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Samsung U20 Full HD Compact Camcorder - Blue (2.0 LCD, HDMI Output, 8MP Photo)

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  • Shoots in full HD 1920 x 1080p, H.264 video format
  • Take great qualtiy still pictures with its 10 megapixel on board Samsung camera
  • Great pocket size, fits easily into your pocket so you can take it anywhere
  • Upload your movies to video sharing sites like YouTube with the push of a single button
  • Built in USB and HDMI connectivity
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Product details

  • Item Weight: 109 g
  • Boxed-product Weight: 481 g
  • Item model number: HMX-U20LP/XEU
  • ASIN: B0038M1ELQ
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 15 Feb. 2010
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 154,102 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Manufacturer's Description

U20
Full HD Pocket Camcorder
Full HD Pocket Camcorder
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Full HD Pocket Camcorder with 3x Optical Zoom

Life's greatest moments are meant to be shared. You can share them all in Full HD as soon as they happen with the Samsung U20 HD pocket camcorder. Whether you've got hilarious video from last night's party or just captured a baby's first steps, you can post the results immediately - on any PC, anywhere - with just the press of a button.

Capture the Beauty of Full HD

Providing perfect 1920 x 1080 Full HD video recording, the Samsung U20 gives you the highest-quality experience from its compact size fitting into your pocket. When files are played on a full HDTV or Monitor, they are presented with Full HD precision, so that whether you are viewing your posts on the web or watching at home, your memories return to life - retaining the real magic of the moment from when they were made.

You Tube One Touch Upload
You Tube One Touch Upload
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You Tube One Touch Upload

Share your world. With built-in PC software and a One-touch Uploading Button, the U20 gives you the freedom to share from anywhere. Sharing your life with friends and family is faster and easier than ever before. The Samsung U20's upgraded sharing feature enables files to be uploaded to social network services like YouTube, at a touch of a button. Simply select the file you want to upload, connect to any PC with the built in USB arm, choose the site you want to upload to, and touch the direct upload button!

Intelli-Studio

To give you the freedom to live a more mobile life, the Samsung U20 HD pocket camcorder comes with its PC software built in. When it is connected to a PC via the USB arm, Intelli-Studio 2.0 automatically runs, so you can view, edit, manage and upload from anywhere.

USB Battery Charging

In addition to standard DC adaptor charging, the Samsung U20 can be charged via USB to give you more options on the move. Simply connect to any USB port and its battery will begin to charge, even while you are using it to view, edit, or upload files.

Built-in USB Arm

The Samsung U20 is made for your mobile lifestyle. With its built-in USB arm it gives you the freedom to enjoy quick, convenient USB data transfer without the inconvenience of ever having to carry an extra cable.

Professional Picture Quality

The Samsung U20's high-quality lens shoots Full HD video as well as 14 Megapixel photos, allowing you to capture the exquisite beauty of each and every moment.

Full HD

Video recorded at Full HD resolution can be played back perfectly on a Full HDTV or Monitor. Full HD images are saturated with rich, natural colour and deep, dramatic detail, making them more enjoyable to shoot and more satisfying to share.

World's First 3x Optical Zoom Within Ultra Compact Camcorder

Compact and ergonomic, the Samsung U20 is equipped with a 3x optical zoom to get you closer to the action. The 3x optical zoom is powerful enough to make a big difference to your movies and photos.

High Resolution Photo

The depth of colour and detail delivered by the Samsung U20's high resolution photo gives you digital photos that are of the highest quality, so you can shoot and share still shots that capture the true beauty of the moment.

Digital Image Stabiliser

Unstable hands can cause camcorder footage to be shaky and blurred. Thanks to the U20's advanced computational power, precision image stabilization is achieved by multi-directional motion analysis, unlike most other digital image stabilizers using a bi-directional one.

Easy to use

Easy and intuitive to use, the Samsung U20 is the ideal companion for the modern mobile lifestyle, giving you the freedom to enjoy life on the move.

Interactive thumbnail

The Interactive Thumbnail feature shows you what is in a video file without entering full playback mode. When a file is highlighted in the Thumbnail screen, it automatically begins to play, allowing you to enjoy faster, easier access to your files.

SDHC Memory Slot

With its SDHC slot, the Samsung U20 allows you to shoot, store and share every moment. Because the memory can be expanded by the insertion of a new SD card, you can be free to record some more of your life in Full HD detail.

Time Lapse Recording

The Time-Lapse recording feature is fun and easy to use. By taking still frames at preset intervals and then putting them in sequential order, the Samsung U20 is able to create a video file that condenses hours of recording such as sunset or sunrise into minutes of viewing.


Customer Questions & Answers

Customer Reviews

3.2 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By R. Bingham on 1 Nov. 2010
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I wish I had the nerve and ability to produce a video review for this product to show the quality of the movies - but I don't so words it is.
I am sorry for those reviewers who had a bad experience with earlier examples of the Samsung U20 but it is now an excellent little thing. It slips into a pocket and is light enough to almost forget about. It takes a few seconds before it's ready for use but is so easy to use I can forgive that.
I have just returned from a trip to Italy and the Cote d'Azure and believe me, the camera had plenty of use - in fact my Panasonic DMC-T26 hardly got a look-in and we didn't bother taking a Panasonic full-sized video camera.
Photos of the historic sites of Pisa, Florence and Perugia are crystal clear taken at 8Mp (firmware stretches this to 10Mp) while the beaches of the South of France are excellent. The colour and clarity are as good as the Panasonic. Autofocus is mostly good and writing to memory is almost instantaneous.
Video is better than I anticipated and after some trials decided that 720dpi / 50fps was the optimum setting for smooth panning whilst maintaining good definition.
Downloading to a Samsung NB220+ netbook each day was simplicity itself and leaving it connected to the "always on" USB port topped off the batteries ready for the next day.
I just had to use the time-lapse recording to capture a Lake Garda sunset and here is my only mild criticism. The first part is beautiful, the clouds rolling over the dramatic hills with sailboats reflected in the lake waters gradually changing colours through golden, a blush of rose into deeper yellows and reds. As the light eventually fades the image becomes grainy until the twinkling lights along the opposite shore disappear intead of becoming brighter.
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30 of 31 people found the following review helpful By Karl Bell on 27 Sept. 2010
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Please try not to let the previous reviews on this item put you off, they nearly did for me yet I took a punt hoping Samusung had sorted the bugs out, and it seems they have!!! I have not had one single problem with this. The HD camcorder is excellent, great quality, I used it whilst on holiday on Scotland, views of the landscape are breathtaking and the picture and video quality picks them out brilliantly. Very impressed with both the camera and camcorder.

Samsung are my first stop for electricals as they are normally top, top quality and this has not let them down, as with lots of new items it has its problems at first, yet now they have ironed these out I would reccomend this to all. Has great quality and a great battery life. Also the fact that you dont even need a wire to plug into your laptop is great, something so simple yet makes things so much easier not having to rummage around looking for that wire!

One last note, if I do have any problems with this I will make sure to update the review, but as of yet, great, and its had some hammer!!!!!!
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24 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Mr. C. Dioramma on 25 Jan. 2011
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Dear buyers, before I purchased this Samsung U20 Mini Full HD camcorder, I repeatedly read the reviews on Amazon and on Youtube. I found out that many buyers rated this excellent and fantastic piece of machine very low on Amazon but I decided to go ahead and place my order from Amazon. When the camera arrived, I went outside my house, recorded & snapped photos with it, then connected it to my Philips LCD 42 inch TV via HDMI cable. Camera performance was perfect, excellent and fine, all the shots I took were crystal clear and great. For the camera of this size, I was very amazed and pleased with it's performance.

Very important: Now, read these information below carefully.

(1) I guess why some buyers rated this samsung U20 Mini Full HD Camera Camcorder so low, is because they only read the manual which did not elaborate more on how to use it without actually studying it's menu as well. For better understanding on how to use this camera, you would need to carefully study it's menu to get it's settings right in order to achieve the result you want. I can understand the reason why most buyers rated this camera so low, I would definitly do the same if there was not enough technical information available on how to use a pruduct.

(2) Please note, because most buyers are unaware that this camera comes factory default with ZOOM MUTE: ON, they became frustrated about the audble clicking and hissing noise of zoom-in and zoom-out when they played back their videos taken with this camera on their TVs.

(3) NOW, this is how to solve this problem, go to the camera menu, select ZOOM MUTE and select 'OFF'. Once you have done this, you are ready to film without those audible clicking and hissing noise coming out when you play back your videos on your TVs.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Charles W. King on 20 Dec. 2010
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Excellent HD cam corda. Though it dpesn't like low light conditions and the quality indoors is not so good. the camera is reasonable although you need to hold it very steady or you get blurred pictures and there is some confusion about the number of pixals. The box says 10 mega pixals but the litlle logo o the camera says 7.5???
but as I purchased this for the HD movies and only outdoor shooting I am veryy happy. And I love the time lapsed movie capability.
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