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Samsung SMX-C20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 reviews of Samsung SMX-C20. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the zoom and price. The size and portability also get good comments. Many are negative about the viewfinder and durability, and reviews are divided on the battery.

usability, portability, size, price, zoom

reliability, durability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SMX-C20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung SMX-C20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Samsung SMX-C20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The portability and design also get good reviews, whereas there are some critical reviews about the reliability and memory. There are some mixed comments about the price.

usability, design, portability, image quality, zoom

size, viewfinder, memory, reliability

89% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung C20 Ultra Compact Camcorder- Black (10x Optical, 2.7 LCD, 2.5 Hours Battery Recording)Samsung C20 Ultra Compact Camcorder- Black (10x Optical, 2.7 LCD, 2.5 Hours Battery Recording)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Chris Smith (t3.com)

Samsung SMX-C20 review

 

Is anyone still interested in a standard def camcorder?

Sep, 2011

Expert review by: Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Samsung SMX-C20

 

The band may be turning up to play the swansong for standard definition, but Samsung's SMX-C20 keeps marching to a different tune - for now.

May, 2011

Expert review by: paul_smart (gadgetspeak.com)

Samsung Memory Cam : Samsung C20 Memory Cam

 

This is a small Camcorder weighing little more than the budget ‘Flip' type units. However this unit has all the abilities of a Camcorder but is small and light so easy is easy to slip into a pocket or bag and is easy to use.

There a one touch button to allow you to upload video to You Tube. It is possible to store around three hours of video on an 8GB card. The internal battery should give you more than 150 minutes of shooting time on a single charge

Nov, 2010

Expert review by: (allaboutyou.com)

Review of Samsung MemoryCam SMX-C20RP camcorder

 

The best looking camera, a delight to handle and excellent zoom. Drawbacks: Lack of HD really shows – video quality isn’t in the same league as the HD cameras. Quite bad jagged effects on straight edges when the camera is moved.

Lack of HD really shows – video quality isn’t in the same league as the HD cameras. Quite bad jagged effects on straight edges when the camera is moved

Consumer review by: ¯Â¿Â Mrs.Duniganï¿Â½ (circuitcity.com)

I hated the camera

 

We bought this camera to take video of our wedding that just happend on the 10th. 3 minutes and 40 seconds into the wedding (as I was walking down the aisle) it froze up!! Freezing up is the best feature I found all weekend. I did take some pictures...

Jul, 2010

Consumer review by: � bei417� (circuitcity.com)

Worked perfectly

 

Took this item on vacation for a week and it did great. Along with the 16gb memory card it did everything expected and only had to be charged once during the entire week. Would recommend.

Jun, 2010

Consumer review by: SIMPLE SISTA "rosiiii" (target.com)

ok But not great

 

ok i got this yesterday it works great it is not worth the cost though the paint chipped off and it turnes this ugly shade of grey

May, 2010

Consumer review by: Claire (reevoo.com)

Samsung SMX-C20

 

Easy to use and size of product

Picture Quality was very bad in low light, would have expected better, Photos were also very poor quality in either light conditions, would not recommend if you want good quality images.

Nov, 2014

Consumer review by: Deka (argos.co.uk)

good purchase

 

simple

Aug, 2011

Consumer review by: Geoff (reevoo.com)

Samsung SMX-C20

 

small, light and easy to use

wind noise can sound loud on playback and still photo quality poor.

Mar, 2011

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 Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:IA-BH130LB

Camera

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:3

Design

Color of product:Black / Blue / Grey / Red

Display

Built-in display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230000

Flash

Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: No

Focusing

Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto / Auto/Manual

Image Sensor

Optical sensor resolution:680000
Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1200
Focal length range (f-f):0.0945 - 0.945
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Interchangeable Lens: No
Maximum aperture number:2.4
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:10

Operational Conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40
Operating temperature range (T-T):0 - 40

Other Features

Audio Output:1
Auto focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP SP2, Vista / Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
Manual focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Video out:1

Packaging Content

Cables included:AV, USB
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI:No / Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/60 - 1/10000

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:1600 x 1200
Still image resolution(s):1600 x 1200 / 1600 x 1200, 800 x 600

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Disc types supported: No

Video

Analog signal format system:PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:720 x 480 / 720 x 576
Video compression format:H.264 / H.264, MP4
Video formats supported:H.264 / H.264,MP4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.21 / 4.29
Height:2.21 / 4.29
Weight:4.8 / 5.11
Width:1.34 / 1.39

White Balance

White Balance:Auto