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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. People really like the image quality and battery. The portability and usability also get good opinions. Many are less positive 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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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 Opinions about the image quality and portability are generally positive. The battery and price also get good feedback, but there are some negative views about the design.

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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

Jun, 2018

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

Product Specifications


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