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Samsung SMX-C10
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Samsung SMX-C10 Camcorder

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0.68MP 1/1.6 150g CCD Jan 2014
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12 Reasons For

One Industry Award

The reviewer at Toptenreviews.com wrote that this small sensor size camcorder was good and gave it their "Bronze" award.

Expert Reviews Are Good

This video camera has an average expert rating of 84% based on two expert reviews from sites including Trusted Reviews and toptenreviews.com. This puts this Samsung video camera in the top 9% of all the small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago when ranked by average expert review score.

Good Size

Several customers thought the product was compact. Trusted Reviews mentioned in their review of the Samsung SMX-C10 “Light and compact” and scored the product 4 stars.

Easy to Use

One customer wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Seven years ago Trusted Reviews said “Easy to use” in their review of this camcorder.

Good Technical Features

One Samsung SMX-C10 owner said in their reviews that this camcorder had good features.

Samsung Has Good Camcorder Reviews

Video cameras manufactured by Samsung generally have good reviews compared to other brands.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The Samsung SMX-C10 has one of the bigger digital zooms (1,200 times zoom factor) amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. The average digital zoom of camcorders of this spec and age is 770x.

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SDHC Memory Card

SDHC memory card

The SMX-C10 supports an SDHC memory card which is better than the SD memory card supported by most video cameras of this age and spec. SDHC cards are DS cards with a higher capacity of up to 32GB. Small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a similar time to the SMX-C10 memory cards range from MicroSD (Transflash) (worst) to SDXC (best).

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

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Has a Built-In Display

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years, the SMX-C10 has a built-in display.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative camcorders with a built-in display currently available including the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], or the Legria HF G10[pl_1059637_price] both from Canon which has better reviews.

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Very Light

The weights of camcorders of this age and type range from 57g to 3.9kg. At only 150 grams, the Samsung SMX-C10 is quite light compared to most of the other comparable spec camcorders that were released more than two years ago.

If you would consider a camcorder with a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Legria HF R406[pl_2071911_price] (235g and higher rated), or the Legria HF R48[pl_1488031_price] (235g and higher rated) both from Canon.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is the most frequently found image format on comparable spec camcorders that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Very Small

With a height of only 38.5 millimeters, the SMX-C10 is quite small compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and spec. The heights of video cameras that were released more than two years ago range from 19mm to 920mm.

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14 Reasons Against

Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The SMX-C10 does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the SMX-C10 which have an image stabiliser.

We think you might also be interested in other video cameras which also have an image stabiliser including the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], or the Legria HF G10[pl_1059637_price] both from Canon which also has a higher rating.

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Not Full HD

Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years are Full HD, however the SMX-C10 is not Full HD.

Camcorders which are Full HD that might be worth looking at include the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], or the Legria HF G10[pl_1059637_price] both from Canon which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The SMX-C10 does not have an HDMI port, unlike most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago which have an HDMI port.

We compared this video camera to all the other camcorders with an HDMI port and we think the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], or the Legria HF G10[pl_1059637_price] both from Canon which also has a higher rating is also worth considering.

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Only 1/6" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the SMX-C10 is 1/6". That's 52% less optical sensor size than a 1/2.88" video camera, which is the most frequently found optical sensor size. $. Camcorders that are a comparable age to the SMX-C10 optical sensor sizes range from 2/3" to 1/1.3".

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Very Small Optical Zoom

The average optical zoom of small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the SMX-C10 is 31x. The Samsung SMX-C10 has a fairly small optical zoom (only 10 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

There are a number of other 10x (optical) video cameras currently available that you might want to consider including the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], the Legria HF G10[pl_1059637_price], or the Legria HF M56[pl_1260566_price] all from Canon which has better reviews.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

The SMX-C10 does not have an interchangeable lens, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other camcorders that were released around the same time as the SMX-C10 also do not have an interchangeable lens.

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Quite Small Screen Size

Small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years have screen sizes of between 1.4" and 4.3", and the average screen size is 2.9". At only 2.7 inches, the SMX-C10 has a fairly small screen size compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the SMX-C10.

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Only 800 X 600 Still Image Resolution

The SMX-C10 supports a maximum still image resolution of 800 x 600. That's 94% less still image resolution than the most frequently found still image resolution of 3840 x 2160. Across all camcorders of a similar age and type to the SMX-C10 the best still image resolution is 6016 x 4016 and the worst is 640 x 360.

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Only 720 X 480 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The SMX-C10 has a 720 x 480 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than most camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it. Most small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as it have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution.

This video camera's maximum video resolution (720 x 480 pixels) is actually the worst maximum video resolution amongst all video cameras of a comparable type and age to the SMX-C10.

Amongst similar types of video camera the best maximum video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the SMX-C10, the SMX-C10 does not have a night mode.

We compared all the other camcorders which also have a night mode to this video camera and we think the Legria HF M52[pl_389042_price], or the Legria HF M56[pl_1260566_price] both from Canon is also worth considering.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Samsung SMX-C10 is not 3D compatible, although this is within the context that most of the other video cameras of a comparable type and age to the SMX-C10 are also not 3D compatible.

If you would prefer a video camera that is 3D compatible then you might want to look at the Canon XF105[plb_2074823_price].

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the SMX-C10, the SMX-C10 does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

Most comparable spec camcorders that have been around for more than two years are not waterproof. The SMX-C10 is no exception to this as it too is not waterproof.

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Only 720 X 480 Pixels Video Resolution

The Samsung SMX-C10 supports a higher video resolution than most video cameras of this type and age. This video camera supports a 720 x 480 pixels video resolution, whereas most video cameras that have been available for a similar time to it support a 1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution. The best video resolution of all comparable spec video cameras that are a similar age to the SMX-C10 is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 640 x 360 pixels.

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung SMX-C10

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when Samsung released the SMX-C10.

Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Storage
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Disc Type
Shutter
Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
Video Format
Video Resolution
Maximum Video Resolution
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
PictBridge
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Other Features
The Windows Operating System

1 Award

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Expert Reviews

(2)

If portability, a large amount of memory and software to edit and share videos is important to you, the Samsung SMX-C10 is worth the price...

Toptenreviews.com

The design on the Samsung SMX 10 is unique to many other camcorders on the market
The small design may make it hard for users with large hands to hold and navigate
7 December 2009

The Samsung SMX-C10's sub-£150 price pits it directly against pocket Internet camcorders, which have now moved up to 720p HD. So its lower video resolution may seem a little backward. However,...

Light and compact
34.6 mm focal length
Easy to use
Recharges via USB port
Lger et compact
High noise in low light
Digital image stabilizer not very effective
Low bitrate video
Bruit important en basse lumire
Stabilisateur numrique peu efficace

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers samsung smxc10, samsung smxc10r, samsung smxc10l, samsung smxc10ln, samsung smxc10rn, samsung smxc10rnx, samsung smxc10lnr, samsung smxc10rnxa, samsung smxc10rnxac
Barcodes 00036725302532, 00616312990153, 00770332814100, 00999999934833
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