Summary: Picture quality is horrible. My old digital camera takes better movies than this camera. I am very surprised by this piece of junk put out by Samsung bacause I have Samsung DVD players and a Samsung TV which are great.
Summary: I bought the Samsung MX20 in December 2008, so I've had it a little over a year. The camera was okay and wasn't used a lot. About a week after the warranty expired, I was using the camera and turned it off. A few minutes later, I turned it back on and it went straight to a white screen and would just beep. No buttons worked. It wasn't dropped or ever treated roughly.
DO NOT BUY THIS SC-MX20 FROM AMAZON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
22 February 2010
Summary: i bought this samsung scmx20 camcorder in april 2009. i hardly used it till december though but in jan 2010 without any valid reason what so ever it stopped working. it was never dropped nor ever got wet but just stopped working. battery still had power but unit simply wouldnt switch on (this happened to another purchaser in reviews section by the way). i phoned amazon and they told me to phone samsung so i phoned samsung and they told me to phone amazon.
Summary: When I first received my Samsung SC-MX20, I was really looking forward to the ease of use promised, but immediately ran into many problems. Right away, this is the first USB device I have ever seen that OSX cannot recognize. So I have to boot into my Windows partition on my Mac in order to transfer the video over. Then there is the well-documented problem of the 16:9 aspect ratio flag not being set, which no firmware updates are yet available to fix.
Summary: I was extremely disappointed to find out after spending that kind of money that you then have to run out and buy a memory card in order to actually use this product. This is something that should be mentioned in the sale of such product. The customer service representative was very ignorant as to what I was asking when trying to find out why the booklet that my camera came with says you can use the internal memory or the memory card, yet there is not any internal memory.
Summary: I used this camcorder for a week and was not happy with the results. Not bad if mounted on a tripod under ideal lighting conditions. but way too much motion artifacting in moving images otherwise. Didn't like the zoom - it's just one speed (fast) so you can't do a smooth pan and zoom. DIS is useless. Can't lock the start button so it is easy to accidentally start recording.
SC-MX20, DEAD AFTER SIX USES, ANALOGOUS TO EXTORTION TO FIX
P. Diforte, Amazon
15 July 2009
Summary: I purchased a Samsung SC-MX20 Camcorder in October 2008. I used it about 6 times. I never dropped or mishandled it in any way. The camera stopped working completely after the "low battery" message appeared. HERE'S THE KICKER. It's still in PARTS warranty, but I have to pre-pay Samsung for labor, and then pay to ship the camera back to them. I was so irate I told Samsung I'd call them back.