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Samsung HMX-Q10 HD Camcorder Ultra Compact with 10x Optical Zoom (Black)
- 3.0-inch Touch Panel LCD Display
- 10x Optical Zoom / 20x Digital Zoom
- 1080p HD Video Output
- SD/SDHC Memory Card Compatible
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|Item Dimensions||6.73 x 18.54 x 7.44 inches|
|Item Weight||2 pounds|
|Lithium Battery Weight||4 ounces|
|Media Format Digital Video||SD, SDHC|
|Optical Sensor Resolution||5 MP|
|Shipping Weight||1.05 pounds|
|Video Capture Format||h.264|
|Video Capture Resolution||1080p_hd|
From the Manufacturer
Innovative SwitchGrip function lets you operate the camcorder with either hand. View larger.
Travel without the hassle of batteries -- simply connect to your computer's USB port to recharge. View larger.
The Samsung Q10 features a SwitchGrip function, giving you the flexibility to hold the camcorder in either hand. The built-in G-magnetic sensor quickly recognizes when the camcorder and its LCD display are turned and which hand is holding the camcorder.
As a result, you can hold the Q10 with whichever hand is more comfortable or gives you the best vantage point.
Features one-touch easy operation. View larger.
The Samsung Q10 comes with an intuitive Smart Touch 3.0 display with the same drag-and-scroll functionality found in smartphones and other mobile devices. For the Q10, Samsung eliminated many confusing or unnecessary buttons, thus streamlining operation. You can turn it on simply by flipping open the LCD screen. Twisting and opening the screen automatically sets the camcorder to playback mode.
CMOS Sensor for Optimal Video Quality
With its advanced BSI CMOS technology, the Samsung Q10 dramatically reduces image noise and distortion and enhances recording quality during low-light conditions--whether you're at a birthday party in a dimly lit restaurant or at home recording your child's first steps.
Steady Videos with Optical Image Stabilizer
The Samsung Q10 comes equipped with Optical Image Stabilizer (OIS) Duo, a feature that allows the camcorder to automatically compensate for even the slightest hand or body movements, resulting in steadier videos. What's more, the OIS is able to maximize the stabilizing area while minimizing shaking, so you can take crisp videos every time, even while you're walking or moving around.
Recharging Made Easy Using USB
With the Samsung Q10, you can travel without the hassle of carrying around a cumbersome charger or an extra set of batteries. Simply connect the camcorder to a computer's USB port, turn on the computer, and your camcorder will begin recharging.
Product and Warranty Information
The Samsung Q10 is equipped with a 10x optical zoom lens and a 20x digital zoom lens. It measures 2.1 by 1.7 by 4.7 inches (H x W x D) and weighs 0.4 pounds.
The Samsung Q10 is backed by a one-year limited warranty on parts and labor.
What's in the Box
Camcorder, battery, A/C power adapter, Audio/Video cable, USB cable, User Manual CD, and quick start guide.
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Top Customer Reviews
- EXTREMELY easy to use (press button, set your zoom)
- overall, "FOR THE PRICE POINT, and only for general HDTV motion picture recording," (not still photography) it's better than most in this price range
- I was glad to have it on a recent trip to Alaska - it is awesomely portable - easy to use even while "zip lining"
- surprisingly decent motion picture quality (720P works fine for most and was what we used for most of our trip)
- stabilization worked! extreme zoom closeup though still requires supporting the camera (hand holding the camera while zoomed all the way in, esp. in the digital zoom area requires support to get a stable picture - I viewed this a reasonable - The optical zoom was pretty stable with reasonable care in hand supporting the camera)
- I really liked the built in lens cover
- AS with MOST SAMSUNG products in my opinion, the unit is EXTREMELY well designed as far as the "human interface" (We own/have a lot of SAMSUNG products/appliances, etc.)
- I won't even try to review all the different video modes - (I guess I'll call them "designer modes") - I'm most interested in, and have a use for, the time lapse mode but haven't tried it yet
Con . . .
- forget using the camera for MOST "QUALITY" still photography - It DOES work, but it has some odd pixelation in my opinion
- detail suffers in most types landscape still photos - portrait may be OK for many users
- forget rapid focusing, esp.Read more ›
My wife and I are new parents and were looking to document our daughter and her rapidly growing bag of 'new tricks'. My wife doesn't care if we have an HD camera but seeing as I bought it for her, we got something HD. I wanted a decent HD camera for a blockbuster price. After looking at tons of cameras and reading reviews and camcorder buying guides all over the internet I settled on this one.
The camcorder is portable, classy looking and functional. The display size on the touchscreen is adequate and the menu controls are simple and easy to use. In fact, I was quite pleased to discover how well the touchscreen works.
The battery life is excellent. I've been able to stretch it to between 4 to 5 hours.
I disagree with other reviews that stills are 'horrible' but still recommend using a camera for still shots. It is capable of doing still photos and the quality is decent but you would do much better with a camera.
For HD cameras in this price range the companies that manufacture them have to make trade-offs and as one reviewer said Samsung made better trade-offs than other brands at the same price point.
There is an occasional issue with the auto-focus but nothing that can't be quickly fixed. It usually happens to me when I forget to open the lens cap. For a few seconds after the lens cap is opened it struggles to find an object to bring into focus.
A word of caution. Because the Q10 requires a flash card and does not have any built-in memory I recommend being careful in your selection of flash media. You will want a card that has excellent transfer speeds or you will notice some studdering/blurring in recordings where there is a great deal of movement.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Its a Good Camera...my only complaint is the battery doesn't last longPublished 13 months ago by pete
Works very well and all the chargers and jax came with it. Don't be afraid of the refurbished sign they are always better than buying used. Read morePublished 18 months ago by Shelbey Charles
I bought this camera, used it 5 times or less for work photography. It has been sitting comfortably on a shelf. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Freq Buyer
Nice compact size makes you want to take it with you everywhere. Good quality video and easy to upload for viewing or editPublished on January 12, 2014 by STEPHEN R. MASON
This camera has a 1.8GB file size limit. This equates to roughly 15:05 in recording time. After this time elapses it stops recording into the current file and creates a new one. Read morePublished on December 24, 2013 by Eric Delabar
Just what I needed. I am one-handed / left handed and age 67. So this was a perfect small light-weight multi-functional camera / camcorder. Hats off again to Samsung !Published on October 21, 2013 by Kim D. Butler
This is a great camcorder for my application! I was looking for a Dash Cam with more Zoom than a regular vehicle-specific Dash Cam. Read morePublished on June 15, 2013 by John Boy Good
This Samsung camcorder is so easy to use. The zoom is totally awesome too! The quality's good. Best of all, love the warranty it comes with. Read morePublished on May 24, 2013 by jj