Samsung HMX-U10

July 14, 2009 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Digital Video Cameras | 7 Comments |
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Samsung have announced the HMX-U10 ultra compact camcorder that records in full-HD and also allows users to take 10 mega-pixel still photos. A one-touch “upload” button provides a direct connection to YouTube for fast and easy video sharing. 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. The HMX-U10 Camcorder will be available from leading high street and online retailers from September 2009.

Samsung Press Release

SAMSUNG’S NEW EASY SHARE CAMCORDER MAKES FULL-HD VIDEO RECORDING AND 10 MEGA-PIXEL STILLS FIT IN ANY POCKET
Ultra-Compact HMX-U10 Pocket Camcorder takes full-HD video and 10 mega-pixel stills for fast and easy sharing.

14 July 2009 – Samsung, leaders in innovation and digital imaging, today extended its family of Full HD digital camcorders to make recording and viewing video in HD easier than ever.

The HMX-U10 is an ultra compact camcorder that records in full-HD and also allows users to take 10 mega-pixel still photos. A one-touch “upload” button provides a direct connection to YouTube™ for fast and easy video sharing.

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.

“The addition of the HMX-U10 adds strength to an already impressive line-up of Samsung camcorders and offers a digital video recording solution for everyone” said Steve Mitchell, General Manager Marketing, Samsung Digital Imaging Division.

The HMX-U10 Camcorder will be available from leading high street and online retailers from September 2009.

Customers requiring further information should call 0845 726 7864 or visit samsungcamcorder.co.uk/

Specifications are subject to change.
* HDMI cable sold separately

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#1 hanny M

When i frist time saw U10, I thought it was a MP3 or sth.
But it was a camcorder. i couldnt really believe that fact!

U10 was great. Their function was so nice and the lens was so clear as well!
It is better than i thought before.
And it is small so easy to carry anywhere you go~

U10 is great.
it will make you happy:)

5:10 pm - Thursday, December 10, 2009

#2 Mya

A good choice for day-to-day shots... easy to carry around; and the video and image quality are fairly good... Nice!

5:28 am - Monday, December 14, 2009

#3 Hayden

It's a piece of shit. Got it today and it has frozen up on me while I tried to take a video. Reading 6108 Minutes left to capture, the time that it was when I attempted the video capture etc. Yet the image on the screen is still changing. I can't turn it off in any way. Talk about a piss off. back to the shop tomorrow. What a load of shit

8:10 am - Saturday, December 26, 2009

#4 e-shah

I heard people are having problems with this camcorder but I also saw many others who uploaded good videos by this small gadget... My votes go to the latter... I really love this pocket camcorder.

4:25 pm - Monday, January 18, 2010

#5 hp promotion

I'm a gadget guy. I use to buy all the new stuff and try it. My really hope was the HMX U10. I was telling friends not to buy other cameras, because in a few days would come the new camera from Samsung. Well, first I read all the reviews from other users and got impressed, but keep waiting for mine to come. When I received, I went to the stadium to Watch Miami Heat x Chicago Bulls. Well, one of my worst experiences with a camera. The image is really bad, in places with too many light and movement, things became like ghosts. Still images are really bad. I tried to took some of the players and from me, and all (took like 20) were terrible. Not necessary to say that in the next day I went to UPS and sent it back to AMazon. Really don't believe that this is a FULL HD camera and 10 mp still images. I want to be pretty clear, I'm not talking about usability (pretty the same of others), I'm talking that the quality of image is really bad.

11:14 am - Monday, February 8, 2010

#6 Dale

OK. So I'm way behind the times. I got my HMX U10 two days ago from a seller online. I paid $55 for it which I guess isn't a bad price. Maybe being late is a good thing. All I have in it is a 2 GB micro SD card, for now just to start with until my 32 GB comes. I'm still on kind of a learning curve with it but so far I'm pretty pleased with it. My other camcorder is and old RCA VHS-C which works good but is a lot bigger to lug around than the U10. I put the tripod mount on the U10 and found a 4" handle in the garage that I screwed into it for stability. I've tried 1080i but I think my old micro SD card isn't fast enough to save the 1080i video well enough. In 720p at 60fps it seems to work better with little, or no, pixelation. The handle I put on it helps me steady the camera when taking videos/photos and is a big help. Even tho it's a 10 MP camera it doesn't work as well as my stand alone 10.1 MP digital camera. The pictures with the U10 however, are of a decent quality. All in All, I like the camcorder. It's easy to carry around wherever I go and takes decent videos and pictures, if I need a picture of something. The only real drawback with the U10 is it's low light capabilities. It is very lacking for anything indoors unless you turn on the backlight. Even then the quality isn't all that good. I don't mind that any seeing as I got it for shooting outside anyway so the low light problem isn't much of a concern for me. OK. It probably isn't the BEST little camcorder out there but for what I paid for it I have no complaints. Maybe the U15 or U20 might have gotten rid of the "bugs" in the U10 but for now I'm pleased with it.

3:40 pm - Sunday, September 5, 2010

#7 DaleN

I purchased the Samsung HMX U10 around 9-01-10 for $55 and have been pretty happy with it after the learning curve. One of my favorite features is the Time Lapse. I helped my son put up a 10X8 shed in his back yard which took 3 days and recorded it with time lapse. The video turned out very nice however, I wish I could actually work that fast. Normal video is good as are the pictures, as long as you hold the camera still and your subjects aren't moving either. I've taken some pretty good pictures with it but really prefer my 10 MP digital camera for photos. This video camera is a giant leap for me from my old RCA VHS-C video camera. It's nice not having to convert VHS-C tapes to DVD anymore.

10:31 am - Thursday, September 23, 2010