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Samsung SMX-F40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 265 reviews of Samsung SMX-F40. 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. Views about the size and zoom are on the whole positive. The portability and price also get good feedback, whereas there are some less positive comments about the reliability and memory. Views about the viewfinder and durability are mixed.

usability, price, portability, zoom, size

memory, reliability

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. Opinions about the zoom and price are overall positive. 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)

Nov, 2017

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. People really like the battery and zoom. The portability and price also get good reviews. Reviews about the viewfinder and durability are mixed, and there are some less positive opinions 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)

Nov, 2017

Expert review by: Joe Osborne (pcmag.com)

Samsung SMX-F40

 

Samsung's budget camcorder, the SMX-F40, comes with a 680 thousand-pixel CCD sensor and a Schneider Kreuznach with 52x optical zoom.

More Digital Camcorder reviews: • Ricoh Theta SC• Vuze VR Camera• Samsung Gear 360 (2017)• Giroptic iO• YI 4K+• more

Mar, 2011

Expert review by: Joey (pinoytechblog.com)

Samsung SMX-C20 Review

 

Samsung SMX-C20 is one of Samsung's newest digital camcorder in the market today. It has a compact and lightweight design which makes it easy to carry around and fit in your pocket.

Sep, 2010

Consumer review by: Jennifer (reevoo.com)

Samsung SMX-F50

 

Easy to use, small enough to take everywhere with you, zoom is really good.

I have found that the battery life doesnt last longer then half an hour, have to charge it after every use. it also goes out of focus alot.

Mar, 2012

Consumer review by: Elizabeth (reevoo.com)

Samsung SMX-F50

 

easy to use! good quality images.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Chantelle (reevoo.com)

Samsung SMX-F40

 

Really handy little camera

May be found to be too small for men with larger hands

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: DAVID (reevoo.com)

Samsung SMX-F40

 

ALL GOOD

NONE

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Anne (reevoo.com)

Samsung SMX-F50

 

Value for money, easy to use

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: Mark (reevoo.com)

Samsung SMX-F50

 

Good quality and functionality given the price.

You get what you pay for. Low light image is not good and editing softwaare is not the most intuitive.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: joyce (reevoo.com)

Samsung SMX-F50

 

Basic good quality camcorder. Bought for daughter. Easy to hold, record and zoom buttons are easy to access when holding. Screen tilts around allowing you to film and see yourself if you want to.

Not the highest quality camcorder on the market, but OK for a youngster to amuse themselves.

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: John (reevoo.com)

Samsung SMX-F40

 

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

Dec, 2011

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
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
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