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Samsung HMX20C

alaTest has collected and analyzed 147 reviews of Samsung HMX20C. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the viewfinder and connectivity get critical reviews.

usability, portability, image quality, design, size

connectivity, viewfinder

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung HMX20C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung HMX20C

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 14 user reviews of Samsung HMX20C from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers are impressed by the usability and battery. The price and image quality also get good opinions, but there are some critical comments about the zoom.

portability, image quality, price, battery, usability

zoom

71% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung VP-HMX20C/XEU High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder With 8Gb On Board MemorySamsung VP-HMX20C/XEU High Definition Flash Memory Camcorder With 8Gb On Board Memory

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung HMX20C

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 85 user reviews of Samsung HMX20C from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The image quality and portability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the connectivity.

usability, portability, image quality, design, size

connectivity

98% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SC-HMX20C 8GB High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical ZoomSamsung SC-HMX20C 8GB High Definition Camcorder with 10x Optical Zoom

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung VP-HMX20C review

 

The VP-HMX20C is unique here thanks to its 1/1.8in sensor.

May, 2009

Expert review by: (channel5.com)

Samsung VP-HMX20C

 

A dinky cylindrical camcorder with the ability to record 1080p high definition pictures. Also on board is a 2.7-inch touchscreen and 8GB of built-in flash memory, capable of storing up to 90 minutes of video. Samsung VP-HMX20C is tagged with Samsung...

Mar, 2009

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Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

Samsung VP-HMX20C

 

When it comes to high-definition video, Samsung has always been the shyest camcorder manufacturer of the bunch.

1080p 'Full HD' resolution, lots of modes and features for the asking price, user-friendly interface, 250fps slow-motion mode

Poor night-time performance, no HDMI port on camera body, slow-motion has limited functionality

The Samsung VP-HMX20C might not be perfect, but for $1199 it ticks all the right boxes. Users will be particularly impressed by its Full HD resolution and extensive recording options. Without question, it's one of the best 'value choices' on the market.

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: PJ Jacobowitz (pcmag.com)

Samsung SC-HMX20C

 

If ease of use is your number one priority, then Samsung's SC-HMX20C high-def camcorder ($849.99 list) is ideal. Not only is it simple to operate, but it's also one of the most compact full-featured models we've tested. What's more, you don't even have...

Unique, compact design. Touch screen. Expandable storage. Super-simple file transfers. Supports HDMI CEC technology. Excellent editing and Blu-ray burning software

Video looks underexposed. Noticeable purple fringing. Can feel a bit awkward in hand. No optical viewfinder. No HDMI-out on camera itself ; must use bundled docking station

Samsung's small, sleek SC-HMX20C camcorder is dead simple to operate, but Canon and Sony reign supreme in video image quality.

Feb, 2009

Expert review by: Jim Feeley (pcworld.com)

Samsung SC-HMX20C

 

The Samsung SC-HMX20C ($850 as of September 29, 2008) is one of the sleekest-looking camcorders around. Even in a crowded field of camcorders, its eye-catching, bulletlike form is sure to turn heads. Alas, the camera's image quality and operating...

Good-looking design ; Great menu controls

Digital image stabilization is inferior to optical ; Shaky Mac suppor

Flash-based camcorder has a cool design and records high-definition video of reasonable quality.

Oct, 2008

Expert review by: (engadget.com)

Samsung SC-HMX20C HD camcorder gets reviewed

 

If you were even the slightest bit intrigued by our hands-on with Samsung's SC-HMX20C HD camcorder, you may be interested in seeing what we thought about it after a good bit of shooting. That's right, the full review is ready and waiting over at ...

Jun, 2008

Expert review by: Tom Andry (audioholics.com)

Samsung's SC-HMX20C Progressive HD Flash-based Camcorder

 

Samsung Electronics showed off the SC-HMX20C Progressive HD Flash-based Camcorder as CES this year. Featuring Full HD and a1080p mode with 30 frames-per-second recording capability, the SCHMX20C's

Jan, 2008

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Expert review by: Steve (dreamwarecomputers.com)

Samsung HMX20C High-Def Camcorder

 

With the Samsung HMX10A previously receiving a splendid review I was excited to hear about the new HMX20C. With the 20C they've taken the camera up to the full 1080p, used a higher quality image sensor, added a flash and also done a list full of other...

Excellent quality 1080p videos ; Picture quality is certainly good for 4 megapixels ; Mounts just like a removable drive to access your videos on your PC ; Hand strap is a comfort improvement over the HMX10A ; Plenty of settings and adjustments for...

Lens focal length might be bothersome for some users (and some may never notice it too) ; Lack of HDMI port right on the camera ; Wait, where is my HDMI cable

Overall, I was incredibly pleased with the Samsung HMX20C. Just like any camera, it has a huge list of ups and of course a few downs as well. How you take these pros and cons will completely depend on how you plan to use this camera. It's very likely...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: Simon (overclockersonline.net)

Samsung SC-HMX20C High Definition Camcorder

 

In our last Samsung digital camcorder review we had an entry camera with ample features to learn with. The SC-HMX20C is meant for those wanting the best video quality. Priced close to one grand, 1920×1080 30p recording, built-in digital camera and...

Apr, 2009

Expert review by: Simon (ccereviews.com)

Samsung SC-HMX20C High Definition Camcorder

 

In our last Samsung digital camcorder review we had an entry camera with ample features to learn with. The SC-HMX20C is meant for those wanting the best video quality. Priced close to one grand, 1920×1080 30p recording, built-in digital camera and...

1920×1080 recording ; Simple to use camcorder software ; Remote control is great add-on ; 8GB internal memory in additional to flash ; Compact size and comfortable fit ; Touchscreen interface for easy navigation

Packaged software feels incomplete ; Remote control does not allow you to switch between video, photo and preview mode ; Slow motion recording has limited resolution

So where do we stand with the Samsung SC-HMX20C? Given that it is priced well under 1K, it makes for an affordable high definition camera. In good lighting, the camcorder excels at capturing the moment but it falls behind in low light conditions. ...

Apr, 2009
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Product Specifications

VP-HMX20C is a stylish and ergonomically-designed progressive HD Flash-based camcorder features full HD 1080p mode with 30 frames per second recording capability.

Audio

Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Type:Microphone

Battery

Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):1.5
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)

Camcorder Features

High Definition Video Support:1080p
Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:13.9cm
Height:6.7cm
Weight:456g
Width:6.6cm

Display

Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:2.7in
Diagonal Size (metric):6.9cm
Display Form Factor:Rotating
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display

Flash

Built-in Flash: Yes

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:8GB

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:HMX20C
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung VP

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 1.8
Sensor Type:CMOS
Total MegaPixels:8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:100
Filter Size:4.9
Lens Aperture:F/1.8-2.5
Max Focal Length:63mm
Min Focal Length:6.3mm
Optical Zoom:10
Optical Zoom:10
Type:Zoom lens

Optical Sensor

Camcorder Sensor Resolution:6.4Mpix
Optical Sensor Size:1/1.8"
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.1 mm ( 1/1.8" ) / 14.1 mm ( 1/1.8 )
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Qty:1CMOS

Optical System

Image Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 2.5
Auto Focus: Yes
Flash memory:8192
Manual Focus: Yes

Ports & interfaces

Component video (YPbPr/YCbCr) out:1
Composite Video Out:1
HDMI: Yes
PictBridge: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Still image

Still image resolution(s):3264 x 2448

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video

Video formats supported:H.264

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:H.264
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Still Image Format:JPEG
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:6.72
Height :13.9
Weight:456
Width:6.6