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Samsung HMX-U10
Full-HD video recording
The HMX-U10 is the ideal solution if you're looking for ultimate portability and ease of use in a full HD camcorder. The HMX-U10 offers full-HD video recording with 1920x1080 resolution. The HMX-U10's 1/2.3 inch CMOS sensor gives the ability to capture impressive 10 mega-pixel digital still images, all of which can be reviewed on the camcorder's clear, two-inch LCD screen.

Ultra-compact design
At 56mm x 103mm x 15.5mm, and weighing just 95g including the battery, the HMX-U10 is ultra-compact with an ergonomic design that breaks free of the traditional look and feel of pocket-sized camcorders. Its sleek frame is accentuated by a wave-design that angles the body of the camcorder at seven degrees, allowing users to grip the camcorder more comfortably, reducing stress on the wrist or arm. This same ergonomic design philosophy is also found in the HMX-R10 and SMX-C10 camcorders, which both feature Samsung's unique Active Angle Lens.

Unique features
The new HMX-U10 follows in the footsteps of the newly introduced SMX-C10 and boasts several unique features to make video recording even more enjoyable, including Samsung's built-in intelli-studio software, animated thumbnails, and a versatile charging system.

The HMX-U10 features Samsung's play-edit-sharing program called intelli-studio so you can edit or share your video without access to a PC. When you do connect, the camcorder's built-in intelli-studio program allows you to turn any computer into a mobile studio, giving you the ability to edit and play your video without having to install supporting software.

Sharing is also simplified as the intelli-studio program takes the hassle out of uploading content to popular video sharing websites. A one-touch "upload" button, available on the HMX-U10, provides a direct connection to YouTube, so footage can be online within seconds of shooting. In addition, the camcorders also allow basic on-camera editing, including the ability to split video files.

The animated thumbnail feature simplifies searching for video clips. Every video clip is represented by a small thumbnail on the LCD screen which provides a short playback when highlighted by the user.

10 megapixel stills or 1920 x 1080 Full HD H.264 video
SDHC cards courtesy of a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor
USB battery charging
56 x 103 x 15.5mm
One button YouTube uploading
H.264 Video Format
2.0 154K LCD Screen
1920x1080/30p movie resolution
Hyper Digital Image Stabilisation
Super Slow Motion
Rechargeable built-in battery 90 mins running time
Size: 56 x 103 x 15.5mm
Weight: 95g (with battery)
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#1
http://img.hexus.net/v2/lifestyle/news/samsung/HMX-U10.jpg

Heres a sample of the video quality on full. Looks very nice.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0IHRftS8OA
banned#2
looks good mate
#3
heat added, good price, but i wonder how the image quality actually is though at this price.
#4
awoodhall2003
heat added, good price, but i wonder how the image quality actually is though at this price.

Heres a clip I found http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0IHRftS8OA
Theres plenty more if you look :thumbsup:
#5
G0OSE;6679423
Heres a clip I found http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0IHRftS8OA
Theres plenty more if you look :thumbsup:


Yeah great, but what's it like in lower light... indoors, in pubs, at parties, in living rooms where 99% of video is taken by people of their cats, dogs, babies, children and old folks?

A friend of mine made the big mistake of buying a budget priced SD card Video, and found it great in daylight, but absolutely useless indoors, unless flooded with light, and so far he & I haven't seen anything for less than around 350 quid which is any better!

Seems this one has the same problems -
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/hybrid-still-movie-mp3-digicams/159368-samsung-hmx-u10-full-hd-1080p-2.html

( QVC have removed the posts from their forum, it was so slated!)
#6
nihcaj
Yeah great, but what's it like in lower light... indoors, in pubs, at parties, in living rooms where 99% of video is taken by people of their cats, dogs, babies, children and old folks?

A friend of mine made the big mistake of buying a budget priced SD card Video, and found it great in daylight, but absolutely useless indoors, unless flooded with light, and so far he & I haven't seen anything for less than around 350 quid which is any better!

Seems this one has the same problems -
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/hybrid-still-movie-mp3-digicams/159368-samsung-hmx-u10-full-hd-1080p-2.html

( QVC have removed the posts from their forum, it was so slated!)


Im really keen on buying a £100 ish flash cam soon, before xmas. We can all find things on the web that cost 3.5x more and are far superior, unfortunately I can't afford those. This sort of cam is meant for 'fun' really its not a professional HD camcorder, so there isn't really a comparison against a £350 one.
I spent most of the afternoon yesterday looking at various video samples on vimeo/youtube from sony/kodak/toshiba/flip etc trying to see which performed best in most different conditions - the outcome for me personally was this cam, hence posting it.
I'm not saying its the best one, they all have pros and cons and at the end of the day its down to personal preference, but video on this seemed very smooth and detailed compared to most others, some of which were frankly awful.
Heres a clip of it performing in low light.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uEAToRFUOs
#7
G0OSE;6683215
Heres a clip of it performing in low light.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uEAToRFUOs


Oh dear it is not far off being the SAME! :-(

My friend He wishes he hadn't bought his AT ALL as the main uses he wanted it for is this sort of situation, indoors :-(
1 Like #8
G0OSE
Im really keen on buying a £100 ish flash cam soon, before xmas. We can all find things on the web that cost 3.5x more and are far superior, unfortunately I can't afford those. This sort of cam is meant for 'fun' really its not a professional HD camcorder, so there isn't really a comparison against a £350 one.
I spent most of the afternoon yesterday looking at various video samples on vimeo/youtube from sony/kodak/toshiba/flip etc trying to see which performed best in most different conditions - the outcome for me personally was this cam, hence posting it.
I'm not saying its the best one, they all have pros and cons and at the end of the day its down to personal preference, but video on this seemed very smooth and detailed compared to most others, some of which were frankly awful.
Heres a clip of it performing in low light.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5uEAToRFUOs


I was very impressed with the indoor quality shown by the link you posted, in the normally lit rooms it was much better than I expected. Obviously nobody could expect more of the scene in the kitchen where the room was only lit from the under cabinet lights.

My second choice would be the Kodak Zi8 but that only has a built-in mono microphone (as do most in this price range), I believe the Samsung has stereo microphones plus an extra centre one.

Thanks for posting, I'm going to order one.
#9
DubDriver
I was very impressed with the indoor quality shown by the link you posted, in the normally lit rooms it was much better than I expected. Obviously nobody could expect more of the scene in the kitchen where the room was only lit from the under cabinet lights.

My second choice would be the Kodak Zi8 but that only has a built-in mono microphone (as do most in this price range), I believe the Samsung has stereo microphones plus an extra centre one.

Thanks for posting, I'm going to order one.

Thanks for that - I have since bought one and can confirm it is superb!
#10
In case anyone wants to know why these are so poor in lower light levels, this post in another thread seems to have clarified it:
http://www.hotukdeals.com/item/533434/veho-vcc-002-kuzo-high-definition-1/showpost.php?p=6948188&postcount=13
and the info is linked thanks to "valmiki" to here:
http://electronics.howstuffworks.com/question362.htm

Looks like a cheap camera means a poor one, only really up to daylight use, instead of one with just less features as I thought was the case. So I am left with the choice of either paying a LOT more, or waiting until eventually the price of CCD cameras drops :-(
#11
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v80KdfVDndc
This clip shows that the Kodak Zi8 is better than the Samsung in low light, for the price I think it does a great job.
#12
DubDriver
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v80KdfVDndc
This clip shows that the Kodak Zi8 is better than the Samsung in low light, for the price I think it does a great job.


The Zi8 does have the edge at night undoubtedly, though I don't film at night.
In a normal lit room at night I haven't had a problem with the U10 at all.
Its all a bit swings and roundabouts with these cams, some are better at night, some better in the day, some have great sound, some are mono and poor/require external mic.
With the superb sound/3 mics and excellent daytime footage - I chose the Samsung. :)
There are enough clips on the web to make an educated choice now they have been out for a while.
#13
I agree entirely, between these two the decision would be between better low light video or stereo sound depending on which is most important to the user. My post was to show, contrary to what nihcaj says, that acceptable low light video can be obtained for less than £150 and that it can be achieved with CMOS sensor.
#14
DubDriver
I agree entirely, between these two the decision would be between better low light video or stereo sound depending on which is most important to the user. My post was to show, contrary to what nihcaj says, that acceptable low light video can be obtained for less than £150 and that it can be achieved with CMOS sensor.


Indeed.

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