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Samsung HMX-H106

alaTest has collected and analyzed 208 reviews of Samsung HMX-H106. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and portability. The reliability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative views about the viewfinder. There are some mixed reviews about the battery.

usability, price, reliability, portability, design


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 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (

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....

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Jeremy Stamas (

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

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Michael Kwan (

REVIEW – Samsung HMX-H106 SSD HD Camcorder


If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a high-definition video has got to be worth millions. There are some pocket camcorders out there that are capable of recording HD video, but very few can truly measure up to their more expensive...

Dec, 2009

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Samsung HMX-H106SP


High Def (1080i/720p) camcorder using 1/4.5-inch 2.2MP CMOS sensor. 64GB solid state drive storing MPEG-4/H.264 footage. 10x optical zoom with 37mm wideangle setting. 2.7-inch, 230,000-dot touchscreen LCD. Mini-HDMI out, SDHC slot. Measures...

The H106SP is a perfectly decent budget camcorder suffering from the addition of a unnecessary, expensive solid state drive. Buy the cheaper version, pick up a few cheap memory cards and put the rest into your MacBook Air savings account. Samsung...

Oct, 2009

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Samsung HMX-H106SP review


A novel idea, but the SSD drives the price up and the camcorder itself is poor

Loads of space for HD footage

Touchscreen a pain to use, autofocus shonky, noisy images

Oct, 2009

Consumer review (

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

Dec, 2010

Consumer review (

SL720 Red


The manual is useless. It only shows you how to get started on camera. It show nothing about any of the camera functions in details. But that's okay because this camera is so intuitive and simple to use.

I love all the functions. The camera is much smaller than I had expected. It is not something I want to drop on the floor

The video processing may take a while but it is understandable. This is probably my fault but my camera actually froze when it was processing videos. I think it was because I ran out of space on my SDHC card. I talked with a live chat person and they...

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (

Great Samsung product


Easy to navigate features, big screen, whats not to like. Plugs into Samsung tv's and can sort through pictures with the tv remote

Wife wont stop taking pictures

Mar, 2010

Consumer review (

Great feature set for the price


This is a great camera for the money. I had originally purchased an Olympus fe that felt cheap, and returned for the Samsung. This camera feels solid and has really nice features, image quality, hd video all for under $200. Hard to beat and a definite...

Solid feel and build, hd video recording with sound and good wide angle zoom. Large bright lcd with simple menus for shot selections. Useful scene selections that are easy to navigate. Macro feature nice for extreme closeups. Links up directly to...

Lcd screen has one hot pixel ; Battery meter shows three bars then was dead 2 minutes later, and can only charge battery through camera with plug or usb

Jan, 2010

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A solid performer


For the price, and with 720p video at 30fps, you can't beat this camera at this price. Its not a dslr, but for a cheap compact, this camera is really quite solid, I am pleasantly surprised after taking a chance on it. Cheaper than a flip video hd and...

Feels solid in the hand, 720p video at 30fps, Good zoom range, optical image stabilization. Ok iso performance below 800. 800 and above starts to fall off, which is expected for compacts at this price. 3" lcd, is nice, although pixel count is on the...

Slow, confusing menus. Audio quality is not great in movies, there is a lot of feedback/static

Dec, 2009

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 formats supported:AAC
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:IA-BP85NF

Camcorder Features

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


On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash


Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Silver
Product color:Black / Black,Silver
SSD form factor:2.5"

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight



Display Diagonal:2.7

Display (Projector)

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


Interface:Serial ATA II
Read Speed:220
Solid-state drive capacity:32
SSD form factor:2.5"
Write Speed:200


Built-in flash: Yes

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:32GB/64GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 4.5
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:2.2

Lens System

Digital Zoom:100
Filter size:1.46
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.5
Max Focal Length:33mm
Min Focal Length:3.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens



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

Other Features

Auto focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000, XP, Vista
Interface:USB 2.0, HDMI
Internal memory:64000
Manual focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Resolution:1920 x 1080


Interface:Serial ATA II
Read Speed:220
Solid-state drive capacity:32
Solid-state drive interface:Serial ATA II
Solid-state drive interfaces:Serial ATA II
Write Speed:200

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite video out:1
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/50 - 1/10000 / 1/60 - 1/10000

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Still image resolution(s):1920 x 1080


Compatible memory cards:SDHC
Flash memory:64
Internal storage capacity:64


Analog signal format system:PAL
Maximum frame rate:60
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080

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


Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.32 / 2.4
Height:2.4 / 5.08
Width:2.32 / 5.08