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.
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.
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.
Summary: When purchasing this camera, I was looking for a very basic video camera, something that would allow me to capture video memories of decent quality, but without extra features such as HD and still-photo capability that would drive up the price. I was happy with the look and feel of the camera, the size, and the menu set-up. I used the camera for a few weeks around the house, shooting impromptu videos of pets and family members.
Summary: Buen dia, Sres proveedores, la cámara que adquirí no funciona, seguí los pasos que indica el manual inclusive y nunca enciende. Necesito saber cual es el procedimiento para realizar el cambio o devulución de inmediato. Les escribo a estas fechas en vista de que vivo en Venezuela y recibí el envío hace poco tiempo. Agradezco sus gestiones y sus prontas acciones.
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.
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.