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Samsung SMX-F50
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Samsung SMX-F50 Camcorder

0.63MP 1/6 219g CCD Jun 2011
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11 Reasons For

Good Product Quality

Several Samsung SMX-F50 reviewers who purchased it considered that it was good quality. Five years ago Dreamwarecomputers.com wrote in their review of the Samsung SMX-F50 “Easy to use for those who want good quality video without the fuss of running an advanced camera”. Dreamwarecomputers.com also wrote “Excellent video quality (for standard definition”.

Acceptable Noise Level

One customer who reviewed it reckoned that it was quiet. Dreamwarecomputers.com wrote “Zoom noise picked up in video in quiet situations”.

Easy to Use

One Samsung SMX-F50 reviewer who purchased it considered that it was easy to use.

Samsung Has Good Video Camera Reviews

Video cameras produced by Samsung are some of the better video cameras according to average reviews from experts and owners.

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

At 52 times zoom factor, the SMX-F50 has a quite big optical zoom compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to the SMX-F50. The smallest optical zoom of similar spec video cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the SMX-F50 is 10x, the biggest is 78x, and the average optical zoom is 31x.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

The SMX-F50 has one of the bigger digital zooms (2,200 times zoom factor) amongst comparable spec camcorders of this age. The average digital zoom of camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years is 800x.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The SMX-F50 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SMX-F50 also have an image stabiliser.

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Has Seven Scene Modes

The Samsung SMX-F50 has a greater number of scene modes than most small sensor size camcorders that are a similar age to it. The most frequently found scene mode is Spotlight, but this scene mode is not found on this video camera. The scene modes Beach, Close-up (macro), Landscape, Night portrait, Portrait, Snow and Sports are also found on this Samsung video camera.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The SMX-F50 has a greater number of white balance modes than most camcorders of a comparable age and type to it. This video camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on similar spec camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the SMX-F50. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this Samsung video camera.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is typical of many small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Small

With a height of only 56.4 millimeters, the Samsung SMX-F50 is one of the smaller video cameras of a similar type and age to the SMX-F50 amongst camcorders of this age. Video cameras of a comparable age and type to the SMX-F50 have heights of between 19mm and 920mm, and the average height is 82mm.

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13 Reasons Against

Very Slow Maximum Frame Rate

Across all the comparable spec video cameras that have been available for around the same time as the SMX-F50 the maximum frame rates range from 25fps to 60fps, and the average maximum frame rate is 38fps. The Samsung SMX-F50 has one of the slower maximum frame rates (only 30 frames per second) amongst similar spec camcorders of this age.

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Not Full HD

Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for around the same time as the SMX-F50 are Full HD, however the SMX-F50 is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The Samsung SMX-F50 does not have an HDMI port. Most of the other camcorders of a similar age and type to the SMX-F50 do have an HDMI port.

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Only 1/6" Optical Sensor Size

The SMX-F50 has a maximum optical sensor size of 1/6". That's 3% less optical sensor size than the most frequently found optical sensor size of 1/5.8". $. The best optical sensor size of all video cameras of a similar type and age to the SMX-F50 is 1/3" and the worst is 1/8".

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Most video cameras that were launched more than two years ago do not have an interchangeable lens. The SMX-F50 is no exception to this as it too does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Display

The SMX-F50 does not have a built-in display, unlike most of the other camcorders of this age and type.

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Only 1600 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This camcorder has a maximum image resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels, which is the most frequently found maximum image resolution on camcorders of a similar age and spec to it.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

The Samsung SMX-F50 does not have a night mode, although it is worth noting that most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched more than two years ago also do not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

Like most of the other camcorders of this age and type, the Samsung SMX-F50 is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

Most video cameras of a comparable age and type to the SMX-F50 do not have a built-in projector. The SMX-F50 is no exception to this as it too does not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

The SMX-F50 is not waterproof. Most of the other comparable spec video cameras that were launched more than two years ago are also not waterproof.

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Only 720 X 576 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The SMX-F50 has a 720 x 576 pixels maximum video resolution which is higher than the 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution found on most video cameras of this age and spec. The best maximum video resolution of all camcorders of a comparable age and spec to the SMX-F50 is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 720 x 480 pixels.

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Very Low Video Capturing Speed

With a video capturing speed of only 30 frames per second, the SMX-F50 has one of the lower video capturing speeds amongst small sensor size camcorders of this age. Camcorders that were launched around the same time as the SMX-F50 have video capturing speeds of between 25fps and 60fps.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung SMX-F50

Released Over Five Years Ago

It was over five years ago when this Samsung camcorder was released.

Average Weight

At 219 grams, the SMX-F50 has a fairly average weight compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the SMX-F50.

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 2.7 inches, the SMX-F50 has a relatively typical screen size compared to most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SMX-F50.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Focal Length Range
Storage
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Focus Adjustment
Light Exposure
Scene Mode
Exposure Mode
ISO Sensitivity
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Shutter
Video Shutter Speed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Display
Design
Colour
Video
Full HD
Video Capturing Speed
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
HD-Ready
Maximum Frame Rate
Still Image
Image Format
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Audio System
Ports & Interfaces
USB 2.0 Port
Battery
Battery Type
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Other Features
Aperture Range
The Windows Operating System

Expert Reviews

If you walk into an electronics store it won't take but ten minutes to see that high definition is now everywhere. You can only buy high definition TVs, high definition camcorders are over... Read more…

Basic and easy to use for those who want good quality video without the fuss of running an advanced camera
Excellent video quality (for standard definition)
Large zoom
Smart BGM background music feature
Integrated IntelliStudio software
Zoom noise picked up in video in quiet situations
Price tag of 200 puts it very close to many entrylevel HD camcorders

User Reviews

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Reviewed 25 December 2011 by Anonymous
Anonymous would recommend the Samsung SMX-F50 Camcorder

I loved it the price was good and quality was great...

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