Excerpt: I am a stay at home mom of 2 young children. I had been using my digital camera to snap quick video clips when the kids do something adorable that I want to cherish! I decided for Mother's Day a couple years ago that I wanted an easy-to-use digital camcorder so that I could capture longer clips and not be confined to the allotment of my digital camera. My requirements were that it be as easy to use as my digital camera, and that it not be too expensive.
Excerpt: This is the very first camcorder I own and I am quite satisfied with it. In terms of size, it is not very compact compared to other camcorders on market. However, I have big hands and thus I don't mind about the size (its size actually makes things easier for me). It has 34x zoom -- perfect for auditorium events although the image can be very shaky when you zoom to the max.
Incredible Standard Definition Camcorder, but has minor flaws.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: It has many features. Zoom is incredibly good, anti-shake filter works nicely, and battery life is pretty nice. It also has a tripod mount, and the video looks nice when mounted on it. BUT. The Aspect ratio is not 16:9, it is 3:2. Which you have to stretch to 16:9. Therefore, when you edit the video it will look slightly funny. The codec is by far the wierdest I have come across. An H.264 AVI crossover of some sort. It is called SEDG. Very wierd.
Excerpt: When I first purchased the Samsung SC-MX20 over competitors like the flip, I thought I was a step or two ahead of the curb. While I still feel that way, it is to a much lesser extent. Despite being labeled a YouTube camera, this camcorder does not feature the 1,2,3 uploads that other models offer and it does not contain any real built-in editing capabilites (it will record with some special effects such as art outling, sepia, etc.).