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Samsung SC-HMX10 8GB Flash Memory High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom (SDHC compatible) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
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- Capture high-definition video to SDHC and MMC memory cards
- 10x optical zoom; 20x digital zoom
- Electronic image stabilization
- PictBridge compatible; print directly from your camcorder
- USB 2.0 interface for easy file transfer
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The SC-HMX10 high-definition camcorder packs a 10x optical zoom with 20x digital zoom and 1.5M-pixel CCD with an Electronic Image Stabilizer for remarkably clear pictures, viewed in the 2.7-inch touchscreen LCD display. It also features 8GB built-in flash memory which can be expanded via the SD/MMC high capacity slot.
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The SC-HMX10 high-definition camcorder packs a 10x optical zoom with 20x digital zoom and 1.5-megapixel CCD with an Electronic Image Stabilizer for remarkably clear pictures, viewed in the 2.7-inch touchscreen LCD display. It also features 8GB built-in flash memory which can be expanded via the SDHC/MMC card slot. The USB port allows for easy uploading of MPEG4 movie clips and JPEG still images to your PC.
10x optical zoom/20x digital zoom With its high quality 10x optical zoom and 20x digital zoom lens you can get close to the action from a safe distance. And for those ultra long distance shots, the 20x digital zoom will let you see it all in perfect detail.
Print directly from your camcorder Give your PC a rest. Thanks to the Pictbridge function of your camcorder, you no longer have to first download your pictures onto your PC before printing. Save your valuable time and energy. Simply connect a USB 2.0 cable to your Pictbridge-compatible printer and watch your photos appear.
Electronic Image Stabilization (EIS) Minimizes unwanted picture shaking caused by hand movement during recording.
1.5-megapixel video CCD Delivers high resolution video images with superior color resolution and detail.
USB 2.0 interface The SC-HMX10 with its USB port allows for easy uploading of MPEG4 movie clips and JPEG still images to your PC.
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As others have noted, this camera produces video clips that can be difficult to edit, or even play, on a PC. You can use the rather lame Cyberlink "Power" apps that come with the camera. PowerDVD works OK for basic viewing. PowerDirector will do basic editing or it can translate clips to an MPEG2-HD format for use elsewhere.
In theory, this camera produces standard MP4-H264 files. (note: not AVCHD.) But, at least on my system (XP, Core2Duo PC, fairly fast), many programs that claim to support .mp4 files, do not work correctly with the ones from this camera. Hopefully this will be fixed, since these *are* supposed to be standard files. But right now, no dice. I tried Quicktime 7.4.5 and Premiere Elements 4 without success. (This is probably where the complaints about jerky playback come from - bet they're not using the supplied PowerDVD player.) However, I have read where others have gotten this to work on both Macs and PCs, so maybe I'm just unlucky.
Next issue - batteries. One BP-85ST battery comes with the camera. One full charge of this battery is approximately enough to fill 8 GB, about 80 minutes, assuming you are shooting in the highest-quality HD mode. (which you should be, otherwise why bother with this camera?) This is fine, but if you have more chips to fill, you will need extra batteries. Problem is, they are very hard to find. Amazon does not carry them at this time. (Don't make the mistake I did and buy no-name aftermarket batteries! They will not work, because the camera enforces the use of only the real Samsung batteries.) Amazon, get the batteries in stock, please! (Oh and BTW, the only way to charge them is in the camera, so how about an external charger, too?)
- Remember that this is an inexpensive camera, folks. Works best shooting outdoors or in bright light, where you will get very nice pictures. Low light shots are not great. The image stabilizer is pretty lame too.
Miscellaneous items -
- The camera takes standard 30mm filters. Keep a UV filter on it so you won't get tripped up by the stupid manual lens-cover feature again. I also recommend a circular polarizer for any outdoor work.
- The camera uses SDHC flash memory cards. Be sure you get class-6 high speed cards. Be sure you have a reader for SDHC; many standard SD readers will not read SDHC. In the best quality HD mode you get about 10-12 minutes per GB of capacity.
- The Samsung CA-E3 12 volt car power adapter works fine with this model even though it is not listed as doing so, yet. (You do have to use the little adapter plug that comes with it.) Unfortunately this unit is also very hard to find. Samsung needs to improve distribution of their accessories.
This is last season's model and the new HMX20 is arriving very soon; main difference, it's 1080 instead of 720. And of course it will cost more. It's your choice. I think this one is probably fine for most people. Certainly it's no Canon or Sony, but for budget HD shooting it's hard to beat at the current low price.
pros: light weight, handy, swiveling palm-rest, double record buttons, lens shutter for additional protection from light and moisture etc., smooth cloth pouch with purse-strings to keep the camera, docking station with full functionality so that i don't have to open the side-screen to find the AV/HDMI jacks, intuitive menu suitable for both novice and pro, with reasonable functionality which satisfies both crowds.
cons (my remedies in brackets): no infrared light sensor/emitter, less powerful LED headlight (no complaints, but would be nice to have them!), short lasting batteries (just bought 2 more with charger for 25 bucks from ebay - compare with single battery costing 45 bucks on amazon!), 8 gb internal memory (good enough for a few days, but i bought 16 gb hdsc from newegg for 25 bucks.. the camera supports upto 32 gb hdsc!), 10x zoom (good enough, but if you want get 2x zoom lens adapter - i actually got 0.4x wide angle adapter to cover the landscapes and to cover more people without going to far away), no lens filters (bought 30mm UV and polarizer lens for dirt cheap from ebay), no camera cover (bought one from amazon - i suggest buy a big one, so that you can fit the AV cables, chargers, additional battery etc)
all in all, i am very happy with this refurbished product and looking forward to its long lasting functionality!
One warning. The software that comes with it, is not worth installing. You're better off purchasing something like the Nero Ultra Edition instead. I installed the software, tried it, and really hated it. I uninstalled it shortly after.
There are several conversion programs out there (several freeware) that can take the video from this camcorder (and others like it) and change it to something you can work with (mpg). While it's not the most convenient method, it does work. This also can make dealing with the videos less computer intensive (you can get away with less computing power).
Adding an 8 gig card to this camcorder will bring it up to 16 gigs of ram, which should be enough for most peoples needs. Remember, this unit has 8 gigs built in (a very nice feature). One thing you will need, is hard drive space to store your videos. You can eat up space rather quickly if your not careful.
This is a nice camcorder.
The software included works good and easy to use it, the only thing is that making HD DVDs is not that easy, but I bought several expensive softwares to make hd videos, and I learned that there is not a software for HD VIDEOS that works 100% great yet, so talking about the camera, Its awesome and is worth the money.. I hope this review helps someone..
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