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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 size and image quality. The zoom and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the color. Views are divided on the reliability.

price, usability, zoom, image quality, size


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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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 Reviews about the size and image quality are on the whole positive. The zoom and usability also get good opinions.

price, usability, zoom, image quality, 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)

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Nuttcaze (

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

Consumer review by: N/A (

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


Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-In Microphone: Yes


Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)


Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: Yes
USB Connection: Yes


Colour of product:Black


Display diagonal:6.86
Screen Resolution:230000 pixels
Screen Size:2.7 in
Screen Type:LCD

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Photo
Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Still Picture Resolutions:2880x1620, 1920x1080 pixels
Total MegaPixels:3.32 Megapixels

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 4.1
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:4.7

Lens System

Digital Zoom:220
Focal length range (f-f):3.3 - 33
Image stabilizer: Yes
Optical Zoom:20


Aperture (Wide-tele):F1.8-3.7
Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:200 x
Filter Size:34 mm
Focal Length (35mm equiv):37.42-748.45 mm
Focal Length (Wide-Tele):3.2-64 mm
Image Stabilization:Yes (Optical)
Manual Focus: Yes
Optical Zoom:20 x
White Balance:Auto, Manual


Dimensions (HxWxD):59.3x58.5x111.9 mm
Weight:285 g
Weight (lb):0.62 lb

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


Miscellaneous:16GB Flash Memory


Sensor Size:1/6.1 in
Sensor Type:CMOS


Built-in Memory: No
Built-in Storage Size:0 GB
Compatible memory cards:SD, SDHC
External Memory Type:Secured Digital, Secured Digital High Capacity
Extra Memory Support: Yes
Flash memory:16


Analog signal format system:PAL
HD Recording:HD 1080i
Maximum frame rate:60
Maximum Video Resolution:1920 x 1080
Recordable File/Disc Formats:H.264 HP, MP4
Recording Format:Internal flash / SD / SDHC
Video formats supported:H.264 / H.264, MP4
Video Resolution:1920x1080, 1280x720, 720x576



Weight & Dimensions

Height :5.85
Weight:272 / 283