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Samsung HMX-U20

alaTest has collected and analyzed 356 reviews of Samsung HMX-U20. The average rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders for all reviews. Views about the image quality and size are on the whole positive. The price and portability also get good views, whereas reviews about the reliability and battery are mixed. There are some critical comments about the viewfinder.

usability, portability, price, size, image quality

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung HMX-U20 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 86/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Samsung HMX-U20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 79 user reviews of Samsung HMX-U20 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.co.uk. Reviewers really like the size and image quality. The usability and price are also appreciated, but there are some mixed comments about the reliability and memory. Many are negative about the zoom.

portability, price, usability, image quality, size

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68% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Samsung HMX-U20

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 89 user reviews of Samsung HMX-U20 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Amazon.com. Views about the size and design are overall positive. The image quality and usability also get good feedback.

portability, usability, image quality, design, size

47% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Aug, 2019

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung HMX-U20

 

Sticking with the slightly bent form factor of the HMX-U10, Samsung return with another stab at the pocket camcorder segment. The previous model suffered the way many of these cameras do: it was fixed focus and failed to deliver good results except in...

Image quality, autofocus, optical zoom

Environmental noise from mic, background and operational noise in quiet conditions, low light performance not great, screen viewing angle not brilliant

The Samsung HMX-U20 isn't perfect, but it punches hard in one of the areas that matters: the video quality is above par for this type of device, with both autofocus and optical zoom a step above the normal fixed focus options. You aren't overwhelmed...

Sep, 2010

Expert review by : Chris Hall (pocket-lint.com)

Samsung HMX-U10 camcorder

 

The pocket camcorder segment has caught the eye of Samsung, offering up their HMX-U10. It brings with it high-definition recording capabilities and plenty of other options. Overall the Samsung HMX-U10 is an attractive looking device which offers more...

Plenty of options

Fixed focus lets it down, poor low light performance, no HDMI

Overall the Samsung HMX-U10 is an attractive looking device which offers more options than many of its rivals. Unfortunately what it brings in superficial novelty it lacks in core strength. The HD footage is let down by focal range and the low light...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : Stuff.tv (stuff.tv)

Samsung HMX-U10 review

 

The big guns have well and truly arrived in pocket camcorder town. What was once a playground for Flip and Creative is now a warzone for Kodak's Zi8 , Sony's MHS-PM1 and now Samsung's debut, the 1080p U10. Its claim to fame is an angled, ergonomic...

Nov, 2009

Expert review by : PC Plus (techradar.com)

Samsung HMX-U20 review

 

This pocket camcorder packs a quality lens offering optical zoom

Good quality zoom ; Still picture performance ; Fast to adjust ; Price

Little noisier than competition ; Slow to focus

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Seth Barton (expertreviews.co.uk)

Samsung HMX-U10 review

 

A good design with some fun features, but its sensor generates lots of noise in lowlight conditions and 1080p video is bloated.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : George Cole (reghardware.co.uk)

Samsung HMX-U10

 

Good looking compact camcorder with a range of HD recording options, but rather clunky to use.

The HMX-U10 is proof that beauty can only be skin deep. In terms of looks and design, it's head and shoulders above many of its rivals, but a clunky touch interface makes this a frustrating device to use, and both still and video quality are...

Mar, 2010

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Samsung HMX U10

 

The Samsung HMX-U10 is the latest rival to the Flip budget video recorder. It brings 1080p video quality and stills imaging to the budget camcorder table. Unlike the Flip it needs an SD card to record onto. The good Thanks to the SD card, the HMX-U10...

The Samsung HMX-U10 looks cracking on paper, with higher-resolution video, stills, better price than the Flip. But these camcorders are about usability rather than pure power, and it's here that the U10 falls down. Samsung HMX U10 is tagged with...

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : electricpig.co.uk (electricpig.co.uk)

Samsung HMX-U10 review

 

Impressive specs, but hampered by lacklustre performance

Small, good quality video, takes stills

Not that user friendly, poor quality stills

Dec, 2009

Expert review by : Pam Carroll (cnet.com.au)

Samsung HMX-U20

 

Samsung's HMX-U20 brings full HD video, a built-in USB and HDMI connectivity to a YouTube-friendly mini-camcorder.

Oct, 2010

Expert review by : Jonathan Bray (crn.com.au)

Samsung HMX-U20, a surprisingly cheap pocket video camera

 

It can't quite match the polish of the Flip range of cameras, but it's very good for the money.

Mar, 2011

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