Samsung HMX-U20LN Ultra Portable HD Camcorder with 3x Optical Zoom, 1920 x 1080p HD, 2 inch LCD, 10MP Digital Still Capture - Blue

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About Samsung

The Samsung HMX-U20 Camcorder (Blue) provides you with 1920 x 1080p high definition recording and 10MP still image capture. And whether you're capturing video or still images the U20 records to SD/SDHC memory cards. In addition to recording functions the camcorder also features an ergonomic design that lessens strain - from your wrist all the way to your back. This comfortable 7-degree shape allows for longer shooting and less fatigue.

The U20 has a 1/2.3" CMOS sensor at its heart that's helped along by 3x optical zoom, a 2" LCD display and HDIS image stabilization. When it comes to sharing on the big screen the camera features a Component output for your HDTV and a Composite output for analog televisions.

Animated Thumbnail, Time-Lapse Recording and Intelli-Studio software all enhance your recording and sharing experience as well. Other important features include HMX-U20's compatibility with Windows and Mac, a built-in USB arm and one touch upload to social networking sites.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(5)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Inexpensive (4),Lightweight (4),Bright display (3),Durable (3),Realistic color (3)

Samsung Features

  • 3x Optical Zoom: The compact and ergonomic Samsung HMX-U20 is equipped with a 3x optical zoom that gets you closer to the action
  • Just What You Had In Mind: You see the image you want in your head. You point the HMX-U20 and Smart Auto sees it too. This Smart Auto technology actually chooses from 6 different settings ranging from landscape to portrait automatically, then adjusts for the optimal recording.
  • Capture the Beauty of Full HD: Video recorded in HD resolution can be played back with incredible detail on an HDTV or HD monitor. HD images are saturated with rich, natural color and deep, dramatic detail, making them more enjoyable to shoot and more satisfying to share
  • Sharing at the Touch of a Button: With one-touch uploads to YouTube or Facebook, the Samsung HMX-U20 gives you the freedom to share your life more completely than ever before. Simply connect to a PC, choose the file, select the site and press the direct upload button
  • So Much Technology, So Little Space: The HMX-U20 wasn't merely designed to fit in your hand, it was designed to fit in it comfortably. The compact point & shoot type HD camcorder features an ergonomically advanced 7-degree body shape for the perfect grip.
  • Built-In USB Arm: The Samsung HMX-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
  • USB Battery Charging: In addition to standard DC adapter charging, the Samsung HMX-U20 can be charged via USB to give you more options on the move. Simply connect it to any USB port and its battery will begin to charge
  • High Resolution Photo: The depth of color and detail delivered by the Samsung HMX-U20 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
  • Record the Passing of Time: By taking still frames at preset intervals and then putting them in sequential order, the Samsung HMX-U20 is able to create a video file that condenses hours of recording, such as sunset or sunrise, into minutes of viewing
  • Animated Thumbnail: The Interactive Thumbnail feature allows you to see what is in the file without having to enter full playback mode, making file management and selection more intuitive and enjoyable
  • Intelli-Studio: For the modern mobile lifestyle, the Samsung HMX-U20's Intell-Studio software is built-in, giving you the freedom to play, edit and share files on any PC. As soon as the Samsung HMX-U20 is connected to a PC via USB, Intell-Studio runs automatically

Samsung Specifications

Signal Type
NTSC
Storage Media
SD / SDHC
Sensor Type
CMOS
Sensor Size
1/2.3"
Image Sensor: No. of pixels
14MP (7.8MP Effective)
Lens: F Value
3.5
Optical Zoom
3x Optical
Digital Zoom
10x
Device Type
Color LCD
Display Size
2"
Display: No. of pixels
154K
Light
No
Flash
No
Shoe
No
Video Recording Format
H.264
Video Recording Resolution
Full HD 1920x1080 30p
Video Recording Quality
Super Fine, Fine
Manual Shutter
No
Auto
No
Slow Shutter Mode (LSS)
No
Image Stabilizer
HDIS
Auto Focus
Yes
Manual Focus
No
Power Night Capture
No
Video Still Capture
No
Back Light compensation
Yes
White Balance
Auto: Yes
Manual: No
Audio Format
AAC
No. of Channel
2 ch
Speaker
Yes
Volume Adjust
Yes
Built-in Microphone
Yes
Wind Filter(WindCut Plus)
No
Real Stereo
Yes
Audio Effect
Voice: No
Music: No
Wide: No
Echo: No
Audio Dub
No
Play/Still
Yes
Stop
Yes
FF/FPS
Yes
REW/RPS
No
Line Recording
Yes
Slow Motion
Yes
Frame Advance
No
Shuttle Search
No
Still Image Format
JPEG
Still Image Resolution
10M (3648x2736)
Still Image Quality
Super fine only
Still Image Recordable Media
SDHC / SD
Interface
PC: USB 2.0
IEEE 1394: No
Video: Composite: Yes
S-Video: No
Component: Yes
HDMI: No
Audio: Ear Phone
Jack: No
Memory Card: Card Slot: Yes (SD/SDHC)
DPOF
No
PictBridge
No
Compatible OS
Windows XP, VISTA, 7, MAC OS
Bundle PC S/W
Intelli-studio (built-in)
Battery: Running Time
90min.
Dimensions (W x H x D)
2.07" x 4.09" x 0.61"
Weight
0.245 lbs
Mfr #
HMXU20LNXAA
SKU
SSGHMXU20LN

Reviews about this item

Review Snapshot®

 
3.8

(based on 5 reviews)

80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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    (1)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The HMX-U20BN Camcorder ...

The HMX-U20BN Camcorder has a better than expected screen. Ease of operation in taking and displaying vidio is a plus.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Not satisfied

It records poorly and when i download the videos into my computer it makes a popping noise through out the video. Also the videos are super slow and freeze while the noise from the video still goes on. i even upgraded my computer to what the camcorder said the computer needed to be, but it still was the same. so since then its just been sitting in my closet. i regret buying that product, it was a waste of money and the videos i HAD recorded are lost because of the poor recording. And i only b...

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It records poorly and when i download the videos into my computer it makes a popping noise through out the video. Also the videos are super slow and freeze while the noise from the video still goes on. i even upgraded my computer to what the camcorder said the computer needed to be, but it still was the same. so since then its just been sitting in my closet. i regret buying that product, it was a waste of money and the videos i HAD recorded are lost because of the poor recording. And i only bought it to record my child for memories and that was not possible with this product.

Reviewed by 5 customers

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
1.0

Not satisfied

By

from perris Ca

It records poorly and when i download the videos into my computer it makes a popping noise through out the video. Also the videos are super slow and freeze while the noise from the video still goes on. i even upgraded my computer to what the camcorder said the computer needed to be, but it still was the same. so since then its just been sitting in my closet. i regret buying that product, it was a waste of money and the videos i HAD recorded are lost because of the poor recording. And i only bought it to record my child for memories and that was not possible with this product.

 
4.0

I found camera for my ...

By

from Europe

I found camera for my son's judo experiences. OK for good light conditions, because of not stabilisator. I use it with tripod. Display is usable for playing, but for recording is not so good. Best for cooperate with my TV.

 
4.0

Mine has bugs in for fixing. But when it works, WOW!!!

By

from Undisclosed

It makes great movies and pictures when it works. Great clarity in the dark. But overheats outside on vacation and then rejects SDHC card - says not formatted. Occasionally just stops recording and says SDHC is too slow for camera but was fastest class SDHC made and by very reputable memory firm. When it works (most of the time), the 1080P is mindboggling quality. AIS stabilization works nice too. Stereo sound mic built in really captures the sounds well too. Hopefully warranty fix will make it all better.

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Fantastic!

By

from Hudso, NH

Easy to use, light weight . picture and movie are great

(5 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The HMX-U20BN Camcorder ...

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from Undisclosed

The HMX-U20BN Camcorder has a better than expected screen. Ease of operation in taking and displaying vidio is a plus.

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