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Samsung SMX-F54

Samsung SMX-F54 Camcorder

0.8MP 1/6 219g CCD Oct 2011
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11 Reasons For

Samsung Camcorders Have Good Reviews

Samsung camcorders have an average rating of 74%, which is in the top 63% of all camcorder manufacturers that we have looked at.

Fairly Big Optical Zoom

The optical zooms of small sensor size camcorders that were launched around the same time as the SMX-F54 range from 10x to 78x, and the average optical zoom is 31x. The Samsung SMX-F54 has a quite big optical zoom (52 times zoom factor) compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for around the same time as the SMX-F54.

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Quite Big Digital Zoom

With a digital zoom of 2,200 times zoom factor, the SMX-F54 has a quite big digital zoom compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar type and age to the SMX-F54. The smallest digital zoom of small sensor size camcorders that were released more than two years ago is 1.5x, the biggest is 3,500x, and the average digital zoom is 800x.

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Has an Image Stabiliser

The SMX-F54 has an image stabiliser. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years also have an image stabiliser.

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Lithium Battery

This video camera has a Lithium battery, which is the most frequently found battery on camcorders of this age and spec.

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Has a Built-In Display

The SMX-F54 has a built-in display. Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years also have a built-in display.

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Has Two White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the SMX-F54 is more than most small sensor size camcorders that are a comparable age to it. This camcorder has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most frequently found white balance mode found on video cameras of this age and spec. The white balance mode "Manual" is also found on this video camera.

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Has Two Cables Included

The SMX-F54 has a greater number of included cables than most camcorders of this spec and age. This Samsung video camera has a USB cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on small sensor size camcorders that have been around for more than two years. The cable included "AV" is also found on this Samsung camcorder.

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JPG Image Format

This camcorder has a JPG image format, which is typical of many camcorders that were released around the same time as it.

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Small

The heights of video cameras of a similar spec and age to the SMX-F54 range from 19mm to 920mm, and the average height is 82mm. At only 56.4 millimeters, the Samsung SMX-F54 is quite small compared to most of the other small sensor size camcorders that were released around the same time as the SMX-F54.

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Quite Low Typical Power Consumption

The SMX-F54 has a quite low typical power consumption (only 1.9 Watts) compared to most of the other camcorders of a similar spec and age to the SMX-F54. Camcorders of a comparable age and type to the SMX-F54 have typical power consumption of between 1.8W and 12W.

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13 Reasons Against

Expert Reviews Are Poor

Camcorder expert review site parentesis.com scored this camcorder 40%. The camcorder expert review sites don't rate this Samsung camcorder very highly.

Not Full HD

Most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been on the market for more than two years are Full HD, however the SMX-F54 is not Full HD.

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Does Not Have an HDMI Port

The SMX-F54 does not have an HDMI port, unlike most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for more than two years.

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Only 1/6" Optical Sensor Size

The biggest optical sensor size of the SMX-F54 is 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-F54 is 1/3" and the worst is 1/8".

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Very Small Maximum Memory Card Size

The average maximum memory card size of small sensor size camcorders that came out around the same time as the SMX-F54 is 67GB, and the maximum memory card sizes range from 8GB to 130GB. With a maximum memory card size of only 16 gigabytes, the SMX-F54 has a quite small maximum memory card size compared to most of the other similar spec video cameras that are a comparable age to the SMX-F54.

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Does Not Have an Interchangeable Lens

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for a similar time to the SMX-F54, the SMX-F54 does not have an interchangeable lens.

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Quite Small Screen Size

The SMX-F54 has a fairly small screen size (only 2.7 inches) compared to most of the other camcorders of this spec and age. The screen sizes of comparable spec camcorders that were released around the same time as the SMX-F54 range from 1.4" to 4.3", and the average screen size is 2.9".

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Only 1600 X 1200 Pixels Maximum Image Resolution

This video camera has a maximum image resolution of 1600 x 1200 pixels, which is the most commonly found maximum image resolution on similar spec camcorders that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Does Not Have a Night Mode

Like most of the other small sensor size camcorders that have been available for around the same time as the SMX-F54, the Samsung SMX-F54 does not have a night mode.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most video cameras that have been around for a similar time to the SMX-F54 are not 3D compatible. The SMX-F54 is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Does Not Have a Built-In Projector

The Samsung SMX-F54 does not have a built-in projector. Most of the other video cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as the SMX-F54 also do not have a built-in projector.

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Not Waterproof

Like most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the SMX-F54, the SMX-F54 is not waterproof.

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Only 720 X 576 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

The SMX-F54 has a higher maximum video resolution than most camcorders of this spec and age. This video camera has a 720 x 576 pixels maximum video resolution, whereas most video cameras of this type and age have a 1920 x 1080 pixels maximum video resolution. Across all small sensor size camcorders that came out more than two years ago the best maximum video resolution is 1920 x 1080 pixels and the worst is 720 x 480 pixels.

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3 Other reasons to consider the Samsung SMX-F54

Released Over Five Years Ago

This Samsung camcorder was released over five years ago.

Average Battery Life

At 4 hours, the SMX-F54 has a pretty average battery life compared to most of the other video cameras of a comparable spec and age to the SMX-F54.

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Average Weight

At 219 grams, the SMX-F54 has a relatively average weight compared to most of the other video cameras of a similar age and spec to the SMX-F54.

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Specification

Image Sensor
Sensor Size
Optical Sensor Size
Sensor Type
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Digital Zoom
Image Stabiliser
Interchangeable Lens
Focal Length Range
Storage
Maximum Memory Card Size
Memory Card Slot
Memory Card
Storage Media Type
Focusing
Face Detection
Focus Adjustment
White Balance
White Balance Mode
Display
Screen Size
Built-In Display
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display
Viewfinder
Camera
Camcorder Type
3D Compatible
Minimum Illumination
Playback
Design
Tripod Mountable
LED Indicator
Colour
Video
Full HD
Video Format
Maximum Video Resolution
HD-Ready
Analog Signal Format System
Still Image
Image Format
Maximum Image Resolution
Audio
Audio Format
Wind Filter
Built-In Speaker
Built-In Microphone
PCM Digital Audio
Audio System
Audio Dubbing
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Port
DC-In Jack
USB 2.0 Port
Headphone Out Port
Component Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
S-Video Out Port
PictBridge
USB 3.0 Port
Battery
Battery Life
Battery Type
Battery
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Packaging Content
Included Battery
Quick Start Guide
Hand Strap
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Other Features
Operating System
Typical Power Consumption
Auto Focus
The Windows Operating System

Expert Reviews

(2)
7 October 2011

Hayat?n?z?n önemli dakikalar?n? kay?t alt?na alarak an? haline getirmeyi sevenlerdenseniz, muhakkak ki bir kameraya ihtiyaç duyuyorsunuzdur. Samsung'un F54BP model ürünü, giri? seviyesine el... Read more…

25 December 2011

Esta videocámara es para quienes no tienen mucha experiencia en el uso de un dispositivo así (es muy fácil de operar) y sólo buscan guardar esos momentos importantes en fiestas, vacaciones o...

Excellent optical zoom function
Compact, sleek case
Su zoom ptico inteligente 65x con el que puedes estar a grandes distancias del objetivo y aun as realizar acercamientos que conserven imgenes claras y con buen balance de color
Subpar video and audio
Standard-definition only
Price when rated
La calidad de grabacin es mediana
El botn para tomar fotografas est en la parte superior del cuerpo de la cmara, algo que puede resultar incmodo para el usuario

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers smxf54, smxf54b, smxf54bn, vidpro smxf54z96, vidpro smxf54z96k
Barcodes 00724327505573, 00724327511772, 00726046842878, 08806071194721

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Bigger Sensor Size
16% Larger Screen Size
Four Times Smaller Optical Zoom
Vastly Heavier
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