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Samsung HMX-M20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 reviews of Samsung HMX-M20. 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 image quality and size. The durability and price are also mentioned favorably. Some have doubts about the battery and memory, and comments are divided on the usability.

price, durability, size, image quality

zoom, memory, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung HMX-M20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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(Based on 18 reviews)

2 expert reviews

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Samsung HMX-M20 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the durability. The price is also appreciated, but comments are divided on the zoom.

image quality, price, durability

50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung M20 Maximum Res Camcorder with Full 1080P HD Video, 2.7- Inch TP LCD Magic Finger Touch Shot (Black)Samsung M20 Maximum Res Camcorder with Full 1080P HD Video, 2.7- Inch TP LCD Magic Finger Touch Shot (Black)

Dec, 2018

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ok product


dosen't include microsd card to help you get started, or mini card, over all not the company we keep if you under stand code retreat?

Aug, 2012

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Cheaply made


Mine arrived with the autofocus and zoom motor out of synch - had to return. The camera overall seemed flimsy and unlikely to hold up to much use. Guess you get what you pay for.

May, 2012

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Hits all the right spots!


I grabbed this camera when it was on sale for too low a price to pass up. Now that I've had it a while, I would absolutely buy another one at regular price if I suddenly found myself without it. The detail is really pretty jaw-droppingly awesome. This...

Small, absolutely stunning video, slow-mo, great low-light focus, responsive touch screen, swivel face-forward screen, comfortable to hold, 30/60/240/420/720fps video, USEFUL built-in editing tools, good sound quality and on and on and on

None yet. My biggest gripe is that my monitor isn't even capable of displaying the full HD vids this cam can capture

Nov, 2010

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limited optics (update)


Over all nice camera for price.angled lens will be a problem when tring to shoot overheads.

sweet camera for it's features/price

spending more time in menu/settings you have to enable digital zoom!!! It will degrade hd 1080p according to users manual.Waiting on mini hdmi cable (not included).I can get much tight shots now

Nov, 2010

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good but noisy zoom motor


seem to be good overall

the zooming motor make loud noise that is pick up by the mic when recording...this just ruin everything...or it is make I am a defected one that make loud noise

Nov, 2010

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limited optitics


no problem with camera at all.trying to time lapse our bird feeders from our patto doors is not going to be as tight as I was hoping for.It seems that you'll have to be fairly close to your subjects to get really tight close-ups.

great price w/promo code

it seems that at max telephoto @ 30 feet is about the same as your normal vision.I was hoping for better. samsung approved memory(toshiba,panasonic,sandisk cl 6 or 10) a bit pricey.I got adata cl 6 16gb with no problems yet.bp125a batteries not able to...

Nov, 2010

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Great price


Handy little camera, can't beat it for the money

Dec, 2012

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Great price


Handy little camera, can't beat it for the money

Dec, 2012

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Samsung HMX-F80SN HD Flash Memory Camcorder (Silver)

Dec, 2012

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Birthdday gifts...


I purchased 2 of these for our twins birthday 9th, and young ladies. I wanted them to have a quality, HD recorder, which is built to take it! It is a true HD 1080p recorder, that offers numerous features, usually seen only in more high end devices. The...

Nov, 2012

Product Specifications

You won't miss any of life's special moments with this compact, lightweight camcorder. Plus, with the 2.7-inch touch screen LCD, you'll easily capture those special shots like baby's first steps. Full HD recording with 1080p delivers breathtaking images and brilliant resolution.


Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):Y
Built-in speakers: Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Audio Input



Battery Type:IA-BH125C

Camcorder Features

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


Minimum illumination:3
Progressive Scan: Yes


Color of product:Black / Black, Silver

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


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Image Sensor

Optical sensor size:1 / 4 / 1/2.33 / 1/4
Scan technology:CMOS
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total megapixels:10.1 / 12

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.61 - 15.5
Digital Zoom:120
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.61 - 15.5
Focal length range (f-f):0.26 - 2.05
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10 / 8
Type:Zoom lens

Operational Conditions

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

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:5.6Mpix
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

Other Features

Audio Output:1
Auto focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP SP2, Vista / Windows XP/Vista
Manual focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power Requirements:3.6V
Video out:1

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still Image

Still image resolution(s):3456 x 2592


Compatible memory cards:MMC+, SD, SDHC / MMC, SD, SDHC


Analog signal format system:PAL
Maximum frame rate:500
Maximum video resolution:1920 x 1080
Video capturing speed:500
Video compression format:H.264, MP4
Video formats supported:H.264,MP4

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:120
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:1.57 / 2.28
Height:1.57 / 2.28