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Samsung SC-MX10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 170 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the image quality and portability. The performance and value for money are also mentioned favorably, but the energy efficiency and focus get negative comments. There are some mixed reviews about the low light performance.

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

focus, energy

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Compact Cameras the Samsung SC-MX10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Samsung SC-MX10 Digital Camcorder


Digital cameras revolutionized the consumer photography scene and it seems that we are currently undergoing a similar revolution in the arena of digital videos. Up until now, most digital camcorders have been too expensive for the average consumer....

Very affordable price point, - Comfortable form factor and size, - Image stabilization is incredibly fluid, - Video quality is decent, - 34x optical zoom

Mode button is awkward to press, - Proprietary video codec, - Video can be grainy, - No option for high-definition video, - No internal memory

At under $300 (I found it on Amazon for about $215), the Samsung SC-MX10 Flash Memory Camcorder could be a very decent choice for the average consumer who wants an affordable digital video solution. There is no optical viewfinder, so you'll need to...

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Good SD camcorder.


Built to last ; GREAT 34x optical zoom

Special AVI format only works with some editors. Very annoying, needs to be converted before use ; Aspect ratio is not 4:3 OR 16:9. It's a made up one. Needs to be cropped or stretched before use

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You get what you pay for


It is exactly what I expected when I bought it because I spent time reading what others wrote in these reviews it is an "economy" camcorder, there are some peoples reviews who apparently were expecting a HD studio quality camera I suspect this has...

price, size, intuitive ease of use

deceptive language in Samsungs description of product


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Major Problem with aspect ratio


This unit specifies 3x4 video format. It puts out a 720x480 which is not 3.4. When videos are viewed on a computer, the images are distorted. Circles look like ovals and people look too fat. These are not even 'true' 720x480 or the images would just be...

Works fine if used with TV

Bad files on computer

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Not worth the money


I liked the fact that it is small and very easy to use but low light noise and the fact that you need the included software to view the video makes it a thumbs down. Spend a bit more money for a quality product.

Size and use of 4GB SD cards

low level light noise

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Very good except not working for Mac very well


Just bought this 2 days ago in Hong Kong at around HKD2,000 (around USD 260). The model MX10 is the cheapest - so no built in memory. So, I bought a 4GB Transcend high speed SD card. Worked well. The video quality is good enough for me. Everything...

Small, light, easy to use, cheap, super-zoom

average video quality, video file not working on Mac - just sound but no image

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Amazon review summary for Samsung SC-MX10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 146 user reviews of Samsung SC-MX10 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on

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

focus, screen, energy

69% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SC-MX10 Flash Memory Camcorder with 34x Optical Zoom (Silver)Samsung SC-MX10 Flash Memory Camcorder with 34x Optical Zoom (Pink)Samsung SC-MX10 Flash Memory Camcorder with 34x Optical Zoom (Pink)

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Good little camera


There is a cradle available for the camera (I guess for charging) but nothing to charge batteries on their own. At 120 minutes, I'm hoping to find one or two more batteries for my up-coming honeymoon. The manual states that the camera can accept up to...

Great camera for the price, especially if you can get some Dell discounts off of it. Easy to use and learn and the SD option is nice as it keeps the camera light and excess "baggage" minimal by not having to carry tapes or extra discs. The widescreen...

The manual isn't very clear about anything specific to the camera. It mentions record times for 325p and 720p and this camera records in 480p. I can only assume that the recording time will fall somewhere in the middle.

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Camcoder Samsung SC-MX10


Specifications: Video input type: Camcorder ; Optical zoom: 34 x ; Media type: Flash card LCD and electronic viewfinder info : More pixels usually mean better viewfinder and LCD image quality. Look for a sharp LCD that's easy to see in bright light;...

Easy To Use, Easy searching and random access to video segments


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Samsung SC-MX10


Camcorder Sensor Resolution: 680 Kpix Media Type: Flash card Color Support: Color Optical Sensor Type: CCD Optical Sensor Size: 1/6" Min Illumination: 3 lux Analog Video Format: NTSC Digital Zoom: 1200 x Image Stabilizer: Electronic White Balance:...



Product Specifications

Be prepared to capture that elusive moment anytime, anywhere with the SC-MX10P Memory Camcorder. It packs a 34x optical/1200x digital zoom and 680k pixel CCD with electronic image stabilization for remarkably clear pictures, viewed in the 2.7" LCD display. By offering a choice of shooting in two different aspect ratios - 4:3 and 16:9 - Samsung ensures the entire image is captured for playback on everything from older TVs to your newest, wide-format HDTV screen. capture farther than the eye can see. With its high quality 34x zoom lens you can get close to the action from a safe distance. And for those ultra long distance shots, the 1200x digital zoom will let you see it all in perfect detail. twice the memory options. The external memory slot accepts both SD and MMC. Play videos, transfer images, music and documents quickly and easily using the memory type of your choice. The SC-MX10P with its USB port allows for easy uploading of MPEG4 movie clips and JPEG still images to your PC.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / MultiMediaCardplus / 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

Exposure Parameters

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-4.3
Max Focal Length:78.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:34
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:350Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4/MPEG4 ASP
Digital Zoom:1200
Media Type:Flash card


Viewfinder Type: None