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Samsung SC-HMX10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 109 reviews of Samsung SC-HMX10. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and design. The portability and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SC-HMX10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SC-HMX10

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 user reviews of Samsung SC-HMX10 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. Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and design. The portability and price also get good reviews. Many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, design, image quality

reliability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SC-HMX10 8GB Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom (SDHC compatible)Samsung SC-HMX10 8GB Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom (SDHC compatible)

Aug, 2015

Expert review by: Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Samsung SC-HMX10 review: Samsung SC-HMX10

 

Relatively sharp video; manual exposure controls; can focus fairly closely.

Sluggish autofocus; exposure problems; mediocre low-light quality and performance; no hardware image stabilization; annoying touch screen; potential software problems.

Despite an attractive price and some decent features, the frustrations of the Samsung SC-HMX10 outnumber its rewards.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by: Russ Fischer (laptopmag.com)

Samsung SC-HMX10

 

Samsung's light and easy-to-use camcorder prepares for its close-up

Lightweight ; Easy-to-use design ; Captures moving subjects well

Slightly dull colors ; Low light detail and focus problems

Mar, 2008
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Expert review by: David Kender (camcorderinfo.com)

Samsung SC-HMX10 Camcorder Review

 

The SC-HMX10, released in 2007, is Samsung's first high-definition camcorder. Employing a 720P H.264 compression, the company is well behind the competition in its technology, but the SC-HMX10 has a certain appeal. The compact body, stylish curves, and...

The Samsung SC-HMX10 is clearly the leader in a burgeoning class of camcorders we might call "budget HD." That is to say, among those camcorders not made by Canon, Sony, and Panasonic - all of which hover near or above the $1,000 mark - the HMX10 is...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: David Kender (washingtonpost.com)

Samsung SC-HMX10

 

The Samsung SC-HMX10 comes equipped with a single 1/4.5-inch CCD with a gross pixel count of 1,610,000. When shooting in adequate light, the image quality is better than expected. Samsung's track record has been less than stellar in standard...

Ease of use is one of the SC-HMX10's strengths, with one of the simplest menu systems we've seen. Most operation is performed via the touch screen LCD. Touch screens are clearly intuitive and great for beginners, but the accumulation of greasy...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: David Kender (reviewed.com)

Samsung SC-HMX10

 

The SC-HMX10, released in 2007, is Samsung's first high definition camcorder. Employing a 720P H.264 compression, the company is well behind the competition in its technology, but the SC-HMX10 has a certain appeal. The compact body, stylish curves, and...

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: srivatsa47 (ciao.com)

Samsung SC-HMX10

 

Released in 2007 the SC-HMX10 is Samsung's first ever high definition camcorder. Shooting at full 720p the SC-HMX10 outputs H.264/MPEG-4 (.mp4) to its 8GB internal memory or loaded SDHC/MMC+ card. The SC-HMX10 takes still photos at three different...

1280x720@60fps Recording

Minimalist still photo capabilities

Feb, 2009

Consumer review by: warsomo (ciao.com)

Samsung SC HMX10

 

the video quality is very good, though short of superb. My other hi-def camcorder is the Canon HDV-20, which takes mini-DV tapes. You'll need to decide which route to take: memory card or mini-DV. If you're ready for the leap into all-digital land, the...

Relatively sharp video ; manual exposure controls

no hardware image stabilization

Dec, 2008

Consumer review by: sonn112233 (ciao.com)

Superb camcorder

 

Samsung takes some interesting turns to deliver its semibudget-priced, flash-based HD camcorder. On one hand, the SC-HMX10 seems to offer quite a bit for the money, including 720p video, 8GB built-in memory, manual exposure controls, and a microphone...

Extremely easy to use, Video quality, size, Stability

simply super

Nov, 2008

Consumer review by: kfj001 (epinions.com)

A less than moving motion camera experience

 

The Samsung MX10 camcorder may look like a cute little DV cam, with its sleek styling, 16:9 display, and an industry standard SD memory card slot, you might think this little beauty were a great ?entry level? way into digital video. Well, sadly, this ...

Passible quality video, Vista compatible

Proprietary video format, not Mac compatible, paltry quality video

May, 2008

Consumer review by: justinwmail (pricegrabber.com)

Samsung SC-HMX10 High Definition Camcorder - SC-HMX10C

 

This is an amazing camcorder. Lens: The optics are very good. You can put in a 16GB SDHC card to extend this to allow 4-12 hours of HD video without offloading, but 8 GB enough. Very fast transfers to your PC if you have USB 2.0 I am getting a bad...

Small and light, Print directly from your camcorder , good video quality You can connect this camera directly to an XBOX 360, and play the video from the camera

Need an expensive computer with quad core processor if you will edit the video

Jan, 2001
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Product Specifications

Be prepared to capture that elusive moment anytime, anywhere with the SC-HMX10 High Definition Camcorder, It packs a 10x optical with 20x digital zoom and 1.5M pixel CCD with Electronic Image Stabilizer for remarkably clear pictures, viewed in the 2.7" LCD display. The memory can be expanded via the SD/MMC slot. It offers USB 2.0/ PictBridge for printing stills.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:720p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.6in
Height:2.7in
Weight:10.9oz
Width:2.4in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Hi-speed shutter / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:SC-HMX10
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-4.3
Max Focal Length:32mm
Min Focal Length:3.2mm
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black / Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.5Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.5Mpix
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

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:H.264 / MPEG-4
Digital Zoom:20
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder