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Samsung SMX-C20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 reviews of Samsung SMX-C20. 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 really like the image quality and price. The size and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the durability and reliability.

usability, portability, size, price, image quality

viewfinder, memory, reliability, durability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SMX-C20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung SMX-C20


alaTest has collected and analyzed 18 user reviews of Samsung SMX-C20 from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Opinions about the zoom and image quality are overall positive. The portability and design also get good feedback, but many are negative about the reliability and memory. Comments are divided on the price.

usability, design, portability, image quality, zoom

size, viewfinder, memory, reliability

89% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung C20 Ultra Compact Camcorder- Black (10x Optical, 2.7 LCD, 2.5 Hours Battery Recording)Samsung C20 Ultra Compact Camcorder- Black (10x Optical, 2.7 LCD, 2.5 Hours Battery Recording)

Dec, 2018

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Samsung SMX-C20


The band may be turning up to play the swansong for standard definition, but Samsung's SMX-C20 keeps marching to a different tune - for now.

May, 2011

Expert review by : Chris Smith (

Samsung SMX-C20 review


Is anyone still interested in a standard def camcorder?

Sep, 2011

Expert review by : paul_smart (

Samsung Memory Cam : Samsung C20 Memory Cam


This is a small Camcorder weighing little more than the budget ‘Flip' type units. However this unit has all the abilities of a Camcorder but is small and light so easy is easy to slip into a pocket or bag and is easy to use.

There a one touch button to allow you to upload video to You Tube. It is possible to store around three hours of video on an 8GB card. The internal battery should give you more than 150 minutes of shooting time on a single charge

Nov, 2010

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Review of Samsung MemoryCam SMX-C20RP camcorder


The best looking camera, a delight to handle and excellent zoom. Drawbacks: Lack of HD really shows – video quality isn’t in the same league as the HD cameras. Quite bad jagged effects on straight edges when the camera is moved.

Lack of HD really shows – video quality isn’t in the same league as the HD cameras. Quite bad jagged effects on straight edges when the camera is moved

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I hated the camera


We bought this camera to take video of our wedding that just happend on the 10th. 3 minutes and 40 seconds into the wedding (as I was walking down the aisle) it froze up!! Freezing up is the best feature I found all weekend. I did take some pictures...

Jul, 2010

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Worked perfectly


Took this item on vacation for a week and it did great. Along with the 16gb memory card it did everything expected and only had to be charged once during the entire week. Would recommend.

Jun, 2010

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ok But not great


ok i got this yesterday it works great it is not worth the cost though the paint chipped off and it turnes this ugly shade of grey

May, 2010

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Samsung SMX-C20


Easy to use and size of product

Picture Quality was very bad in low light, would have expected better, Photos were also very poor quality in either light conditions, would not recommend if you want good quality images.

Nov, 2014

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good purchase



Aug, 2011

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Samsung SMX-C20


small, light and easy to use

wind noise can sound loud on playback and still photo quality poor.

Mar, 2011

Product Specifications


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


Battery Technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:IA-BH130LB


3D compatibility: No
Camcorder Type:Handheld camcorder
Minimum illumination:3


Color of product:Black / Blue / Grey / Red


Built-in display: Yes
Display Diagonal:2.7
Display resolution (numeric):230000


Built-in flash: No
Built-in light: No


Face detection: Yes
Focus adjustment:Auto / Auto/Manual

Image Sensor

Optical sensor resolution:680000
Optical sensor size:1 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total megapixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1200
Focal length range (f-f):0.0945 - 0.945
Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Interchangeable Lens: No
Maximum aperture number:2.4
Minimum aperture number:1.8
Optical Zoom:10

Operational Conditions

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

Other Features

Audio Output:1
Auto focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP SP2, Vista / Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7
Manual focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Video out:1

Packaging Content

Cables included:AV, USB
Warranty card: Yes

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
HDMI:No / Yes
PictBridge: No
S-Video out: No
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/60 - 1/10000

Still Image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:1600 x 1200
Still image resolution(s):1600 x 1200 / 1600 x 1200, 800 x 600


Camcorder media type:Memory Card
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
Disc types supported: No


Analog signal format system:PAL
HD type:Full HD
Maximum video resolution:720 x 480 / 720 x 576
Video compression format:H.264 / H.264, MP4
Video formats supported:H.264 / H.264,MP4

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:2.21 / 4.29
Height:2.21 / 4.29
Weight:4.8 / 5.11
Width:1.34 / 1.39

White Balance

White Balance:Auto