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Samsung SMX-F40

Samsung SMX-F40
alaScore 77

351 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 351 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the battery and image quality. The portability and usability also get good feedback, whereas there are some mixed opinions about the viewfinder. Some have doubts about the resolution.

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


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: review summary for Samsung SMX-F40


alaTest has collected and analysed 6 user reviews of Samsung SMX-F40 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.1/5 for other Camcorders on

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

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

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Consumer review by: review summary for Samsung SMX-F40


alaTest has collected and analyzed 167 user reviews of Samsung SMX-F40 from 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

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

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

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Very good camcorder


I must apologize to Samsung. I had earlier given this tiny camcorder a poor review. I am up way past my bedtime to correct my mistake. Not being familiar with the recording format of this camcorder I thought that the analog output was the best it could...

compact and light weight. excellent zoom lens. I like using those SD cards. Very convenient

the analog output to a regular television. it is a very poor picture and hides the quality of this camcorder. Also, the still camera feature takes very poor pictures


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great family camcorder


This camcorder is one of the better christmas presents i've recieved in the video making chapter of my life. It has a very very long 65x intellizoom (can't even tell it's not optical!!) This thing gets excelent quality video, even on lower quality...

low light is comparable to old sony Hi8 camcorders, very long zoom, .mp4 video recording, perfect for online sharing, lightweight, up to 2MP still shots

battery life hasn't exactally been at the 4 hours it claims to have, the focus isn't nearly as fast as the focus on my old camcorder, sometimes glitches when recording to high capacity cards

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A great camcorder and a great price


This camcorcer I picked after trying a few others .. I reviewed some comparison videos on youtube and was impressed with its better features over competitors . Searching the stores I found it in stock at local Seaxx $149.99, Walmxxx and other stores...

4.2 hour battery life; self correcting flip veiwing screen; 65x zoom better than competaors; picture stays in focus when zooming in and out; low level lighting performs better than all I have tried. 150.00 at sears

Bout the only thing I have found so far is the small size is a little akward for me being a large guy (larger hands than most people) but all camcorders are that way for me

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poor video quality


I wanted a decent quality video camera to film on memory card. This camera has amazing zoom capability and battery life, but the picture quality is somewhat comparable to a late 80's/early 90's VHS camcorder IF it is that good.

battery life, zoom lens, size and weight

picture quality

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Old VHS Quality


Don't waste your money.

Small and light

Video is poor quality. My old Sony 8mm was better

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Samsung should be ashamed of this one.


Sent it back. Don't bother with this one.

I saw a YouTube demo and liked the price

Video is bad. An older FLIP takes better. Sound is terrible. Either autofocus or lens is really a mess. Still pics are worthless - cellphone pics are much better

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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!

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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...

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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...

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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...

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


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

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


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



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


Viewfinder Type: None