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Samsung VP MX20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 96 reviews of Samsung VP MX20. 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. Comments about the image quality and battery are generally positive. The portability and usability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the viewfinder.

price, usability, portability, battery, image quality


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung VP MX20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung VP MX20


alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Samsung VP MX20 from The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the image quality and portability. The battery and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are less positive about the design.

usability, price, battery, portability, image quality


94% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung VP-MX20/XEU Flash Memory CamcorderSamsung VP-MX20/XEU Flash Memory Camcorder

Mar, 2018

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (

Samsung VP-MX20


The VP-MX20 doesn't have the spec for the video-making enthusiast, but it is cheap and YouTube-friendly.

Feb, 2011


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Samsung VP-MX20 review


The VP-MX20 is the cheapest camcorder here, but it feels like a serious camera rather than a novelty gadget. The bulbous design looks smart and durable, and the swivelling handgrip makes it easier to shoot from waist height.

May, 2009

Expert review by : Chris Jager (

Samsung VP-MX20


Affordable standard-def camcorder optimised for YouTube uploads and video blogging.

H.264 AVC recording, fun Interval/time-lapse mode, pretty cheap (for a camcorder)

No still images mode, sub-par image quality, pretty expensive (for a Net-cam)

Despite its prominent YouTube branding, the VP-MX20 is not really a Net-cam; at least, not in the traditional sense. Nevertheless, it should prove adequate for casual users who require a cheap point-and-shoot camera.

Jan, 2009

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Samsung VP MX20: Samsung VP-MX20 Review


Samsung has changed the image of its camcorder range considerably over the last year, culminating in the excellent VP-HMX20. Stylistically, the VP-MX20 has a lot in common with its bigger brother. But where the HMX20 is a heavy-hitting HD model, the...



May, 2009

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Samsung VP MX20: smile your on camera


what a cam corder it looks amazing feels amazing si i must say i think its the best camcorder out there. i bought this for the wife for x mas an i think i have used it more than she has! price wise its good on the pocket as it only cost me £149.99 cant...

size and cost

battery life

May, 2009

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I recently bought this product for my holidays to take some memorable videos from my summer holiday with family. I trusted Samsung they were a great company and never doubted them in any way. I was completly wrong, after arriving at my hotel i toke...

Nice shape


May, 2009

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Samsung VP MX20: Samsung an average camcorder


Well it looks very nice and as with all Samsung products it seems to list a heap of fancy features that are on the leading edge of technology. Reliability: I have had this camcorder for almost 6 months and am sorry to say that it has just been sent for...

Compact, convienient and fantastic picture quality

Unreliable and poor customer service

Mar, 2009

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Samsung an average camcorder


Well it looks very nice and as with all Samsung products it seems to list a heap of fancy features that are on the leading edge of technology. Reliability: I have had this camcorder for almost 6 months and am sorry to say that it has just been sent for...

Compact, convienient and fantastic picture quality

Unreliable and poor customer service

Mar, 2009

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Samsung VP-MX20


size and ease of use

none so far

Feb, 2009

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Samsung VP-MX20


light and potable long battery life easy to use


Feb, 2009

Product Specifications

The VP-MX20 comes with H.264 technology, which enhances its record times significantly. In the "fine" mode, Samsung's VP-MX20 camcorder can record up to 6 hours using a card. Samsung's H.264 technology also more than doubles the compression ratio so that it takes less time to send video files via email or upload them onto the internet. The VP-MX20 also features a unique shooting mode that allows users to select a resolution and format that's ideal for uploading contents to YouTube or multi-media devices. By selecting the Web and Mobile mode, the camcorder's resolution is automatically adjusted to 640 x 480 and optimized for use on web sites. Unlike other camcorders, users can easily import the video and play it on the MP3 players and PMPs supporting H.264 - without having to transcode the files.


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

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):3
Battery Type:IA-BP85ST

Camcorder Features

Low Lux / Night Mode: Yes
Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


Back light compensation:Y


Colour of product:Black / Red
LED indicators: Yes

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight



Display diagonal:6.86
Display Resolution:112000
Display resolution (numeric):112000

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: No


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung VP

Image sensor

Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1200
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):1.6 - 4.3
Focal length range (f-f):35.3 - 1200.2
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 Video Resolution:460Kpix
Camcorder Sensor Resolution:800Kpix
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 Stabiliser:Electronic

Other features

Auto Focus:Y / Yes
AV output:N
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP SP2, Vista32, 64 / Windows XP/ Vista
Effective sensor resolution:800000
Lens focal range:1.6 - 4.3
Manual Focus: Yes
Power consumption (typical):2
Power cord included:Y

Packaging Content

Hand strap:Y
Handheld remote control:N
Quick start guide:Y

Ports & interfaces

Composite Video Out:1
PictBridge:N / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1


Camera shutter speed:1/60 - 1/10000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):800 x 600


Camcorder tape type:HDV

Technical Details

Automatic rewinder:N
Battery charger included:Y
Charging indicator:Y
Echo effect:N
Power LED:Y
S-Video port:N
User guide:Y


Analog signal format system:PAL
Dual shot (video & photo):N
Maximum Video Resolution:720 x 576

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:1200
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.5 / 6
Height :6 / 6.05
Weight:27 / 270
Width:12.5 / 6.05