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Samsung HMX-U10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 227 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the image quality and design. The usability and value for money also get good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the battery. Some have doubts about the reliability and zoom.

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

features, memory, zoom, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung HMX-U10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 227 reviews)

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Samsung HMX-U10 Mini Flash Cam

 

The YouTube generation is no doubt among us. If you can think it up, there's probably already 50 videos of it on YouTube. With YouTube now supporting HD videos there's very little leg work required on your end before you upload. As such, manufacturers...

Compact size ; Ease of use ; 1080 HD video

Non-replaceable battery ; Feels "cheap ; Small lens requires good light for good results

To me, the Samsung U10 seems like it's a device that should be so much cheaper than it is. When I feel and play with this camera, then move to a Samsung C10 for $30 more, the U10 is left seeming like a child's toy. I will admit, I don't have many...

NOT RECOMMENDED

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Samsung HMX-U10 Pocket Camcorder

 

The pocket camcorder market is as popular as ever, because people want a simple and easy way to record videos on the go. As this market continues to mature, people ...

Takes still photos and HD video ; Unique angled body design ; Easy-access SDHC memory card slot ; More features than many competitors

Over-exposed video under higher light ; Near cameraphone-level photo quality ; Cannot handle close-up content ; Strange side placement of tripod screw

Inside, you'll find the Samsung U10 pocket camcorder itself, as well as the AC wall charger, USB cable, special component video cables, tripod adapter, wrist strap, quick start guide, user manual CD, and other supplementary documentation.

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Samsung hopes you'll flip for its new HMX-U10 ultra compact HD camcorder

 

Samsung has announced its entry into the ultra-compact HD camcorder market with the HMX-U10. The diminutive 2.2" x 4.1" x 0.6" unit shoots 1920x1080 video, 10MP still photos and features an ergonomic bend in the body which Samsung says will reduce...

The full HD video recording uses the H.264 video codec and the 2" (51mm) display allows you to compose your shot and review your footage. There are some sacrifices for size however - the unit's CMOS sensor has a fixed-focus lens with no optical zoom

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Samsung HMX-U10

 

Lens quality and video format issues are a few of the drawbacks, but the 1080p HD and sturdy design make up the difference.

Full 1080p HD, 10MP still pictures, stylish design and simplicity is what this camcorder offers

The video you take is very highly compressed which causes some major problems for editing videos

The idea behind a pocket camcorder is that you get a portable device that can take high-end videos and pictures at an affordable price. Samsung hit the design right on the head but missed the boat in some huge areas such as quality video in any setting...

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The HMX-U10 is an example of 'almost' engineering.

 

Samsung is so close on this one. My suggestions? Orient the camera like a camera, no mount adapters. Improve the automatic light sensitivity to adjust properly. Make the camera zoom capable on the HD setting. Move the capture buttons to the side of the...

This camcorder offers awesome HD resolution video. The addition of a 10 Mp still camera is handy and images that come out clear are pretty stunning. There is a 4x zoom in lower video resolutions but not in HD. The LCD is bright and clear. The fixed lens r

Is it a phone or a camera? Samsung provides an adapter mount mount (sic) to compensate for the built-in mount which orients the camera to capture videos on their side ; The fixed lens is always exposed, there is no protective cap ; The covers on the memo

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Extremely easy to use and share photos and Videos.

 

I have paid over $2500.00 for Camcorders that perform as well, so who's the dummy here? With this camera I may not look as professional as I do with my regular, extremely expensive gear, but my results are pretty much as good (especially for producing...

Easy to travel, use and share your photos and videos. What's more, the product has come down grossly more than cnet has indicated. Just shop around

You will have to download additional (mostly free) software to convert these files into an AVI format

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Great for portablility.

 

Good camera for the price range.

Portable, easy to use, and good functions

Can't change the focus

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Can't leave the memory card in the camera.

 

I bought two of these for my classroom about a month ago. You can't turn the camera on with the memory card in the camera. I have this problem with both cameras. You have to take the card out...turn the camera on and then put the card in the camera. If...

The size if great

Camera freezes when you turn it on with the memory card in the camera

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Some video I shot on Samsung U10 http://bit.ly/c43IU6

 

Some video I shot on Samsung U10 http://bit.ly/c43IU6

Very compact

No mic input

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Amazon review summary for Samsung HMX-U10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 user reviews of Samsung HMX-U10 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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

features, memory

51% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung HMX-U10 Ultra-Compact Full-HD Camcorder with10 MP Still (Red)

Product Specifications

Life's greatest moments are meant to be shared. You can share them all in Full HD as soon as they happen with the U10. Post your experience to YouTube immediately with just the touch of a button.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

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

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card/SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:0.6in
Height:4.1in
Weight:3.4oz
Width:2.2in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2in
Diagonal Size (metric):5.1cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:HMX-U10
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.0
Min Focal Length:7.9mm
Type:Lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Purple

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:10Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.3 / 1/2.3"/1/2.3"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):11 mm ( 1/2.3 ) / 11 mm ( 1/2.3" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:4
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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