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Samsung HMX-R10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 188 reviews of Samsung HMX-R10. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the size and image quality are generally positive. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the color and battery.

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battery, color

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung HMX-R10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung HMX-R10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of Samsung HMX-R10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People really like the design and image quality. The portability and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, portability, image quality, design

97% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung R10 Full HD Flash Camcorder (5x Optical, 2.7 inch LCD) - BlackSamsung R10 Full HD Flash Camcorder (5x Optical, 2.7 inch LCD) - Black

Jun, 2018

Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung HMX-R10


alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Samsung HMX-R10 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviews about the portability and design are generally positive. The image quality and price also get good views, but some have doubts about the battery and size.

usability, price, image quality, design, portability

size, battery

90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung HMX-R10 HD Flash Memory Camcorder with 5x Optical Zoom (Silver)Samsung HMX-R10 HD Flash Memory Camcorder with 5x Optical Zoom (Silver)

Jun, 2018


Expert review by : James Morris (

Samsung HMX-R10


Samsung blends value with a reasonable level of image quality and features in this tidy little camcorder package.

The Samsung HMX-R10 boasts decent image quality and some useful manual features to lift it above the level of other pocket internet camcorders. But, most amazingly, it can be purchased for just £230. At this price, all of its shortcomings can be...

May, 2010

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Samsung HMX-R10 review


Will a unique design and HD timelapse mode be enough to make this pocket-sized shooter stand out from the crowd?

Neat and compact, and blessed with the features to make movie recording fun

Jun, 2009

Expert review by : Robert Hull (

Samsung HMX-R10BP review


A fun, versatile and affordable HD camcorder with a design twist

Compact and ergonomic ; Good all-round performance ; Responsive touchscreen

5x optical zoom too small ; Poor software interface

Jul, 2009

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Samsung HMX-R10 review


The R10 is keenly priced but the software compatibility problems, small zoom range and the lack of an exposure lock option mean Sony's HDR-TG3E is more appealing.

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Samsung R10


You will be able to shoot high definition quality video using the Samsung R10 camcorder, this gives you a crisp and clear video which will show all the details as if you are there in real time. A 9 MP camera is also included built in this camcorder...

Not only will you get all these features but you will also get a fantastic PC software included which gives you the ability to transfer video from your camcorder to computer with complete ease. This software is included in the memory of the Samsung R10...

May, 2012

Expert review by : Geoff Rabans (

Review: Samsung HMX-R10


Camcorders can be ten-a-penny in terms of design, but if you're looking for something a little bit different, the Samsung HMX-R10 HD recorder could be suitable for you…..

The £350 that the Samsung HMX-R10 cost on its release was too much – but the price has since become a bit more reasonable at £260. Whilst I still wouldn’t put this camcorder in the “bargain” bracket yet (although it’s certainly approaching it), there’s...

Mar, 2010

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Samsung HMX-R10 camcorder review


A novel, tiny camcorder, that's well worth a closer look

Unique design, great to handle, good HD pics

Slow mo function is average, takes some getting used to

Feb, 2010

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Samsung HMX-R10


The world's smallest full-HD camcorder, the Samsung HMX-R10 is a CMOS-based Full HD camcorder that sports a 2.7-inch LCD monitor and a lens that's angled up at 25 degrees. It also has a 5x optical zoom and a slow-motion record function that can record...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Samsung HMX-R10 HD review


Samsung may not be a go-to camcorder brand in the U.S. like Canon, Sony, Panasonic, and JVC are, but at least it's trying to differentiate its lineup. The HMX-R10 is a perfect example. It's compact and reasonably priced for a full HD camcorder (though...

Very compact; above-average feature set including slow-motion movie record.

No lens protection; touch-screen manual controls difficult to use; lots of noise in low light video; slippery body; no mic and headphone jacks or accessory shoe.

The Samsung HMX-R10's plentiful shooting features and fine-quality HD video for its class--at least in good lighting--make it a very good compact HD camcorder. However, its design definitely isn't for everyone.

Mar, 2010

Expert review by : Jackson Lynch (

Review: Samsung HMX-R10 Camcorder


Samsung offsets some of the HMX-R10 camcorder's shortcomings (like poor low-light sensitivity) with pretty smart design: The angled lens promises comfier shooting, and the swiveling...

Smart design: The lens is angled up at 25 degrees to make it more comfortable to use. Slick, swiveling 2.7-inch touchscreen is a terrific command center. Lots of manual and creative controls — like image sensitivity and frame rate. Records to SD/SDHC...

Poor low-light sensitivity. No headphone or external microphone jacks. Stills and video a bit noisy. No lens cap or hand strap

Nov, 2009

Product Specifications

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 definition. And the 2.7" touch screen gives you a great view to make sure it's all captured. Forgot your camera at home? You can also take high-quality 9-megapixel digital still photos and then flip through them on your HDTV with family and friends.


Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:IA-BH125C
Battery voltage:5
Video recording time:1.3

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Camera Flash

Type:Built-in flash


Colour of product:Black

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight



Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230000

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Built-in Flash: Yes


Focus adjustment:Auto


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.33
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:5.3 / 9

Lens System

Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/3.5-3.7
Max Focal Length:34mm
Maximum aperture number:34
Min Focal Length:6.8mm
Minimum aperture number:6.8
Optical Zoom:5
Optical Zoom:8
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:9Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:5.3Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:9.15Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/2.33"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):10.9 mm ( 1/2.33" ) / 10.9 mm ( 1/2.33 )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):6.8 - 34
Auto Focus: Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
PictBridge: Yes
S-Video Out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/60 - 1/10000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:4000 x 3000
Still image resolution(s):4000 x 3000 / 640 x 480,1920 x 1080,2048 x 1536,2592 x 1944,3328 x 1872,3456 x 2592,4000 x 3000


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1


Analog signal format system:PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum frame rate:60
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:H.264 / H.264, MP4
Video Resolutions:720 x 480,1280 x 720,1920 x 1080

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:100
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder resolution:230000
Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.8 / 13
Height :5.66 / 5.78
Weight:220 / 229
Width:3.8 / 3.83

White balance

White Balance:Auto