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Samsung SMX-K40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the design and size are generally positive. The portability and image quality also get good feedback. Many are critical about the features and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SMX-K40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 76/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung SMX-K40

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 4 user reviews of Samsung SMX-K40 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SMX-K40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 user reviews of Samsung SMX-K40 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.

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100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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Very good for the price, but you need aux lighting

 

All in all, a descent "near" HD camcorder, but if you want to view near HD quality on your HDTV, you'll need the optional mini-HDMI to normal HDMI cable and attach it from the camcorder to your HDTV, Using the supplied AV connection will give you very...

Light weight- Allows you to manually set aperture and shutter speed-Great still pictures can be taken, Great 2.7" LCD colored screen that can be viewed easily in direct sunlight, which can also be flipped

No internal memory, forcing you to purchase an HDSC memory card of 16G recommended, or maximum of 32G, however, a 16G will give you hours of videoing. No mini HDMI cable included with purchase of camera, nor does it come with an extra battery

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Very good for the price, but you need aux lighting

 

All in all, a descent "near" HD camcorder, but if you want to view near HD quality on your HDTV, you'll need the optional mini-HDMI to normal HDMI cable and attach it from the camcorder to your HDTV, Using the supplied AV connection will give you very...

Light weight- Allows you to manually set aperture and shutter speed-Great still pictures can be taken, Great 2.7" LCD colored screen that can be viewed easily in direct sunlight, which can also be flipped

No internal memory, forcing you to purchase an HDSC memory card of 16G recommended, or maximum of 32G, however, a 16G will give you hours of videoing. No mini HDMI cable included with purchase of camera, nor does it come with an extra battery

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Samsung SMX-K40

 

Seemed to be good but really difficult to use with my PC

I am really annoyed actually as I bought this product with the recommendation of shop staff. I need to produce DVDs for a teaching course I am doing. I film myself teaching and then have to hand the DVD to my tutor who give it to the Examining Board. I...

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It is simply Shame to Schneider-Kreuznach

 

It is simply Shame to Schneider-Kreuznach that they couldn't enforce Samsung to follow high QA standards. Period. Germany's optics is famous for quality. But, the camcorder is not manufactured in Germany. It is, let me quote, Designed and Made in...

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Bad Buy Bad Cam

 

This camcorder has one of the worst pictures I have ever seen Definitely not worth the price I got this camcorder as a gift for my better half for x-mass and we will be returning it together as soon as they will accept x-mass returns the still pictures...

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BAD news

 

This camera is bad news. its choppy and it just looks realy bad I had it for one day and I went all over and it was a sunny day. and even out side on a sunny day it wasn't good.

Product Specifications

With the K-series, consumers can enjoy near Full HD quality video for the price of a standard definition camcorder. The SMX-K40 records exceptional standard definition video at a resolution of 720 x 480 which can then be played back on an HDTV in near Full HD quality thanks to advanced upscaling technology and HDMI connectivity. The SMX-K40 also offers one of Samsung's most powerful zoom lenses. Consumers have a 65x intelli-zoom at their fingertips which enhances their ability to capture any moment they see no matter how far away they may be. Significantly more reliable than a standard digital zoom which negatively affects the quality of the image, Samsung's intelli-zoom allows users to go beyond the camcorder's 52x optical zoom. The K-series also features Samsung's advanced Optical Image Stabilizer, ensuring that videos taken will be shake-free, when using the camcorder's full 65x intelli-zoom. Furthermore, the camcorder's world class Schneider Kreuznach lens delivers the quality and performance needed to help capture the most impressive video possible.

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Samsung IA-BH130LB

Camcorder Features

Widescreen Video Capture: Yes

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:4.8in
Height:2.6in
Weight:8.1oz
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:SMX-K40
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:109.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.1mm
Optical Zoom:52
Type:Zoom lens

Miscellaneous

Color:Black/Blue/Silver

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.48Megapixel
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6 / 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

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

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:2200
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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