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Samsung VP MX20

alaTest has collected and analysed 122 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the portability and battery. The image quality and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the viewfinder and features.

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We analysed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung VP MX20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung VP MX20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Samsung VP MX20 from Amazon.co.uk. 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 Amazon.co.uk. People really like the image quality and portability. The battery and price are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the design.

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94% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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

Dec, 2016

Expert review by: Chris Jager (goodgearguide.com.au)

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

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
Type:Microphone

Battery

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

Camera

Back light compensation:Y

Design

Colour of product:Black / Red
LED indicators: Yes

Digital Camera

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

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:12.5cm
Height:6.1cm
Weight:270g
Width:6cm

Display

Display:LCD
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

Flash

Built-in Flash: No

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:MX20/MX20H/MX20L/MX20R
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

Miscellaneous

Colour:Blue/Red/Silver/White

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
HDMI:N
PictBridge:N / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:1

Shutter

Camera shutter speed:1/60 - 1/10000

Still image

Still image resolution(s):800 x 600

Storage

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

Video

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
Type:Camcorder

Viewfinder

Viewfinder Type: None

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:12.5 / 6
Height :6 / 6.05
Weight:27 / 270
Width:12.5 / 6.05