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(based on 4 ratings)
Brand: Samsung
Located in: Camcorders
The SC-HMX20C offers the ability to record precious memories in full 1920x1080p HD quality. Because this camcorder records onto flash memory, it offers quick start-up, great battery life and one of the smallest bodies in the industry. The SC-HMX20C is extremely versatile and can be used to shoot HD video footage in virtually any situation. Everyone from aspiring filmmakers to parents shooting their children’s first birthday can capture their memories in beautiful HD quality.

The SC-HMX20C’s outstanding performance is the result of cutting-edge design coupled with innovative technologies in HD recording. The SC-HMX20C features a 6.4-megapixel CMOS with electronic image stabilization so even action-packed scenes come through with clarity. Featuring an HDMI-CEC (Anynet+) high-quality connection to HDTVs and other devices, you can easily control the camcorder through their Samsung HDTV remote while viewing movies-just one more feature that strives to make life easier.

With the unique feature of high speed capture and super slow motion playback, the SC-HMX20C allows everyone to record fast motion at 300 frames per second for up to 10 seconds and then drastically slow down the playback of the recording. Perfect for sports fanatics looking to tape and analyze their golf-swing in slow motion, or anyone interested in getting the detail of fast-flying events that otherwise would be undetectable to the human eye, this special function opens up a new world to users.

Samsung also engineered its new HD camcorder to be significantly more powerful than previous models. The 8GB of built-in flash memory helps ensure that nothing is lost for lack of space and users also have the option of recording onto high-capacity SDHC/MMC+ cards via the additional card slot.

In addition to ample memory and superb recording capabilities, the SC-HMX20C also delivers among the best still pictures of any camcorder on the market. The SC-HMX20C has a few unique features traditionally found on digital still cameras such as a pop-up strobe flash, automatic built-in lens cap and advanced face detection to automatically bring facial features into crisp focus, delivering high-quality images.

At only 10.9 ounces, the SC-HMX20C fits easily into the palm for quick-and-easy shooting. For further convenience, the SC-HMX20C comes equipped with features that make it simple to use. Samsung’s proprietary swivel hand-grip makes it possible to record from multiple angles, including regular and low-angle shots, while the 2.7-inch wide-aspect touchscreen LCD makes editing on the fly easy. Additionally, the iCheck function lets the user know how much memory and battery life remains to ensure not a second is lost.

Finally, Samsung has designed the SC-HMX20C to be both stylish and ergonomically correct. Its design utilizes trends seen in the fashion and car industries, resulting in a camcorder that’s as elegant as it is practical.

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.3 stars
(based on 4 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Comfortable to operate(4), Great features(3), Great picture quality(3), Simple controls(3), Versatile(3)
Describe Yourself:
Casual user(3)
 
Pro Photog Buying Another Great Samsung
By Peter Cannice from Scottsdale, AZ 85253 on 1/5/2009
Pros:
Comfortable to Operate, Great Picture Quality, Simple Controls, Versatile
Best Uses:
HD Shooting, Movies/Short Films, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Pro Videographer
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Samsung HMX20C 8GB HD Camcorder:

3 fairly respected Photographers and I traveled to the North Pole to film a short documentary about the under abundance of Killer Whale in that region. After a great deal of planning, much of which was dedicated to agreeing upon which equipment to bring, we settled on bringing the best cameras for our job. We needed the outstanding features set that the Samsung had to offer, such as its image stabilization and the high quality surround sound that is able to capture and separate discreet sounds. We liked that we could easily save hours of our tedious work with the Micro SD Memory Cards-a storage system that far surpassed anything in the market even above Kodaks price point.This lightweight High Definition Camcorder is hard to beat. You might have to look at professional digital camcorders that sell for at least $1600 or more. Even the still photography from this camera is excellent. We often take some of our best prints from this camcorder and, more often than not, use our photos for publication in internationally recognized media outlets.This KODAK HMX20C Digital Camcorder is a world class leader and is friendly enough to allow brand new users to access many function with ease. Touch Screen Technology is quite helpful and for many attractive reasons. Even though it's light and easy to use, it's also durable and can take a licking-from my own personal experience with dropping them. You will get a GREAT Bang for your Buck with this Camcorder that I HIGHLY recommend to everyone from the enthusiast to the Professional level. The SAMSUNG website at www.samsungusa.com is full of helpful information for this specific camcorder. The software, included with the purchase of this GREAT Samsung Digital High Definition Camcorder, is complete with everything from cropping and edition photos to producing your first Documentary-just the same way that WE did it. Have a blast with this incredible Camcorder that will be in the family for many years. Simply take it out of the box and set it up, on the included docking station, and allow it to charge. Then off you are. Good Luck to you! And please keep in touch with your videos, photographs or even a plain email. I look forward to hearing from new photographers, around the world, that wish to open a friendly discussion about this Camcorder from Samsung. I hope that this Review was helpful in some way[@]There is so much more to share, however I am limited on space here. Thanks for your understanding.Peter V. [@]

 
Great camera for sports motion analysis
By Sports PT clinicVerified Reviewer from Virginia on 10/28/2008
Pros:
Comfortable to Operate, Great Features, Simple Controls
Cons:
Low-Quality Recordings
Describe Yourself:
Casual User
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Samsung HMX20C 8GB HD Camcorder:

We use this camera in our physical therapy practice to capture sports motion. The slow motion option records at 200 or 300 frames per second for a maximum of 10 seconds at a time which is excellent for capturing running mechanics, pitching mechanics or any other sports motion. With our old camera we just saw streaks where motion occurred but with this one we see specifically where the body part is at each step of the motion. The picture quality is still fairly grainy with this option--I expected better from High Def but you can't find a camera with this option at a better price so it's well worth it!

 
SUPURB VIDEO QUALITY
By priuscatVerified Purchaser from clawson michigan on 8/19/2008
Pros:
Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Versatile
Best Uses:
Family, Special Events, Sports, Travel
Describe Yourself:
Casual User
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Samsung HMX20C 8GB HD Camcorder:

I use this camcorder to take short high definition video's of my son and my co-workers and I share my high definition video's at various high def video share websites. This camcorder doesn't play back in 1080p only 1080i so I bought a networked media tank which plays my mpeg-4 files in full 1080p. I can really tell the difference between 1080i and 1080p on my 32 inch hdtv The 300 fps video is standard def. It would have been nice if 300fps was high def but it's standard def. Took a video of the full moon. Had to adjust exposure because moon is too bright (not a problem) another drawback is you can't upload 1080x 60i on video share websites only 1080 x 30p

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Pretty Good High Definition Camcorder
By PRIUSCATVerified Reviewer from CLAWSON, MI on 5/21/2008
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Pros:
Comfortable to Operate, Durable, Great Features, Great Picture Quality, Great Sound, Simple Controls, Versatile
Cons:
Inadequate Features
Best Uses:
Family, Movies/Short Films
Describe Yourself:
Casual User
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Samsung HMX20C 8GB HD Camcorder:

I use this camera to take pictures of my family and I post them on a video sharing network that accepts Mpeg-4 codecs The small size is great fits in the glove box of my car. The one drawback it doesn't display in 1080p only 1080i

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