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Samsung SC-HMX10

We have collected and analyzed 5 expert reviews and 110 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 55/100 and users rate it 76/100. The average review date is Aug 24, 2008. We have compared these reviews to 369322 reviews from other Camcorders. The alaScore™ for this product is 79/100 = Good. Last update: Dec 15, 2018.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung SC-HMX10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 user reviews of Samsung SC-HMX10 from 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 Reviewers are impressed by the image quality and design. The portability and price also get good views. Many are critical about the reliability.

usability, price, portability, design, image quality


83% of the reviews on 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)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (

Samsung SC-HMX10 review: Samsung SC-HMX10


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 (

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

Expert review by : David Kender (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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

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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 (

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 (

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

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


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


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


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


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