Camcorder HMX-Q10BP


Capturing life is easier than ever with Samsung's HMX-Q10BP HD camcorder, which can be operated using either your left or right hand using the Switch Grip function. It also features a fully intuitive experience with its Smart Touch 3.0 LCD screen, which makes shooting and watching your content so much easier and enjoyable. Your precious moments will be captured with amazing depth and clarity thanks to the BSI CMOS technology, which is twice as
sensitive as conventional SD camcorders, and also the built-in OIS (Optical Image Stabiliser), which minimises shaky handling for smoother images. With so many intuitive features, capturing moments in such amazing detail has never been so easy.
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At a Glance
  • Switch grip - You can use in your left, or your right hand
  • Easy operation with Simple Button
  • Smart Access User Interface
  • Optical Image Stabilisation Duo
Shoot video that’s as clear as day
The Samsung Q10 HD camcorder, with its advanced BSI CMOS technology, sheds new light to your videos. The Q10 uses a 1/4” 5M (1/5.8” 2.07M effective) Pixel BSI CMOS to deliver double the sensitivity of conventional CMOS sensors. By dramatically reducing image noise and distortion, and enhancing recording quality during low light conditions, you can capture crystal-clear videos whether you’re a at birthday party in a dimly lit restaurant or at home recording your child’s first steps.
Shoot video that’s as clear as day
A camcorder that’s ambidextrous
When designing the Samsung Q10 HD camcorder, every detail was carefully considered when it came to improved usability. That’s why the Q10 is the first camcorder in its class to feature the innovative Switch Grip function, giving you the flexibility to hold the camcorder in either hand. The built-in G-magnetic sensor quickly recognizes when the camcorder and its LCD display is turned so it knows which hand is holding it.
A camcorder that’s ambidextrous
Fully intuitive for full enjoyment
With so many built-in advanced features, it’s comforting to know that you don’t need to be a rocket scientist to know how to use them. The Samsung Q10 camcorder was designed to help you shoot Full HD videos quickly and easily through a number of easy-to-use features. To begin with, the Q10 has eliminated many of the confusing buttons that are typically found on standard camcorders. For instance, you can turn on the Q10 simply by flipping open the LCD screen. Then twisting and opening the LCD screen will automatically set the Q10 to Playback mode. And with the intuitive Smart Touch 3.0, operating such an advanced device like the Q10 has never been easier.
Fully intuitive for full enjoyment

Say goodbye to shaky videos

Don’t risk ruining a once-in-a-lifetime memory due to a shaky hand. To help you avoid this, the new Samsung Q10 HD camcorder comes fully equipped with their unique OIS (Optical Image Stabilizer) Duo feature, an addition that will quickly become your new best friend.
Say goodbye to shaky videos

Easier to use for faster enjoyment

Samsung takes great pride in designing camcorders that not only look great but perform just as well as. Plus, Samsung knows that the key to great performance isn’t just good looks, but how easy the features are to access and use. That’s why the Samsung Q10 comes with the intuitive Smart Touch 3.0 that puts the full power of the camcorder right at your fingertips.
Easier to use for faster enjoyment

The camcorder that adjusts to your surroundings

Text, graphs or images - the C410W helps you print anything in brilliant quality that meets even the highest expectations.Its 600 x 600dpi can be enhanced to an impressive 2400 x 600 dpi by varying the dots size and the position of the dot itself. This means you can print more detail and have smoother and sharper images.
The camcorder that adjusts to your surroundings

Take full control of your camcorder

Take advantage of all the advanced features on your Samsung Q10 camcorder with its Easy Manual setting. With Easy Manual, you can access the full directory of easy-to-use manual features and settings to turn your vision into a reality. Now you’ll never have to make compromises to get the shot you want.
Take full control of your camcorder

Signal Type

  • Signal TypePAL

Storage Media

  • Storage MediaSD/SDHC card
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Image Sensor

  • Sensor TypeBSI CMOS
  • Sensor Size1/4" (effective size 1/5.8")
  • No. of Pixels5M (effective pixel: 2.07M)


  • F Value1.8
  • Optical Zoom10x
  • Digital Zoom20x
  • TypeSchneider Kreuznach HD lens
  • Focal Length2.75mm ~ 27.5mm (35mm conversion 38.3-383mm)


  • Main Screen

    • Device TypeTouch
    • Size2.7"
    • No. of Pixels230K

Video Recording Feature

  • Video Spec

    • Recording FormatH.264
    • Recording QualitySuper Fine
    • Recording Resolution1920 x 1080/50i , 1280 x 720/50p, 720 x 480/50p
  • Shutter Speed

    • AutoYes
    • Manual Shutter1 / 60 ~ 1 / 10000
  • Image StabilizerYes (OIS Duo)
  • Focus

    • Auto FocusYes
    • Face Detection FocusYes
  • Power Night CaptureNo
  • Video Still CaptureYes
  • Back Light CompensationYes
  • Low Light Sensitivity3 lux (C.Nite mode)
  • White Balance

    • AutoYes
    • ManualYes

Audio Recording Feature

  • Audio FormatAAC
  • No. of Channel2
  • SpeakerYes
  • Volume AdjustYes
  • Built-in MicrophoneYes
  • Wind Filter (WindCut Plus)No
  • Real StereoYes
  • Audio Effect

    • EchoNo
    • MusicNo
    • VoiceNo
    • WideNo
  • Audio DubNo
  • External MicrophoneNo

    • PC DecorderYes
    • PC EncorderYes
  • Others

    • Worldwide AV OutputNo No


  • Play/StillYes
  • StopYes
  • FF/FPSYes
  • REW/RPSYes
  • Line Recording-
  • Slow MotionYes
  • Frame AdvanceYes
  • Shuttle SearchNo
  • Slide ShowYes
  • PB Option

    • All/SelectNo
    • ZoomNo
    • AllNo
  • Protect

    • All/SelectYes Yes
  • Delete

    • All/SelectYes Yes

Still Imaging Feature

  • Still Image

    • FormatJPEG
    • Resolution4.9M (2944 x 1656) / 2M (1920 x 1080)
    • QualitySuper fine
    • Recordable MediaSD / SDHC


  • PC

    • USBYes (USB 2.0)
    • IEEE 1394No
  • Video

    • S-VideoNo
    • CompositeYes
    • ComponentNo
    • HDMIYes
  • Audio

    • Earphone JackNo
  • Memory Card

    • Card SlotSD / SDHC

Memory Application

  • Movie Clip RecordingYes
  • Compatible CardSD / SDHC

USB Application

  • Motion Picture Streaming

    • FormatNo
    • ResolutionNo
  • PC CameraNo
  • External StorageYes
  • Direct Print System

    • DPOFYes
    • PictBridgeYes
  • USB ChargingYes


  • Indicator

    • Power LEDYes
    • Tally LampNo
    • Recharging IndicatorYes
    • Function Key LEDNo
    • AF-Assist LampNo
    • Disc Access LampNo
  • Tripod ScrewYes
  • Lens CoverYes (Manual)
  • Charging in WorkingYes
  • Color VariationBlack, Titan, Pink, Blue

S/W and PC OS

  • Compatible OSWindows 7, Vista, XP SP2
  • Bundle PC S/Wintelli-studio 3.0


  • Power

    • AC Adaptor/ChargerYes
    • AC CordNo
    • Battery PackYes
  • Strap

    • Hand GripYes
    • Shoulder StrapNo
    • Neck StrapNo
  • Case

    • Carrying CaseOptional (Yes for Q100)
  • Cable

    • TypeYes Yes
  • Others

    • Remote ControlNo
    • Bundle Recordable MediaOption
    • Instruction BookYes
    • Pocket GuideYes


  • Power Supply TypeAA-MA9
  • Power Consumption

    • LCD off, VF onNo
  • Battery

    • Cell MaterialLithum-ion
    • Model No.IA-BP125A
    • Shape TypeExternal
    • Running Time (For This Model)100min

Physical Specification

  • Dimension (WxHxD)43.7 x 53.3 x 119.4mm
  • Weight185.85g (set only) / 214.55g (with batt)

Ratings and Reviews (56)

Overall Ratings

50 out of 56 (89%) customers recommend this product





- Gender: - Age:
Easy to use right out of the box

Simple and easy to use. Took it to France, Spain and Italy. Worked perfect and took great video and still pictures. Even took some great shots in a fast moving train.

For its size it is a great tool for taking pictures.

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Birmingham, AL - Gender: - Age:
A Great Investment

If you are looking for a quality HD camcorder look no further. The Q10 is compact, lightweight, crystal clear and a great investment. I recommend this to anyone who is new to the HD camcorders.

You truly won't be disappointed in this one!

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Jacksonville, FL - Gender: - Age:
A simple versitile camcorder

One of my smartest investments. I needed a small easy to use camcorder I could trust to be ready when I was. The image stability is so important in asmall cam to get those great shots.

And when necessary I can switch the cam from one hand to the other to keep getting the best angle on my subject. I love this little guy it really works.

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Scottsdale az - Gender: - Age:

Hello.... Full HD this is a great product!!!! Its very cool and easy to use....

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User Manual

15.32 MB, pdf, ENGLISH

5 Feb, 2013

Other Manuals (1)

Firmware (1)

  • Upgrade File

    All OS, 89.69 MB, zip, ENGLISH

    26 Apr, 2011 tooltipbox

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    1. Title
    The firmware for HMX-Q10
    2. Applicable Model
    HMX-Q10 model
    3. Carrier or Corporate Customer
    4. Description
    It is possible to use the switch grip (on/off) when you use record pause at STBY.

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