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Samsung HMX-R10
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Samsung HMX-R10 Camcorder

9MP 1/2.33 220g Sep 2014
Sensor Size Optical Sensor Size Full HD Weight Release Date
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 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.

Samsung Camcorders Have Good Reviews

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

Full HD HD Type

The HD type of this video camera is Full HD, which is typical of many video cameras of this spec and age.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

Like most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to the HMX-R10, the Samsung HMX-R10 has an image stabiliser.

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Full HD

Full HD

Like most of the other camcorders of a comparable type and age to the HMX-R10, the HMX-R10 is Full HD.

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Has an HDMI Port

has an HDMI port

The Samsung HMX-R10 has an HDMI port. Most of the other video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the HMX-R10 also have an HDMI port.

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Very High Maximum Aperture Value

When compared to other video cameras of this age and spec that we have checked, the maximum aperture value of the Samsung HMX-R10 of 34 is one of the highest. The lowest maximum aperture value of similar spec video cameras that were released more than two years ago is 2.5 and the highest is 34.

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SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

This camcorder supports an SD|SDHC memory card, which is the most frequently supported memory card on video cameras of a similar age and spec to it. 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

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

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Has a Built-In Display

The HMX-R10 has a built-in display, as do most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HMX-R10.

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H.264 Video Format

This camcorder has a H.264|MP4 video format, which is typical of many medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Has One White Balance Mode

The number of white balance modes found on the HMX-R10 is more than most video cameras of a similar type and age to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on medium sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago.

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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 medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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CMOS Sensor Type

This video camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many medium sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to 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 comparable spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as it.

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LCD Display

This video camera has an LCD display, which is typical of many camcorders that have been around for more than two years.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is the most commonly found image format on camcorders of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Small

Camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HMX-R10 have widths of between 17mm and 270mm. The Samsung HMX-R10 is fairly small (only 38.3 millimeters) compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

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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

Video cameras of a similar age and spec to the HMX-R10 have optical zooms of between 1x and 60x. With an optical zoom of only 8 times zoom factor, the HMX-R10 has a fairly small optical zoom compared to most of the other video cameras that were released more than two years ago.

If this video camera optical zoom is not big enough for you then you might also want to consider the Sony HDR-CX240 ($199.99) (27x).

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The HMX-R10 does not have an interchangeable lens. Most of the other camcorders that are a similar age to the HMX-R10 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

It is worth also looking at alternative camcorders which also have an interchangeable lens including the Panasonic HS900 which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HMX-R10, the Samsung HMX-R10 is not 3D compatible.

Video cameras which are 3D compatible that might also be worth considering include the Philips CAM150 which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The HMX-R10 does not have a night mode, although keep in mind that most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HMX-R10 also do not have a night mode.

It is worth considering other video cameras which also have a night mode including the Sony HDR-PJ330.

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Not Waterproof

The Samsung HMX-R10 is not waterproof. Most of the other similar spec video cameras that were launched around the same time as the HMX-R10 are also not waterproof.

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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 camcorders of a similar type and age to the HMX-R10 also do not have a built-in projector.

Alternative camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to consider include the Aiptek ProjectorCam C25 which also has a higher rating.

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Very High Minimum Aperture

The lowest minimum aperture of video cameras that have been available for more than two years is 1.1 and the highest is 6.8. At 6.8, the HMX-R10 has a very high minimum aperture compared to most of the other video cameras of this type and age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the Samsung HMX-R10

Released Over Two Years Ago

Samsung released the HMX-R10 over two years ago.

Average Weight

With a weight of 220 grams, the HMX-R10 has a pretty standard weight compared to most of the other camcorders of this type and age.

We compared all the other 220g weight camcorders to this camcorder and we think because of it's better review score, the Samsung HMX-F90 ($333.93) is also worth considering.

If you are not concerned about having a heavier weight then you might also 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 medium sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

If you are looking for a video camera with a larger screen size then you might want to look at the Sony HXR-MC2500E (3") which is also higher rated.

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Average Video Recording Time

At 1.3 hours, the Samsung HMX-R10 has a pretty average video recording time compared to most of the other medium sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the HMX-R10.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Aperture Value
Storage
Memory Card Slot
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Flash
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
Design
Colour
Video
HD Type
Video Capturing Speed
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
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

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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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00770332820101

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