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Samsung SC-MX20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 299 reviews of Samsung SC-MX20. The average rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the image quality and battery. The portability and price are also appreciated, but some have doubts about the connectivity and reliability.

usability, price, portability, battery, image quality

features, reliability, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SC-MX20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SC-MX20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 225 user reviews of Samsung SC-MX20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and battery. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the durability. Some have doubts about the connectivity and reliability.

usability, price, portability, battery, image quality

features, reliability, connectivity

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SC-MX20 Shoot & Share memory camcorder w/34x Optical Zoom (Blue)Samsung SC-MX20 Flash Memory Camcorder w/34x Optical Zoom (Black)Samsung SC-MX20 Shoot & Share memory camcorder w/34x Optical Zoom (Blue)

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Samsung SC-MX20 ( Black)

 

What can $200 buy you in a camcorder? Not a whole heckuva lot, which is probably why the standard-definition SC-MX20, with its traditional design, long zoom lens, convenient SD-card-based recording, and relatively nice manual feature set, jumps out...

Surprisingly good sound; comfortable design; relatively nice manual feature set for its class.

Generally poor video quality; poor focus performance; hard to control zoom rocker and awkward interface; long zoom lens lacks optical image stabilization.

The Samsung SC-MX20 has an attractive price, but you get what you pay for.

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Samsung SC-MX20

 

This Samsung camcorder is an excellent recorder in its class. The standard video quality it produces is very clear and crisp. The camcorder has a mode for recording video for YouTube that produces good quality video that is easy to upload. This unit...

Easy to upload to YouTubeLong battery lifeSmall and easy to holdClear and crisp video

Not great in low light

The Samsung SC-MX20 camcorder makes capturing those special moments a...

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Samsung SC-MX20 Camcorder Review

 

Earlier this year, Samsung blew us away with the surprisingly strong performance of their high definition SC-HMX20. Over the years, we had grown accustomed to mediocre video from the Samsung line and the HMX20 gave us not just reason to pause, but to

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Samsung SC-MX20 Digital Memory Camcorder

 

Life is full of memories you don't want to forget. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video has to be worth at least two. With the SC-MX20 you can capture all life's greatest moments with battery and storage to spare.

Easy to use ; Lots of features for entry camera ; Rotating screen makes self-captures very easy

Picture and audio quality acceptable but not the best

The Samsung SC-MX20 is a great starter camcorder. It is very customizable allowing you to progress from a new or novice user to one who becomes more familiar at the manual modes. The small profile, long battery life and relatively low price makes it...

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Samsung SC-MX20 Digital Memory Camcorder

 

Life is full of memories you don't want to forget. If a picture is worth a thousand words, a video has to be worth at least two. With the SC-MX20 you can capture all life's greatest moments with battery and storage to spare.

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Samsung SC-MX20

 

The Samsung SC-MX20 is the standard definition version of its more impressive HD cousin, the Samsung SC-HMX20. For the higher end model, Samsung made a number of improvements that resulted in an intuitive, attractive camcorder with stellar video...

The SC-MX20 comes equipped with the same 1/6-inch CCD sensor and 34x optical zoom as its predecessor, the SC-MX10. This time around, you'll find the lens branded by Schneider-Kreuznach, but it's otherwise identical. The camcorder records exclusively to...

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Samsung SC-MX20

 

Earlier this year, Samsung blew us away with the surprisingly strong performance of their high definition SC-HMX20. Over the years, we had grown accustomed to mediocre video from the Samsung line and the HMX20 gave us reason to pause—even reason to...

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Samsung SC-MX20

 

umers were impressed with the camera’s overall small footprint. The camera felt comfortable when held and the features were easy to access. The 34x optical zoom also impressed the consumer reviewers. Most consumers would recommend this to their friends

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"Overstated...Under-delivered"

 

Like they said, spend a few bucks more for the Canon or spend less for the mini. Either way you'll get a better product.

Nice color. Convenient size

Way too much money for what you get. The C-Net review is right on about difficulty with the buttons, zooming, etc.

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"stylish but broke without me even mishandling it"

 

overall this was a decent camcorder but it broke all of a sudden

optical zoom length, style, audio,

caannot take pictures! not hd

Product Specifications

The MX20 makes it easy to capture everything you want to remember and some you might want to forget. It features an optimized recording mode for YouTube, a schneider lens with 34x optical zoom, image stabilization and face detection. The MX20 also features the longest battery life in its class, lasting up to three hours.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:MultiMediaCard / MultiMediaCardplus / SD Memory Card / SDHC Memory Card

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.9in
Height:2.4in
Weight:9.9oz
Width:2.4in

Display (Projector)

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

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:SC-MX20
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.6-4.3
Max Focal Length:78.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:34
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Blue/Red

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:460Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Video Input

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

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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