Summary: I have now owned the Samsung U10 for around 14 months, but within the next month I will be getting rid. Firstly to be fair, I will list the good points; * It is incredibly light and compact, easily fitting into your pocket. * It starts up reasonably quick if you need to turn it on in a hurry. * The battery life is quite impressive Sadly, thats where the good points end. First and foremost the U10 is horrendous in low-light conditions.
Summary: Well, i bought this as it was recommender to me, and at first, i noticed that filming at 720p downwards, there was a much smaller amount of area being filmed, and the quality at 480 was very grainy. The camera has difficulty dealing with light and darkness, so the light has to be just right before filming.
camera just doesn't work - no customer satisfaction
Carolyn Harlow "Sodalite", Amazon
16 June 2010
Summary: I was actually looking to buy the Flip because it was well reviewed by pretty much everyone. I only bought this as the style was neat. I instantly didn't like it and neither did anyone else in the house. The menus are impossible to navigate. Although I can access the record and stop function, the other menu buttons could be a tiny bit out of alignment. Which means you can't even play what you just recorded.
Summary: Previously had an Aiptek camera that produced brilliant results - camera was only returned to Argos as the battery wouldn't charge. At that point thought I'd upgrade to a higher spec machine, hence I bought the Samsung. To cut a long story short I was so pleased that I was able to send the Samsung back and obtain a replacement Aiptek.
Summary: Having used both the Flip Mino HD, the Kodak Zx1 and the earlier Kodak Zi6, I am quite well placed to grasp the strengths and weaknesses of the Samsung U10. Unfortunately, I struggled to see many strengths... It comes well-specced, with full 1080p recording ability. It feels good in the hand, if a little light. The buttons are responsive and fast. That's about it for strengths... This camera is USELESS at capturing video indoors, so don't even think about it.
Summary: Why a waste? No optical zoom, Non replaceable battery, terrible in low light, average movie quality, small LCD. A half decent digital camera does exactly the same as the U10 and much more. Definately poor value.
Summary: I really wanted to like this camera. It is the first one (at least that I have seen) to provide full HD at this price and it feels really comfortable to hold. However, I have real issues with the quality of the pictures it captures. Firstly and most importantly, it can not cope with low light at all so forget filming indoors. Images are really dark and grainy and, when you turn the light on in the room, everything goes bright yellow.