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Should You Buy a Samsung Camcorder?

Updated 15 December 2019 by Matthew
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should you buy a Samsung Camcorder?

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

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 28,000 user and expert reviews and 180+ 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 $65 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 $125 for the HMX-F90WN which has an optical zoom of 52x, a sensor size of 5MP and is a camcorder that has a resolution of 1280 x 720 (HD Ready). The average price of a new Samsung camcorder is $132.

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. 16 best camcorder brand.

Our detailed analysis taking into account all of the above factors found that Samsung is the 16th best camcorder brand out there.

#1
Japan
95%
95%
5,684 reviews
#2
Japan
95%
95%
1,670 reviews
#3
GoPro
92%
92%
2,449 reviews
#4
Japan
88%
88%
163 reviews
#5
Zoom
83%
83%
117 reviews
#6
Ricoh
83%
83%
439 reviews
#7
JVC
Japan
79%
79%
31 reviews
#8
Vivitar
77%
77%
80 reviews
#9
Nikon
Japan
77%
77%
43 reviews
#10
Blackmagic Design
76%
76%
51 reviews
#11
DJI
75%
75%
438 reviews
#12
Polaroid
74%
74%
414 reviews
#13
Veho
73%
73%
420 reviews
#14
Garmin
73%
73%
7 reviews
#15
Kodak
72%
72%
75 reviews
#16
South Korea
70%
70%
94 reviews
#17
Toshiba
Japan
70%
70%
321 reviews
#18
Cisco
69%
69%
141 reviews
#19
Midland
69%
69%
2 reviews
#20
ION
68%
68%
14 reviews
#21
ACTIVEON
67%
67%
6 reviews
#22
Xiaomi
66%
66%
98 reviews
#23
360fly
66%
66%
67 reviews
#24
HTC
66%
66%
159 reviews
#25
HP
United States
62%
62%
7 reviews
#26
Naxa
59%
59%
0 reviews
#27
VTech
59%
59%
0 reviews
#28
Memorex
54%
54%
0 reviews
#29
Motorola
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

At an average purchase price of $132, 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 3 Samsung camcorders currently on the market in the US. Samsung also have worse reviews than the typical camcorder brand, with the average rating of a Samsung camcorder being 56%.

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
$830
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $6,999
Price Distribution of All Camcorders
No. Of Camcorders
Average Price
$132
$0 $500 $1,000 $1,500 $2,000 $2,500 $3,000 $3,500 $4,000 $4,500 $6,999
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
16
3 stars
13
2 stars
3
1 star
0
Samsung logo

User Reviews

5 stars
14
4 stars
16
3 stars
3
2 stars
3
1 star
7
Samsung has a lower proportion of 4 and 5 star expert and user reviews for its camcorders than most other brands.

Over 56% of expert reviews and 70% of user reviews for Samsung camcorders are 4 stars or higher. This compares to 84% 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 GoPro Cisco Ricoh Samsung
CNET.com logo
77%
19 reviews
73%
12 reviews
80%
6 reviews
73%
5 reviews
65%
4 reviews
parentesis.com logo
71%
14 reviews
68%
10 reviews
58%
6 reviews
Lydogbilde.no logo
69%
14 reviews
83%
2 reviews
100%
6 reviews
50%
3 reviews
50%
2 reviews
tecnozoom.it logo
80%
3 reviews
76%
16 reviews
70%
1 review
Les Numeriques.com logo
85%
8 reviews
68%
5 reviews
87%
3 reviews
67%
3 reviews
Trusted Reviews logo
83%
4 reviews
84%
9 reviews
80%
3 reviews
60%
1 review
Expert Reviews logo
88%
5 reviews
84%
5 reviews
90%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
Digital Versus logo
85%
8 reviews
70%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
1 review
PC Mag logo
58%
5 reviews
77%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
60%
2 reviews
70%
2 reviews
stuff.tv logo
100%
4 reviews
100%
3 reviews
95%
4 reviews
80%
1 review
Digitaltrends.com logo
73%
2 reviews
78%
2 reviews
73%
3 reviews
75%
1 review
70%
2 reviews
65%
1 review
Techradar logo
85%
2 reviews
70%
1 review
88%
4 reviews
60%
2 reviews
80%
1 review
Pocket Lint logo
90%
1 review
80%
1 review
88%
4 reviews
70%
2 reviews
macworld.co.uk logo
80%
4 reviews
80%
3 reviews
80%
1 review
digitalfoto.dk logo
85%
2 reviews
85%
3 reviews
85%
2 reviews
reviewed.com logo
77%
2 reviews
90%
3 reviews
86%
1 review
62%
1 review
Chip.de logo
85%
2 reviews
86%
2 reviews
85%
2 reviews
53%
1 review
M3.idg.se logo
60%
1 review
80%
1 review
75%
2 reviews
40%
1 review
70%
1 review
Good Gear Guide.com.au logo
77%
3 reviews
70%
1 review
78%
2 reviews
agdlab.pl logo
60%
2 reviews
95%
2 reviews
50%
2 reviews
Other Expert Sites
72%
93 reviews
68%
62 reviews
79%
59 reviews
73%
52 reviews
76%
38 reviews
63%
15 reviews
Average
78%
196 reviews
79%
149 reviews
84%
96 reviews
69%
74 reviews
71%
57 reviews
62%
36 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 GoPro Cisco Ricoh Samsung
Lydogbilde.no logo
3
2
5
reviewed.com logo
2
5
1
Digitaltrends.com logo
2
3
2
Trusted Reviews logo
2
5
Expert Reviews logo
3
2
1
camcorderinfo.com logo
1
5
Digital Versus logo
4
altomdata.dk logo
2
1
vido.com.ua logo
1
1
1
Les Numeriques.com logo
3
Pocket Lint logo
1
2
gadgetgear.nl logo
1
2
M3.idg.se logo
1
1
stuff.tv logo
1
1
macworld.co.uk logo
1
1
pcauthority.com.au logo
1
1
agdlab.pl logo
2
pcactual.com logo
1
1
gagadget.com logo
1
1
chip.com.my logo
2
Other Expert Sites
10
7
12
5
3
1
Total
40
34
26
7
7
3

How Reliable Are Samsung Camcorders?

We checked over 28,000 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 ($56).

What is the Best Mid-Range Samsung Camcorder?

Samsung Gear 360

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30MP
1x
OPTICAL ZOOM
152g
3840 X 1920
PIXELS
RESOLUTION
2h
BATTERY LIFE
2304 X 1296
STILL IMAGE
RESOLUTION

A great mid range choice, priced at $56 is the Samsung Gear 360, which has a Kagoo Score of 75.

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

A fully featured and total megapixels 152g 3840 x 1920 pixels resolution camcorder, with a good price. It is waterproof and Full HD, has a GPS and supports remote operation.

81
Features
Fully-Featured
78
Value for Money
Very Good
75
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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What is the Best High End Samsung Camcorder?

Samsung Samsung Gear 360 (2017)

$115.00
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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 76, but is a bit more expensive at $115.

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

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

81
Features
Fully-Featured
69
Popularity
A Less Popular Choice
78
Value for Money
Very Good
76
Kagoo Score
Very Good

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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 Mid-Range Samsung Camcorder?
What is the Best High End Samsung Camcorder?

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