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Should You Buy a Samsung Camcorder?

Matthew
Updated 23 February 2021
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should you buy a Samsung Camcorder?

Samsung is well known for its TVs, PC monitors, washing machines and smartphones.

If you are thinking about buying a Samsung camcorder then our handy guide provides you with all the key info at a glance. Our objective, impartial comparison of camcorder brands is compiled by analysing over 22,000 user and expert reviews and 150+ awards from hundreds of different review sites on 790+ camcorders.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular camcorders and start at $85 for the Gear 360 which has an optical zoom of 1x, a sensor size of 30MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 3840 x 1920 and go up to $145 for the Samsung Gear 360 (2017) which has an optical zoom of 1x, a sensor size of 15MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 5472 x 2736. The average price of a new Samsung camcorder is $115.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of mid-range and popular camcorders.

Is Samsung the Best Camcorder Brand?

So are Samsung camcorders any good? We give every camcorder a Kagoo Score by analysing its specs, reviews and prices and comparing this to its competitors. By aggregating this data across all camcorders we are able to impartially rank all the camcorder brands.

Samsung is ranked the No. 19 best camcorder brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the 19th best camcorder brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
5,740 reviews
#2
Japan
94%
94%
1,794 reviews
#3
GoPro
93%
93%
3,580 reviews
#4
Japan
88%
88%
159 reviews
#5
Ricoh
84%
84%
439 reviews
#6
Zoom
81%
81%
176 reviews
#7
Vivitar
78%
78%
80 reviews
#8
Blackmagic Design
75%
75%
52 reviews
#9
JVC
Japan
75%
75%
20 reviews
#10
ION
73%
73%
11 reviews
#11
Nikon
Japan
73%
73%
43 reviews
#12
Kodak
73%
73%
75 reviews
#13
Veho
71%
71%
419 reviews
#14
Polaroid
70%
70%
348 reviews
#15
Transcend
69%
69%
641 reviews
#16
Garmin
68%
68%
76 reviews
#17
DJI
68%
68%
438 reviews
#18
KitVision
68%
68%
97 reviews
#19
South Korea
68%
68%
103 reviews
#20
ACTIVEON
67%
67%
6 reviews
#21
Xiaomi
67%
67%
98 reviews
#22
HTC
65%
65%
159 reviews
#23
HP
United States
65%
65%
3 reviews
#24
360fly
65%
65%
67 reviews
#25
Toshiba
Japan
63%
63%
277 reviews
#26
Midland
63%
63%
2 reviews
#27
Motorola
61%
61%
0 reviews
#28
Cobra
60%
60%
0 reviews
#29
VTech
59%
59%
0 reviews
#30
DataVideo
57%
57%
0 reviews
#31
Coby
56%
56%
1 review
#32
Ultramax
55%
55%
0 reviews
#33
Memorex
54%
54%
0 reviews
#34
Olympus
Japan
54%
54%
0 reviews

Let's look at how Samsung camcorders compare to the other camcorder brands across each of the key facets that make up the Kagoo Score.

Reviews Value for Money Features Popularity Selection
All camcorder Brands
Samsung Camcorders

Samsung have better reviews than the typical camcorder brand, with the average rating of a Samsung camcorder being 61%.

There's a smaller selection of Samsung camcorders available compared to other camcorder brands, with only 2 Samsung camcorders currently on the market in the US. Samsung camcorders also tend to be cheaper than most other camcorder brands however they are still a less popular choice with consumers.

Whilst Samsung have a number of interesting features including Time Lapse, overall they tend to be less feature rich than their competitors.

No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
$963
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $10,999
Price Distribution of All Camcorders
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
$115
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $8,499
Price Distribution of Samsung Camcorders

What Do the Samsung Camcorder Reviews Say?

We've added up all the reviews for every Samsung camcorder to work out the average distribution of reviews for Samsung and then compared this to the other camcorder brands.

Samsung logo

Expert Reviews

5 stars
4
4 stars
12
3 stars
7
2 stars
3
1 star
0
Samsung logo

User Reviews

5 stars
15
4 stars
14
3 stars
0
2 stars
1
1 star
2
Samsung has a higher proportion of 4 and 5 star user reviews for its camcorders than most other brands. However the proportion of 4 and 5 star expert reviews are actually lower.

Over 62% of expert reviews and 91% of user reviews for Samsung camcorders are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 86% and 84% respectively across all Camcorder brands.

In the table below we compare the average review score given to Samsung camcorders by some of the most popular technology review sites against their reviews for other camcorder brands. The best review score from each review source is highlighted in green.

Average Review Score Sony Canon Cisco Ricoh Panasonic Samsung
CNET.com logo
78%
17 reviews
73%
12 reviews
80%
6 reviews
73%
5 reviews
81%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
parentesis.com logo
71%
14 reviews
68%
10 reviews
70%
1 review
56%
5 reviews
tecnozoom.it logo
80%
3 reviews
76%
16 reviews
80%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
Trusted Reviews logo
83%
4 reviews
84%
8 reviews
60%
1 review
85%
6 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
69%
14 reviews
83%
2 reviews
50%
3 reviews
Expert Reviews logo
88%
5 reviews
84%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
95%
4 reviews
60%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
89%
7 reviews
68%
5 reviews
70%
2 reviews
85%
4 reviews
Digital Versus logo
87%
6 reviews
70%
4 reviews
90%
2 reviews
60%
1 review
PC Mag logo
58%
4 reviews
77%
3 reviews
60%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
80%
2 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
80%
4 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
stuff.tv logo
100%
4 reviews
100%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
80%
1 review
Techradar logo
85%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
camcorderinfo.com logo
95%
1 review
87%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
Digitaltrends.com logo
73%
2 reviews
78%
2 reviews
75%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
reviewed.com logo
77%
2 reviews
88%
2 reviews
93%
3 reviews
webnews.it logo
88%
3 reviews
74%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
77%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
78%
2 reviews
Mac World logo
60%
1 review
85%
2 reviews
80%
2 reviews
chip.com.tr logo
86%
2 reviews
85%
1 review
83%
2 reviews
M3.idg.se logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
40%
1 review
70%
1 review
80%
1 review
Other Expert Sites
71%
72 reviews
70%
54 reviews
72%
52 reviews
76%
39 reviews
70%
15 reviews
61%
13 reviews
Average
79%
171 reviews
78%
140 reviews
72%
74 reviews
70%
54 reviews
82%
53 reviews
67%
26 reviews

How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung Camcorders Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we found 3 industry awards for Samsung camcorders. The table below compares the number of awards received by Samsung to other popular camcorder brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Samsung has won 3 awards for its camcorders.

Compare all award winning camcorders

Number of Awards Sony Canon Cisco Ricoh Panasonic Samsung
Trusted Reviews logo
2
4
4
Expert Reviews logo
3
2
1
3
reviewed.com logo
2
4
2
camcorderinfo.com logo
1
6
1
Lydogbilde.no logo
3
2
Digital Versus logo
3
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
2
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
1
PC Mag logo
2
1
vido.com.ua logo
1
1
1
pcactual.com logo
1
1
1
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
agdlab.pl logo
2
pcauthority.com.au logo
1
1
Pocket Lint logo
1
1
Techradar logo
2
stuff.tv logo
1
1
gadgetgear.nl logo
2
macworld.co.uk logo
1
1
chip.com.my logo
2
Other Expert Sites
12
5
5
3
1
1
Total
38
32
7
7
19
3

How Reliable Are Samsung Camcorders?

We checked over 22,000 reviews to find comments about the reliability of Samsung camcorders. 100% of reviews that mention reliability were positive. Therefore the vast majority of Samsung camcorder owners and reviewers thought the product was reliable.

100% of reviewers think Samsung camcorders are reliable.

So, most people think that Samsung camcorders are good quality. Now let's take a look at some of the reviews for Samsung camcorders that mention reliability:

RELIABLE

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Amazon

Features to Look Out For On Samsung Camcorders

There's a number of great features to look out for on the latest range of Samsung camcorders that set them apart from the competition. These include Time Lapse.

Samsung Time Lapse

Samsung camcorders that feature Time Lapse include the Samsung Gear 360 ($85).

What is the Best High End Samsung Camcorder?

Samsung Gear 360

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30MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
130g
3840 X 1920
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
2h
BATTERY LIFE
2304 X 1296
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
128GB
MAXIMUM

If you're looking for a high end Samsung camcorder then the Samsung Gear 360 takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 76, but is a bit more expensive at $85.

Features We Love:
Huge total megapixels (30MP)
3840 x 1920 pixels resolution
Very light (130g)
Waterproof
GPS

A bargain price and fully featured 130g 3840 x 1920 pixels resolution video camera. It is waterproof, 3D and Full HD and has a GPS.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
79
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the Gear 360 in the US is $85.00 but in total we found only 1 price for it.

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In This Guide
Should You Buy a Samsung Camcorder?
Is Samsung the Best Camcorder Brand?
What Do the Samsung Camcorder Reviews Say?
How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung Camcorders Received?
How Reliable Are Samsung Camcorders?
Features to Look Out For On Samsung Camcorders
Samsung Time Lapse
What is the Best High End Samsung Camcorder?

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