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Samsung SMX-F40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 348 reviews of Samsung SMX-F40. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and portability. The zoom and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are critical about the viewfinder and reliability. Views are divided on the image quality.

usability, price, zoom, portability, size

memory, reliability, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SMX-F40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung SMX-F40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Samsung SMX-F40 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Views about the zoom and price are generally positive. The design and usability also get good reviews.

portability, usability, design, price, zoom

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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung F40 SD Compact Camcorder - Blue (2.7inch LCD Screen, 52 x Optical Zoom, H.264 Movie Recording)Samsung SMX-F40BP/EDC CamcorderSamsung SMX-C20

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SMX-F40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 175 user reviews of Samsung SMX-F40 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the battery and zoom. The portability and price also get good views, but some have doubts about the viewfinder and reliability.

usability, price, portability, zoom, battery

image quality, memory, reliability, viewfinder

80% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung F40 Ultra Zoom Camcorder (Black)Samsung F40 Ultra Zoom Camcorder (Black)Samsung SMX-F40 Memory Card Digital Camcorder with 52x Optical Zoom in Black + 8GB Accessory Kit

Aug, 2015

Consumer review by: � Zipper from INý (circuitcity.com)

GREAT camcorder for a GREAT price

 

The samsung camcorder works great and records good looking videos, I would say It's a great choice for everyone!

Dec, 2010
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Consumer review by: ï½ Marvin¯¿½ (circuitcity.com)

Excellent Camcorder

 

This is my first non-VHS camcorder and I am VERY satisfied! The video quality is great and the indoor video taken with normal room lighting were super! It is easy to operate and the 'auto' feature works great. I am impressed with how well the sound...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: ¯Â½ tazzï½ (circuitcity.com)

Best Product and Deal Ever!

 

this cam is good nice price and plenty of options except the most important one no light do not try to use this in the dark it wont work lol but it does allow you to open the iris more via a low light option but it still isnt good for the dark, i used...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: ÿ JimPà(circuitcity.com)

Surprised

 

I was surprised at the quality of this camera for it's price. I was purchasing a cheaper camera to use under adverse conditions when I didn't want to threaten harm to my $400+ camcorder. This Samsung surprised me with better picture quality than my...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: � RoyHÿ (circuitcity.com)

NOT TOO BAD

 

This is a nice little camcorder that is made for outdoor or bright area shooting, in those conditions it is great but once the light starts to fade then it is terrible. Stills are of a very poor quality, not worth using for stills. Returned mine and...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: ÿ½ zbowï¿Â½ (circuitcity.com)

awsome for what it is

 

this cam is good nice price and plenty of options except the most important one no light do not try to use this in the dark it wont work lol but it does allow you to open the iris more via a low light option but it still isnt good for the dark, i used...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: John (newegg.com)

Very good for what it is

 

For what it is, this is an excellent product. Viewed on a SD tv set, the picture is really good and equivalent to the $1200 camcorder of 20 years ago which weighed 10 pounds and was so huge with crummy battery life you never brought it along. Even...

Crazy cheap at Newegg for $100...so cheap, you won't worry about it not lasting, getting lost, stolen, broken or sat on ; With an appropriately speedy sdhc, the Standard Definition quality on a standard definition tv is really quite good ; Great...

Not HD and doesn't look great when viewed on HD set ; Not a solid feeling piece of equipment, disposable feel to it

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Rivertown Rat (newegg.com)

Great for the price

 

I did some experimenting with the different modes and here's what I found: Web modes are 640x480 and TV modes 720x480 regardless of aspect ratio (A/R). Here are the bit rates of each mode and A/R (Web modes are all Std A/R): Web Normal = 4.4Mb/sec Web...

The 52x Optical zoom, of course ; Great price ; The picture is actually quite good when viewed on a computer, but 720x480 is not a standard resolution for TV, so it has to be converted to a standard format for display on a TV. This is what makes the...

Low light performance not so great ; Confusing video mode options (see Other Thoughts for help)

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Lilbit (newegg.com)

Super buy.

 

Super camera, can't beat the sale price at 169.00.

The size is a big plus, small but not too small to handle and work the buttons. Nice video quality, takes better indoor video than my other camcorder. Easy to use menus to navigate and understand. I like the zoom and record bottons are on both the fold...

Photo quality is not good at all for me, but maybe I am missing a setting someplace to improve picture quality...not a real con, cause I don't need it for picture taking. Seams a bit light and perhaps not as "sturdy" as I had hoped for, but time will...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Tom (newegg.com)

So far, so good!

 

Was able to take the SD card out and plug it right into my laptop to extract the MP4 files - no need to install Samsung Video software.

Good value. Lots of features for the $. Time lapse is really cool! Sandisk MicroSD with adapter worked fine in the camcorder. Good zoom, decent inside video capability. The unit is small! I got this on a NewEgg promo for right at one hundred bucks

Haven' figured out the capability of High-speed videography feature yet, but maybe it's just me. Doesn't shoot HD video. No eyepiece for battery conservation. Would be nice if the lens shutter (cap) were automated, but for what I paid? I'll open it...

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications

With its incredible 65x intelli-zoom (52x optical zoom), the Samsung SMX-F40 series give you the ability to bring distant images into forefront focus, enabling you to zoom closer to the action from further away. The Samsung SMX-F40 series use a 1/6" CCD sensor to enhance image quality. Its extra-large sensor sets it apart from other camcorders in its class and enables you to enjoy higher-quality images.

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:2.5in
Weight:7.8oz
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-F40
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Lens System

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

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Optical Sensor

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

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:MPEG-4 / 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