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Samsung SMX-F34

alaTest has collected and analyzed 301 reviews of Samsung SMX-F34. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Reviewers really like the zoom and image quality. The price and portability also get good feedback. Reviews about the color and reliability are different.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SMX-F34 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 80/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 203 user reviews of Samsung SMX-F34 from 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 People really like the zoom and image quality. The price and portability are also mentioned favorably, but the color and reliability get negative views.

usability, portability, price, image quality, zoom

reliability, color

87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SMX-F34 Flash Memory Camcorder w/16GB Memory & 42x Intelli-Zoom (Blue)Samsung SMX-F34 Flash Memory Camcorder w/16GB Memory & 42x Intelli-Zoom (Blue)

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications


Audio formats supported:AAC
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s):No / Yes
Wind filter: Yes

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Stereo
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Battery life (max):3
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:IA-BP85ST
Manufacturer Battery Name:Samsung IA-BP85ST

Camcorder Features

Widescreen Video Capture:Widescreen Video Capture


Minimum illumination:3
On Screen Display (OSD): Yes


Colour of product:Black / Blue / Red / Silver
LED indicators: Yes

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight



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

Exposure Parameters

Shooting Programs:Beach / Flowing water / Food / Hi-speed shutter / Portrait mode / Snow / Sports mode / Spotlight


Built-in Flash: Yes

Flash Memory

Form Factor:Integrated
Storage Capacity:16GB


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung

Image sensor

Effective megapixels (movie):0.68
Optical sensor resolution:116000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.68

Lens System

Digital Zoom:1200 / 42
Filter Size:3
Focal length (35mm film equivalent):35.3 - 1200.2
Focal length range (f-f):2.3 - 78.2 / 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 Still Resolution:0.48Megapixel
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

Aperture range (F-F):1.6 - 4.3 / 2.3 - 78.2
Audio recording formats:AAC
Auto Focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows 2000/XP/Vista
Interface:USB 2.0 / USB 2.0, A/V out
Internal Memory:16000 / 16384
Manual Focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes

Ports & interfaces

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


Camera shutter speed:1/60 - 1/10000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):800 x 600


Compatible memory cards:MMC+, SD, SDHC
Flash memory:16


Analog signal format system:NTSC / PAL
Maximum Video Resolution:640 x 480 / 720 x 480
Video formats supported:H.264

Video Input

Analogue Video Format:PAL
Digital Video Format:H.264
Digital Zoom:1200
Face Detection:Built-in / Yes
Media Type:Flash card
Shooting Modes:Digital photo mode
Special Effects:Art / Black & White / Cosmetic / Emboss / Mirror / Mosaic / Negative / Pastel / Sepia / Stepprinting
Still Image Format:JPEG


Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.5 / 6
Height :6.05
Width:12.5 / 6