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Samsung SMX-F34

alaTest has collected and analyzed 300 reviews of Samsung SMX-F34. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People are impressed by the zoom and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback, but there are some mixed opinions about the color and reliability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SMX-F34 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 user reviews of Samsung SMX-F34 from The average user rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the zoom and image quality are on the whole positive. The price and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some less positive comments about the color and reliability.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

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87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SMX-F34 Flash Memory Camcorder w/16GB Memory & 42x Intelli-Zoom (Blue)Samsung SMX-F34 Flash Memory Camcorder w/16GB Memory & 42x Intelli-Zoom (Blue)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Samsung SMX-F34 review: Samsung SMX-F34


Samsung SMX-F34

Comfortable, compact design; 34x zoom lens; 16GB internal memory; good audio quality; relatively easy to operate.

Slow autofocus performance; long zoom lens lacks optical image stabilization.

The Samsung SMX-F34 is a serviceable inexpensive standard-definition camcorder, but the money goes more to storage and the megazoom lens than to video quality.

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Misty Faucheux (

Samsung SMX-F34 Review


Budget digital camcorders are often on people's shopping list, especially with the holiday season approaching fast. The Samsung SMX-F34 falls into that category, being under $300. This digital camcorder does come with some nice features, but it also...

Jun, 2011

Expert review by : Joshua Goldman (

Samsung SMX-F34 review


Aside from design, what separates pocket minicamcorders like the Flip from camcorders like the Samsung SMX-F34 is not video quality, but optical zoom and storage capacity. The F34 features 16GB of internal memory as well as an SDHC card slot for...

Comfortable, compact design; 34x zoom lens; 16GB internal memory; good audio quality; relatively easy to operate.

Slow autofocus performance; long zoom lens lacks optical image stabilization.

The Samsung SMX-F34 is a serviceable inexpensive standard-definition camcorder, but the money goes more to storage and the megazoom lens than to video quality.

Aug, 2009

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Samsung SMX-F34


The Samsung SMX-F34 is a YouTube compatible compact digital camcorder, with 16 GB built-in memory, a memory card slot for SD/SDHC/MMC+, digital still photo capability, and 42x Intelli-Zoom. Samsung's new Intelli-Zoom allows users to go beyond the...

Apr, 2009

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Nice little camera


I first thought this camera was going to be a cute little kick around camera... good for taking to the park for shots of the kids playing, etc... it does more than I thought... the only issue I have is the battery length... you can record up to 8 hours...

Dec, 2009

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not bad at all


I noticed the battery cannot be charged via USB/computer. Mot my electronics can nowadays so it's a shame you need the charger cord for this. All-in-all i'd recommend this, ive seen MUCH worse camcorders for about this price. This is a good selection...

Very good quality ; Easy to learn controls ; Easy to hook up to USB on computer ; Long lasting battery ; Strong microphone ; Decent picture quality

Sometimes while indoors, I noticed it has trouble focusing. It will constantly autofocus which can be annoying. Doesn't seem to happen nearly as much outside

Dec, 2009

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SAMSUNG SMX-F34RN Red 1/6" CCD 2.7" LCD 34X Optical Zoom 16GB Digital Memory Camcorder


Works fine. The horizontal lines the other guy is complaining about is interlacing. There is a setting in your decoding software on your computer that will fix it, deinterlacing. Also you can play the videos through your AV cable to your tv and there...

Instruction manual states MAX file size is 1.8gb. So this is why it will stop recording an hour in, just hit record again and you can merge the files on your PC after

Nov, 2009

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Wonderful Camcorder!


This is the best small camcorder I have every had. It is light and you can just drop it in your purse and go. I use my camcorder for taking pictures also it is easy to use. Awesome product!

Sep, 2009

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Very Good


Its so Clear i think the next best thing is an HD camcorder

Small, Light, Easy to use, portable ; I bought this cam..well its brother I have the SMX-F33 which is the one with 8GB internal ; I love this camera it looks better than my moms JVC ; Very Clear and very flexible ; I used this to record family moments...

No Water Proof casing yet...just nit picking ; The Still shots are not good but its not a DSLR camera its a camcorder

Aug, 2009

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If you are a proud mother who wants to capture your son's graduation on film from a hundred feet away, this is the camera for you. It is very simple to set up and use if you have even the most basic camera skills, and you probably don't care TOO much...

Battery life is a full three hours and is accurately timed ; Small, lightweight, easy to hold ; Built-in LCD is clear and easily visible, even in bright daylight ; Auto-focus and auto-exposure quick and accurate ; Roomy internal storage

Video capture is terrible, any motion at all on-screen results in visible horizontal lines caused by interlacing ; Zoom is at a fixed speed - you cannot choose to zoom more quickly or more slowly than at the sluggish pace it defaults to ; Occasionally...

Aug, 2009

Product Specifications

You never know when you'll be called upon to capture that special moment. The F34 camcorder has an amazing 16 GB of internal memory for 8 hours of recording so you don't miss anything. It also includes built-in memory and 42x intelli-zoom for a powerful zoom with quality images. And with an optimized mode for YouTube, it's easy to upload and share your memories with everyone.


Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-in Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):N / Y
Built-in speakers:No / Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):3
Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:IA-BP85ST
Manufacturer Battery Name:Samsung IA-BP85ST

Camcorder Features

Widescreen Video Capture: Yes


Minimum illumination:3
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes


Color of product:Black / Blue / Red / Silver
LED Indicators: Yes

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight



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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Flowing water / Food / Hi-speed shutter / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight


Built-in flash: Yes

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:16GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Image Sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.68
Optical sensor resolution:116000
Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.68

Lens System

35 mm camera lens equivalent:1.39 - 47.3
Digital Zoom:1200 / 42
Filter size:1.18
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.39 - 47.3
Focal length range (f-f):0.0906 - 3.08 / 1.39 - 47.3
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Lens Aperture:F/1.6-4.3
Max Focal Length:78.2mm
Min Focal Length:2.3mm
Optical Zoom:34
Optical Zoom:34
Type:Zoom lens



Optical Sensor

Camcorder Effective Still Resolution:0.48Megapixel
Camcorder Effective Video Resolution:460Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:680Kpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/6"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):4.2 mm ( 1/6 ) / 4.2 mm ( 1/6" )
Optical Sensor Type:CCD
Sensor Qty:1CCD

Optical System

Image Stabilizer:Electronic

Other Features

Aperture range (F-F):1.6 - 4.3 / 2.3 - 78.2
Audio recording formats:AAC
Auto focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Interface:USB 2.0 / USB 2.0, A/V out
Internal memory:16000 / 16384
Manual focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


Camera shutter speed:1/60 - 1/10000

Still Image

Still image resolution(s):800 x 600


Compatible memory cards:MMC+, SD, SDHC
Flash memory:16


Analog signal format system:NTSC / PAL
Maximum video resolution:640 x 480 / 720 x 480
Video compression format:H.264
Video formats supported:H.264

Video Input

Analog Video Format:NTSC
Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:1200
Face Detection: Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Cosmetic / Emboss / Mirror / Mosaic / Negative / Pastel / Sepia / Stepprinting
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.36 / 4.92
Width:2.36 / 4.92