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Samsung HMX-H204

alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Samsung HMX-H204. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the image quality and battery. The size and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas many are negative about the color. There are mixed views on the reliability and portability.

zoom, usability, size, battery, image quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung HMX-H204 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung HMX-H204


alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Samsung HMX-H204 from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the size and battery. The image quality and usability also get good comments, whereas some have doubts about the price.

zoom, usability, image quality, battery, size


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

This summary is based on the products: Samsung H204 Full HD Camcorder with 16GB Internal Memory & 20x Optical Zoom (Black)Samsung H204 Full HD Camcorder with 16GB Internal Memory & 20x Optical Zoom (Black)

Mar, 2019

Consumer review (

Great HD Camcorder


I would have liked if it had a mode to shoot at night like an infrared mode. You can film at night but you will need to light the area/subject. The camera comes with built in software that loads up when you connect the cam to your comp, kind of...

I bought mine elsewhere, but felt like leaving a review here cause I like Newegg. I bought the model that does not have an internal hard drive. Mine stores everything on an 8gb SDHC card. The 8gb is more then enough room for me so this 16gb model will...

The video Files types (MP4) will only play for me using Cyberlink PowerDVD. All my other video players skip when trying to play the videos. Just a PIA cause Cyberlink takes a min to open up ; Auto focus doesn't work too well at night and the manual...

Oct, 2010

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not very good


I am a computer enthusiast since the mid 80's (currenly work as a network admin) and worked in TV and video production as a cinematographer/editor years ago. So, the perspective on this camera is more objective than subjective. It has some decent...

small size, convenient menus, somewhat acceptable video

numerous. Let me say this. The video quality was not good and not at all what I was expecting. It tries to cover up the very heavy handed compression algorithm by trying to slightly over define color/contrast edges. Other things such as hair, grass,...

Sep, 2010

Product Specifications

The best way to relive special moments is by watching them in amazing high definition on your HDTV. The best way to do this is with the Samsung HMX-H204 camcorder. Record in full HD (1920 x 1080 resolution) and get breathtaking images in brilliant color. It also includes 20x optical zoom so you can get close to the action and optical image stabilizer for blur-free video.


Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-in Microphone: Yes

Audio Input



Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080i
Widescreen Video Capture: Yes


Color of product:Black

Digital Camera

Supported Flash Memory:SDHC Memory Card


Display Diagonal:2.7

Display (Projector)

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

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:16GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 4.1
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:4.7

Lens System

Digital Zoom:220
Focal length range (f-f):0.13 - 1.3
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:20
Optical Zoom:20
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:2Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/4.1 / 1/4.1"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):6.2 mm ( 1/4.1 ) / 6.2 mm ( 1/4.1" )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Other Features

Audio Output:1
Auto focus: Yes
Flash memory:16384
Manual focus: Yes
Night mode: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Flash memory:16


Analog signal format system:PAL
Maximum frame rate:60
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video compression format:H.264 / H.264, MP4
Video formats supported:H.264 / H.264,MP4

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:220
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG



Weight & Dimensions

Weight:9.59 / 9.98