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6.4 out of 10

Samsung VP-MX20 / SC-MX20

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Reviews and Problems with Samsung VP-MX20 / SC-MX20

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Overall 2

Samsung mx20 34x zoom camcorder JUNK!

gb-wv, epinions.com
4 December 2010
  • Excerpt: This camcorder didn't even last half a year before it got the dreaded white screen of death.
  • Pros: It was easy to use when it worked.
  • Cons: JUNK junk junk junk Junk... the samsung camcorder is junk.
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Overall 2

By far the worst camera I have ever owned.

Joseph R. Portugal "Chepe", Amazon
19 June 2010
  • 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.
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Overall 1

"junk! Vids will only play on proprietory software"

wannavid, CNET
17 July 2009
  • Pros: Price..that'll teach me!
  • Cons: No video editing software will recognize my videos from this machine. I cannot email them to anyone as they cannot be played. I cannot edit them for instance on MSN moviemaker or any other software. What the??? What a mistake buying this cam!!!!!!!!!
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Overall 2


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.
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Overall 2

"Biggest problem: sound is out of sync."

BertInCal, CNET
31 May 2009
  • Pros: Price and ease of use. Don't expect high quality for $ 200, just use the Easy Q button and the video result is reasonable, except in low light situations, where the camera cannot focus.
  • Cons: Focus in low light conditions is impossible. Sound is out of sync - this is impossible to correct.
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Overall 2

Video is skewed by design - MUST READ

Rene Rosendahl, Amazon
5 February 2009
  • Summary: I will skip over all the good things this player has to offer (battery life, optical zoom, features, 16:9 format) and get right to the showstopper I came across: The video images are skewed, i.e. the proportions are off! Practically speaking, if you record something in 16:9 mode, the resulting video is horizontally compressed and people look squeezed and too thin.
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Overall 2

User Review

qenny, Cnet.co.uk
18 June 2009
  • Summary: I bought one of these to assist me in my fledging career in stand-up comedy. My first experience with it was recording a showcase gig with some chums. It was in a room with flourescent lighting. The resulting video was extremely poor quality. I tried later at a different venue (with better lighting) and the clips looked much better, but there was a problem with audio/video being out of synch.
  • Pros: Cheap. Good battery life. Good compression.
  • Cons: Dodgy aspect ratio behaviour. File corruption. Synching problems.
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