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Samsung VP HMX10C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 reviews of Samsung VP HMX10C. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and image quality. The usability and portability also get good feedback. Some have doubts about the durability. Reviews are divided on the design.

price, portability, usability, image quality, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung VP HMX10C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung VP HMX10C


alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Samsung VP HMX10C from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Views about the image quality and usability are overall positive. The price and portability also get good feedback, but there are some critical comments about the size.

portability, price, usability, image quality


94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung VP-HMX10/XEU High Definition Flash Memory CamcorderSamsung VP-HMX10/XEU High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder

Dec, 2018

Expert review by (

Samsung VP-HMX10 review


The VP-HMX10 is the cheapest HD camcorder in the group.

May, 2008

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Samsung VP-HMX10


Samsung brings HD camcorders to the masses with its pocket-friendly VP-HMX10.

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Chris Jager (

Samsung VP-HMX10 (XSA)


After a frankly ridiculous amount of procrastination, Samsung is finally set to release its first ever high-definition camcorder, the VP-HMX10. As imp...

Affordable HD, decent video performance, external microphone jack, swivelling hand grip

Cheap plastic build quality, 'only' 720p, occasional noise issues

It's been a long time coming, but Samsung's first high-definition camcorder has arguably been worth the wait. If you're after an affordable high-def camera to use with your shiny new LCD TV, the VC-HMX10 represents good value for money.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by : LAPTOP Magazine (

Samsung SC-HMX10 Review


Samsung's light and easy-to-use camcorder prepares for its close-up

Lightweight, Easy-to-use design, Captures moving subjects well

Slightly dull colors, Low light detail and focus problems

Apr, 2008

Expert review by : Alex Kidman (

Samsung VP-HMX10 Progressive HD Camcorder


The HMX10 makes a decent entry-level HD camcorder — with an awful lot of limitations.

Simple operation ; Very light ; Small and easy to carry

Cheap construction ; Awful hand-strap ; 720p only

Ultimately, the HMX10 is a real compromise camera. It's not up there with the best of the true 1080p camcorders, and if you're after something like that, the very similar Panasonic HDC-SD9 has the same size advantages — but then it costs almost twice...

Jul, 2008

Expert review by : Johnathan Bray (

Samsung VP-HMX10


A good price for an HD camcorder, but poor design makes it awkward to use

Sep, 2008

Expert review by : Amanda Lian (

Samsung HD Camcorder VP-HMX10C -


Equipped with Samsung's advanced flash memory technology, the Samsung VP-HMX10C is a keeper.

Product Specifications

High definition recording from an easy to use, 'carry all the time' camcorder with flash memory card expansion slot.


Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-In Microphone: 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-BP85ST

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:720p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


Minimum illumination:15
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes


Colour of product:Black
LED indicators: Yes

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / MultiMediaCardplus / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86

Display (Projector)

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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Hi-speed shutter / Portrait mode / Sand & snow / Sports mode / Spotlight


Built-in Flash: No

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:8GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung VP

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.5
Sensor Type:CCD / CMOS
Total MegaPixels:1.56

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2 / 20
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):43 - 350
Focal length range (f-f):3.2 - 32
Image stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.3
Max Focal Length:32mm
Min Focal Length:3.2mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens



Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:1.5Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:1Mpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:1.56Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.5"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):5.6 mm ( 1/4.5" ) / 5.6 mm ( 1/4.5 )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Art: Yes
Audio output:Y
Auto Focus: Yes
Lens focal range:F1.8 - F2.3 / f1.86 - f2.3
Lens system:Samsung HD
Manual Focus: Yes
Media types supported:H.264, MP4, AAC
Power consumption (typical):3.9
Power requirements:AC 100 - 240V, 50/60Hz, DC 8.4V
Resolution:2048 x 1536
Sports: Yes
Spotlight: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Microphone in: Yes
S-Video In: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Internal storage capacity:8


Maximum frame rate:50
Maximum Video Resolution:1280 x 720
Video formats supported:MPEG4

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:20
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Negative / Sepia
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Height :6.15 / 6.75
Width:6.15 / 6.75