Summary: I was looking to upgrade from the Digital8 camcorder I've been using for about a decade. I don't do a ton of filming but I wanted it to take decent quality video and be easy to use. I chose the Samsung Q10 based mostly on Samsung's reputation and the price point. One thing you'll want to know about this is that design decisions were made based on the fact that they really wanted this to be an ambidextrous camera.
All things considered...It is a good little HD camcorder
8 January 2012
Summary: Purchase: Samsung HMX-Q10 HD Camcorder Ultra Compact with 10x Optical Zoom (Black) 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.
Summary: I purchased this camera in hopes that I would get better video quality than what I get with my Canon Digital Elph using a 32gb SD card. Unfortunately, the Samsung HMX-Q10 doesn't hold a candle to my Elph. I recorded about 15 minutes of HD footage after adjusting all the settings and getting it just right. Yes, I read the manual. Once I played it back, it was so choppy. It was almost like watching a scratched up dvd.
Summary: Samsung Has made a good product but falls short in product QC Things about this camcorder I love, It is Discrete! Easy to hold and a wonderful ultra compact size!! great zoom for subjects up to 10feet away. has sleek profile nice 2.7" screen! Good low light performance, but looses detail on zooming Great sound pickup!
Summary: Pro . . . - 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!
Summary: I had become dissatisfied with the video quality of my cheap SD camcorder, so I decided to upgrade. I'd seen an article about the Samsung HMX-Q10 in an online magazine, and it looked interesting. I generally thoroughly research reviews and articles when making a purchase like this, but the HMX-Q10 had just been released, and there were hardly any reviews. I know Samsung has a fairly good reputation for their HDTVs, so I took a chance.
Summary: Camcorder is reasonably priced and takes very good HD videos, but even though I have a Dell XPS computer with 4 GB RAM, it is not powerful enough to run the video editing software that comes with the camcorder. Playback on the software skips, stops, and I have been unable to run it. I was able to edit my videos with Roxio Creator 2011 without difficulty. So, be sure your computer is powerful enough to run this software.