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Samsung HMX-H204

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the zoom and image quality. The usability and value for money also get good views. Some have doubts about the memory and color, while reviews are divided on the portability.

value for money, usability, image quality, zoom

color, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung HMX-H204 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 34 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung HMX-H204

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 25 user reviews of Samsung HMX-H204 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, image quality, portability

76% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung H204 Full HD Camcorder with 16GB Internal Memory & 20x Optical Zoom (Black)

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Great HD Camcorder

 

I would have liked if it had a mode to shoot at night like an infrared mode. You can film at night but you will need to light the area/subject. The camera comes with built in software that loads up when you connect the cam to your comp, kind of...

I bought mine elsewhere, but felt like leaving a review here cause I like Newegg. I bought the model that does not have an internal hard drive. Mine stores everything on an 8gb SDHC card. The 8gb is more then enough room for me so this 16gb model will...

The video Files types (MP4) will only play for me using Cyberlink PowerDVD. All my other video players skip when trying to play the videos. Just a PIA cause Cyberlink takes a min to open up ; Auto focus doesn't work too well at night and the manual...

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not very good

 

I am a computer enthusiast since the mid 80's (currenly work as a network admin) and worked in TV and video production as a cinematographer/editor years ago. So, the perspective on this camera is more objective than subjective. It has some decent...

small size, convenient menus, somewhat acceptable video

numerous. Let me say this. The video quality was not good and not at all what I was expecting. It tries to cover up the very heavy handed compression algorithm by trying to slightly over define color/contrast edges. Other things such as hair, grass,...

Product Specifications

The best way to relive special moments is by watching them in amazing high definition on your HDTV. The best way to do this is with the Samsung HMX-H204 camcorder. Record in full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution) and get breathtaking images in brilliant color. It also includes 20x optical zoom so you can get close to the action and optical image stabilizer for blur-free video.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SDHC Memory Card

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:16GB

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:HMX-H204BN
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.1 / 1/4.1"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.2 mm ( 1/4.1 ) / 6.2 mm ( 1/4.1" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:220
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder
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