Summary: This is my second camcorder after Samsung SC-MX20. SC-MX20 was good, but Samsung F40 is Better and almost at same price. F40 is not a big jump from SC-MX20 or f34 but it is much lighter, can zoom in-out fast and slow (very useful feature), Battery life is improved from 3 hours to 4(but for me it was 5 hours, 2 hour 30 min + break for 1 hour,turned off again 2 hour 30 min). So I totally love f40 most.
Summary: I bought this camcorder back in 2010 and it has been the most amazing small sized camcorder for what I need it to do. It was worth spending the money on it. The only downside is trying to film something with little lighting. It doesn't have a very clear image when there's hardly any light and the button to make it lighter makes the image a bit fuzzy. All in all the camcorder does what it needs to do and the microphone to it is very powerful.
Summary: I think this camcorder is the best one I have purchased. I bought this to tape me deer hunting. It comes with great video and the sound is awesome, because It got a doe snoorting at me at about 100-150 yards away, It was great!
Summary: Anybody looking for a quality standard definition camera who does not get one of these is missing the boat. Excellent quality picture, 54x OPTICAL zoom that preserves the picture quality even when reaching out the full zoom power, acceptable sound quality or background music option for otherwise silent videos, good storage capacity for video and great still photos as well.