Following is a link to a user review from steves-digicams.com about Samsung HMX-U10 camcorder.
Welcome to the Samsung Hmx (UMX) U10 full review.
HMX, UMX, are given names of Stores, for tracking info with the Support team.
Samsung releases their own version of a Hybrid, and a Solid feel to the Hybrid in a cast Aluminum body, a glass like lens ring, with a black metal finsih, very eligantly designed. For futher info of a Samsung product, please visit Samsung.com, here you'll get a poor mans review, no where else will you get a real persons opinion, with actual video, still, and answers, not even in a professional review do you get this information. so on with the Review:
We recieve our cams in many ways, purchase for someone, or your ownself. It is best to compare other camcorders, of simplicity-to- complex, and decide if this is for you.
The Samsung Hmx U10, is a step up to any hybrid, it has a touch pad, and very sensitive to the finger, that generates heat, so breathing hot air will not trigger the cam, or objects that are non human. The 2 inch tft screen is adaquate, and small, while the naviagtion section absorbs 50% plus, two door sides that cover the usb and connections, a simple green/red/ on/off button, strap and tripod on a solid cast Aluminum case, puts the finishing touches, away of the Samsung hmx U10.
So If you're looking to head out, and go out out in style, this may be what you're looking for. lets get right to the details of the cam.
The Front is all aluminum, with a glass like Ring around the cmos lense (25-26mm). that protrudges piggybacked to the tft screen. f=7.9mm f:3.0, and samsung lettering, and 10 megapixals lettering. 27mm wide angle slips over the lens.
Side left, no. 1, your power on/off red/green/blue led light. no. 2 Reset button behind the top most part of door ac plug port on top side of rubbr banded door. no. 3 sd/mmc card slot external no internal memory (0kb/mb) Side right no. 4 av output,and usb port 2.0 interface. no. 5 plastic tripod side port, with 50% (squared screw) plastic screw, and set screw supported.. see pic top/bottom
The backs side no. 1 the 2 inc screen color tft. no. 2 simple control, video, playback still buttons 3. Rear Internal tri sterio Microphone( one of three mics) touch sensitive 5 way control, plus return set up, and repeat srensitve buttons. no. 5 camera strap
top / bottom
top/bottom Tri sterio Internal mic left and right are shown on the 90 degree angle. while the botton shows camera strap.
the tripod attachment has a half screw, and plastic. aftermarkettripod swival will be a nice fit without the attachment.
Accessorries from samsung are a pouch, sdhc card optional. No remote control.
Aftermarket products are no liit to what put's their mind to.
Overall of details, and conclusion.
I am quite impressed with this sleak looking Model Very nice looking. I am not happy with the type of button position or indentations set in the cam, there are none.
On/off is small, rec/play/still flush. no lights for the touchpad. I be shocked with excitement if Samsung would have thought tossing a colored light to the glass like ring, that would ruined video recording like the Kodak zi8. the screen is way small, and the font/icons a killer for old eyes. the Cam fits in a pocket and you feel like the lense is just missing a cap, I am sure aa wide angle cap will fit just fine. a geat job Samsung has done, the angle is not bad, but big hands will suffer what I can see in the near future skins, neopreem covers.
My rating for this device in detail 4 out of 5 Touchpad, power needs improvements.
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