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Samsung VP MX20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 81 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and portability. The image quality and battery are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the viewfinder and design.

value for money, battery, image quality, portability, usability

design, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung VP MX20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 81 reviews)

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Samsung VP-MX20


Alongside sad and obsessive Facebook freaks, video bloggers are fast becoming the number one scourge of the Internet. It feels like everyone and their...

H.264 AVC recording, fun Interval/time-lapse mode, pretty cheap (for a camcorder)

No still images mode, sub-par image quality, pretty expensive (for a Net-cam)

Despite its prominent YouTube branding, the VP-MX20 is not really a Net-cam; at least, not in the traditional sense. Nevertheless, it should prove adequate for casual users who require a cheap point-and-shoot camera.

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Samsung VP-MX20


The VP-MX20 doesn't have the spec for the video-making enthusiast, but it is cheap and YouTube-friendly.

The MX20 is primarily controlled by a jog dial and selection button on the edge of the LCD, with a menu button providing access to more settings. The only discrete buttons are for toggling Easy Q mode and cycling through the C.Nite low light modes. The...


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Samsung VP-MX20 review


The VP-MX20 is the cheapest camcorder here, but it feels like a serious camera rather than a novelty gadget. The bulbous design looks smart and durable, and the swivelling handgrip makes it easier to shoot from waist height.


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Samsung VP-MX20 review


If you're after the camcorder experience but don't need high definition, the Samsung VP-MX20 is an affordable standard definition shooter. Decent battery life and long recording times combined with the convenience of SD cards make this a worthwhile...

Large screen ; Expandable memory ; Swivel grip

Only standard definition

Conclusion The Samsung VP-MX20 is certainly a well-priced camcorder. If Web-sharing is your main aim, the Flip Video Ultra is cheaper but lacks many of the features, or for slightly more cash you could go for the JVC Everio GZ-MG330, which boasts a...

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Amazon review summary for Samsung VP MX20


alaTest has collected and analysed 37 user reviews of Samsung VP MX20 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on

value for money, battery, usability, image quality, portability


95% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung VP-MX20/XEU Flash Memory CamcorderSamsung VP-MX20/XEU Flash Memory CamcorderSamsung VP-MX20R/XEU Flash Memory Camcorder - Red

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Video Quality sucks


Samsung VP- MX20C/XTL Digital video camera. Bad purchase decision

Not many

Really poor picture quality

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Samsung VP MX20: Samsung VP-MX20 Review


Samsung has changed the image of its camcorder range considerably over the last year, culminating in the excellent VP-HMX20. Stylistically, the VP-MX20 has a lot in common with its bigger brother. But where the HMX20 is a heavy-hitting HD model, the...



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Samsung VP MX20: smile your on camera


what a cam corder it looks amazing feels amazing si i must say i think its the best camcorder out there. i bought this for the wife for x mas an i think i have used it more than she has! price wise its good on the pocket as it only cost me £149.99 cant...

size and cost

battery life

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I recently bought this product for my holidays to take some memorable videos from my summer holiday with family. I trusted Samsung they were a great company and never doubted them in any way. I was completly wrong, after arriving at my hotel i toke...

Nice shape


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Samsung VP MX20: Samsung an average camcorder


Well it looks very nice and as with all Samsung products it seems to list a heap of fancy features that are on the leading edge of technology. Reliability: I have had this camcorder for almost 6 months and am sorry to say that it has just been sent for...

Compact, convienient and fantastic picture quality

Unreliable and poor customer service


Product Specifications


3 Chip Technic: No
Chip Type:CCD
Image Stabiliser:Electronical Image Stabiliser
Sensor Size:1/6''


Digital Input: No
Firewire IEEE-1394 Interface: No
Type of Memory Stick Interface : No
Type of SD Card Interface :SD Card / SD HC Card
USB: Yes
USB Interface: Yes
WiFi Connectivity: No
Wireless Interface: No

General Features

3D: No
Format:Memory Card
Handheld Position:Horizontal
Resolution:Standard Definition


Longest Shutter Speed in s:1/60
Shortest Shutter Speed in s:1/10000


HD Video Format:Not Applicable
Recording Format:4:3