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The Samsung HMX-U10 is an ultra-compact HD camcorder released by Samsung in September, 2009.

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compact and lightweight

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Full HD (i.e. 1080p)

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simplified one-button YouTube upload feayure

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affordable price

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takes 10MP still images

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slick aesthetic

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records images and video to affordable, easy to find and capacious SDHC cards

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no optical zoom

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no image stabilization - minute movements are observed, makes footage appear amateur and disorienting

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no flash

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The Samsung HMX-U10 is an ultra-compact HD camcorder released by Samsung in September, 2009. This compact camera has full HD video capbilities with 1920x1080 resolution, and can take 10 megapixel still images with the 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor. It has a 2-inch LCD screen to review videos and images, only weighs 95g with battery and measures 56mm x 103mm x 15.5mm so it can easily be carried anywhere. It features Samsung’s play-edit-sharing program called intelli studio which lets you use any computer to edit and play videos with no software installation. For easy sharing, there is a one-touch "upload" button to upload content to popular sites such as YouTube. For easy browsing on the camera, each video is represented by a small thumbnail with short playback when highlighted.  The battery can be charges using a USB connection or with the supplied AC adapter.  The camera body has a 7 degree angle for a more ergonomic grip that other point-and-shoot cameras. The Samsung HMX-U10 is available in black, silver, red and green. 

Specifications / Features
  • Image sensor: 1920×1080 / CMOS
  • Lens: Fixed Focus
  • LCD: 2 inch
  • Interface: USB 2.0
  • 1920×1080 Full-HD Video
  • 10MP Digital Stills
  • Ultra-Compact Design
  • Seven Degree Angled Grip
  • Time-Lapse Recording
  • USB Charging
  • Built-In intelli-studio Software
  • H.264 Video Format
  • One-Touch Upload to YouTube
Post Review
12/15/2009 01:25

VERY POOR camera. Will NOT take focused pictures. Poor zoom control. Confusing menu. VERY POOR OPTICS. No Flash. No ability to take photos at night. No Video or photo stabilization. I DO NOT recommend this camera at all. Looks pretty, but takes lousy pictures. It's going back. Will not look at any other Samsung cameras. Spend your money on Nikkon... Better cameras for same price or less.

Era Shah
12/07/2009 03:02

I agree that so far flash is not working well for me... I prefer a non-flash pics cos e-time I got it better that way.. so, for me, this camcorder is still a good buy.
11/24/2009 04:23

Flashes are a funny thing, they never EVER are perfect on any of them, it's nice to have but taking a picrute in the dark is not what I would do and it only works for 5 feet max and you get crappy at best so if thats all that's wrong I'll take it

11/14/2009 02:00

Not impressed! I'm sending it back. There is no light setting on it so there is no way to use in lower light or outside night situations. Maybe okay for others, but not for me.

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