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Samsung HMX-H106
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Samsung HMX-H106 Camcorder

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4 Reasons For

Robust

Three Samsung HMX-H106 owners concluded that it was well made. Eight years ago expert review site Camcorderinfo.com mentioned “The Samsung HMX-H106 is a solid mid-range camcorder, there's no doubt about that”. Camcorderinfo.com also mentioned “Solid state drives (SSDs) have so much going for them theyre lighter, smaller, tougher”. Camcorderinfo.com also said “First solid state drive HD camcorder”.

One person said in their reviews that the product was reliable. Camcorderinfo.com said eight years ago “More reliable to boot” in their review.

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Nice Design

One customer who purchased it reckoned that it was a good design. Camcorderinfo.com said “Attractive design” in their review of this camcorder.

Easy to Use

One person who bought it concluded that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Camcorderinfo.com wrote in their review eight years ago “Comfortable rotating grip” .

Samsung Has Good Camcorder Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all Samsung video cameras and also specifically for Samsung camcorders and found that in both cases Samsung had good reviews.

10 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One Samsung HMX-H106 owner who bought the product reckoned that it was not noisy. Camcorderinfo.com wrote “Touchscreen a pain to use, autofocus shonky, noisy images”.

Does Not Have an Image Stabilizer

Most similar spec video cameras that have been available for more than two years do not have an image stabilizer. The Samsung HMX-H106 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabilizer.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have an image stabilizer including the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an HDMI

The Samsung HMX-H106 does not have an HDMI, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other comparable spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HMX-H106 also do not have an HDMI.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with an HDMI and we think the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Not Full HD

The HMX-H106 is not Full HD, although it is worth noting that most of the other video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HMX-H106 are also not Full HD.

Video cameras which are Full HD that might also be worth looking at include the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HMX-H106 does not have an interchangeable lens, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of this age and spec also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

Most of the other camcorders of a comparable spec and age to the HMX-H106 have a built-in display, however the HMX-H106 does not have a built-in display.

We compared this video camera to all the other video cameras with a built-in display and we think the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price] which is also higher rated is also worth considering.

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Not Waterproof

The HMX-H106 is not waterproof. Most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been available for a comparable time to the HMX-H106 are also not waterproof.

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Not 3D

Like most of the other camcorders of a similar type and age to the HMX-H106, the HMX-H106 is not 3D.

If you want a camcorder that is 3D then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HMX-H106 does not have a night mode. Most of the other camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the HMX-H106 also do not have a night mode.

There are a number of alternative camcorders which also have a night mode which you might also want to look at including the Sony HDR-CX730E[plb_363171_price], or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HMX-H106, the HMX-H106 does not have a built-in projector.

We compared this camcorder to all the other camcorders with a built-in projector and we think the HDR-PJ420E[pl_1583936_price], or the HDR-PJ820[pl_2109593_price] both from Sony is also worth considering.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung HMX-H106

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this camcorder was released.

Expert Reviews

23 December 2009

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... Read more…

Solid state drives (SSDs) have so much going for them theyre lighter, smaller, tougher and faster than conventional hard drives, and more reliable to boot
Samsung is the first to put one in a camcorder, giving you room for about 7.5 hours
Loads of space for HD footage
Attractive design
Comfortable rotating grip
Putting a SSD into the 106SP is like dropping a Ferrari engine into a Segway it doubles the cost and doesnt really add much to the experience
The virtually identical but memory-less 100P costs around 300 less, and promises the same
Touchscreen a pain to use, autofocus shonky, noisy images
Solid-state drive adds unnecessary price premium
So-so video quality

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers hmxh106, hmxh106b, hmxh106bn, zectron digital 2x16, zectron digital 2x16z, zectron digital 8zecx4
Barcodes 05053650386128, 05053650746175

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