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Samsung SMX-F43 - Camcorder - 680 Kpix - optical zoom: 52 x - supported memory: SD, SDHC, MMCplus - flash card - black

alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and portability are on the whole positive. The image quality and value for money are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the build quality. Opinions are divided on the resolution.

usability, price, image quality, portability, design

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SMX-F43 - Camcorder - 680 Kpix - optical zoom: 52 x - supported memory: SD, SDHC, MMCplus - flash card - black is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SMX-F43 - Camcorder - 680 Kpix - optical zoom: 52 x - supported memory: SD, SDHC, MMCplus - flash card - black

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 17 user reviews of Samsung SMX-F43 - Camcorder - 680 Kpix - optical zoom: 52 x - supported memory: SD, SDHC, MMCplus - flash card - black from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com.

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image quality

71% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung F43 SMX-F43BN/XAA Ultra Zoom Camcorder with 65x Intelli-Zoom, 8 GB Built in SSD Memory (Black)

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Nice camera for the price

 

Overall I had very little trouble using the camera with a limited camera background however you will need to have some computer background in order to edit your movies.

Its small and loaded with features like anti shake and digital zoom. I've enjoyed using it and the Intellistudio software that came with it great value

It feels fragile, and takes some getting used to negotiating the menu

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Unbelievable Quality

 

It comes pre loaded with it's own software and it charges quite well when it is connected to your pc or Mac.

This is the best camcorder you will get for $500.00 or less. The picture quality is sharp, bright and clear, it has 3 low light settings, the menu is vast, yet easy to use and the buttons are well functioned and placed. It has a fancy and expensive...

None so far

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Incredible Camera

 

Schneider Kreuznach lens , and wind resistant mic setting. Great buy.

Clear, bright and colorful picture. Plenty of low light settings along with adjustable quality settings. Easy to use. Convenient user interface and simple button layout. Battery life is beyond expectation. Super happy

None so far

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Small Camera, SSD is great

 

This is a lot of Camera in a small package. The SSD means no moving parts creating longer battery life. Still and Video both the best. Easy uploads,transfer to computer. I suggest you give the SSD a chance before buying an extra SD card. You will find...

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Speed Zar Services

 

Works great for music videos

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Bad

 

None

Recording media: SSD and SD

Bad resolution video and photos

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This is record and post ready

 

The camera has a 1.5 M snapshot only, but this records and the format it records is ready to be uploaded to youtube facebook or myspace. real nice for do it yourself video's. you will be happy with this camera, The zoom on this is great.

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Nice features in a small package

 

This Camcorder is more than I expected and you can do a lot with it. It has a lot of features for a small camcorder and is worth the money.

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Fuzzy Video

 

The camera is easy to use and comfortable. The video quality is OK but the camera keeps losing focus and having to refocus. The included software is OK but not remarkable. Overall not very satisfying.

Product Specifications

Building on the success of the company's highly popular SMX F34 camcorder, the next-generation F-Series offers users additional features and functionality, including extended battery life and Samsung's 65x Intelli Zoom. With the Samsung SMX-F43, consumers will be able to go the distance and never miss a moment of the action. Users can be confident that their videos won't be washed out, too dark or out of focus with the help of the F-Series camcorders' Smart Auto feature. Smart Auto analyzes key elements of a scene's composition such as color, brightness, motion and subject and then automatically selects the appropriate scene mode which will produce the best results possible. The SMX-F43 offers eight different scene modes including night, white, indoor, macro, landscape, portrait, night portrait, and auto. Samsung's F-Series camcorder also comes equipped with face detection which automatically recognizes up to five faces and adjusts settings to ensure that each is properly within focus. Samsung also enhances the video recording experience for end-users thanks to unique features such as time lapse recording and animated thumbnails. Time lapse recording allows users to program the camcorder to record at a pre-set interval of one image every one, three, five, 10, 15 or 30 seconds. Time lapse recording is especially useful for condensing extremely long events, such as rolling clouds on a sunny day, into a short, easy to view video. Samsung's animated thumbnail feature simplifies the way users search for video clips on the SMX-F43. Each video clip saved on the camcorder is represented by a small thumbnail on the LCD screen. When scrolling through one's videos, each thumbnail will provide a short playback of the video file when highlighted by the user allowing them to quickly preview each clip without having to view the entire shot. The F-Series camcorder also features a dedicated Photo mode which allows consumers to use the camcorder as a digital camera, snapping 1.9 mega-pixel still images with 1600 x 1200 resolution.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.4in
Height:2.3in
Weight:7.6oz
Width:2.1in

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:8GB

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:SMX-F43
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8-4.9
Max Focal Length:109mm
Min Focal Length:2.1mm
Optical Zoom:52
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.48Megapixel
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:2200
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None
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