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Samsung HMX-S10

alaTest has collected and analyzed 80 reviews of Samsung HMX-S10. The average rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the design and image quality. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical opinions about the battery and reliability, and there are some mixed reviews about the memory.

usability, price, portability, image quality, design

reliability, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung HMX-S10 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 72 user reviews of Samsung HMX-S10 from The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the design and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, but some have doubts about the reliability.

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67% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung U10 Full HD Ultra Compact Camcorder - Silver (1920 x 1080 x 30p Full HD video, 10MP Still Image) 2 inch ScreenSamsung U10 Full HD Ultra Compact Camcorder - Silver (1920 x 1080 x 30p Full HD video, 10MP Still Image) 2 inch Screen

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: blue skadoo (

Decent Camera


dont get sucked in by overanalyized reviews, it takes away from what you are really looking for!

good camera for the money ; picture 8-10 ; sound 7-10 ; This is a good camera for the money and does what i wanted it to do- RECORD VIDEO! it also takes pictures, BONUS! Everyone seems to scrutnize camcorders like they are filming the next starwars...

kinda annoying that it is a little zoomed in when you turn it on but not a ruin your life type of situation! battery life could be 100 hours instead 1 1/2 hours and 2 terabytes of built in memory would have been good too

Jan, 2012

Product Specifications

The best way to relive special moments is by watching them in amazing high definition on your HDTV. The best way to do this is with the Samsung HMX-S10 camcorder. Record full HD (1920 x 1080i resolution) content for breathtaking images in brilliant color. It also includes 18x optical zoom so you can get close to the action and optical image stabilizer for blur-free video.


Audio Dubbing: No
Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Audio Input



Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):2 / 4200
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP420E

Camcorder Features

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


3D: No
Camera playback:slide show
Minimum illumination:3


Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver
LED indicators: Yes

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:8.89
Touchscreen: Yes

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3.5in
Diagonal Size (metric):8.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Built-in Flash: Yes


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 2.33
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:10 / 10.1

Lens System

Digital Zoom:180
Filter Size:4.6
Focal length range (f-f):4.8 - 72 / 46.3 - 694.5
Image stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Optical
Max Focal Length:72mm
Min Focal Length:4.8mm
Optical Zoom:15
Optical Zoom:15
Type:Zoom lens



Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:10.1Mpix
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:BSI-CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer:Built-in / Yes
Image Stabiliser:Optical

Other features

Auto Focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000 + / Windows XP SP2, Vista
Manual Focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):3.5

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Batteries included: Yes
Bundled software:Intelli-Studio 2.0
Cables included:AC, AV, USB
Hand strap: Yes
Handheld remote control: Yes
Quick start guide: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC


Analog signal format system:NTSC, PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Video formats supported:H.264 / H.264, MP4

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:180
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:13 / 5.65
Height :11.4 / 6.95
Width:3.85 / 6.63

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Manual