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Samsung VP-MX20/XEU Flash Memory Camcorder (discontinued by manufacturer)

by Samsung

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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.4 Kg
  • Item model number: VP-MX20/XEU
  • ASIN: B001EWDXL6
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 10 Nov 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 86,274 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

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DIGITAL CAMERA

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122 of 123 people found the following review helpful By bannannaman on 7 Nov 2008
I've only had this camcorder for a few days and I'm very impressed. I previously had a Sony Digital-8 camcorder but it malfunctioned a couple of weeks ago and Sony wanted over £160 to fix it. I therefore figured I'd be better off buying a new camcorder. Part of my criteria was to get a solid state memory camcorder too, i.e. no film and no hard drive. That is, the less moving parts, the less likely that something will fail. I got the MX20 for £140 and a 16gb card for £20. The camcorder is tiny. It's unbelievable how much technology has progressed in the last 3 years. It fits in the palm of my hand, unlike my previous Sony camcorder which was a bit of a monster to loaf around. The battery life is great (up to 3 hours) and the picture quality is brilliant. I'm sure there's better camcorder's out there if you want to spend £200+, but this one certainly meets my needs. I've taken a lot of video already and it displays great on my TV (an audio/video cable is supplied with the camcorder). I had to load the footage from my previous camcorder in real time onto my computer, i.e. 1 hour footage took 1 hour to load onto my computer. With this one however, I can simply copy and paste the video data straight onto my PC's hard drive in a few minutes.
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18 of 18 people found the following review helpful By Mr. Daniel Mccredie on 8 May 2009
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I bought this camera because firstly, the price although its cheap it produces an exellant picture it is very simple to use and to download your movies to your P.C. for editing, it is very light and fits in my hand like a glove it has not got all the fancy features of its big brothers but then you are paying good money for something you will never use this wee camera does everything and to the same quality as my friends £400 model the only draw back is the need to eject the battery pack if you are not useing it or the battery will drain very quickly so get a replacment battery and charger they are on Amazon and also a 8gb. memory card and eat your heart out Stephen Spielberg
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Manni on 26 May 2009
We bought this via Amazon on behalf of a member of the family but the feedback from her is incredible. Can't believe how compact and easy to use it is. Takes great video/stills and all very easy to playback either on tv or on the camera itself. Great price too!
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24 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Mr. H. Cartmell on 2 Jan 2009
I chosen this camera for its price, 16:9 ratio and above all the ability to record onto solid memory (no DV etc) However as a mac user i was astonished to find (as A. Gough "goughac") said. However with a little investigation i discovered that all these problems can be solved by using a little free piece of software called MPEG streamclip. Quite easy to do, just set the converter to 16:9 and export the movie. Now all my clips are fine, and work seamlessly with imovie. Granted this is an inconvenience, But its a small price to pay compared to the pain in the butt that is mini DV tapes. And at that price, i don't care!
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Mr. R. Lewis on 25 Sep 2009
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If you're like me and spending some of your time researching a camcorder you want to buy you'll appreciate the fact that the choices are close to infinite. Once you've worked your way through that and you end up looking at this camera, I do think you've made a wise choice. Having said that it is my first camcorder so I'm no guru. The problem with reviews on camcorders is that people either love them or hate them; I'm sure you realise that you're buying a cheap camcorder, that's what you'll get. So with that in mind I'll give you the pros and cons, from someone who knows little about camcorders, but a lot about digital video.

Pros:
1. It's small! I couldn't believe it's size.
2. Starts up pretty quick.
3. Video quality is a lot better than I expected.
4. Easy to use but still has a host of effects you can play around with.
5. H264 is a tiny format so you'll get plenty mileage out of an 8Gb card.
6. Battery life is superb.

cons
1. The sounds isn't perfectly synced with the video. It's a known fact, but if you aren't pedantic about it it's easy to live with.
2. While H264 is small it's also not compatible with Windows. you can get a converter, its takes about 2 hours for to convert 15 minutes of recording.

Now having said all that I would still recommend this camera. But at the end of the day just go with what feels right. Hope that helps, and good luck!
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44 of 52 people found the following review helpful By A. Gough on 17 Nov 2008
I did a lot of reading around before deciding to buy this camcorder (I was looking for a small easily used SD based machine for general 'stuff'). I bought it because of its acceptable video quality and cheap price (£139.99 at the time). It was up against the Panasonic SDR-S7 which was the chalk to this one's cheese as regard's form factor... I don't like to hold camcorders up to my face; I am 6'4" and get bored of shots of children's hair styles. Rather I want to be able to hold the camera at near waste height (child height), angling the screen up and usually holding the body not through the hand grip in the classical way. The Panasonic is simply small with the advantage of a second, well placed record button. The Samsung's much bigger than the Panasonic and about the size of the JVC GZ-MS100EK (bad ergonomics for me) but it's USP is the great swivel handle. I wasn't at all disappointed by the form factor and it really is what spins your wheels...

Why I returned it though was that the imported MP4/H.264 files are not fully iMovie '08 friendly. 4:3 imports flawlessly. 16:9 gets squashed (not cropped) to 4:3 so pictures have black vertical borders and look stretched vertically. I wrote to Samsung and got a useless tough-luck-ogram back.
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