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Samsung SMX-F40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 265 reviews of Samsung SMX-F40. 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. Comments about the size and zoom are overall positive. The portability and price also get good views. Views about the viewfinder and durability are mixed. There are some critical comments about the reliability and memory.

usability, price, portability, zoom, size

memory, reliability

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 78/100 = 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 5 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. Opinions about the zoom and price are overall positive. The design and usability are also appreciated.

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 SMX-F40BP/EDC CamcorderSamsung SMX-F40BP/EDC Camcorder

Dec, 2017

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SMX-F40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 user reviews of Samsung SMX-F40 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. Opinions about the battery and zoom are overall positive. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas the viewfinder and durability get mixed comments. There are some negative opinions about the memory and reliability.

usability, price, portability, zoom, battery

reliability, memory

85% 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)

Dec, 2017

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (pcmag.com)

Samsung SMX-F40

 

Samsung's budget camcorder, the SMX-F40, comes with a 680 thousand-pixel CCD sensor and a Schneider Kreuznach with 52x optical zoom.

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Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Joey (pinoytechblog.com)

Samsung SMX-C20 Review

 

Samsung SMX-C20 is one of Samsung's newest digital camcorder in the market today. It has a compact and lightweight design which makes it easy to carry around and fit in your pocket.

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: � Zipper from IN� (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

Consumer review by: ¯Â¿½ Marvin¯¿Â½ (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: àtazz� (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: ¯Â¿½ JimP¯Â¿Â½ (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: ¯Â¿Â½ RoyHÿ½ (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: ï zbowÿ (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

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

Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:Stereo
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
PCM digital audio:16-bit/48 kHz
Wind filter: Yes

Audio Input

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

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):2 / 4.10
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP105R / IA-BE210TB / IA-BP105R / IA-BP210E
Video recording time:2.2

Camera

3D:N
3D compatibility: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:Single image, Slide show
Minimum illumination:3
Shooting modes:Auto

Design

Color of product:Black / Black, Silver / Blue / Red
LED Indicators:Power / Yes
Tripod mountable: Yes

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

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

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash

Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: No

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:SMX-F40
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Image Sensor

Optical sensor resolution:680000
Optical sensor size:1 / 6 / 1/6
Scan technology:CCD
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.63 / 0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2200
Filter size:1.46
Focal length range (f-f):0.0827 - 4.3
Image Stabilizer:No / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Interchangeable Lens: No
Lens Aperture:F/1.8
Max Focal Length:109mm
Min Focal Length:2.1mm
Optical Zoom:52
Optical Zoom:52 / 65
Type:Zoom lens

Light Exposure

ISO sensitivity:Auto
Light exposure modes:Auto
Scene modes:Beach, Close-up (macro), Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Snow, Sports

Miscellaneous

Color:Black

Operational Conditions

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

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

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 4.9
Audio Output:1
Auto focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows Vista/XP / Windows Vista\nWindows 7\nWindows XP / Windows XP SP2, Vista
Lens system:Schneider Kreuznach
Manual focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):1.9
Sports: Yes
Video out:1
Windows operating systems supported:Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Home Premium x64, Windows 7 Professional x64, Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Starter x64, Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Windows Vista Business, Windows Vista Business x64, Windows Vista Home Basic, Windows Vista Home Basic x64, Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Home Premium x64, Windows Vista Ultimate, Windows Vista Ultimate x64, Windows XP Home, Windows XP Home x64, Windows XP Professional, Windows XP Professional x64

Packaging Content

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Bundled software:Intelli-Studio
Cables included:AC, USB
Hand strap: Yes
Handheld remote control: No

Ports & interfaces

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

Shutter

Shutter speed (video):1/60 - 1/10000

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:1600 x 1200
Still image resolution(s):1600 x 1200

Storage

Camcorder media type:Memory Card / Videotape
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1

Technical Details

Lens cover included: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC / NTSC, PAL / PAL
Full HD: No
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum video resolution:720 x 480 / 720 x 576
Pre-record: Yes
Video compression format:H.264 / H.264, MP4
Video formats supported:H.264 / H.264,MP4
Video Resolutions:720 x 480

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

Camera viewfinder: No
Viewfinder Type: None
Viewfinder type:Not available

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.3 / 2.49 / 4.4 / 4.41 / 4.69
Height:2.22 / 2.3 / 2.5 / 4.41
Weight:7.63 / 7.72 / 7.76 / 8
Width:2.05 / 2.12 / 2.35 / 2.4

White Balance

White Balance:Auto, Manual