- Item Weight: 113 g
- Boxed-product Weight: 558 g
- Item model number: HMX-U10BP/XEU
- ASIN: B002JTVR6G
- Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 1 July 2006
- Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank:
Samsung U10 Full HD Ultra Compact Camcorder - Black (1920 x 1080 x 30p Full HD video, 10MP Still Image) 2 inch Screen
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Full-HD video recording: The U10 is the ideal solution if you're looking for ultimate portability and ease of use in a full HD camcorder. The U10 offers full-HD video recording with 1920x1080 resolution. The 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 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 R10 and C10 camcorders, which both feature Samsung's unique Active Angle Lens.
Intelli-studio: The 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.
One-touch "upload" button: 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 provides a direct connection to YouTube, so footage can be online within seconds of shooting.
On-camera editing: 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.
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In summary - a great handheld for the price with a stunning HD pictures on HD TV possible direct from the unit! A great holiday or party tool! People looking for a replacement for a full sized camera will however want to try it our for themselves before buying. Delivers what it says on the box
Yet, to be fair, the Sammy U10 is not aimed at video editing buffs. As a simple HD point-and-shoot device it is excellent value and produces brilliant 10MP stills. Just so long as you realise that if your video clips need any post-production before uploading to an online sharing service, there could be major hassle in store. I would have given the U10 five stars if it had been better at coping with low-light situations. Sadly it does not. The images are a tad too dark and grainy for my taste compared to those produced under the same sorts of lighting conditions by a similar product currently on the market.
Mind you, that costs about forty quid more.Read more ›
Samsung throws slow motion video into the mix, but the fact that it's low-def limits it's appeal. It is however very light and compact. Video quality is ok and comparable to the others (and again low light video quality is pretty ho-hum). The still camera boasts 10 megapixels but is no match for a decent quality dedicated still digital camera. Other limitations are digital zoom (which is also a handicap with all it's direct rivals) and does not work when set to 1080p. Setting it to 720p allows the zoom to activate and doesn't seem to affect video quality too much.
One last thing worth noting is the touch sensitive buttons, which are a bit to easy to press by accident as they to lack any tactile feedback. Aside from that the Samsung U10 is a decent addition to the ultra-compact video camera market.
NB. This camera comes with no memory card or internal memory - so you'll need to buy an SD card to use it.
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nice and light
switches on quickly
time lapse photography
no lens protection
still pictures only good if you are standing stock still in broad daylight
no possibility for spare battery
files not compatible with Corel
rubbish in low light
To cut a long story short I was so pleased that I was able to send the Samsung back and obtain a replacement Aiptek.
Firstly, the photo quality - the pictures I took were grainy and looked as if they were taken through a fish eyes lens (images were stretched#. The camera also had problems producing real colours; example being I drive a red car, the photo's made it look pink. The other problem was that the pictures were clearly not 10mp; you could see the pixels even without zooming in. Overall, the pictures were of a good standard when compared to a cheap mobile phone camera but were poor compared to a decent camera.
Night shots are a no no - there is no flash, and while the camera does try to use all available light, the pictures are mainly grey in colour.
I tried the video HD mode at it's highest resolution - when playing it back the picture constantly freezes and sometimes stops totaly, so don't rely on this for important events. If you turn the FPS down to 30, the situation improves but it only really works well if you don't use 1080 HD.
Overall, Samsung needs to go back to the drawing book with this camera. While it looks good and sits well in the hand, this soons gets forgotten once you see the results.
Another message for Samsung would also be, would it be a bad thing to include a case and a way to change the battery #the battery is built in, so once the charge has gone, you can't use the camera.)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I have now owned the Samsung U10 for around 14 months, but within the next month I will be getting rid. Read morePublished on 28 Oct. 2011 by A. Daley
Never having had a camcorder before I looked for a simple one and found it! Its easy enough for this technophobe to use but gives fantastic results. Delivery was excellent as well.Published on 15 April 2011 by J. balsdon
Bought this to document travels in Southern Africa thinking it would be better than my 6 year old P&S digital camera. How wrong can you be. Read morePublished on 27 Dec. 2010 by Amazon Customer
The camera advertises about the HD video, but the only problem is you can clearly see all of the pixels and when you zoom in on the HD mode it loses the good quality. Read morePublished on 18 Nov. 2010
Well, i bought this as it was recommender to me, and at first, i noticed that filming at 720p downwards, there was a much smaller amount of area being filmed, and the quality at... Read morePublished on 8 Oct. 2010 by stravanan
This is a great little gadget at this price. Takes a bit of practice to develop a smooth and steady camera style but is so compact its ideal to pack on all sorts of trips and... Read morePublished on 26 Aug. 2010 by Kooza
I bought the Samsung U10 last autumn with high expectations. However they did not meet mainly due to the low light. But excluding that, it's very good for it's worth.Published on 11 Aug. 2010 by Calumcan
I bought this little video recorder as it was compact and wanted something easy to use - a 'point and press' with no hassle - and thats just what I got. Read morePublished on 16 July 2010 by Ladybird13