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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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21 Reasons For

Nice Design

Several Samsung HMX-R10 reviewers wrote in their reviews that it was a good design. Etechreviews.com said “Compact design, good feature set” in their review of the Samsung HMX-R10. Etechreviews.com also said “Unique design, great to handle, good HD pics”.

A number of Samsung HMX-R10 reviewers who purchased it considered that it was ergonomic. Etechreviews.com said in their review of the Samsung HMX-R10 “Small and Ergonomic Design”. Etechreviews.com also said “Compact and ergonomic”.

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Good Size

A few Samsung HMX-R10 owners who reviewed it reckoned that it was compact. Six years ago Etechreviews.com wrote “Compact, easy to use”.

Good Product Quality

A few customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good quality. Etechreviews.com mentioned “Great quality 1080 videos” in their review. Etechreviews.com also mentioned “Photo quality is good and photo mode”.

Good Technical Features

One person wrote in their reviews that the product had good features.

Reasonably Priced

One person who purchased the Samsung HMX-R10 reckoned that it was good value for money. Six years ago Etechreviews.com said “Keen price” in their Samsung HMX-R10 review.

Samsung Video Cameras Have Good Reviews

Based on 122 expert and owner reviews, Samsung has good ratings for its video cameras. However, Samsung has unexceptional ratings for its medium total megapixels camcorders compared to medium total megapixels camcorders made by other manufacturers.

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Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this camcorder is Full HD, which is typical of many medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to it.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HMX-R10, the HMX-R10 has an image stabilizer.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative camcorders with an image stabilizer currently available including the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price] which has better reviews.

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Has an HDMI

has an HDMI

The HMX-R10 has an HDMI. Most of the other camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the HMX-R10 also have an HDMI.

There are a number of other video cameras with an HDMI currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Samsung F90BN[plb_1538898_price].

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Very High Maximum Aperture Number

When compared to other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago that we have assessed, the HMX-R10's maximum aperture number of 34 is one of the highest. The lowest maximum aperture number of similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the HMX-R10 is 1.8, the highest is 34, and the average maximum aperture number is 4.7.

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SDHC Compatible Memory Cards

SDHC compatible memory cards

This video camera supports an SD|SDHC compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards on medium total megapixels camcorders that have been available for more than two years. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB.

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

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Lithium Battery Technology

This video camera has a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion) battery technology, which is typical of many camcorders of a comparable type and age to it.

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other video cameras that have been available for a similar time to the HMX-R10, the HMX-R10 has a built-in display.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other camcorders with a built-in display currently available including because of it's better review score, the HDR-CX330[pl_2206005_price], or the HDR-PJ530[pl_2109584_price] both from Sony.

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4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution(s)

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 frequently found still image resolution supported by video cameras of a similar type and age to the HMX-R10. 1920 x 1080 is also supported by this camcorder. This Samsung video camera also support still image resolution(s)s of 640 x 480, 2048 x 1536, 2592 x 1944 and 3328 x 1872 and 3456 x 2592. Across all similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 to 4608 x 3456.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolutions

This video camera supports a video resolutions of 720 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many camcorders that are a similar age to it.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on medium total megapixels camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years.

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H.264 Video Formats Supported

This video camera has a H.264|MP4 video formats supported, which is the most frequently found video formats supported on camcorders of a comparable spec and age to it.

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JPG Image Formats Supported

This video camera has a JPG image formats supported, which is typical of many camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many medium total megapixels camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This video camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Has One White Balance

The number of white balance modes found on the HMX-R10 is more than most video cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This Samsung camcorder has an Auto white balance, which is the most commonly found white balance found on medium total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as the HMX-R10.

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11 Reasons Against

Difficult to Use

A number of customers mentioned in their reviews that it was not easy to use. One customer who bought it mentioned that it did not have a good interface. Etechreviews.com mentioned in their Samsung HMX-R10 review “Poor software interface”.

Poor Support

A few Samsung HMX-R10 reviewers thought this camcorder did not have good technical guidance. Etechreviews.com wrote in their review of the Samsung HMX-R10 six years ago “Touchscreen manual controls are difficult to use” .

Unacceptable Noise Level

A number of customers agreed that it was not noisy. Etechreviews.com mentioned “Stills and video a bit noisy” in their review.

Very Small Optical Zoom

With an optical zoom of only 8 times zoom factor, the Samsung HMX-R10 has one of the smaller optical zooms amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. The average optical zoom of medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to the HMX-R10 is 24x, and the optical zooms range from 1x to 60x.

If you would prefer a bigger optical zoom then you might also want to consider the JVC GZ-R10[plb_2633778_price] (40x) which also has a higher rating.

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Not Full HD

The HMX-R10 is not Full HD. Most of the other video cameras of this age and type are also not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched around the same time as the HMX-R10 do not have an interchangeable lens. The HMX-R10 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

There are a number of other video cameras which also have an interchangeable lens which you might also want to consider including the Panasonic HS900[plb_1047313_price].

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Not 3D

Like most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the HMX-R10, the HMX-R10 is not 3D.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago, the HMX-R10 does not have a night mode.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that are a comparable age to the HMX-R10, the HMX-R10 is not waterproof.

If you want a camcorder that is waterproof then you might want to consider the JVC GZ-R15[plb_2450097_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

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

We compared all the other video cameras which also have a built-in projector to this camcorder and we think the Sony HDR-PJ530[plb_2109584_price], or the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25[plb_2167191_price] which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Very High Minimum Aperture Number

The lowest minimum aperture number of video cameras of this type and age is 1.1 and the highest is 6.8. The minimum aperture number of the HMX-R10 of 6.8 is one of the highest amongst video cameras of a comparable age and type to the HMX-R10.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung HMX-R10

Released Over Two Years Ago

This video camera was released over two years ago.

Average Weight

With a weight of 220 grams, the Samsung HMX-R10 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other comparable spec video cameras that came out more than two years ago.

We compared this video camera to all the other 220g weight video cameras and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung F90BN[plb_1538898_price] is also worth considering.

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Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the HMX-R10 has a relatively typical display diagonal compared to most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

There are a number of alternative 2.7" screen size camcorders currently available that you might want to consider including the Sony HDR-CX400E[plb_1543751_price] which has better reviews.

If this Samsung camcorder display diagonal is too small for you then you might want to look at the JVC GZ-R10[plb_2633778_price] (3"), or the Sony HXR-MC2500E[plb_2750474_price] (3") which also has a higher rating.

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Average Video Recording Time

The HMX-R10 has a relatively typical video recording time (1.3 hours) compared to most of the other similar spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the HMX-R10.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Total Megapixels
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Image Stabilizer
Minimum Aperture Number
Maximum Aperture Number
Storage
Memory Slots
Compatible Memory Cards
Camcorder Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance
Flash
Built-In Flash
Shutter
Camera Shutter Speed
Display
Display Diagonal
Built-In Display
Display Resolution (numeric)
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour of Product
Video
HD Type
Video Formats Supported
Video Resolutions
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Image Formats Supported
Still Image Resolution(s)
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Formats Supported
Wind Filter
Built-In Speaker(s)
Built-In Microphone
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI
Composite Video Out
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
Component Video (YPbPr/YCbCr) Out
S-Video Out
Battery
Video Recording Time
Battery Type
Battery Voltage
Battery Technology
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width

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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