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Samsung SMX-F40

alaTest has collected and analyzed 265 reviews of Samsung SMX-F40. 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. Reviewers really like the size and zoom. The portability and price are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the reliability and memory. Comments about the viewfinder and design are different.

usability, price, portability, zoom, size

durability, memory, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Camcorders the Samsung SMX-F40 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 77/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung SMX-F40


alaTest has collected and analyzed 5 user reviews of Samsung SMX-F40 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Camcorders on People are impressed by the zoom and price. The design and usability are also mentioned favorably.

portability, usability, design, price, zoom

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung SMX-F40BP/EDC CamcorderSamsung SMX-F40BP/EDC Camcorder

Feb, 2019

Consumer review ( review summary for Samsung SMX-F40


alaTest has collected and analyzed 138 user reviews of Samsung SMX-F40 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Camcorders on Reviewers really like the battery and zoom. The portability and price are also appreciated. Reviews about the viewfinder and durability are different, and the memory and reliability get critical views.

usability, price, portability, zoom, battery

reliability, memory

85% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Samsung F40 Ultra Zoom Camcorder (Black)Samsung F40 Ultra Zoom Camcorder (Black)

Feb, 2019

Expert review by : Joe Osborne (

Samsung SMX-F40


Samsung's budget camcorder, the SMX-F40, comes with a 680 thousand-pixel CCD sensor and a Schneider Kreuznach with 52x optical zoom.

More Digital Camcorder reviews: • Ricoh Theta SC• Vuze VR Camera• Samsung Gear 360 (2017)• Giroptic iO• YI 4K+• more

Mar, 2011

Expert review by : Joey (

Samsung SMX-C20 Review


Samsung SMX-C20 is one of Samsung's newest digital camcorder in the market today. It has a compact and lightweight design which makes it easy to carry around and fit in your pocket.

Sep, 2010

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Samsung SMX-F50


Easy to use, small enough to take everywhere with you, zoom is really good.

I have found that the battery life doesnt last longer then half an hour, have to charge it after every use. it also goes out of focus alot.

Mar, 2012

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Samsung SMX-F50


easy to use! good quality images.

Jan, 2012

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Samsung SMX-F40


Really handy little camera

May be found to be too small for men with larger hands

Jan, 2012

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Samsung SMX-F40




Jan, 2012

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Samsung SMX-F50


Value for money, easy to use

Jan, 2012

Consumer review (

Samsung SMX-F50


Good quality and functionality given the price.

You get what you pay for. Low light image is not good and editing softwaare is not the most intuitive.

Jan, 2012

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Samsung SMX-F50


Basic good quality camcorder. Bought for daughter. Easy to hold, record and zoom buttons are easy to access when holding. Screen tilts around allowing you to film and see yourself if you want to.

Not the highest quality camcorder on the market, but OK for a youngster to amuse themselves.

Jan, 2012

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Samsung SMX-F40


Given as present, cant comment on use. Thriled with the colour.

Dec, 2011

Product Specifications


Audio Dubbing: No
Audio formats supported:AAC
Audio system:STEREO
Built-In Microphone: Yes
Built-in speaker(s): Yes
PCM digital audio:16-bit/48 kHz
Wind filter: Yes


Battery life (max):2 / 4.10
Battery technology:Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Type:BP105R / IA-BE210TB / IA-BP105R / IA-BP210E
Video recording time:2.2


3D: No
Back light compensation: Yes
Back Light Compensation (BLC):Y
Camcorder type:Handheld camcorder
Camera playback:single image, slide show
Minimum illumination:3
Shooting modes:Auto


Composite Output: Yes
Firewire in (IEEE 1394): No
Firewire Out (IEEE 1394): No
HDMI Connection: No
Headphone Jack: No
Line-In Audio: Yes
Remote Control: No
USB Connection: Yes


Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver / Blue / Red
LED indicators:Power / Yes
Tripod mountable: Yes
Tripod mounting supported:Y


Built-in Display: Yes
Display diagonal:6.86
Display resolution (numeric):230000
Screen Resolution:230000 pixels
Screen Size:2.7 in
Screen Type:LCD


Web Cam Function: No


Built-in Flash: No
Built-in light: No


Focus adjustment:Auto/Manual

Image resolution

Digital Still Pictures:Photo
Progressive Scan for Photos: No
Still Picture Resolutions:1600x1200, 1696x960, 848x480, 800x600 pixels
Total MegaPixels:0.8 Megapixels

Image sensor

Optical sensor resolution:680000
Optical sensor size:25.4 / 6
Sensor Type:CCD
Total MegaPixels:0.63 / 0.8

Lens System

Digital Zoom:2200
Filter Size:3.7
Focal length range (f-f):2.1 - 109.2
Image stabilizer:No / Yes
Image stabilizer type:Digital
Interchangeable lens: No
Optical Zoom:52 / 65


Aperture (Wide-tele):F1.8-4.9
Auto Focus: Yes
Digital Zoom:2200 x
Focal Length (35mm equiv):35.3-2298 mm
Focal Length (Wide-Tele):2.1-109.2 mm
Manual Focus: Yes
Night Shot: No
Optical Zoom:52 X
White Balance:Auto, Manual

Light exposure

ISO sensitivity:Auto
Light exposure modes:Auto
Scene modes:Beach, Close-up (macro), Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Snow, Sports


Dimensions (HxWxD):58.42x52.07x112.52 mm

Operational conditions

Operating temperature (T-T):0 - 40

Other features

Aperture range (F-F):1.8 - 4.9
Audio output:1
Auto Focus: Yes
Compatible operating systems:Windows Vista/XP / Windows Vista\nWindows 7\nWindows XP / Windows XP SP2, Vista
Lens system:Schneider Kreuznach
Manual Focus: Yes
Photo mode: Yes
Power consumption (typical):1.9
Sports: Yes
Video Out:1
Windows operating systems supported:Toshiba Disque Creator \nToshiba DVD Player

Packaging Content

AC adapter included: Yes
Bundled software:Intelli-studio
Cables included:AC, USB
Hand strap: Yes
Handheld remote control: No

Ports & interfaces

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

Power source

Battery Type:Lithum-ion


Sensor Size:1/6 in
Sensor Type:CCD


Shutter speed (video):1/60 - 1/10000

Still image

Image formats supported:JPG
Maximum image resolution:1600 x 1200
Still image resolution(s):1600 x 1200


Built-in Memory: No
Built-in Storage Size:0 GB
Camcorder media type:Memory Card / Videotape
Camcorder tape type: No
Compatible memory cards:MMC, SD, SDHC / SD, SDHC
Disc types supported: No
Memory slots:1

Technical Details

Lens cover included: Yes


Analog signal format system:NTSC / NTSC, PAL / PAL
HD Recording: No
Maximum frame rate:30
Maximum Video Resolution:720 x 480 / 720 x 576
Pre-record: Yes
Recordable File/Disc Formats:H.264 SD
Recording Format:SD/SDHC
Recording System:NTSC
Video formats supported:H.264 / H.264, MP4
Video Resolution:720x480
Video Resolutions:720 x 480


Viewfinder Type: No

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:11.2 / 11.9 / 5.84 / 6.33
Height :11.2 / 5.64 / 5.84 / 6.35
Weight:216.4 / 219 / 220 / 226.8
Width:5.2 / 5.39 / 5.96 / 6.09

White balance

White Balance:Auto, Manual