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Samsung SMX-F30

alaTest has collected and analyzed 266 reviews of Samsung SMX-F30. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the image quality and size. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but there are some mixed views about the battery. There are some less positive views about the viewfinder and durability.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

durability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SMX-F30 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 266 reviews)

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Consumer review by: Sharon (reevoo.com)

Samsung SMX-F30

 

Really light and a good shape to carry about. Good quality zoom and quite easy to transfer onto computer or watch on the TV.

Wish it had come with a memory card . If you programme it to use the fade option it forgets it when you swith it off, so you have to remember to reprogramme it again next time.

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: Sue (reevoo.com)

Samsung SMX-F30

 

It is brilliant for what I want from it i.e. weddings/births and other family events .

Difficult to pring pages from the Instruction CD.

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: David (reevoo.com)

Samsung SMX-F30

 

ease of use

battery cover comes off when using some of the functions

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: jennifer (reevoo.com)

Samsung SMX-F30

 

My granddaughter used this camcorder for her GSES, because its so light & easy to use it helped her immensely.

As yet no bad comments on this camcorder.

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung SMX-F30

 

Small enough to carry around in a small handbag, ready for use straight away, easy to use for filming, still shots and playback. Long battery life,

Image stabiliser not brilliant, software provided to burn images to DVD is far from straightforward - still trying to work it otu but losing patience.

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Jamie Black (reevoo.com)

Samsung SMX-F30

 

Light and simple to use. Play back not too difficult.

Keep forgetting to close lens cover/shutter Zoom control a little difficult to access as it is too near to finger so can't easily adjust. Too many options ! Accessory pack /holder needs a smaller carrying case as at times it is a little cumbersome when...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Bimal (reevoo.com)

Samsung SMX-F30

 

This camcorder is easy to use straight out of the box - it charges quickly, which can be very useful. It produces excellent quality video footage in 16:9 format. The instructions do need to be read initially in order to get the best out of it, and it...

The autofocussing can be a little slow to catch up. It very much depends on what it being recorded. There are specific settings in the menu that allow you to set it for fast moving objects, which helps. Despite using an SDHC memory card, there is still...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Peter (reevoo.com)

Samsung SMX-F30

 

Very light and easy to use once set up. Excellent value at the price paid.

Selector switches a little fiddly to set up. Charging connection seems flimsy and its coverplate crude.

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung SMX-F30

 

very easy to use with a very good zoom that only affects the picture quality slightly

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Confirmed purchaser (reevoo.com)

Samsung SMX-F30

 

value for money

none so far

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Battery

Battery life (max):3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:IA-BP85ST

Camera

Minimum illumination:3
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Red / Silver

Display

Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7

Flash

Built-in flash: Yes

Image Sensor

Optical sensor resolution:116000
Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.68

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1200
Filter size:1.18
Focal length range (f-f):1.39 - 47.3
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:34

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):2.3 - 78.2
Audio recording formats:AAC
Auto focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP/ Vista
Interface:USB 2.0
Manual focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Composite video out:1
DC-in jack: Yes
PictBridge: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/60 - 1/10000

Still Image

Still image resolution(s):800 x 600

Storage

Compatible memory cards:MMC+, SD, SDHC

Video

Analog signal format system:PAL
Maximum video resolution:640 x 480 / 720 x 480
Video compression format:H.264
Video formats supported:H.264

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.36 / 4.92
Height:2.38
Weight:9.52
Width:2.36 / 4.92