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Samsung HMX-Q10

alaTest has collected and analysed 264 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the design and image quality. The portability and value for money also get good feedback, but there are some less positive reviews about the features. Ratings are divided on the memory.

usability, value for money, portability, image quality, design


We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung HMX-Q10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 264 reviews)

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Samsung HMX-Q10 review


The Samsung HMX-Q10 made headlines when it was unveiled at CES back in January 2011, largely thanks to its flexible design that makes it easy for left-handed moviemakers to use. Samsung's SwitchGrip means that the camcorder is ambidextrous so it can...

SwitchGrip, compact design, easy to use, decent video quality

Slightly uncomfortable to hold, awkward zoom, no mic input, photo capture lag

Great for left-handed users but not as comforable to hold as some rivals models. However, the HD video quality, compact design and ease of use help to sweeten the pill

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Samsung HMX-Q10 review


The Q10 is a budget camcorder which is designed to be held in either hand - unlike most designs, which are impossible to use left-handed. The hand strap is just a thick rubbery band with an adjustable sliding buckle; it's very neat and when retracted...

An impressive budget camcorder, especially for those who like to film left-handed

TIPA Award!

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Samsung HMX-Q10


La HMX-Q10 di Samsung è la prima videocamera al mondo dotata di Switch Grip, l'impugnatura adatta alle due mani. Finalmente, i registi mancini godranno della stessa facilità d'uso dei destri! In base alla posizione, il sensore magnetico all'interno...


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Samsung HMX-Q10 review


With large, obvious control switch grip operation, the Full HD Samsung puts convenience at the forefront of its spec

Very affordable given its Full HD capabilities; as diminutive as an, erm, loo roll; HDMI out port; SDHC card compatibility; easy to use

Plasticky feel and basic-looking design seems engineered to match a certain budget price point

Image quality is not quite as sharp as the Canon nor Panasonic and the built-in microphone once again picks up operational noise. The zoom is commendably silent however, even if it’s less smooth in operation than its peers. Not a bad choice for those...

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Samsung HMX-Q10 - Two-handed HD Fun


The 1080i-shooting HMX-Q10 from Samsung is targeted at everyone, even those who are primarily left-handed. Other goodies include a 10x optical zoom and touchscreen controls. As usual, we put it through the paces to give you the details.

Suits both left and right-handed users; Accurate colors; Fun digital effects

Body has slight plastic feel; Limited number of image controls

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Amazon review summary for Samsung HMX-Q10


alaTest has collected and analysed 17 user reviews of Samsung HMX-Q10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on

value for money, usability, size, portability, resolution


76% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung Q10 Full HD Camcorder - Silver(10x Optical Zoom, Dual Handed Grip) 2.7 inch Touch LCDSamsung Q10 Full HD Camcorder - Black (10x Optical Zoom, Dual Handed Grip) 2.7 inch Touch LCD

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This is a great little camera. A really good buy.

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good value price


easy to use and video quality is fair to daylight picture quality is excellent. photo quality is a not bad for 5 mpg dont expect superb photos in any condition its good in day light! especially outdoors.

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Samsung Q10 High Definition Camcorder - Silver



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Fantastic Buy


Simple to use attractive and compact digital cam-corder.Pictures and recordings clear with good volume and zoom control.

Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CMOS
Image Stabiliser:Optical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/4''


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Product Type:Camcorder
Resolution:Full HD


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/60
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/10000


Face Detection Mode:Face Detection
HD Video Format:AVCHD / MPEG4
Recording Format:16:9 / 4:3