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Samsung Budget Camcorder Tackles Flip Ultra HD

Gordon Kelly


Samsung Budget Camcorder Tackles Flip Ultra HD

Could this be the next boom sector...?

Much in the way Asus and Acer largely had the netbook market to themselves before everyone else piled in, the entry of Samsung into the mini budget camcorder space doesn't bode well for the Flip Ultra HD and Creative Vado HD.

The Samsung 'HMX-U10' may go down the usual dull branding route typical of most Sammy products but it packs one heck of a punch. No less than 10 megapixel stills can be captured with the HMX-U10 while Full HD 1080p (1920 x 1080 pixel) video recording is available along with an HDMI connection. Elsewhere things are rather more standard with a 2in LCD monitor for viewing and editing content while all recording is made to SDHC cards.

Concerns at this stage are no mention of image stabilisation while there's no zoom either but this is typical of its rivals too. Furthermore the HMX-U10 packs 'intelli-studio' software and a one touch upload button with direct access to YouTube. At just 103 x 56 x 15.5mm and 95g the HMX-U10 is also slimmer and lighter than current top dog the Flip Ultra HD and while no UK price is mentioned the announced $200 (£142) US RRP would make it cheaper too.

With an imminent September launch on the cards it's clear the big dogs are coming out to play...


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July 14, 2009, 9:48 pm

If you shoot in 1080p on this sucker, how can you upload quickly to youtube? Does the unit down size to YT's HD format or do you have to shoot at a YT friendly res to begin with?


Jessica K

December 20, 2009, 6:09 pm

actually bought U10 with a kind of curiousity. But once i used it, it was really really good and funny as well!. The small body includes everything about camcorder and it made me feel so proud in front of every my friends Also, U10 is very small and light so easy to carry around wherever i go! it is my best friend now:)

Jason 9

April 20, 2010, 6:03 pm

For similar price and BETTER style, i'd go with the <a href="http://besthdcamcorderrevie... camera</a> instead of the Samsung.

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