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Should You Buy a Samsung Camcorder?

Matthew
Updated 21 September 2020
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should you buy a Samsung Camcorder?

Samsung is well known for its TVs, PC monitors, digital cameras and headphones.

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 2,300 user and expert reviews and 10 awards from hundreds of different review sites on 790+ camcorders.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of 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 $89 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 $64.

Samsung are recognised for their wide selection of 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. 27 best camcorder brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the 27th best camcorder brand out there.

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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

At an average purchase price of $64, Samsung camcorders tend to be cheaper than most other camcorder brands.

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. 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 $7,999
Price Distribution of All Camcorders
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
$64
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $6,499
Price Distribution of Samsung Camcorders

How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung Camcorders Received?

After checking thousands of expert review websites we couldn't find any industry awards for Samsung camcorders. The table below shows the number of awards received by the most popular camcorder brands. The largest number of awards provided by each review source is highlighted in green.

Compare all award winning camcorders

Number of Awards Sony Polaroid Xiaomi Narrative Canon
PhotographyBlog.com logo
1
1
01net.com logo
1
altomdata.dk logo
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
1
Expert Reviews logo
1
gagadget.com logo
1
hardware.info logo
1
megaobzor.com/ logo
1
plusxaward.de logo
1
smartson.se logo
1
uk.hardware.info logo
1
Total
7
1
3
1

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 Samsung Gear 360 (2017)

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15MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
130g
5472 X 2736
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
1"
OPTICAL
2h
BATTERY LIFE

If you're looking for a high end Samsung camcorder then the Samsung Samsung Gear 360 (2017) takes some beating. It has a Kagoo Score of 66, but is a bit more expensive at $98.86.

Features We Love:
Big total megapixels (15MP)
Very light (130g)
5472 x 2736 pixels resolution
Waterproof
Full HD

A bargain price and good spec 130g, 15MP camcorder. It is waterproof and Full HD and supports bluetooth.

79
Features
Good Features
74
Value for Money
Good
66
Kagoo Score
Good

The cheapest price that we could find for the Samsung Gear 360 (2017) in the US is $98.86 but in total we found only 2 prices for it.

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What is the Best Budget Choice Samsung Camcorder?

Samsung Gear 360

$85.00
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OPTICAL ZOOM
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PIXELS
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2h
BATTERY LIFE
2304 X 1296
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION
128GB
MAXIMUM

At only $85 and with a Kagoo Score of 64 the Samsung Gear 360 makes a great budget choice.

Features We Love:
Time Lapse
Huge total megapixels (30MP)
3840 x 1920 pixels resolution
Very light (152g)
Waterproof

A good spec and low cost 152g 3840 x 1920 pixels resolution camcorder. It is waterproof and Full HD, has a GPS and supports remote operation.

77
Features
Good Features
70
Value for Money
Good
64
Kagoo Score
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?
How Many Industry Awards Have Samsung Camcorders Received?
Features to Look Out For On Samsung Camcorders
Samsung Time Lapse
What is the Best High End Samsung Camcorder?
What is the Best Budget Choice Samsung Camcorder?

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