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Samsung HMX-H106
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Samsung HMX-H106 Camcorder

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4 Reasons For

Robust

A few people considered that the product was well made. Seven years ago expert website Camcorderinfo.com wrote in their review of this camcorder “The Samsung HMX-H106 is a solid mid-range camcorder, there's no doubt about that”. Camcorderinfo.com also said “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 who reviewed this camcorder wrote that it was reliable. Camcorderinfo.com wrote “More reliable to boot” in their review of the Samsung HMX-H106.

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Nice Design

One person thought it was a good design. Camcorderinfo.com said in their review of the Samsung HMX-H106 “Attractive design”.

Easy to Use

One person concluded that this camcorder was comfortable and easy to hold. Camcorderinfo.com wrote “Comfortable rotating grip” in their review.

Samsung Has Good Camcorder Reviews

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

10 Reasons Against

Unacceptable Noise Level

One customer who bought the product concluded that it was not noisy. Camcorderinfo.com mentioned seven years ago “Touchscreen a pain to use, autofocus shonky, noisy images” in their review of this camcorder.

Not Full HD

Like most of the other similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to the HMX-H106, the Samsung HMX-H106 is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

Most video cameras that are a comparable age to the HMX-H106 do not have an image stabiliser. The HMX-H106 is no exception to this as it too does not have an image stabiliser.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

Like most of the other comparable spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the HMX-H106, the Samsung HMX-H106 does not have an HDMI port.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other video cameras of this age and type, the Samsung HMX-H106 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The Samsung HMX-H106 does not have a built-in display, unlike most of the other video cameras of this age and spec.

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Not Waterproof

The HMX-H106 is not waterproof, although keep in mind that most of the other camcorders that are a comparable age to the HMX-H106 are also not waterproof.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Most camcorders of a similar spec and age to the HMX-H106 do not have a night mode. The Samsung HMX-H106 is no exception to this as it too does not have a night mode.

It is worth also looking at alternative camcorders which also have a night mode including the Transcend DrivePro 200[plb_2962204_price], or the HP F-500[plb_2962207_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most camcorders of this age and spec are not 3D compatible. The HMX-H106 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

If you are looking for a camcorder that is 3D compatible then you might want to consider the Sony HDR-TD20VE[plb_1505099_price] which is also higher rated.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Like most of the other video cameras that came out more than two years ago, the HMX-H106 does not have a built-in projector.

There are a number of other camcorders which also have a built-in projector that you might also want to consider including the Sony HDR-PJ420[plb_1583936_price].

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1 Other reason to consider the Samsung HMX-H106

Released Over Four Years Ago

This video camera has been on the market for over four years.

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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