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Samsung HMX-R10 Camcorder

9MP 1/2 220g CMOS Sep 2014
Total Megapixels Optical Sensor Size Weight Sensor Type Release Date
Difficult to use
Poor technical guidance
Unacceptable noise level

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Poor Technical Guidance

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” .


Design

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”.

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 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”.


Features

Good Technical Features

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


Price

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.


Weight & Dimensions

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”.

Average Weight

At 220 grams, the Samsung HMX-R10 has a relatively typical weight compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to this camcorder.

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Other

Released Over Two Years Ago

Samsung released the HMX-R10 in September 2014.


Reviews

Samsung Has Good Reviews for Its Camcorders

Based on 130 user and expert reviews, Samsung has good ratings for its camcorders. However, Samsung has unexceptional ratings for its medium total megapixels camcorders. 100% of those that bought a Samsung camcorder would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Audio

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.

Has a Wind Filter

The HMX-R10 has a wind filter. Most of the other video cameras of this type and age also have a wind filter.

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Has a Built-In Speaker(s)

The HMX-R10 has a built-in speaker(s). Most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera also have a built-in speaker(s).

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Has a Built-In Microphone

The HMX-R10 has a built-in microphone, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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Ports & Interfaces

Supports HDMI

supports HDMI

The HMX-R10 supports HDMI, as do most of the other medium total megapixels camcorders that came out around the same time as this camcorder.

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Has a Composite Video Out

The HMX-R10 has a composite video out. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that have been on the market for more than two years also have a composite video out.

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Lens System

Very Small Optical Zoom

Across all the medium total megapixels camcorders that are a comparable age to this video camera the optical zooms range from 1x to 60x, and the average optical zoom is 24x. At only 8 times zoom factor, the Samsung HMX-R10 has a quite small optical zoom compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

If this camcorder optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might want to consider the JVC GZ-R10 (£157) (40x) which is also higher rated.

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Has an Image Stabilizer

The HMX-R10 has an image stabilizer, as do most of the other camcorders that have been available for around the same time as this video camera.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative video cameras with an image stabilizer currently available including the JVC GZ-R15 which has better reviews.

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Very High Maximum Aperture Number

With a maximum aperture number of 34, the Samsung HMX-R10's maximum aperture number is one of the highest amongst video cameras of this age and spec. The average maximum aperture number of comparable spec camcorders that are a similar age to this video camera is 4.7, and the maximum aperture numbers range from 2.3 to 34.

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Very High Minimum Aperture Number

Across all the video cameras that were launched more than two years ago the minimum aperture numbers range from 1.1 to 6.8. When compared to other medium total megapixels camcorders that are a similar age to this camcorder, the HMX-R10's minimum aperture number of 6.8 is one of the highest.

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Display

Average Display Diagonal

At 2.7 inches, the Samsung HMX-R10 has a pretty typical display diagonal compared to most of the other video cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

If you would prefer a video camera with a larger display diagonal then you might want to look at the JVC GZ-R10 (£157) (3" and higher rated), or the Sony HXR-MC2500E (£1,198.80) (3" and higher rated).

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Flash

Has a Built-In Flash

The HMX-R10 has a built-in flash. Most of the other video cameras of a similar spec and age to this camcorder do not have a built-in flash.

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Still Image

4000 X 3000 Still Image Resolution

The HMX-R10 supports a maximum still image resolution of 4000 x 3000. That's over five times the still image resolution of a 1920 x 1080 video camera, which is the most frequently found still image resolution supported by camcorders that have been around for a comparable time to this camcorder. 1920 x 1080 is also supported by this video camera. In addition, this Samsung video camera 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 medium total megapixels camcorders that were released more than two years ago the still image resolution ranges from 640 x 480 (worst) to 4608 x 3456 (best).

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4000 X 3000 Pixels Image Resolution

The Samsung HMX-R10 has a maximum maximum image resolution of 4000 x 3000 pixels. That's 25% less maximum image resolution than the most common maximum image resolution of 4608 x 3456 pixels. The best maximum image resolution of all comparable spec camcorders that have been available for a similar time to this camcorder is 4608 x 3456 pixels and the worst is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Video

1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camcorder supports a video resolutions of 720 x 480|1280 x 720|1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many medium total megapixels camcorders that were launched 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 typical of many medium total megapixels camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Battery

Average Video Recording Time

At 1.3 hours, the Samsung HMX-R10 has a relatively typical video recording time compared to most of the other video cameras that have been available for around the same time as this camcorder.

If you want a video camera with a longer video recording time then you might want to consider the Samsung HMX-U20 (1.5h) which is also higher rated.

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Image Sensor

1" Optical Sensor Size

The HMX-R10 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1". That's 11% more optical sensor size than a 1.8" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size.

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9 Megapixels Total Megapixels

This is a 9 megapixels sensor camcorder.

If you want a video camera with a bigger total megapixels then you might want to look at the JVC GZ-R10 (£157) (10MP) which also has a higher rating.

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00770332820101

Samsung HMX-R10 Review Sources

To prepare this Samsung HMX-R10 review we compared this camcorder to 576 other models. For each camcorder that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 139,208 product attributes, 23,752 camcorder reviews and 1,754,400 historical camcorder prices from 164 camcorder retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this camcorder compared to the other models as well as any areas where this camcorder is lacking.

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