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Samsung SMX-F40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 198 reviews of Samsung SMX-F40. 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. Reviewers really like the size and portability. The zoom and price also get good reviews. Views about the viewfinder and durability are different. Some have doubts about the memory and reliability.

usability, price, zoom, portability, size

reliability, memory

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SMX-F40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung SMX-F40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Samsung SMX-F40 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the zoom and price. The design and usability are also appreciated.

portability, usability, design, price, zoom

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung F40 SD Compact Camcorder - Blue (2.7inch LCD Screen, 52 x Optical Zoom, H.264 Movie Recording)Samsung F40 SD Compact Camcorder - Blue (2.7inch LCD Screen, 52 x Optical Zoom, H.264 Movie Recording)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung SMX-F40

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 user reviews of Samsung SMX-F40 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the battery and zoom. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably, whereas there are mixed comments on the viewfinder and durability. Many are critical about the memory and reliability.

usability, price, portability, zoom, battery

reliability, memory

85% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung F40 Ultra Zoom Camcorder (Black)Samsung F40 Ultra Zoom Camcorder (Black)

Sep, 2016

Consumer review by: John (reevoo.com)

Samsung SMX-F40

 

Given as present, cant comment on use ; Thriled with the colour

Reviewer left no comment

Nov, 2011

Consumer review by: ÿ½ Zipper from IN¯¿Â½ (circuitcity.com)

GREAT camcorder for a GREAT price

 

The samsung camcorder works great and records good looking videos, I would say It's a great choice for everyone!

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: � Marvinï¿Â½ (circuitcity.com)

Excellent Camcorder

 

This is my first non-VHS camcorder and I am VERY satisfied! The video quality is great and the indoor video taken with normal room lighting were super! It is easy to operate and the 'auto' feature works great. I am impressed with how well the sound...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: ÿ½ tazzï (circuitcity.com)

Best Product and Deal Ever!

 

this cam is good nice price and plenty of options except the most important one no light do not try to use this in the dark it wont work lol but it does allow you to open the iris more via a low light option but it still isnt good for the dark, i used...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: � JimPÿ (circuitcity.com)

Surprised

 

I was surprised at the quality of this camera for it's price. I was purchasing a cheaper camera to use under adverse conditions when I didn't want to threaten harm to my $400+ camcorder. This Samsung surprised me with better picture quality than my...

Dec, 2010

Consumer review by: ¢RoyH� (circuitcity.com)

NOT TOO BAD

 

This is a nice little camcorder that is made for outdoor or bright area shooting, in those conditions it is great but once the light starts to fade then it is terrible. Stills are of a very poor quality, not worth using for stills. Returned mine and...

Nov, 2010

Consumer review by: ÿ zbow¯Â¿Â½ (circuitcity.com)

awsome for what it is

 

this cam is good nice price and plenty of options except the most important one no light do not try to use this in the dark it wont work lol but it does allow you to open the iris more via a low light option but it still isnt good for the dark, i used...

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: John (newegg.com)

Very good for what it is

 

For what it is, this is an excellent product. Viewed on a SD tv set, the picture is really good and equivalent to the $1200 camcorder of 20 years ago which weighed 10 pounds and was so huge with crummy battery life you never brought it along. Even...

Crazy cheap at Newegg for $100...so cheap, you won't worry about it not lasting, getting lost, stolen, broken or sat on ; With an appropriately speedy sdhc, the Standard Definition quality on a standard definition tv is really quite good ; Great...

Not HD and doesn't look great when viewed on HD set ; Not a solid feeling piece of equipment, disposable feel to it

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Rivertown Rat (newegg.com)

Great for the price

 

I did some experimenting with the different modes and here's what I found: Web modes are 640x480 and TV modes 720x480 regardless of aspect ratio (A/R). Here are the bit rates of each mode and A/R (Web modes are all Std A/R): Web Normal = 4.4Mb/sec Web...

The 52x Optical zoom, of course ; Great price ; The picture is actually quite good when viewed on a computer, but 720x480 is not a standard resolution for TV, so it has to be converted to a standard format for display on a TV. This is what makes the...

Low light performance not so great ; Confusing video mode options (see Other Thoughts for help)

Aug, 2010

Consumer review by: Lilbit (newegg.com)

Super buy.

 

Super camera, can't beat the sale price at 169.00.

The size is a big plus, small but not too small to handle and work the buttons. Nice video quality, takes better indoor video than my other camcorder. Easy to use menus to navigate and understand. I like the zoom and record bottons are on both the fold...

Photo quality is not good at all for me, but maybe I am missing a setting someplace to improve picture quality...not a real con, cause I don't need it for picture taking. Seams a bit light and perhaps not as "sturdy" as I had hoped for, but time will...

Aug, 2010

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Dubbing: No
Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
PCM digital audio:16-bit/48 kHz
Sound:Stereo
Wind filter: Yes

Battery

Battery life (max):2 / 4.10
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP105R / IA-BE210TB / IA-BP105R / IA-BP210E
Video recording time:2.2

Camera

3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:single image, slide show
Minimum illumination:3
Shooting modes:Auto

Connections

Composite Output: Yes
Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: No
Headphone Jack: No
Line-In Audio: Yes
Remote Control: No
USB Connection: Yes

Design

Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Blue / Red
LED indicators:Power / Yes
Tripod mountable: Yes

Display

Built-in Display: Yes
Display:LCD
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Screen Resolution:230000 pixels
Screen Size:2.7 in
Screen Type:LCD

Features

Web Cam Function: No

Flash

Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No

Focusing

Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Photo
Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Still Picture Resolutions:1600x1200, 1696x960, 848x480, 800x600 pixels
Total MegaPixels:0.8 Megapixels

Image sensor

Optical sensor resolution:680000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.63 / 0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2200
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length range (f-f):2.1 - 109.2
Image stabilizer:No / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Interchangeable lens: No
Optical Zoom:52 / 65

Lens/Zoom

Aperture (Wide-tele):F1.8-4.9
Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:2200 x
Focal Length (35mm equiv):35.3-2298 mm
Focal Length (Wide-Tele):2.1-109.2 mm
Manual Focus: Yes
Night Shot: No
Optical Zoom:52 X
White Balance:Auto, Manual

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:Auto
Light exposure modes:Auto
Scene modes:Beach, Close-up (macro), Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Snow, Sports

Measures

Dimensions (HxWxD):58.42x52.07x112.52 mm

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 4.9
Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows Vista/XP / Windows Vista\nWindows 7\nWindows XP / Windows XP SP2, Vista
Lens system:Schneider Kreuznach
Manual Focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):1.9
Sports: Yes
Video Out:1
Windows operating systems supported:Toshiba Disque Creator \nToshiba DVD Player

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Bundled software:Intelli-studio
Cables included:AC, USB
Hand strap: Yes
Handheld remote control: No

Ports & interfaces

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

Power source

Battery Type:Lithum-ion

Sensor

Sensor Size:1/6 in
Sensor Type:CCD

Shutter

Shutter speed (video):1/60 - 1/10000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:1600 x 1200
Still image resolution(s):1600 x 1200

Storage

Built-in Memory: No
Built-in Storage Size:0 GB
Camcorder media type:Memory Card / Videotape
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1

Technical Details

Lens cover included: Yes

Video

Analog signal format system:NTSC / NTSC, PAL / PAL
HD Recording: No
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:720 x 480 / 720 x 576
Pre-record: Yes
Recordable File/Disc Formats:H.264 SD
Recording Format:SD/SDHC
Recording System:NTSC
Video formats supported:H.264 / H.264, MP4
Video Resolution:720x480
Video Resolutions:720 x 480

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.2 / 11.9 / 5.84 / 6.33
Height :11.2 / 5.64 / 5.84 / 6.35
Weight:216.4 / 219 / 220 / 226.8
Width:5.2 / 5.39 / 5.96 / 6.09

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Manual