Samsung SMX-C20 Review

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Review posted 06/28/2010

Quick Take
Pros
10x optical zoom
25° Active Angle lens
H.264 Codec
Tiltable 2.7-inch LCD
Cons
No HD recording
Very Noticeable Background Noise
Click of Zoom Lever
Bottom Line
The Samsung MemoryCam C20 is an ultra-compact, incredibly versatile camcorder. It features great battery life, a 10x optical zoom lens and the lens is built at a 25° angle for more comfort. It lacks HD recording while the video quality suffers if watched on a HDTV or computer. Read more in our Full Conclusion.
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The Samsung MemoryCam SMX-C20 is an incredibly compact camcorder featuring a 10x optical zoom lens, 1.6-Megapixel (16:9) still image capabilities and a 25° angled lens, which helps keep your hand at a healthy and comfortable hand position. Recording people is also incredibly easy, even if they are off in the distance with the camera's 10x optical zoom lens, digital image stabilization and Face Detection auto focus. For uploading your videos to the web, Samsung has included a button that will automatically upload your selected movies to YouTube when pressed, as long as the camera is connected to a computer.

Samsung MemoryCam SMX-C20 Features:
  • 680k, 1/6"-inch CCD imaging sensor
  • NTSC video capture
  • 2-Megapixel image capture
  • 10x optical zoom lens
  • Digital Image Stabilization
  • Face Detection
  • 2.7-Inch, 230,000 dot LCD
  • H.264 Quicktime Video Format
  • 25° Active Angle Lens
  • One Touch Sharing Button
  • Over 2 hours and 40 minutes of power on a single charge
  • Time-Lapse recording
  • Smart Auto

The Samsung SMX-C20 is available now with a MSRP of US $199.99.

In the Box:
  • SMX-C20 Camera
  • Power Cord
  • USB Cable
  • A/V Cable
  • Battery
  • Wrist Strap
  • CD-ROM
  • Quick-Start Guide

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