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Samsung HMX-U20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 356 reviews of Samsung HMX-U20. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviews about the image quality and size are generally positive. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the viewfinder. Views about the reliability and battery are mixed.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung HMX-U20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung HMX-U20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 user reviews of Samsung HMX-U20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Comments about the size and image quality are generally positive. The usability and price are also appreciated, whereas reviews about the reliability and memory are different. Some have doubts about the zoom.

portability, price, usability, image quality, size

zoom

68% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung HMX-U20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Samsung HMX-U20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The image quality and usability also get good feedback.

portability, usability, image quality, design, size

47% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2019

NOT RECOMMENDED

Expert review by : Michael Kwan (futurelooks)

Samsung HMX-U10 Pocket Camcorder

 

The pocket camcorder market is as popular as ever, because people want a simple and easy way to record videos on the go. As this market continues to mature, people ...

Takes still photos and HD video ; Unique angled body design ; Easy-access SDHC memory card slot ; More features than many competitors

Over-exposed video under higher light ; Near cameraphone-level photo quality ; Cannot handle close-up content ; Strange side placement of tripod screw

Inside, you'll find the Samsung U10 pocket camcorder itself, as well as the AC wall charger, USB cable, special component video cables, tripod adapter, wrist strap, quick start guide, user manual CD, and other supplementary documentation.

Jan, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung HMX-U20

 

Sticking with the slightly bent form factor of the HMX-U10, Samsung return with another stab at the pocket camcorder segment. The previous model suffered the way many of these cameras do: it was fixed focus and failed to deliver good results except in...

Image quality, autofocus, optical zoom

Environmental noise from mic, background and operational noise in quiet conditions, low light performance not great, screen viewing angle not brilliant

The Samsung HMX-U20 isn't perfect, but it punches hard in one of the areas that matters: the video quality is above par for this type of device, with both autofocus and optical zoom a step above the normal fixed focus options. You aren't overwhelmed...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung HMX-U10 camcorder

 

The pocket camcorder segment has caught the eye of Samsung, offering up their HMX-U10. It brings with it high-definition recording capabilities and plenty of other options. Overall the Samsung HMX-U10 is an attractive looking device which offers more...

Plenty of options

Fixed focus lets it down, poor low light performance, no HDMI

Overall the Samsung HMX-U10 is an attractive looking device which offers more options than many of its rivals. Unfortunately what it brings in superficial novelty it lacks in core strength. The HD footage is let down by focal range and the low light...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Samsung HMX-U10 review

 

The big guns have well and truly arrived in pocket camcorder town. What was once a playground for Flip and Creative is now a warzone for Kodak's Zi8 , Sony's MHS-PM1 and now Samsung's debut, the 1080p U10. Its claim to fame is an angled, ergonomic...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : PC Plus (techradar.com)

Samsung HMX-U20 review

 

This pocket camcorder packs a quality lens offering optical zoom

Good quality zoom ; Still picture performance ; Fast to adjust ; Price

Little noisier than competition ; Slow to focus

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Pam Carroll (cnet.com.au)

Samsung HMX-U20

 

Samsung's HMX-U20 brings full HD video, a built-in USB and HDMI connectivity to a YouTube-friendly mini-camcorder.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Seth Barton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung HMX-U10 review

 

A good design with some fun features, but its sensor generates lots of noise in lowlight conditions and 1080p video is bloated.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (crn.com.au)

Samsung HMX-U20, a surprisingly cheap pocket video camera

 

It can't quite match the polish of the Flip range of cameras, but it's very good for the money.

Mar, 2011

PC&TECH AUTHORITY - Recommended!

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (pcauthority.com.au)

Samsung HMX-U20, a surprisingly cheap pocket video camera

 

It can't quite match the polish of the Flip range of cameras, but it's very good for the money.

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : T3 Staff (t3.com.au)

Review: Samsung HMX-U20

 

The most noticeable feature of the Samsung HMX-U20 is the lens, which makes it look more like a serious piece of photographic equipment than a pocket video camera.

Feb, 2011

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