Samsung SMX-C20 reviews: Memory card storage SD camcorder

25 customer reviews

+ This camcorder has no outstanding positive points. - It scores poorly on image quality.

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8.1 out of 10 based on 25 reviews.
Samsung SMX-C20: Horizontally held, 10x optical zoom camcorder using SDHC card. See full product description

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Paula, Chesterfield Just point and shoot

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Very simple to use, I have not used all the funtions yet but so far have found it to be very user friendly.
Bad points:
The only thing I don't like about it is that you cannot sit it flat on a surface and film straight ahead as the lens is angled upwards.
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 9.0
Value for money 9.0
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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 30 Sep 2010

Claire, Kent Just point and shoot

Score 1.0/10
Good points:
Easy to use and size of product
Bad points:
Picture Quality was very bad in low light, would have expected better, Photos were also very poor quality in either light conditions, would not recommend if you want good quality images.
Overall rating 1.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 1.0
Battery life 6.0
Weight 8.0
Value for money 1.0
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Confirmed purchase: 23 Jan 2011

Becky, Swansea Keen amateur

Score 10.0/10
Good points:
Great product :)
Bad points:
Reviewer left no comment
Overall rating 10.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 10.0
Battery life 10.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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Confirmed purchase: 07 Dec 2010

Confirmed purchaser Just point and shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
Small, easy to use, good battery life. Don't expect excellent quality film. Good for simple family memories.
Bad points:
Camera lens is tilted at an odd angle.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 10.0
Image quality 6.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 9.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 06 Dec 2010

Albert, Warrington Just point and shoot

Score 6.0/10
Good points:
\weight is great; picture quality is good
Bad points:
The battery life is very poor. need to have spare battery offset lense angle difficult to master.
Overall rating 6.0
Ease of use 5.0
Image quality 7.0
Battery life 3.0
Weight 7.0
Value for money 5.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 05 Feb 2011

Alan, Glasgow Just point and shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
A great little camera for the money. Easy to use and easy to carry, very small and light. Lots of features not always found on much dearer units.
Bad points:
No light to film in darkness although it has a low light function.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 8.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 04 Jan 2011

Geoff , wARRINGTON Just point and shoot

Score 9.0/10
Good points:
small, light and easy to use
Bad points:
wind noise can sound loud on playback and still photo quality poor.
Overall rating 9.0
Ease of use 9.0
Image quality 9.0
Battery life 9.0
Weight 10.0
Value for money 10.0
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Confirmed purchase: 01 Feb 2011

Product Features

Resolution quality SD
3D No
Optical zoom ratio 10
Media format Memory card
Connections USB
Type of memory card SDHC
Shape of camcorder Horizontally held
Digital zoom ratio 1200
Type of image stabiliser Electronic
Widescreen recording Yes
Weight (g) 145
Screen size (Inches) 2.7
Maximum aperture telephoto 2.4
Maximum aperture wide 1.8
Lowest focal length (Millimetres) 35.3
Highest focal length (Millimetres) 2298
Type of chip CCD
Release date 2010-04-06

Also known as: Samsung C20, Samsung SMX-C20BP, "Samsung SMX-C20, Samsung SMXC20, SMX-C20, Camcorder SMX-C20

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Manufacturer's Description

Less is definitely more with this stylish and easy-to-carry camcorder. With its unique ergonomic design, simple uploading features and choice of colour, this camcorder is all about living life with both style and comfort. Add to this, feature such as Smart Auto and intelligent image enhancer and you will soon discover just how easy it is get those professional looking shots.

There’s nothing boring about the Samsung SMX-C20. Its unique infusion of colour continues Stylish Colour Accent design theme, breaking from convention and setting the standard for digital style yet again.

The Samsung SMX-C20 is designed to feel as good as it looks. Its ultra compact size, lightweight body, and organic contours fit comfortably in your hand, inspiring confidence that feels natural in every way.

The Samsung SMX-C20 is all about the angles. Its lens is slanted to promote a healthy hand position that is comfortable and natural to use, and by adjusting LCD screen 25-degree that paralleled to the lens, LCD screen is set at an angle that gives you a clear, unobstructed view of what you are recording.

Sharing video files on the web has never been easier. Simply select the files in the thumbnail screen, press the upload button. The files are sent directly to, YouTube without any inconvenience to control PC.

One of the features that makes the Samsung SMX-C20 a truly portable camcorder is that it comes with its built-in PC software, intelli-studio. When the SMX-C20 is connected to a PC, intelli-Studio 2.0 automatically runs, allowing you to view, edit, and share files from anywhere.

Recording in H.264 Codec allows the Samsung SMX-C20 (or C24) to record over 12 hours of high-quality video footage on a 32GB SD card, giving you the space you need to enjoy stress-free movie making.

Through enhanced energy efficiency coming from 8th generation chip solution, the samsung SMX-C20 can give you more time to play with. Its battery life of over 2 hours 40 minutes ensures that you always have time to take your time and enjoy making movies.

The Time-Lapse recording feature captures frames at preset intervals and then arranges them in sequential order to create a video file that condenses an extended period of time into a fraction of the time.


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