a cute little full HD camcorder designed for left- and right-handed users.

Very easy to use ; Left- or right-handed operation ; Small and lightweight

Low-light quality leaves much to be desired

The Q10 is incredibly easy for just about anyone to pick up and use, regardless of their experience with video cameras. What lets it down is the very poor low-light recording.

Jul, 2011

TIPA Award!

Expert review by: (tipa.com)

Samsung HMX-Q10

 

La HMX-Q10 di Samsung è la prima videocamera al mondo dotata di Switch Grip, l'impugnatura adatta alle due mani. Finalmente, i registi mancini godranno della stessa facilità d'uso dei destri! In base alla posizione, il sensore magnetico all'interno...

Apr, 2011

Expert review by: Gavin Stoker (macworld.co.uk)

Samsung HMX-Q10 review

 

With large, obvious control switch grip operation, the Full HD Samsung puts convenience at the forefront of its spec

Very affordable given its Full HD capabilities; as diminutive as an, erm, loo roll; HDMI out port; SDHC card compatibility; easy to use

Plasticky feel and basic-looking design seems engineered to match a certain budget price point

Image quality is not quite as sharp as the Canon nor Panasonic and the built-in microphone once again picks up operational noise. The zoom is commendably silent however, even if it’s less smooth in operation than its peers. Not a bad choice for those...

Jul, 2011

Expert review by: Ng Chong Seng (hardwarezone.com.sg)

Samsung HMX-Q10 - Two-handed HD Fun

 

The 1080i-shooting HMX-Q10 from Samsung is targeted at everyone, even those who are primarily left-handed. Other goodies include a 10x optical zoom and touchscreen controls. As usual, we put it through the paces to give you the details.

Suits both left and right-handed users; Accurate colors; Fun digital effects

Body has slight plastic feel; Limited number of image controls

Jun, 2011

Consumer review by: Snydes (newegg.com)

Great little camera

 

I bought this camera to do a time lapse documentary on an aircraft build, so my requirements were a bit different than most. First and foremost I wanted good quality pictures, which on other sites reviews are all much better than the Tosh_ba that was...

Long battery life ; Quality Construction ; Built in lens cover ; Variable time lapse options ; Great quality

No remote ; Limited zoom ; Awkward external power/USB connection

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications

Capturing life is easier than ever with Samsung's HMX-Q10BP HD camcorder, which can be operated using either your left or right hand using the Switch Grip function. It also features a fully intuitive experience with its Smart Touch 3.0 LCD screen, which makes shooting and watching your content so much easier and enjoyable. Your precious moments will be captured with amazing depth and clarity thanks to the BSI CMOS technology, which is twice as sensitive as conventional SD camcorders, and also the built-in OIS (Optical Image Stabiliser), which minimises shaky handling for smoother images. With so many intuitive features, capturing moments in such amazing detail has never been so easy.

Configuration

3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/4''
Smartphone Remote Control: No

Connectivity

Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
HDMI: Yes
HDMI PORT: Yes
Near Field Communication: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD
Type:Camcorder

Lens

Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/60
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/10000

Recording

Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG4
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3
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