Three owners who bought the Samsung HMX-U20 concluded that it had a good zoom. Techradar.com mentioned on expert website Techradar six years ago “However, this feature has real benefits, like optical zoom, that differentiate the U20 f” in their review of this camcorder and gave the product a rating of 5 stars. In the same month Coolhands rated it 4 stars and wrote on Amazon “A) the quality is good (it has decent lens); b) it was the only small camcorder that has an 'optical' zoom ie the lens moves as you expect”.
Two owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good lens. Digital Versus said “Wide angle lens” but despite that they only gave this camcorder a rating of 17.6 out of 100. Techradar.com said on expert website Techradar “The most noticeable feature of the Samsung HMX-U20 is the lens, which makes it look more like a serious piece of photographic equipment than a pocket video camera” in their review of this camcorder and gave this camcorder a score of 4 stars.
One customer mentioned that it had a good autofocus. R. Bingham gave it a score of 8 stars and mentioned “Autofocus is mostly good” in their Samsung HMX-U20 review.