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Samsung HMX-R10
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Samsung HMX-R10 Camcorder

9MP 1/2.33 220g CMOS Sep 2014
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This ultra-compact camcorder adds an extra level of comfort to every shot you take. Its ergonomic design makes it easy to grip and hold long enough to catch that special memory in full high... More
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23 Reasons For

Nice Design

Several Samsung HMX-R10 reviewers agreed that the product was ergonomic. Six years ago Etechreviews.com mentioned “Small and Ergonomic Design” in their Samsung HMX-R10 review. A few Samsung HMX-R10 reviewers considered that it was a good design. Etechreviews.com mentioned in their review of this camcorder “Unique design, great to handle, good HD pics”.

Good Size

A number of people reckoned that this camcorder was compact. Etechreviews.com said in their review “Compact design, good feature set”. Etechreviews.com also said “Compact and ergonomic”. Etechreviews.com also said “Compact, easy to use”.

Good Product Quality

A few customers who reviewed this camcorder considered that it was good quality. Etechreviews.com said in their Samsung HMX-R10 review “Great quality 1080 videos” . Etechreviews.com also said “Photo quality is good and photo mode”.

Good Technical Features

One customer who reviewed it wrote that it had good features.

Reasonably Priced

One person wrote in their reviews that it was good value for money. Etechreviews.com mentioned “Keen price” .

Samsung Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Samsung has good average ratings across all video cameras, however it has unexceptional ratings specifically for its medium sensor size video cameras.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to it.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other video cameras of this type and age, the HMX-R10 has an image stabiliser.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an image stabiliser and we think because of it's better review score, the Sony HDR-CX130 is also worth considering.

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Full HD

The HMX-R10 is Full HD. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HMX-R10 also are Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Samsung HMX-R10 has an HDMI port, as do most of the other video cameras of this spec and age.

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Very High Maximum Aperture Value

With a maximum aperture value of 34, the HMX-R10 has one of the highest maximum aperture values amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age. The average maximum aperture value of medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HMX-R10 is 4.6, and the maximum aperture values range from 1.8 to 34.

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SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

The HMX-R10 supports an SDHC memory card which is better than most camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to it. Most camcorders of a comparable age and type to it support an SD memory card. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB. The memory card type of all camcorders that were released around the same time as the HMX-R10 ranges from MicroSDXC to SDXC.

SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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Lithium Battery

This camcorder has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery, which is the most frequently found battery on video cameras of a comparable age and type to it.

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Has a Built-In Display

The HMX-R10 has a built-in display. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HMX-R10 also have a built-in display.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the HMX-R10 is 4000 x 3000. That's over five times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 camcorder, which is the most common still image resolution supported by medium sensor size video cameras that came out more than two years ago. 1920 x 1080 is also supported by this Samsung video camera. In addition, this camcorder support still image resolutions of 640 x 480, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944 and 3328 x 1872 and 3456 x 2592. Across all video cameras of this spec and age the best still image resolution is 4608 x 3456 and the worst is 640 x 480.

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H.264 Video Format

This video camera has a H.264|MP4 video format, which is typical of many video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the HMX-R10 is more than most comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HMX-R10.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolution of 720 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of a similar type and age to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most commonly found sensor type on medium sensor size video cameras that have been around for around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum video resolution on medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for around the same time as it.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is the most frequently found image format on video cameras that have been around for more than two years.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable age and spec to it.

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Very Small

The Samsung HMX-R10 is fairly small (only 38.3 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago. Across all the video cameras that were released around the same time as the HMX-R10 the widths range from 17mm to 270mm, and the average width is 69mm.

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10 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

Some people concluded that it was not easy to use. One Samsung HMX-R10 reviewer wrote in their reviews that it did not have a good interface. Etechreviews.com mentioned in their Samsung HMX-R10 review “Poor software interface” .

Poor Support

A few people mentioned in their reviews that it did not have good technical guidance. Etechreviews.com wrote “Touchscreen manual controls are difficult to use”.

Unacceptable Noise Level

Two Samsung HMX-R10 owners who reviewed it thought it was not noisy. Etechreviews.com said in their review of this camcorder “Stills and video a bit noisy”.

Very Small Optical Zoom

The HMX-R10 has a fairly small optical zoom (only 8 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HMX-R10. Across all the medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HMX-R10 the optical zooms range from 1x to 60x, and the average optical zoom is 23x.

If this medium sensor size camcorder optical zoom is too small for you then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-CX240 (£129.00) (27x).

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HMX-R10 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HMX-R10 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with an interchangeable lens and we think the Panasonic HS900 is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung HMX-R10 is not 3D compatible. Most of the other camcorders of this age and spec are also not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a video camera that is 3D compatible then you might also want to look at the Panasonic HDC-Z10000 (£1,797.41).

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders that came out around the same time as the HMX-R10 do not have a night mode. The HMX-R10 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have a night mode which you might want to consider including the Sony HDR-PJ330.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Samsung HMX-R10 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that were released more than two years ago also do not have a built-in projector.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a built-in projector and we think the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The HMX-R10 is not waterproof, although it is worth noting that most of the other camcorders of this type and age are also not waterproof.

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Very High Minimum Aperture

Across all the medium sensor size video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HMX-R10 the minimum apertures range from 1.1 to 6.8, and the average minimum aperture is 2.2. The HMX-R10 has one of the highest minimum apertures (6.8) amongst medium sensor size video cameras of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung HMX-R10

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over two years.

Average Weight

The HMX-R10 has a pretty standard weight (220 grams) compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that are a similar age to the HMX-R10.

We compared this video camera to all the other 220g weight camcorders and we think the Samsung HMX-F90 which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If you are not worried about having a heavier weight then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-PJ330 (215g).

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Average Screen Size

At 2.7 inches, the HMX-R10 has a pretty typical screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HMX-R10.

Other 2.7" screen size camcorders currently available that you might also want to look at include the Samsung HMX-F90 which has better reviews.

If this Samsung camcorder screen size is not large enough for you then you might also want to look at the Sony HXR-MC2500E (£1,179.00) (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Video Recording Time

With a video recording time of 1.3 hours, the HMX-R10 has a pretty typical video recording time compared to most of the other medium sensor size video cameras that came out around the same time as the HMX-R10.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Wind Filter
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
Composite Video Out Port
USB 2.0 Port
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

8 June 2010

Sum and Substance:Thumbs Up:Compact design, good feature set.Thumbs Down:There is no protection for the lens, touch screen controls are not easy to use, plenty of noise in the low light video,... Read more…

Very compact
Above-average feature set, including slow-motion movie record
Above average feature set including slow-motion movie record
Unique design, great to handle, good HD pics
Smart design
No lens protection
Touchscreen manual controls are difficult to use
Plenty of noise in low-light video
Slippery body
No mic and headphone jacks or accessory shoe

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